The good, the bad & the bonkers

REVIEW: HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEAD

Film | 30/12/2018

New Years Eve – full of highs, lows, peaking to soon and ultimately same year, same shit disappointment. Better or worse with family? You decide. Happy New Year Colin Burstead attempts to encompass all of this whilst indulging you with motion sickness inducing cinematography in Ben Wheatley’s latest offering. Or at least that’s how I …keep reading

REIVIEW: MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Film | 20/12/2018

Practically perfect in every way… Mary Poppins is a family classic and ode to childhood for many. Director Rob Marshall said it was the first film he’d ever seen in the cinema, actor Ben Wishaw (Michael Banks) claims it to be the film that made him want to act and even Mr. Dick Van Dyke …keep reading

REVIEW: JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2

Film | 16/02/2017

First off, let me tell you a secret – I did not see the original. Yes, yes… I am that horribly irritating person who asks ‘so… quick one… who’s he and what’s he done?’ DURING the movie – I’m sorry! Apparently it’s a cult classic. Who knew, right? (Everyone did) Now that minor confession is …keep reading

Review: Planetarium

Film | 09/11/2016

Pretty and pleasing, Rebecca Zlotowski’s supernatural period piece Planetarium is a stunning spectacle for the senses. One thing to say about Zlotowski’s film is that it’s pretty, oh so very pretty.  It takes two stunning actresses – Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp – throws them in 1930’s France, costumes them beautifully, splits the dialogue between French …keep reading

Nocturnal Animals – London Film Festival Premiere

Film, Interviews | 09/11/2016

Visually stunning cinematography, witty and gripping script, fast-paced narrative – it’s hard to know where to begin with fashion designer turned director / screenwriter Tom Ford’s latest offering- Nocturnal Animals It’s glitzy, it’s glamorous, it’s gritty.. and that was just the red carpet 😉 Witnessing him his most grotesque role to date I was keen …keep reading

Arrival- UK Premiere & Press Conference

Film, Interviews | 09/11/2016

Aliens exist, they’re here, they’ve landed and their intentions are unclear. There have been countless attempts at alien movies over the years – good, bad and ugly. Upon first impression it was unclear as to which way director Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival was going to go – a modern Close Encounters of the Third Kind or …keep reading

Review: Hacksaw Ridge

Film | 04/10/2016

Bravery, brutality and a test of blind faith – Mel Gibson’s directorial comeback Hacksaw Ridge carries him back to safety at the Venice Film Festival. Gibson’s first film in ten years tells the story of Desmond Doss, a young skinny lad from Virginia who, due to his father’s (Hugo Weaving) violent and alcoholic depression from …keep reading

Review: Nocturnal Animals

Film | 12/09/2016

Visually stunning cinematography, witty and gripping script, fast-paced narrative – it’s hard to know where to begin with fashion designer turned director / screenwriter Tom Ford’s latest offering. It’s glitzy, it’s glamourous, it’s gritty. Susan (Amy Adams) appears to have it all – owner of an LA art gallery, a fully staffed home, a ludicrously …keep reading

Review: Arrival

Film | 12/09/2016

Aliens exist, they’re here, they’ve landed and their intentions are unclear. There have been countless attempts at alien movies over the years – good, bad and ugly. Upon first impression it was unclear as to which way director Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival was going to go – a modern Close Encounters of the Third Kind or …keep reading

Review: The Bad Batch

Film | 12/09/2016

“Beyond this fence is no longer the territory of Texas. That hereafter no person within the territory beyond this fence is a resident of the United States of America or shall be acknowledged, recognized or governed by the laws and governing bodies therein. Good luck.” That’s the sign we are greeted with as a young …keep reading