Category: Film & TV

Crash, Bang, Wallop – Free Fire review

At one point in Free Fire, one of the characters says “I don’t know who’s on what side anymore”. Truth be told, neither does the audience, such is the carnage of Ben Wheatley’s new action comedy. Taking place in an abandoned warehouse...

/ 10th April 2017

A walk on the wild side – The Lost City of Z review

“The city is there, and we will find it”, bellows Percy Fawcett to members of the Royal Geographical Society, drawing ire and bemusement all around. If only it was that simple, Percy. This theme of conflict is present throughout James...

/ 2nd April 2017

A Tale as Old As Time – Beauty and the Beast Review

The original Beauty and the Beast is one of Disney’s most beloved and acclaimed classics – it was the first animated film to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar – so it’s no surprise that Bill Condon’s live-action remake...

/ 20th March 2017

Marvel’s Iron Fist may stumble but it definitely packs a punch

Become who you were meant to be Marvel’s new Netflix show, Iron Fist dropped 13 episodes on Friday and sufficed to say, people have been very harsh. Before its original premiere date, Netflix gave out 6 episodes for the popular...

/ 18th March 2017

Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire Q&A in Leicester

Ben Wheatley, known for his films High Rise (2015), Sightseers (2012) and Kill List (2011), has been touring independent cinemas (including our very own Phoenix Cinema in Leicester) throughout the UK this year screening his newest feature, Free Fire and...

/ 9th March 2017

John Wick: Chapter 2 is a stylish, hyper-violent dream

“You stabbed the devil in the back. To him this isn’t just vengeance, this is justice” Keanu Reeves’ John Wick is back and better than ever in this stylish, hyper-violent sequel. In 2014 original, John Wick, Reeves portrays former hitman...

/ 20th February 2017

Why you need to watch Riverdale

Riverdale is the newest TV sensation to hit Netflix with a new episode streaming every Friday. The show airs on Thursday in the US on the CW Network and is currently the talking point of social media. Riverdale is based...

/ 17th February 2017

Fifty Shades Darker: A guilty pleasure or a tragedy?

  “No rules. No punishments. No secrets.” Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) is back with a new job, a new mind-set, and a seemingly fresh, Christian-free life. Well, for the first five minutes anyway. After an arguably long two-year wait, there...

/ 13th February 2017

Be A Tourist in Your Own Youth – T2: Trainspotting Review

  “You’re a tourist in your own youth”, says Sick Boy (Johnny Lee Miller) to Renton (Ewan McGregor), who’s returned to Edinburgh, 20 years after leaving with the stolen £16,000. Spud (Ewen Bremner), is now attempting to finally kick his...

/ 28th January 2017

Take xXx: Return of Xander Cage with a shot of penicillin and a pinch of salt

xXx: Return of Xander Cage was never going to be a critically acclaimed film, that’s for sure. The franchise has never been known for producing great films but they are known for making good action films. This is essentially what...

/ 22nd January 2017