Benjamin

Benjamin

Simon Amstell is well known for his cutting satirical comedy and his ability to weave this into ordinary situations while maintaining a love for his characters and their locations. His debut feature film does not disappoint, providing a rich romantic comedy alongside a sharp and extremely funny dissection of the film industry and art scene. [...]

Instant Family

Instant Family

Instant Family is formulaic film making, split neatly into a four act comedy drama, that has been tried and tested in many other films of similar genre;1989s Parenthood immediately springs to mind. To set the scene our young couple (Wahlberg and Bryne) decide to enter the world of fostering, inspired by a local adoption website [...]

If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk

How do you follow the Oscar winning exploration of deprivation, black identity and sexual orientation found in Moonlight? If you are Barry Jenkins, you bring us a beautiful adaptation of James Baldwins If Beale Street Could Talk, exploring family, love, racial profiling and endurance in 1970’s Harlem. Following ‘Fonny’ (Stephan James) and ‘Tish’ (KiKi Layne) [...]

A Private War

A Private War

A Private War is intense, challenging and important film making. Rosamund Pikes portrayal of Marie Colvin across the final 10 years of her life is sincere and loving, but also tough and real. Pikes performance shows Colvin's vulnerability and strength in equal measure. A journalist of deep integrity and passion, never satisfied with an answer, [...]