The Good Son – Hollywood’s tentative steps into the darker side of childhood

Released in 1993, The Good Son had a turbulent journey to cinema screens, beset with re-writes, production changes and Hollywood politics in casting. However, despite its tumultuous journey, The Good Son remains a fascinating insight into child criminality on screen. A mainstream film that tentatively dared to imagine that children can and do hurt others. …

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Review

Spoiler Free Four years on from The Hateful Eight, a film that garnered very mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike. Tarantino’s ninth feature is mature, visually stunning and nuanced filmmaking. Holding your attention, despite its slower pace with cinematography, performances and script writing that sings. While submerging you in a hypnotic mix of fantasy …

The Wizard of Oz – 80th Anniversary Retrospective

For 80 years The Wizard of Oz has captivated audiences with it technicolour beauty, its light shining across countless generations. While its music and performances have entered the realms of cinematic legend. But what makes this 1939 picture a timeless classic of cinema? Is it the cutting edge use of new effects? The beautifully written …