Tags : film reviews

The 30 Best Films of 2020

A black-and-white horror about two men stranded on an island. A lesbian drama set on the shores of Brittany. A searing true story of systemic racism in 1970s Britain. Which film have our contributors voted as the best film of 2020? Read on to find out… I think we can universally agree that it’s been […]Read More

‘The Glass Man’ — A Satirical Thriller On The Mundanity

Middle-class life. A corporate job, the extortionate London home, expensive suits and the beautiful partner is instilled as the eudaimonia of society. Think again. Director Cristian Solimenos’ thriller The Glass Man deconstructs this seeming utopia through protagonist Martin Pyrite’s (Andy Nyman) descent into debauched pandemonium, a continuum shattered by the unforeseen future. Originally screened at […]Read More

‘Endless’ Attempts A Fresh Take on A Ghost Story: Review

After her boyfriend dies in a tragic car accident, Riley (Alexandra Shipp) is determined to prove to others – and herself – they can still have a connection beyond the grave. Endless begins with the stereotypical teen struggles: disapproving parents, first relationships, college choices. Riley grapples with all three as they slowly start to become […]Read More

Looking Back At Modern Classic ‘The Artist’- Review

Where do we start with the modern classic The Artist? The year is 1927. George Valentin is a major movie star in the silent movie era, a time when there is no audible dialogue in cinema, with dialogue present being instead in inter-titles to say what is being said. Another common feature is having a […]Read More

From The Bargain Bin: ‘Tron: Legacy’ and ‘Skyfall’

In this new feature, we revisit DVD and Blu-Ray releases that you can find for pretty low prices (five pounds or less). Today’s picks two well-known films: 2010’s TRON: Legacy and 2012’s Skyfall, the 23rd entry in the long running James Bond film franchise. 1. Tron: Legacy The first film we’re looking at is the […]Read More

Film Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain

Based on the novel of the same name by Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a heartwarming foray into the mind of Enzo the golden retriever. Voiced by Kevin Costner, our four-legged narrator guides us through the life of his owner Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia). On the surface, this film is a lighthearted […]Read More

Film Review: La La Land

A musical inspired by 50’s classics like Singin’ In the Rain created by Whiplash director Damien Chazelle set in modern day LA and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone; La La Land has the premise of an instant classic. Having dominated the awards season including winning a record 7 Golden Globes; the buzz surrounding the film was massive and rightfully so. A side […]Read More

Film Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Decades of build up, Years of hype. It’s a strange thing that Batman v Superman is the first time we ever see the two title characters on screen together in the cinema, despite their countless appearances in comics and animated shows as a duo or as part of the Justice League. Directed by Zack Snyder […]Read More

Film Review: Steve Jobs

“Musicians play their instruments. I play the orchestra.”- Steve Jobs The latest attempt at bringing the remarkable life of the Apple co-founder to the big screen was helmed by Oscar winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), and Steve Jobs is easily the first of the long list of Jobs related films that captured the essence of […]Read More

Film Review: The Martian

‘The Martian’ is the latest film to be added to list of sci-fi space epics, featuring an all star cast of Oscar winners and well knowns headed by Matt Damon, a seasoned director in Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator) and the brilliant writing talent of Drew Goddard, The Martian is set up to be one of the best […]Read More

Film Review: Bill

The debut film from the beloved cast of Horrible Histories and Yonderland has been greatly anticipated by kids and adults alike, and it certainly lives up to expectations. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3elUyECKGc&w=750&h=452] Bill follows the story of William Shakespeare as he leaves for London seeking stardom and recognition – though not everything goes to plan. During his quest for greatness, Bill finds himself […]Read More

Film Review: The Wolfpack

Going to see a film that I know little to nothing about is a rare occurrence for me, and doesn’t tend to end well. However, on this occasion it was an immensely great decision, as The Wolfpack enthralled me from the very first scene. A debut film by Crystal Moselle, the documentary surrounds the Angulo […]Read More