Tony Todd & Angela Dixon star in Ford’s supernatural horror thriller, set and shot during the Covid 19 Lockdown...
Ahead of the UK premiere of TWO HEADS CREEK, a playfully dark cannibal horror comedy, director Jesse O’Brien talks...
Words by Chris Eastwood Watching the opening and finale of The Villainess make for a hair raising experience, it is the kind of white knuckle, face-meltingly exciting ride you expect at Thorpe Park not in a darkened room with a large Coke. The two sequences play like Jonas Akerland’s... Read more
Universal’s Dark Universe gets off to a bumpy start with a Tom Cruise-led update of The Mummy… Dating all the way back to the original iteration of the classic movie monster, The Mummy has seen rebirths aplenty through the years with the likes of Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee and... Read more
The most fun you’ll have from a Marvel movie since The Avengers. Part of the slowly frustrating side of the comic book sub-genre is a recent feeling of repetitiveness and a lack of anything particularly new or exciting – that is until a film like Thor Ragnarok comes along... Read more
A charismatic lead performance and some witty observational comedy can’t quite elevate this solid romantic comedy. What is it about the city of New York when it comes to romantic comedies? Many of the most beloved films of the genre, from Annie Hall, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and When Harry... Read more
The best film of the 2017 London Film Festival features an astonishing performance, expert direction and groundbreaking humanity. Orlando is an older gentleman. The film opens with him getting a massage in a sauna, and follows him around as he goes about his day. Orlando heads to a beautiful... Read more
An exploration and celebration of female relationships, Lady Bird is a perfect snapshot of a teenage girl’s life. ”Coming of age” movies as they are so-called, appear with consistent regularity, particularly in the run up to awards season. The quality of these – particularly in recent years –... Read more
Matt Damon discovers that “it’s a small world after all”, in this sci-fi comedy which is full of big ideas, but sadly not all of which land. The trailer for Downsizing certainly tried to emphasise how quirky and unique this film was promising to be, and off the bat... Read more
In the shadow of “the happiest place on earth”, life is both a struggle and a wonderland. After the creatively audacious, yet wonderfully freewheeling Tangerine, director Sean Baker now turns his attention to the unexplored underbelly of America; geographically perhaps only a stone’s throw from Orlando’s most famous attraction,... Read more
A magical and original ode to classic Hollywood, Del Toro’s latest is an inspiring blend of fantasy, science-fiction and romance Eliza (Sally Hawkins) has a precise routine. She wakes up, boils eggs, masturbates in the bathtub, and heads off to work as a cleaner in a government facility. She... Read more
A charming indie comedy that defies expectations has some particularly fascinating things to say about friendship and everyday life. There’s something particularly pleasant about watching Person to Person. It’s not just that it was filmed in 16mm (and presented in 35mm at the London Film Festival), which gives the... Read more
Lust, love, and lie-detectors in this surprising true story celebrating female superheroes both on and off the pages of comic books. Wonder Woman is hot property once again at the moment, with the recent entry into the DC Extended Universe, starring Gal Gadot as the eponymous heroine, being hailed... Read more
A staggering creative spectacle celebrating the life, work, and death of Vincent van Gogh. A film which is this ambitious in its scope will often have a reputation that precedes it, and indeed it is near impossible to talk to anyone about Loving Vincent without mentioning something along the... Read more