Film Review: Roma

Renowned Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men, Gravity) is widely regarded as a man who makes films that display great technical prowess combined with a moving story as an emotional anchor. With Roma, his most personal

London Film Festival Review: Beautiful Boy

More often than not, films about addiction can be catergorised as one might describe as ‘Oscar-bait’, that is to say they attempt to appeal to the Academy using over-dramatised retellings of someone’s story featuring big name actors gunning…

Film Review: First Man

After bursting onto the Hollywood scene with Whiplash then conquering it with La La Land, one could be forgiven for expecting that prodigious director Damien Chazelle would be making another jazz-inspired musical film. However his 3rd…

London Film Festival Review: Widows

It’s hard to believe a whopping 5 years have passed since Steve McQueen’s Best Picture winning historical epic 12 Years A Slave graced our screens, and with the female-led heist thriller Widows, the acclaimed director is back with a bang.…

London Film Festival Review: Wildlife

As far as his acting career goes, Paul Dano has often appeared to fit the mould of a character actor, going from film to film playing mostly supporting roles of a similar ilk, often portraying characters who tend to be awkward and shy,…

Film Review: The Equalizer 2

It's hard to imagine that a man of Denzel Washington's calibre; precociously talented with a vast and varied filmography, has never starred in a sequel before. His first ever sequel in a long and illustrious career comes in the form of the…

Short Film Review: Screwdriver

Here at The Indiependent, a great element of our remit revolves around promoting all things "independent". With that in mind it is paramount that the film section is able to recognise filmmaking talent not just within the realm of Hollywood…

Film Review: The Post

In the era of “fake news” and Trump’s incessant desire to mute the press, one wouldn’t have expected a piece of reactionary cinema to be an outrageous suggestion. Fortunately the man helming the first major anti-Trump administration film is…

Film Review: Hostiles

Despite it now being 2018, the level of intolerance and hatred in the world, especially in America, remains at an archaic level. With his latest film Hostiles, director Scott Cooper (Black Mass) offers a thoughtful, gritty exploration of…

Film Review: Molly’s Game

When master screenwriters like Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) turn their hand to directing, often the initial scepticism revolves around their natural habits to focus on substance over style. However with Molly's Game, Sorkin has opted…