Category: Film & TV

Okja – Film Review

Bong Joon-ho delivers once again with this tale tackling corporate corruption, the meat industry and the bond between a young girl and her lovable companion. Having directed such masterpieces as 2003’s Memories of Murder and the outstanding family drama, creature-feature...

/ 18th July 2017

My Cousin Rachel – Film Review

Roger Michel’s My Cousin Rachel, the latest in a long line of Daphne du Maurier adaptations (one that began with Alfred Hitchcock’s 1939 adaptation of Jamaica Inn) is a tale of romance, deception and mystery. The narrative centres upon Phillip, a young English orphan...

/ 30th June 2017

Baby Driver – Film Review

Edgar Wright’s new fire-fuelled romantic heist thriller is the first he has made since completing the beloved Cornetto trilogy, and there are no signs of him slowing down with this two-hour adrenaline charged joy ride. Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a...

/ 22nd June 2017

With over $400M worldwide; Wonder Woman is the first true triumph of the DCEU

  Wonder Woman truly soars, but it’s been a long and troublesome journey to get here. After Christopher Nolan’s excellent Dark Knight trilogy took audiences and critics by storm, the ride through the joyless Phantom Zone of Warner Brothers’ DC...

/ 12th June 2017

Damn Fine! Load up on cherry pie, it is happening again. Twin Peaks returns on Monday

Fans of Twin Peaks have sorely missed spending time with the diverse assemblage of wonderful characters that David Lynch and Mark Frost’s influential television show gifted us with. But, promises being kept, “I’ll see you again in 25 years” meant...

/ 19th May 2017

An ever-spinning reel – Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan return in The Trip to Spain

Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan are back on the road for another restaurant tour: after covering the North of England and Italy throughout the last two series, the pair are off to Spain for some fine dining, driving, occasional chatting...

/ 17th May 2017

Julian Barratt brings Mindhorn out of retirement in a wickedly funny sleuth spoof

If years of watching films has taught me anything, it is that spoof films rarely occupy a middle ground – they are normally either wickedly funny, or painfully unfunny. Thankfully, Mindhorn, starring and co-written by Julian Barratt (co-creator of The Mighty...

/ 16th May 2017

Alien: Covenant is a refreshing return to form for Ridley Scott

Ribs crunching, bones crashing, body counts rising, and lots of blood, spilled and skewed with reckless abandon. Needless to say, Ridley Scott is taking fans back to basics with his latest gore-soaked, Science-Fiction frenzy. Set in the year 2104, just...

/ 13th May 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 is the MCU’s standout winner

  When James Gunn’s iteration of Guardians of the Galaxy premiered in 2014, the group of space fighters led by Peter Quill A.K.A ‘Star Lord’ (Chris Pratt) were largely unknown. Many adverts showcased the film as being a riotous adventure...

/ 29th April 2017

City of Tiny Lights is a disappointing case of style over substance

Director Pete Travis (Dredd, Vantage Point) dashes us into the boiling pot of a violent London cityscape and turns up the gas, but City of Tiny Lights lacks the main ingredient of a great thriller. Based on Patrick Neate’s 2005 novel...

/ 19th April 2017