The Purge: Election Year

August 25th, 2016 by

Director: James DeMonaco   Cast: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Betty Gabriel Certificate: 16  Running Time: 109 minutes Release Date: August 26th ‘Cunt’, ‘pussy’ and ‘bitch’ – select terms batted around when referring to women in the opening minutes of The Purge: Election Year, a terrifically tired and muddled stumble that is often either sexist or racist […]


The Childhood of a Leader

August 22nd, 2016 by

Director: Brady Corbet Cast: Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Robert Pattinson and Stacy Martin Certificate: Club Running Time: 113 minutes Release Date: August 19th Anyone who has seen Brady Corbet in the likes of Michael Haneke’s shot-for-shot remake of Funny Games and the criminally under-seen Simon Killer will know that he makes the uneasy look really rather straightforward. Not […]


Lights Out

August 20th, 2016 by

Director: David F. Sandberg Cast: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello Certificate: 15a Running Time: 81 minutes Release Date: August 19th Watching Lights Out is like watching that old magician’s trick involving three cups and a ball. You know exactly what’s happening but that still doesn’t prevent you from falling for the trick. Director David F. […]


The Shallows

August 12th, 2016 by

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Cast: Blake Lively, a great white shark and a seagull Certificate: 12a Running Time: 86 minutes Release Date: August 12th Brand Shark has taken quite a beating over the past while. After years of slumming it in the Sharknado franchise, jobbing to the likes of Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and David Hasselhoff, […]


Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

August 11th, 2016 by

Director: Stig Björkman Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Isabella Rossellini, Pia Lindstrom Certificate: PG Running Time: 113 minutes Release Date: 12 August For many people, Ingrid Bergman’s name is synonymous with classic Hollywood. Having worked with Alfred Hitchcock, George Cukor and Victor Fleming, Bergman most famously starred as Ilsa Lund in Casablanca, one of the most beloved and enduring films of its […]


Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

August 10th, 2016 by

Director: Jake Szymanski Cast: Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Aubrey Plaza, Anna Kendrick Certificate: 16 Running Time: 98 minutes Release Date: August 10th Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is the greatest waste of resources since the BP oil spill, and while it poses a less destructive risk to our physical environment than that, this film […]


Suicide Squad

August 2nd, 2016 by

Director: David Ayer Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis and Jared Leto Certificate: 15A Running Time: 123 minutes Release Date: August 5th Spare a thought for the doomed souls who handle PR and marketing at Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment for they’ve probably developed lifetime health issues due to the course-correction whiplash […]


The Commune

July 29th, 2016 by

Director: Thomas Vinterberg Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Fares Fares Certificate: 15a Running Time: 112 minutes Release Date: July 29th Drawing from his childhood experiences, at the age of seven with his family lived in a communal house, Danish director Thomas Vinterberg’s latest film The Commune takes place in Copenhagen around the mid-1970s. Erik (Ulrich Thomsen), a university […]


Finding Dory

July 29th, 2016 by

Directors: Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill Certificate: G Running time: 97 mins Release date: July 29th It’s been twenty-two years since the Pixar ‘Brain Trust’ sat around a table on a lunch break and hashed out the future creative endeavours of the company. The movies that came out of […]


Jason Bourne

July 26th, 2016 by

Director: Paul Greengrass Cast: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Riz Ahmed and Tommy Lee Jones Certificate: 12a Running Time: 123 minutes Release Date: July 27th The vast majority of people want ‘the same, but different’ when it comes to new instalments of the things they enjoy. It’s why bands like U2, Foo […]


The BFG

July 22nd, 2016 by

Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton,  Jermaine Clement, Bill Hader, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall Certificate: PG Running Time: 117 minutes Release Date: July 22nd In some ways, the lives of Steven Spielberg and British children’s author Roald Dahl seem as if they were fated to intertwine. Dahl released his first book […]


Star Trek Beyond

July 21st, 2016 by

Director: Justin Lin Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba Certificate: 12a Running Time: 122 minutes Release Date: July 22nd For a franchise that has run for half a century and boasts one of the most rabid fanbases in the world, it’s fair to say that the […]


Chevalier

July 21st, 2016 by

Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari Cast: Vangelis Mourikis, Nikos Orphanos, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos Certificate: Club Running time: 105 mins Release date: July 22nd The Greek are an odd bunch. Well, that would be the easy take-away from the country’s recent cinematic output anyway. Movies like Dogtooth, last year’s English-language The Lobster, and now Chevalier give the impression of a people […]


Ghostbusters

July 14th, 2016 by

Director: Paul Feig Cast: Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth Certificate: 12A Running Time: 117 minutes Release Date: July 15th 32 years ago, Dan Aykroyd received oral sex from a ghost. We shouldn’t forget this moment, especially when Ghostbusters is hailed as some kind of cinema vérité triumph that ought to be studied in […]