Film

Monos

Alejandro Landes’ hypnotic thriller Monos is a daring leap into experimental, dark and gritty cinema. Eight child soldiers amidst an unspecified conflict in an undisclosed location attempt to follow the orders of their omnipresent, tyrannical...

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Preview

The latest Star Wars trilogy concludes this Christmas with the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and there is no reason not to be excited. The latest run of Star Wars movies have taken a lot of flak, receiving mixed feedback both from...

The Irishman

Scorsese’s latest crime epic is as impressive as it is ambitious, worthy of the excitement it generated as soon as the incredible cast, which includes the likes of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, was announced. Although The Irishman is better suited...

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

When a director can communicate their love, passion and command of filmmaking through their work, the result is immediately infused with a soul and personality, thus feeling less like a piece of entertainment or a product sold to the viewer. A prime...

Sorry We Missed You

Put simply, Ken Loach has done it again. The director that brought us Kes and I, Daniel Blake has provided yet another important, harrowing insight into the lives of the less fortunate. Sorry We Missed You is a scathing attack on the gig economy...

Zombieland: Double Tap

The first Zombieland from 2009 was a surprise hit that has gained somewhat of a cult following. Despite the long wait, the sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap, is an enjoyable, welcome return to the world and its characters, even if it feels more...

Why does the big screen love Stephen King so much?

It began in 1975. Director Brian De Palma read the 26-year-old Stephen King’s debut novel Carrie; he said that it was a “terrific book” and he was “very interested in doing it”. The screenplay was bought by United Artists, and the film...

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