X-Men: Apocalypse

May 17th, 2016 by

Director: Brian Singer Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult and Rose Byrne Certificate: 12a Running Time: 144 minutes Release Date: May 18th 21 years ago, The Usual Suspects pulled off a trick later aped by Christopher Nolan and his hysterically overrated Inception; it convinced its viewers that an immediate repeat viewing of the […]


The Angry Birds Movie

May 16th, 2016 by

Director: Clay Kaytis and Feral Reilly Cast: Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride and Bill Hader Certificate: G Running Time: 97 minutes Release Date: May 13th The Angry Birds Movie is going to be a punchline for a while. The relationship between film and video games has long been touch and go. Plagued with missteps and blatant […]


Green Room

May 14th, 2016 by

Director: Jeremy Saulnier Cast: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart and Alia Shawkat Certificate: 16 Running Time: 95 minutes Release Date: May 13th Three films in and Jeremy Saulnier is already a master of horror, yet hasn’t worked exclusively in the genre. The horror he works with is that which exists within the world we […]


Our Kind of Traitor

May 12th, 2016 by

Director: Susanna White Cast: Ewan McGregor, Naoime Harris, Damien Lewis and Stellan Skarsgard Certificate: 15a Running Time: 108 minutes Release Date: May 13th Cinematic adaptations of John le Carré books are exciting. Usually not as prevalent as Stephen King, as high profile as JK Rowling, or as uniform as Tom Clancy, the infrequent adaptations we have […]


Everybody Wants Some!!

May 12th, 2016 by

Director: Richard Linklater Cast: Tyler Hoechlin, Zoey Deutch and Ryan Guzman Certificate: 15a Running Time: 117 minutes Release Date: May 13th The source of any good coming-of-age story lies in the soundtrack, because such films are primarily about nostalgia, and when it comes to triggering such a feeling, there are few sensorial experiences, in cinematic […]


Evolution

May 11th, 2016 by

Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic Cast: Max Brebant, Roxanne Duran and Julie-Marie Paramentier Certificate: Club Running Time: 81 minutes Release Date: May 6th Horror which serves a single purpose, specifically to frighten by way of making us leap has forced the genre into an area so formulaic as to be both utterly predictable and forgettable. With recent exceptions, […]


Knight of Cups

May 9th, 2016 by

Director: Terrence Malick Cast: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Wes Bentley and Brian Dennehy Certificate: Club Running Time: 118 minutes Release Date: May 6th Four years having passed since his semi-autobiographic film To the Wonder, American auteur Terrence Malick resumes his critically polarising streak of post-Thin Red Line epics with the release of Knight […]


Robinson Crusoe

May 8th, 2016 by

Director: Vincent Kesteloot and Ben Stassen Cast: Ilka Bessin, Dieter Hallervorden and Matthias Schweighofer Certificate: PG Running Time: 90 minutes Release Date: May 6th Giving that the main protagonists in Robinson Crusoe, the latest feature from Belgian animated studio nWave, are a group of mismatched anamorphic animals, perhaps its alternative title, The Wild Life under which it has […]


I Saw the Light

May 7th, 2016 by

Director: Marc Abraham Cast: Tom Hiddletson, Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones and David Krumholtz Certificate: 15a Running Time: 124 minutes Release Date: May 6th Anybody familiar with the country music compilation, ’Hank Williams: 40 Greatest Hits’ will undoubtedly be aware of its rich contents brought to life by Hiram King Williams, AKA Hank. His ability to […]


Atlantic

May 6th, 2016 by

Director: Risteard O’Domhnaill Certificate: Club Running Time: 82 minutes Release Date: April 29th Driven by a sense of urgency to convey a message concerning the over-consumption of vital resources in the Atlantic Ocean, and an excess of ideas born from his previous documentary, The Pipe, which looked at the Shell gas line, Risteard O’Domhnaill has […]


Captain America: Civil War

April 28th, 2016 by

Director: Joe and Anthony Russo Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Shaw, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, and Tom Hollander Certificate: 12a Running Time: 147 minutes Release Date: April 29th “Universe” is a euphemism for “cash-cow” in the film industry. It justifies sequels, prequels, spin-offs and gimmicks, but more […]


Demolition

April 28th, 2016 by

Director: Jean-Marc Vallee Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Heather Lind and Chris Cooper Certificate: 15a Running Time: 101 minutes Release Date: April 29th Demolition has a certain rhythm to it. We meet Jake Gyllenhaal’s Davis Mitchell as he, slumped down in his seat, asks his wife if it’s okay to lower the orchestral music playing in […]


Friend Request

April 22nd, 2016 by

Director: Simon Verhoeven Cast: Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Mosely and Connor Paolo Certificate: 16 Running Time: 92 minutes Release Date: April 22nd While there is no shortage of bad films out there to see, it is rare that you can find one so atrocious, that it goes full circle and ends up on the other side, […]


Louder Than Bombs

April 21st, 2016 by

Director: Joachim Trier Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Julianne Moore and Gabriel Byrne Certificate: 15a Running Time: 109 minutes Release Date: April 22nd Whether in cinema, or literature, the idea of writing a story about telling a story has by and large ended up being monopolised by male writers, and perhaps, this explains some of the egotism […]