The Lost City of Z

March 24th, 2017 by

Director: James Gray Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland Certificate: 15A Running Time: 141 minutes Release Date: March 24 Gray by name and so often grey by nature; the work of this particular director is usually confined to dimly-lit rooms, tense conversations and the capabilities of one Joaquin Phoenix. Finally forced, admirably […]


Get Out

March 16th, 2017 by

Director: Jordan Peele Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford Certificate: 15A Running Time: 104 minutes Release Date: March 17 In horror, ‘the reveal’ is of paramount importance. In horror, the only black character of note (traditionally male) is the first to go. In horror, truly effective horror, humour has little to no […]


Logan

March 1st, 2017 by

Director: James Mangold Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen Certificate: 16 Running Time: 137 minutes Release Date: March 1st You watch the trailer as the old familiar sting comes into play. The knee-jerk reaction is to roll the eyes and mutter wearily. Really? Johnny Cash’s version of ‘Hurt’, really? I […]


John Wick: Chapter 2

February 18th, 2017 by

Director: Chad Stahelski Cast: Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Common, Ruby Rose, Laurence Fishburne Certificate: 16 Running Time: 122 minutes Release Date: February 17th As the world continues to burn, it feels strange to celebrate a bacchanal of glorious violence but here we are. To be entirely fair to John Wick: Chapter 2, there is an […]


The Founder

February 16th, 2017 by

ilm,Director: John Lee Hancock Cast: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, Laura Dern Certificate: 12a Running Time: 115 minutes Release Date: February 17th Is The Founder the first Trump era film? It is tempting to see it that way. After all they are certainly some similarities between him and its protagonist Ray […]


The LEGO Batman Movie

February 11th, 2017 by

Director: Chris McKay Cast: Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera, Zach Galifiniakis, Jenny Slate, Mariah Carey, Ralph Fiennes Certificate: G Running Time: 104 minutes Release Date: February 10th After being exposed to scenarios of Bruce Wayne stuck down a well and beating a tire with a sledgehammer for the past few years, it’s refreshing to […]


20th Century Women

February 9th, 2017 by

Director: Mike Mills Cast: Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Billy Crudup, Lucas Jade Zumann  Certificate: 16 Running time: 118 minutes Release Date: February 10th 15-year-old Jamie (Zumann) is growing up in 1979, an era of transition, in which his mother Dorothea (Bening) muses that men ‘can’t be what they were and they don’t know what […]


Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

February 9th, 2017 by

Director: Ang Lee Cast: Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garret Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin Certificate: 15a Running Time: 113 minutes Release Date: February 10th Prior to its American release towards the end of last year, much of the focus of Ang Lee’s latest film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk was on its technical […]


Moonlight

February 6th, 2017 by

Director: Barry Jenkins Cast: Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Naoime Harris, Janelle Monáe, Mahershala Ali Certificate: 15a Running Time: 111 minutes Release Date: February 10th Black and gay? It’d easy to see the Oscar reaction to Moonlight as a knee-jerk tokenism response to last year’s #OscarsSoWhite troubles, and the fact that we’re all still a bit “really??” every time […]


Gold

February 4th, 2017 by

Director: Stephen Gaghan Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard Certificate: 15a Running Time: 121 minutes Release Date: February 3rd It would be entirely fair and justifiable to make the calculated assumption that a movie aptly titled Gold would leave you with, if nothing else, a greater appreciation for the shiny rock. It would […]


Loving

January 31st, 2017 by

Director: Jeff Nichols Cast: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Martin Csokas, Nick Kroll, Will Dalton, Michael Shannon Certificate: 12a Running time: 123 mins Release date: February 3rd The great Ron Swanson of Parks and Recreation fame once said “Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing”. It seems Jeff Nichols didn’t get the memo when he decided […]


T2 Trainspotting

January 27th, 2017 by

Director: Danny Boyle Cast: Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner Certificate: 18 Running Time: 117 minutes Release Date: January 27th Drugs are bad…but they’re also kinda good. There, the overarching thematic purpose of T2 Trainspotting has been effectively summarised and there’s little need to go into further detail. That’s not to say […]


Cameraperson

January 26th, 2017 by

Director: Kirsten Johnson Certificate: Club Running Time: 101 minutes Release Date: January 27th In the opening two scenes of Cameraperson, the off-screen presence of cinematographer Kirsten Johnson is felt in two distinct ways. In the first, filmed in rural Bosnia, a frantic handheld camera finds what could be the perfect composition of a shepherd and […]


Hacksaw Ridge

January 24th, 2017 by

Director: Mel Gibson Cast: Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey, Vince Vaughan, Sam Worthington, Rachel Griffiths and Hugo Weaving Certificate: 16 Running Time: 139 minutes Release Date: January 27 Throw your stones at Mel Gibson the human being if you must, but there’s no denying that the man has presence. One only needs look at […]