Charming, sincere, and frequently hilarious, Brigsby Bear has all the necessities for an indie movie hit. If you’ve managed...
Energetic, thoughtful, and surprisingly relevant look at the explosion of a pop culture phenomenon on a sun-drenched Venice Beach...
A unique take on the “coming of age” genre, Ava is a mesmerising first feature. It would be easy to make parallels with Andrea Arnold’s free-spirited American Honey (2016) and Marielle Heller’s controversial The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), and whilst it is very much cut from the... Read more
Social media satire makes Aubrey Plaza an insta-star Like. Like. Like. Every photograph that comes up on Instagram gets the same accolade from Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza) – regardless of what it shows or who posted it. Which makes her “liking” anything meaningless. Except that it goes further than... Read more
Charming, sincere, and frequently hilarious, Brigsby Bear has all the necessities for an indie movie hit. If you’ve managed to avoid trailers prior to watching this film so as not to gauge what this film will be about, its opening moments manage to do little to clarify exactly what... Read more
Energetic, thoughtful, and surprisingly relevant look at the explosion of a pop culture phenomenon on a sun-drenched Venice Beach in the 1980s. It’s undeniably a bit of a niche topic for a documentary, and indeed the issues this documentary ends up exploring, seem a far cry away from the... Read more
An extremely silly yet ultimately entertaining yarn. The beautiful sunsets, those famed red swimsuits and, of course, the slow motion shots – Baywatch was a staple of 1990s television, so it comes as no surprise that it has finally been reborn into the world of film. While the days... Read more
Return of the sharp suiters ….. Time was when a Bond film wasn’t a Bond film without its quota of gadgets, but today’s 007 can do without them. So where did they all go? Some big gizmo heaven in the sky? Wrong! They’ve moved to the Kingsman organisation.... Read more
LaBeouf is the winner in tennis rivalry Films about tennis don’t usually enjoy the best of reps. 2017 could change all that. Battle Of The Sexes, about the match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, had a positive reception at Toronto and British audiences get their say when the film... Read more
Unpredictable, terrifying, and completely unforgettable, Darren Aronofsky’s mother! is like nothing you’ve seen before. It’s refreshing to see a marketing campaign like the one for Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, mother! The trailers have been shrouded in secrecy, and the posters have been nothing short of magnificent. One of the... Read more
Jolie wears her heart on her sleeve Angelina Jolie’s fascination with true life stories of suffering and triumph over extreme adversity continues with First They Killed My Father, released on Netflix this Friday. She stays in the Far East, this time moving from World War II Japan of Unbroken... Read more
What starts off great soon turns out a disappointment – never mind.. The 1980s were kind to Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt), a time when he was on top of the television tree with his hit show Mindhorn, a detective series that saw him don a robotic eye with eyepatch... Read more
Fresh faces on a conventional road trip There was a Welshman, a Scotsman and an Irishman – OK, so it was an Irishwoman, but you get the picture. They all went on a road trip from Shetland to Glasgow, each for their own reasons, and sometimes it included a... Read more
Bloodless gothic mystery Bill Nighy has a problem in The Limehouse Golem – and it’s not just tracking down a murderer with a gruesome taste for blood. His Inspector Kildare has been handed something of a poisoned chalice, a case that everybody believes is impossible to solve. He’s been... Read more