Comedy

Quick Picks: Cults and Sects Special (November 2020 Edition)

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW LOOK QUICK PICKS MONTHLY. Every month Quick Picks brings you a themed collection of top-rated movies available to stream or buy right now. With every curated collection offering a short review and links to further content. While at the same time providing click and play access to Amazon Prime and other platforms. So settle back for …

8 Great Halloween Night Movies

The pumpkins are carved, the candles are lit, and the snacks are ready; all you need now is a great Halloween night movie to add to the atmosphere. So settle back as we bring you a great selection of top-rated Halloween night flicks. Each one handpicked to help you celebrate the night the dead come out to play under the …

Benny Loves You: We talk to writer, actor and director Karl Holt

Benny Loves You is showing at FrightFest Saturday 24th October We all had that one cuddly toy as a child that had pride of place at our side. And if you didn’t, then, to be frank, you are simply abnormal and probably a psychopath. For me, as a child, that special furry friend was ‘Charlie’ the monkey. His extra-long arms …

Quick Picks @ LFF – Kajillionaire, Siberia and Never Gonna Snow Again

With so many movies on offer at the London Film Festival, it is often difficult to plough through all the full-length reviews. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, as our popular Quick Picks brings you a range of festival favourites without the long review. Instead, these quick picks offer a summary of our thoughts alongside our star rating. Our …

Honeymood: Talya Lavie dissects the classic rom-com with glee

Honeymood is now playing at BFI London Film Festival As the late, great Peter Cook so eloquently put it in The Princess Bride, “Mawwiage. Mawwiage is wat bwings us togeder today. Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam wifin a dream”. Of course, marriage is not always a blessed arrangement. And sometimes this revelation can strike not long after the ceremony …

I Used to Go Here: A smart, delicate and distinctive comedy/drama.

We all reach a point where the hope and excitement that surrounded our early career fades. This process is not only profoundly uncomfortable but also, downright unfair as the veneer of youth fades. The realisation that life is quite mundane and boring wrapped up in changing friendships and a need for security. These changes are even more pronounced for those of us who …

A Ghost Waits – Love transcends death in a delightful debut feature

Romance, belonging and ghosts are a staple of the supernatural genre, from A Ghost Story (2017) to Beetlejuice (1988) and The Ghost and Mrs Muir (1947). The relationship between love, life and death central to our reflections on mortality. With film offering a glimmer of hope that death neither separates nor ends our eternal need for love and belonging. The …

Two Heads Creek – We talk all things horror, comedy and the macabre with writer and actor Jordan Waller

Now and again a horror/comedy comes along that is both intelligent and creative, while equally gore-filled and fun. These movies are quite rare, many struggling to manage the interface between gore, comedy, and social discussion; never quite balancing all three. However, Two Heads Creek is one of those rare gems that shines within the genre. Its gloriously dark script, energetic …

Get Duked! – A wild, mad, rabbit poo-fuelled escapade filled with devilish glee

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a staple of British school life, encouraging kids to experience nature in all its glory. At the same time building individual resilience in sweaty, mud lined tents with a secret stash of alcohol. As awards go, its the epitome of Britishness; dumping a group of hormonal teens in the middle of nowhere, while expecting …

Quick Picks (Sep) Misbehavior, Jawline, Climax, Happy as Lazzaro, Destroyer, Duplicate and Spud

September 2020 Edition Looking for something to watch tonight? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our monthly pick of great movies old and new, without the long review. Instead, these quick recommendations offer a summary of our thoughts alongside details of the movies length, certificate and genre. So settle back for this months selection, including Misbehaviour, Jawline, Climax, Happy …