2019

Angel Has Fallen – Review

Quick Read Review In 2013 we were given Olympus Has Fallen, followed in 2016 by London Has Fallen. Each blowing up favourite holiday destinations and landmarks. While killing as many people as possible on screen in a shower of bullets, explosions and rocket launchers. Now ‘Die Hard’ wannabe Mike Banning is back, bringing yet more chaos to the White House. …

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Review)

Four year’s on from the mixed reviews of The Hateful Eight. Tarantino’s ninth feature provides us with a mature, visually stunning and nuanced piece of filmmaking. One that holds your attention, despite its slower pace. While in turn combining truly stunning cinematography with beautiful character driven performances. Not only submerging the audience in a hypnotic mix of fantasy versus reality. …

Good Boys (Review)

There is always an inherent risk in placing adult themed comedy into the hands of a ‘tween’ cast of actors. The result being a potentially uncomfortable mix of young teens, bad language and sexual jokes. With adult humour interfacing with the sensibility of ensuring childhood innocence is maintained. Good Boys therefore had a difficult path to navigate. In traversing the …

Hard Paint (Review)

‘Tinta Bruta’ Slipping under the cinematic radar in a summer full of children’s popcorn films, is a melancholic Brazilian gem. Exploring both the internal and social isolation present in Brazil’s LGBTQ community. The recipient of last years best picture at the 2018 Berlinale Film Festival. Hard Paint has finally gained a limited UK cinema release through Curzon. Providing us with …

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 equally shines alongside its Springsteen rich score. Blinded by the light reimagines the story of Manzoor. Taking his passion for Springsteen and childhood …

The Current War (Review)

Quick Read Review The Current War has been on quite a journey before finally hitting UK cinema screens this week. Following decidedly lukewarm reviews at the Toronto Film Festival back in 2017. The Weinstein Company produced drama has floated in a void of ownership. Following the collapse of the Weinstein Company. Finally released with no mention of the Weinstein Company …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Capernaum

Nadine Lebaki leads us through the streets of Lebanon in a story that writhes with energy, emotion and sincerity. As we follow the journey of young Zain through a fog of abuse, separation and childhood longing. While Lebaki expertly uses the camera with documentary like precision in creating a powerful reflection of a damaged world. For this reason Capernaum sears itself into the …

Horrible Histories the Movie: Rotten Romans (Review)

Based on the hit books by Terry Deary, Horrible Histories first hit TV screens in 2009. The shows unique format mixing historical fact and fiction with humour, battles and songs. Providing children and adults alike with a delightful mix of fun and learning. Its anarchic recipe made the TV show and instant success for Children’s BBC. Therefore, after eight seasons …