Drama

Quick Flicks (October) – Tesla / Make Up / I See You / Odd Thomas / Utøya: July 22 / Afterschool

October 2020 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, Tesla, Make Up, I See …

Getting It – We talk to writer, director and actor Tom Heard about life, love and LGBTQ representation

Getting It is now available on Vimeo in the United Kingdom and Amazon Prime in the US Let’s face it, the only thing more complicated than love is the self-assembly instructions on a flat-pack piece of furniture. In fact, in both respects, we often give up, or bypass the difficult bits and hope the end result will work out just …

The Devil All The Time: A relentless, twisted and assured Southern Gothic horror

The Devil All The Time is available now on Netflix Based on the relentlessly dark Southern Gothic novel by Donald Ray Pollock. The fourth feature film from director Antonio Campos (Simon Killer) is both stark and enthralling. With a truly stunning ensemble cast offering both gravitas and depth to Pollack’s story; a sweeping, grisly and lurid family drama. One where community …

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 …

New Queer Visions: Right Beside You

Sometimes we all need someone to turn to, but equally, sometimes the person we need may not be someone already in our social circle. It is within the complexity of human connections, friendships and relationships that NQV’s brand new short collection Right Beside You takes inspiration. With five beautiful short films from Mexico, Brazil, France the UK and the Netherlands; …

Kids Mix (Autumn 2020) ParaNorman / Casper / Alpha / Labyrinth

Every quarter we bring you four top picks for younger viewers. Kids Mix Autumn 2020 features ParaNorman (PG), Alpha (PG), Casper (PG) and Labyrinth (U). ParaNorman (2012) Let me start this review by proclaiming my love for stop motion animation and its ability to pull you into new worlds with divine characters. From Isle of Dogs to My Life As …

The Letter (1940) – Bette Davis on trial for murder

I doubt there is an opening scene in any film that pulls you in quicker than Bette Davis storming out of a house while unloading a full clip into a man; seemingly without any remorse. Directed by William Wyler, ​The Letter​ is, in my opinion, the finest of the three collaborations between Wyler and Davis. With a plot based on …

Matthias and Maxime – Now available to stream on MUBI

Friendships change over time, especially the ones born of childhood and adolescence. Sometimes those friendships hide the true feelings of the journey from boy to man (or girl to woman). While sometimes, they hide, repressed desires that surface on the road to adult life. These are all themes that Xavier Dolan’s latest film explores with tenderness and ease. Bound together …

Quick Flicks (September) Misbehavior / Jawline / Climax / Happy as Lazzaro / Destroyer / Duplicate / 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 …