Monthly Archives: May 2019

Available to Stream or Buy Now – Burning

Lee Chang-dong’s Burning is a revelation in cinematic artistry. Providing us with a mystery thriller based short story by Haruki Murakami. Combined with the style and delivery of the late great Alfred Hitchcock. As we taken on a journey into the complexities of obsession, jealousy and hidden desire. While also embodying modern South Korea and its drive towards a consumerist utopia, …

Rocketman (Review)

Fresh from rescuing the Freddie Mercury and Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody after the removal of its director Bryan Singer. Dexter Fletcher brings us the glowing, fabulous and utterly compelling Rocketman. Bringing to life the career of Elton John with stunning cinematography, performances and energy. In a pure fantasia of music, creativity and emotion. From its opening scenes Rocketman isn’t afraid …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Destroyer

Gritty and dark, Nicole Kidman’s portrayal of a police officer unraveling through guilt is outstanding. Destroyer offers us a slow burn drama with complexity and stark imagery. Some will find it too slow, and Destroyer does suffer from some side stories that add little to its structure. Despite this its a compelling watch leading to a beautifully constructed ending if …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Vice

Powerful, challenging and utterly compelling. Vice is one of the most intelligent and accessible pieces of political film making to grace our screens in many years. Deeply uncomfortable at times, yet beautifully directed and performed. Vice is a masterful exploration of power, misinformation and manipulation in modern democracy. This is a film everyone should see and everyone should discuss. Vice …

Ten Film Alternatives to Watching Eurovision

It’s that time of year again when mediocre songs and flamboyant performances illuminate our TV screens. With the dreaded ‘deux points’ score for the United Kingdom having become a staple of Eurovision disappointment. So why not settle in with a large glass of wine and watch a movie instead? Movies have the ability to bring popular music, energy and diversity …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Beautiful Boy

It could be argued that 2019 will be the year of the addiction drama. With a range of films on the way that explore the haunting isolation of both alcoholism and drug addiction. However, it is highly unlikely that any will match the sheer power of Beautiful Boy. Where the majority of the sheer emotional thump comes from Timothée Chalamet’s …

Birds of Passage – Review

South American stories of drugs and crime have become a staple of modern cinema and television. Often focussing on the crime lords and families that have fed the worlds hunger for illicit drugs. However, with Birds of Passage Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego bring us an intimate family saga. Reflecting the complex interface between indigenous culture and western desire in 70s …