Tags : film review

Film Review: St.Vincent

“I don’t need to hear the whole story.” St.Vincent is the latest in a spew of films being released this Oscar season. It boasts a more than capable cast which consists of Bill Murray (Ghostbusters), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Naomi Watts (King Kong) and finally Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids). When a recently divorced mother moves in to a new neighbourhood with her son, ‘Oliver’ […]Read More

Film Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

In the last two years we have seen the story of Suzanne Collins’ feisty young heroine – Katniss Everdeen – evolve into a saga of increasingly dangerous magnitude. From the first film, when Katniss selflessly volunteered in her sister’s place for the eponymous Hunger Games, (which lead to her victory alongside fellow District 12 tribute, Peeta Mellark) to […]Read More

X-Men: A Glimpse Into the Past

With everyone’s favourite pre-sequel Days of Future Past having been released on DVD and Blu Ray this month, we decided to get our claws into the X-Men series. This will be a short review of all the X Men films and being that Days of Future Past may have people confused with the timeline, we’ve […]Read More

Film Review: What If

When I heard that Daniel Radcliffe would be starring in a rom com alongside Zoe Kazan, I was intrigued. Having already witnessed one of my childhood idols – Emma Watson – break out of the Hermione Granger routine in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, it would be interesting to see if Radcliffe could leave […]Read More

Film Review: Interstellar

“You might have to decide between seeing your children again, and the future of the human race.” Interstellar – the latest mind-bending chapter in acclaimed auteur, Christopher Nolan’s, enduring quest to out-do himself with each and every picture he produces. Naturally, of course, that should be the staple of any filmmaker worth their salts’ motivation. […]Read More

Film Review: Following

In the fourteen years he’s been making films, Christopher Nolan has pretty much established himself as the go-to director for Hollywood blockbusters: from the incredible Dark Knight series to the mind-bending Inception, and now more recently the sci-fi epic Interstellar Nolan has proven time and time again his ability to create top quality entertainment. These films will undoubtedly sell […]Read More

Film Review: Nightcrawler

“Why you pursue something is as important as what you pursue.” Jake Gyllenhaal gives the performance of his career in a role that combines the nonchalant anti-hero of De Niro’s Travis Bickle with the charismatic self-righteousness of Christian Bale’s Patrick Bateman. In a society so obsessed with materialism and the media, it’s quite surprising that […]Read More

Film Review: The Imitation Game

Whenever anyone talks about World War Two in this country there is an innate sense of pride, a result of our victory against Hitler’s devastatingly barbaric attempt at world conquest. But what isn’t so widely acknowledged, is just how we won. What The Imitation Game does as a film, is explain one of the most important functions […]Read More

Film Review: Fury

“It will end soon. But First, a lot more people gotta die.” Fury is a day in the life film of a World War II tank crew during the final few months of the war. The film is directed by David Ayer (End of Watch) and stars a host of world class actors including Brad Pitt […]Read More

Film Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

This latest attempt of a feature Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film sees the Turtles recreated with performance capture in a live action production. It stars Megan Fox (Transformers), Will Arnett (The LEGO Movie), William Fichtner (Armageddon) and finally Alan Richtson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek and Jeremy Howard all as the Turtles. It’s quite obvious we all […]Read More

Film Review: Drive (Radio 1 Rescores)

“I give you a five minute window. Anything happens in that five minutes and I’m yours. No matter what. Anything happens a minute either side of that and you’re on your own.” The musical score can either make or break a film. Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive is a perfect example of when a soundtrack brings […]Read More

Film Review: The Babadook

“If its in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of the babadook.” You would be forgiven for thinking that the credibility of the horror genre has plateaued out as of late; after the success of the Paranormal Activity franchise it appeared that every trick in the book had been used, […]Read More

Film Review: Gone Girl

“Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do?” The opening lines of David Fincher’s psychological powerhouse Gone Girl already show that perhaps this isn’t the best film to go see with your significant other; the idea that we can never truly know what our partners are thinking is one of the […]Read More

Film Review: Philadelphia

It all started with a Bruce Springsteen calendar. A strange opening to a review, but it’s true. If it weren’t for me picking that calendar up last December, chances are I wouldn’t be sitting here typing this review right now. Ever since then, I delved deep into The Boss’ discography, and happened to come across […]Read More

Film Review: The Riot Club

“In a few years time, these boys will be behind some very big desks..” This is the alarming declaration that the viewer receives early on into ‘The Riot Club’; a film that gifts the viewer a chilling expose of an elite club comprised of only 10 members, at Oxford University. The parallels to the Bullingdon […]Read More