Drama

15 Years (Review) – The boundaries of love in a sea of internal darkness

This review is brought to you in partnership with our friends at Breaking Glass Pictures With his debut feature film 15 Years writer/director Yuval Hadadi brings us a film that explores the boundaries of love and belonging in sea of internal darkness. Exploring how childhood experience can directly affect the emotional security of the individual. While reflecting that this may …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – And Then We Danced

I have often commented on the bravery of bringing LGBTQ stories to our screens from those countries where oppression is still rife. But when this bravery is coupled with a mission to break down the stereotypes and perceptions leading to segregation and discrimination. While exploring culture, identity and history that directly influences homophobic actions. Film can not only open doors …

The Sharks (Review) – The hormonal energy of the young hunter

‘Los Tiburones‘ This review is brought to you in partnership with our friends at Breaking Glass Pictures Sharks use a range of extraordinary senses in hunting their potential prey, from electrical energy to smell and sound. But are we as humans any different in our hormonally driven hunt of the people we desire? And does this hunt for a potential …

5 Essential Family Movies this Easter

Its Easter! and whether you are in it for the chocolate, the roast dinner or its religious significance we are here to help you celebrate. With 5 great family films that scream Easter in all its spring bound wonder. From the Easter Bunny to religious epics and the indulgence of chocolate, these films have Easter written all of them. So …

Essential Pick of the Week – Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Week #15 Faithfully adapted from the 2017 novel of the same name by Andre Aciman. Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name is not only one of the finest coming of age films of a generation. But also one of the most important LGBTQ films of the past twenty years. But how did a small budget film with a relatively unknown actor in …

Essential Pick of the Week – Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)

Week #14 Louis Malles 1987 masterpiece ‘Au Revoir Les Enfants’ is a truly breathtaking exploration of the end of childhood during war. One that shines with natural and unforced performances displaying the innocence of youth in the face of conflict, destruction and hate. Set in a Catholic boarding school in Nazi-occupied France during 1944. Twelve year old Julien (Gaspard Manesse) is …

Essential Pick of the Week – WarGames (1983)

Week #12 Reflecting the social fears of a cold war still burning with nuclear tension. John Badham’s 80’s teen thriller also foresaw the dangers of artificial intelligence in a newly emerging computer age. Combining a human led cold war stand off with the risk of computer driven intelligence. Ultimately delivering a thriller that has remarkably stood the test of time. …

Top TV: Our guide to the best box sets

Last Update: May 2020 Television has the power to whisk us away into new worlds, while remaining firmly rooted to our favourite armchair. While equally opening up new worlds through longer, episodic stories that leave us gagging for more. In recent years this has led to a new golden age of TV, as our viewing habits have changed in an …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Honey Boy

Born in 1986, Shia LaBeouf found fame at young age through stand up comedy and then the Disney Channel. His talent finding worldwide stardom with the 2007 hit Disturbia. However, as with many child actors before him, the journey to this point was far from glamourous. A journey fraught with alcohol, anger and internal struggle. Written by LaBeouf, ‘Honey Boy’ may have changed the …

Essential Pick of the Week – Mommy (2014)

Week #9 Mommy (2014) French Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan burst onto the public stage in 2009 with his outstanding debut feature I Killed My Mother. His ability to reflect the intensity of family relationships and the emotional disconnect of parents and teenagers jumping from the screen. However, with Mommy this ability to both challenge and engage an audience is amplified …