Film Reviews

Spree – All eyes on me, I want to be seen

Spree is available to rent or buy now on all major platforms At what point does fiction become a reality, and where does privacy start and stop? In an online world of clickbait content, personal blogs and viral videos, this question has never been more challenging to answer. Our lives now embedded in the viral world of social media and …

Endless – An endlessly dull story of undying love

Endless is available to rent or buy on all major digital platforms from 23rd November Who here remembers the delicate beauty of Ghost (1990) and its sensual potter’s wheel? Or how about the intoxicatingly brilliant Truly Madly Deeply and its musical powerhouse of emotion, also from 1990? Whichever of these supernatural romantic delights remains your favourite; several key ingredients link …

V for Vendetta (2006) – Remember Remember the fifth of November

“Remember remember the fifth of NovemberGunpowder, treason and plot.I see no reason why gunpowder treasonShould ever be forgot…” Let me take you to a world where divisive leaders rule; a recent pandemic instils fear, and public trust is placed into the hands of right-wing zealots. This is the London of 2028 in V for Vendetta. But, it may also sound …

Under My Skin – A fresh and heartfelt exploration of non-binary gender identity

Under My Skin is currently awaiting a nationwide release date, and this post will be updated when one becomes available. With its world premiere at this years Raindance, Australian writer-director David O’Donnell’s Under My Skin is a fresh, delicate yet captivating exploration of gender. In a movie that joyously unpicks and rewrites the classic romantic drama. Reflecting a diversity of …

The World We Knew – An enthralling and captivating supernatural crime drama

The World We Knew had its world premiere at FrightFest 2020. This post will be updated with future release dates when they become available. An abandoned and neglected farmhouse sits proudly among the rolling fields of its birth. Its location far from public view; its mysteries engrained in the fabric of its crumbling facade. But, despite its looks, life remains …

Summer of 85 – The intoxicating joy of first love and gut-wrenching pain of loss

Summer of 85 is now showing in Cinemas nationwide and on Curzon Home Cinema Benjamin Disraeli once said, “The magic of our first love is our ignorance that it can never end”. And anyone looking back on those first intense feelings, wrapped in a shield of invulnerability, could hardly disagree. With youth itself surrounded by an impenetrable bubble of hope, …

Cocoon (Kokon) – A delicate, yet vibrant portrait of youth

Cocoon will be released nationwide in selected cinemas and on-demand from the 11th December. As the sun beats down on Berlin, Leonie Krippendorff laces the heat of summer with the uncontrollable fever of adolescence. In a delicate, yet vibrant portrait of youth that pulses with the heat, desire and trepidation of teenage life. With one unforgettable summer changing the rules …

Quick Picks @ LFF – The Intruder, Wildfire and Bad Tales

With so many movies on offer at the London Film Festival, it can be 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 …

Cicada – Love and companionship open the door to rebirth and recovery

Cicada is currently awaiting a nationwide UK release date There are approximately 3,000 species of Cicada in our world; their lives spent mainly underground before emerging into the light to mate, and fly free. In their debut feature, director’s Matt Fifer and Kieran Mulcare reflect the lifecycle of this delicate yet complex insect. In a film, where the darkness of …

Wolfwalkers – Undoubtedly one of the best animated movies of the year

Wolfwalkers premieres on Apple TV+ December 11th, 2020 The year is 1650, the place Kilkenny, Ireland, where Oliver Cromwell’s puritanical subjugation of the Irish is well underway. With villages controlled through the iron-like grip of the English, slowly growing into towns; eating the once ancient woodland around them. It is here where we meet Bill (Sean Bean) a robust, northern …