Following the BAFTAs this past Sunday it remained a clear notion that in this day and age we are immensely lucky with the current crop of directors working in cinema. From winning director Damien Chazelle, consistently refreshing directors such as Denis...
The HBO mini-series is a delightful thing indeed. Whilst the premium cable service’s flagship works such as Game of Thrones, Veep, and Westworld promise recurring drama of emphatic quality, their slighter, one-off works are constantly exquisite;...
Pygmalion-esque by nature, Lady Maiko is inspired by George Bernard Shaw’s original play which debuted in 1913. This cinematic interpretation of My Fair Lady is inspired, yet sticks rather closely to the premise of provincial country bumpkin being coached by a professor to speak more eloquently. The film’s opening scene pulls you into the drama straight away. We see Haruko (Mone Kamishiraishi) who is a slip of a thing, arriving under the cover... Read more
Stephen King, known for his many haunting stories of creepy monsters and disturbing memories, is soon becoming very prominent again. His new It remake is set to be released later this year, and his new anthology series has just revealed its first teaser trailer. Very little is known about the show, but will be produced by Stephen King and J.J. Abrams, and released on Hulu. The series will be set in its title, Castle Rock, a fictional town created... Read more
Continuing his recent trend of highly regular releasing – something legendary auteur Terrence Malick was never known for in a past life – the first trailer for his forthcoming drama Song to Song has now arrived online. Featuring a stellar cast including the likes of Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, and Natalie Portman, with support from Cate Blanchett, Hayley Bennett, Val Kilmer, Benicio del Toro, and Trevante Rhodes, and cameo... Read more
The bitter rift between Hollywood screen icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford is the stuff of cinematic legend. The warring stars of 40s and 50s Americana butted heads repeatedly and venomously on the set of 1962’s Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (amazing film, by the way…) which would be their only pairing across illustrious careers. Now, in 2017, television mogul Ryan Murphy – the man behind American Horror Story, Scream Queens,... Read more
Following the BAFTAs this past Sunday it remained a clear notion that in this day and age we are immensely lucky with the current crop of directors working in cinema. From winning director Damien Chazelle, consistently refreshing directors such as Denis Villeneuve and veterans in the form of Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen still plying their trade, they are just as much the stars of Hollywood as the actors themselves. With this in mind, the team here... Read more
The HBO mini-series is a delightful thing indeed. Whilst the premium cable service’s flagship works such as Game of Thrones, Veep, and Westworld promise recurring drama of emphatic quality, their slighter, one-off works are constantly exquisite; always feeling cinematic due to immaculate narrative design, and of course, thoroughbred talent. After the brilliance of The Night Of (2016), Olive Kitteridge (2014), and one’s personal favourite,... Read more
We cannot tell you how excited we are for the upcoming release of Logan, set to be the final bow for Hugh Jackman as the rampaging, adamantium-heavy hero who quickly became our favourite member of the X-Men all those years ago. But before he’s ready to say goodbye, we will experience what looks to be the definitive Wolverine picture, stooped in drama, as sharp and cutting as those claws of his and full of violence and bloodlust. It’s the... Read more
Blisteringly tense, yet profoundly human, director Peter Berg’s Patriots Day – his third pairing with leading man Mark Wahlberg – is filmmaking of an astonishing calibre. This delicately plotted, thoughtfully curated police procedural is equally profound and dignified; paying tremendous respect to the everyday heroes of Boston, and indeed the great city itself. And yet it never once shies away from the cruel truth of our turbulent... Read more
Maren Ade’s bracingly original (and Academy Award-nominated) Toni Erdmann – a creatively ambidextrous, almost uncategorisable tour de force of modern German cinema – is out now in cinemas across the UK. The film opened over here on 3rd February, following a thunderous showcase on the festival circuit which began all the way back at Cannes last May. On 7th February – just FOUR DAYS after its theatrical release – Variety... Read more
Everyone loves a thriller don’t they? It’s a genre so intense that it forces us to forget our everyday lives and become totally absorbed in the on-screen action. With the upcoming home entertainment release of Marauders on the 20th February, we’ve decided to take a look at the best thrillers revolving around the theme of bank robberies. The particular combination ensures intellectual complexity and suspenseful action in waves, so hold on tight,... Read more
Set for release this Friday, Michael Keaton-starring The Founder focuses on the building of the fast food empire that we know as McDonalds, tracking the story of salesman Ray Kroc as he built one of the biggest food empires on the planet through ruthlessness and determination. To celebrate the movie’s upcoming release, a new infographic has been unveiled which gives us just a handful of interesting facts about the rival to the likes of Burger... Read more