Ingrid Goes West

November 17th, 2017 by

Director: Matt Spicer Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Billy Magnussen Certificate: 16 Running Time: 97 minutes Release Date: 17th November Ingrid Goes West is a film that crawls under your skin. Writer-director Matt Spicer has created a tale that is uncomfortably enjoyable, a satirical take on today’s social media-driven society that is […]


The Killing of a Sacred Deer

November 3rd, 2017 by

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Alicia Silverstone Certificate: 16 Running time: 121 minutes Release date: November 3rd The myth of Iphigenia inspires the title of Greek writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer. After angering the goddess Artemis, who then thwarted his fleet’s departure to Troy, […]


Thor: Ragnarok

October 27th, 2017 by

Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Mark RUffalo in Thor: Ragnarok

Director: Taika Waititi Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Jeff Goldblum Certificate: 12A Running Time: 130 minutes Release Date: 27th October From the moment that the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok burst into the public sphere, along with its vibrant marketing posters, it was clear that there would be a departure from the […]


The Death of Stalin

October 20th, 2017 by

Director: Armando Iannucci Cast: Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Jason Isaacs, Rupert Friend, Paul Whitehouse Certificate: 15A Running Time: Release Date: October 20th What happens when your authoritarian regime is built around a cult of personality that suddenly collapses in a pool of its own urine? Pithily marketed as a […]


The Snowman

October 20th, 2017 by

Director: Tomas Alfredson Cast: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Chloe Sevigny Certificate: 15A Running Time: 119 minutes Release Date: October 13th With The Snowman, director Tomas Alfredson and cinematographer Dion Beebe have created a starkly beautiful film that is unfortunately more style than substance. Based on the novel by Jo Nesbo, this is no cheery animated […]


Blade Runner 2049

October 6th, 2017 by

Director: Denis Villeneuve Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista Certificate: 15A Running Time: 163 minutes Release Date: Oct 6 *This review contains mild spoilers.* One of the many reasons why Blade Runner endures some 35 years on is because it allowed – nay, challenged – its audience to wonder beyond […]


Home Again

September 29th, 2017 by

Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Lake Bell, Nat Wolff Certificate: 12A Running Time: 97 minutes Release Date: 29th September In an iconic episode of Mad Men, Don Draper talks about the transportive power of images, and of a projector he’s shilling as ‘a time machine. It goes backwards, forwards. It […]


Borg/McEnroe

September 22nd, 2017 by

  Director: Janus Metz Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason Certificate: 15A Running Time: 107 minutes Release Date: 22nd September Borg/McEnroe is a beautiful film. It is not the intense tennis sequences (though they are impressive) that linger after viewing, but the cinematography, the use of sound, and the impressive performances from a collectively strong cast. Director […]


It

September 8th, 2017 by

Director: Andy Muschietti Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Certificate: 16 Running time: 134 minutes Release date: September 8th Strange thing, nostalgia. When and how you engage with a piece of art can be just as important as the quality of the content itself. It’s why we are ‘treated’ to endless outdoor screenings of Back To […]


Logan Lucky

August 26th, 2017 by

Director: Stephen Soderbergh Cast: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Daniel Craig, Katherine Waterston Certificate: 12A Running Time: 118 minutes Release Date: 25th August Guess who just got back today? Them wild-eyed boys that’d been away. Movie star Channing Tatum, recently-unretired director Stephen Soderbergh, and his long-time producer/director of Magic Mike XXL, Gregory Jacobs, have […]


The Big Sick

July 28th, 2017 by

Director: Michael Showalter Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano Certificate: 15A Running time: 122 minutes Release date: July 28th It’s uncommon for true stories to lend themselves to comedy. Terminal illness, issues of race and battles with corporations or the government  are more easily transposed to Oscar-winning dramas. Recently, Dunkirk reminded us […]


47 Metres Down

July 27th, 2017 by

Director: Johannes Roberts Cast: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine. Certificate: 15A Running Time: 89 minutes Release Date: 26th July There is an opening sequence synonymous with shark films – an underwater shot looking up at a figure swimming/floating on the surface. 47 Metres Down opens in this traditional way, featuring a figure floating on […]


Dunkirk

July 21st, 2017 by

Director: Christopher Nolan Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Harry Styles Certificate: 12A Running time: 106 minutes Release date: July 21 There are some films that demand to be seen in a cinema. Dunkirk is one of them. Director Christopher Nolan weaves together three narratives surrounding the rescue of British […]


Spider-Man: Homecoming

July 7th, 2017 by

Director: Jon Watts Cast: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Michael Keaton Certificate: 12A Running Time: 133 minutes Release Date: July 7 The real hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming is whoever stood up in a boardroom meeting, slammed their fist on a huge ornate table and bellowed to the heavens, “NO MORE ORIGIN STORIES!” […]