Tags : film

Music Biopic ‘Schemers’ Fails to Fulfil Its Potential: Review

Don’t be fooled by its vibrant soundtrack—Schemers had the potential to capture the spirit of the Dundee music scene, but instead becomes a vanity project lacking heart or humour In the coastal city of Dundee, Scotland in 1980, cocky fledgling promoter Dave McLean has booked Iron Maiden for a gig that will be remembered by […]Read More

Trailer Released for ‘French Exit’ Starring Michelle Pfeiffer

The first trailer for Michelle Pfeiffer’s latest film French Exit has been released, ahead of its February 2021 release date. French Exit is directed by Azazel Jacobs and is based on Patrick DeWitt’s novel of the same name, who also adapted the screenplay. The film sees Pfeiffer as Frances, an American socialite who uses the […]Read More

Theatre Review: A Gambler’s Guide to Dying // Gary McNair

Originally performed at the Traverse Theatre as part of the Made in Scotland Edinburgh Festival Showcase in 2015, Gary McNair’s A Gambler’s Guide to Dying is now presented in short film or ‘theatrical capture’ format. The new adaptation makes use of film techniques to further bring the story to life in a time when live […]Read More

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

Studio Ghibli Releases Trailer for ‘Earwig and the Witch’

Studio Ghibli has released the first trailer for its upcoming film, Earwig and the Witch. It comes six years after the studio’s last film When Marnie Was There. Originally titled Aya and the Witch, the film tells the story of Earwig, an orphan girl growing up in 1990s England. She gets adopted by a strange […]Read More

Margot Robbie in talks to replace Emma Stone in Damien

In a recent announcement, it has been confirmed that Oscar-winner Emma Stone will not be reuniting with La La Land director Damien Chazelle in his upcoming Hollywood period drama Babylon.  Emma Stone was all set to play the famous silent-film actress, Clara Bow, as Babylon‘s lead alongside Brad Pitt, but has now pulled out due to […]Read More

‘Safe Spaces’ Tries Its Best To Make The Offender The

In our post-#MeToo world, Safe Spaces does its best to create a story from the point of view of a naïve teacher defending himself from abuse accusations. But does this work? The film, which is directed and written by Daniel Schechter, focuses on Josh Cohn (Justin Long), a creative writing professor in New York City. […]Read More

Trailer Released for Upcoming Netflix Film ‘The Dig’

Netflix has just released the trailer for its upcoming film, The Dig. This Second World War period drama is set to star  Lily James, Carey Mulligan, and Ralph Fiennes. The Dig is a dramatized adaptation of a novel by John Preston that explores the most famous archaeological dig in modern British history:  “the discovery of […]Read More

The BBFC: Sinisterly Censoring Their Own History?

For anyone working or even interested in film in the UK, there are few resources as invaluable as the website of the British Board Of Film Classification. The BBFC are the people required to watch and assign age ratings to every cinematic and DVD/Blu-Ray release. You’re a cinema manager needing to know the running times […]Read More

Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell and David Oyewolo Cast In Murder

Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell and David Oyewolo are set to star in a new murder mystery film for Searchlight Pictures. The film will be directed by Tom George, who has previously helmed the award-winning BBC mockumentary This Country and overseen Proms coverage. Mark Chappell, who has written for Cold Feet and My Life in Film, has […]Read More

‘Cocoon’ Is A Raw Coming-Of-Ager That Flies: Review

It’s summer in Berlin in 2018, and fourteen-year old Nora is about to experience the full ferocity of everything life can throw at a teenager. Including, but not limited to: drugs, periods, dip-dyed hair and heartbreak. Thanks to one fateful meeting with Romy, she also begins to explore her own sexuality. I went in knowing […]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