Overlooked at the Oscars

At the 91st Academy Awards, high budgeted films like A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Black Panther took home the majority of the Oscars. Thankfully, Alfonso Cuaron was recognised for his masterpiece Roma, taking home the award for best director, best foreign language, and best cinematography. Spike Lee also received his well overdue Oscar for best adapted screenplay for Blackkklansman. The last time Spike Lee was nominated, the … Continue reading Overlooked at the Oscars

Review: You Were Never Really Here

Lynne Ramsay’s latest feature is nasty, brutish, and short. Is that a good thing? In a world of cinema so desensitised by gratuitous violence, sexual deviancy and general nastiness, it’s hard to tell anymore. Joaquin Phoenix plays, with his usual withdrawn performative mastery, a PTSD-suffering hitman hired to recover the daughter of a politician (Ekaterina Samsonov) who has been dragged into a child sex-trafficking ring. … Continue reading Review: You Were Never Really Here

Review: Black Panther

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be getting sick of the glut of superhero movies being released at the moment. For the most part, they have clichéd plots and predictable, unoriginal characters. A collection of strong, brave and predominately male heroes will save the world from aliens or an evil genius, i.e The Avengers or Captain America. Or, like Deadpool or Guardians of the Galaxy, … Continue reading Review: Black Panther

Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

(contains spoilers) Three Billboards is the latest film from director Martin McDonagh. Fresh from multiple victories at the Golden Globes (Best Drama, Best Actress in a Drama, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay – not too shabby), it centres around the blistering anger of Mildred Haynes, a mother who takes on the local police force after the abduction, rape and murder of her teenage daughter Angela. … Continue reading Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

2018: A Year of Film

There is no denying that 2017 was an absolute CORKER for film. We were treated to the musical spectacles of La La Land and Baby Driver, the emotive love stories of Call Me by Your Name and The Big Sick, the cinematic achievements of Dunkirk and Blade Runner 2049 and most excitingly the continuation of the horror renaissance with the brilliant IT, Raw and the … Continue reading 2018: A Year of Film

Our Top 5 Christmas Films

No need to look any further for the definitive list of top 5 Christmas films – you’ve found it. 5. Love Actually (2003) 2h 15m. Dir. Richard Curtis. Love Actually represents Christmas guilty pleasure at its best. Best watched while loading up on mince pies, mulled wine, and avoiding eye contact with elderly relatives during the ersatz porno scenes. The wonderful thing about Love Actually … Continue reading Our Top 5 Christmas Films