Film Reviews

Ad Astra (Review) – An interstellar journey into the human condition

In 2016 James Grey brought us the underrated ‘The Lost City of Z‘. A film that focused on the human need for exploration and understanding. Exploring the desire of humans to risk everything in answering the questions inherent in the unknown and unexplored. Ad Astra continues the themes of Grey’s earlier film. Mixing stunning cinematography …

Little Monsters (Review) – A farmyard full of zombie fun

In a modern age of film and TV where zombie stories have sat front and centre in popular horror. Developing something new and inventive is not always easy. However, with Little Monsters Writer/Director Abe Forsythe manages to deliver something truly fresh and different. A relentlessly funny comic book tale of a slacker and a teacher …

For Sama (Review) – The horror of war and strength of humanity

Capturing the horror of a war where crimes against humanity have and are still taking place. Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts ‘For Sama’ is documentary the whole world needs to watch; a world that has largely stood by as millions of people have suffered and died in Syria. While increasing global populism and nationalism have …

IT (Chapter Two) Review – The inner child in every adult

Our recent retrospective of ‘IT Chapter One‘ ended with the following thoughts on the upcoming chapter two “With IT Chapter Two coming to cinemas in few weeks time, Muschietti may achieve something truly unique in cinema. A two part horror film that honours its literary roots, while providing a modern classic of the genre”. So …

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 …

BFI London Film Festival 2019 – Programme Launched

The full programme for this years 63rd BFI London Film Festival has landed. Bringing the best new films to London from 2nd – 13th October 2019. This years programme once again mixing a diversity of film with documentaries, talks and workshops. Headline Galas at this years festival include, The Personal History of David Copperfield from …