Drama

Bait Review – Tradition meets modernity on the Cornish Coast

Mark Jenkin’s Cornish fishing tale is a masterclass in cinematic art and social commentary, providing a hypnotic and salty soap opera. This is unique, captivating and utterly beautiful cinema. Mixing its grainy 16mm black and white footage with modern Cornwall in exploring the interface between tradition and change on the Cornish coast. Martin Ward (Edward …

The Good Son – Hollywood’s tentative steps into the darker side of childhood

Released in 1993, The Good Son had a turbulent journey to cinema screens, beset with re-writes, production changes and Hollywood politics in casting. However, despite its tumultuous journey, The Good Son remains a fascinating insight into child criminality on screen. A mainstream film that tentatively dared to imagine that children can and do hurt others. …

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Review

Spoiler Free Four years on from The Hateful Eight, a film that garnered very mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike. Tarantino’s ninth feature is mature, visually stunning and nuanced filmmaking. Holding your attention, despite its slower pace with cinematography, performances and script writing that sings. While submerging you in a hypnotic mix of fantasy …

Blinded by the Light – Review

Inspired by the teenage life of writer Sarfraz Manzoor (Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock’n’ Roll). Gurinder Chadha (Bend it like Beckham) delivers a film of warmth, affection and social commentary on 80’s Britain, that shines alongside its Springsteen rich score. Blinded by the light reimagines the story of Manzoor, taking his passion …