Category: Film & TV

Ape-ocalypse Now! – War for the Planet of the Apes review

War for the Planet of the Apes is the latest instalment to the Apes series that debuted in Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel La Planète des Singes. Directed by Matt Reeves, the final instalment in the prequel trilogy is a homage...

/ 29th July 2017

Game of Thrones New Season: Reaction and Review

Brace Yourselves, Spoilers are Coming For avid Game of Thrones fans, the wait for the most epic TV programme ever made (objectively speaking) to return was an excruciating one. After waiting over a year to hear any news from our...

/ 28th July 2017

Dunkirk – Film Review

On the coast of 1940’s France, the beaches of Dunkirk holds over 380,000 soldiers desperately trying to evacuate back to Britain before the advancing German forces overwhelm allied troops and kill every last man. Dunkirk is directed by Christopher Nolan,...

/ 27th July 2017

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