Month: November 2019

Baby Driver – A High Octane Musical Thriller

Baby Driver arrived in UK cinemas with bang on the 27th June 2017. The films carefully selected musical score humming with the energy of a high-octane engine. While its narrative played with several genres ranging from the action thriller to the heist movie. However, very few people would label Baby Driver as a musical. Possibly …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Horrible Histories the Movie: Rotten Romans

Based on the hit books by Terry Deary, Horrible Histories first hit TV screens in 2009. The shows unique format mixing historical fact and fiction with humour, battles and songs. Providing children and adults alike with a delightful mix of fun and learning. Its anarchic recipe made the TV show and instant success for Children’s …

World on Fire – The horror of fascism and bravery of rebellion

BBC One’s war time drama World on Fire concluded last week, after seven riveting and deeply moving episodes. The drama immersing its audience in the horrors of fascism, the bravery of rebellion and the darkness of war. While also providing us with stunning cinematography, performances and direction. In a similar vein to the outstanding 2013 …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – The Lion King (2019)

Despite all the technical wizardry, Disney’s carbon copy of their own 1994 animated film fails to fly. The Lion King (2019) undeniably pushes the boundaries of modern animation, providing a stunning and new visual experience. Unfortunately however, no amount of technical prowess can save the film from a feeling of blandness. The emotion and energy …

Let it Snow – A Formulaic yet surprisingly tender teen romcom

Quick Read Review Netflix’ straight to streaming films are somewhat of a mixed bag, especially those aimed at a young adult audience. But with Let it Snow, Netflix allows a solid cast to rise above the tinsel drenched romcom, creating something slightly different. Let it Snow knows how to pull all the strings associated with …

The Morning Show: The changing landscape of broadcast media

Apple made a brave choice when commissioning ‘The Morning Show’ as their first major drama for the new Apple TV+ platform. With media and film still shaking in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment and abuse allegations. The Morning Show bravely places the #MeToo movement centre stage. While also unflinchingly exploring the role …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

How often do you walk into a cinema and truly reflect on the sound of the film you are watching? We all consume sound in film without ever really thinking about its creation and origins. Simply expecting the film to submerge us into drama, fantasy, horror or comedy. Making Waves beautifully explores the talent and …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Apollo 11

Very few documentaries have the power to transport you back to a specific time and place; Apollo 11 is one of those documentaries. Director Todd Douglas Miller taking you back to the hot summer of 1969. NASA’s beautifully restored 65mm footage creating the aesthetic of live TV coverage. Every scene oozing the excitement, adrenaline and …

Now Available to Stream to Buy – The Souvenir

The Souvenir creates a beautiful and haunting character study of a women learning the harsh truths of relationships, love and commitment. A study that has you internally shouting at Julie while also understanding her unconditional need to love. Her frailty and strength exceptionally portrayed by newcomer Honor Swinton Bryne. While the complexity of Anthony’s control …