Category: Film & TV

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

Throw reality out of the window for The Fate of the Furious

We’ve had cars driving in and out of planes, over mountains and onto clifftops and now we have them skidding on ice trying to evade submarines… Yes, you read that last line right. F. Gary Gray’s directorial shot at Fast...

/ 15th April 2017

Why we’re still talking about the critically acclaimed Personal Shopper

Gore-fests littered with jump scares are all too common these days, so a refreshing ghost story is always a relief. To some extent, this is what we get with Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper. Maureen (Kristen Stewart) is lonely, troubled and...

/ 14th April 2017

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