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Essential Pick of the Week – Parasite (2019)

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, multiple BAFTAS and the OSCAR for best film and director. Bong Joon-Ho‘s Parasite arrives on home platforms from the 1st June, offering even more viewers the opportunity to delve into its cinematic perfection. In a film that ebbs and flows with deliciously dark humour, shocks and drama. Taking its audience on a rollercoaster …

Fanny Lye Deliver’d – The shackles of religion shattered but not forgotten

This review is brought to you in partnership with our friends at Vertigo Releasing Thomas Clay’s third highly anticipated film ‘Fanny Lye Deliver’d’ has had a long and challenging journey to the screen. Languishing in post production for almost three years due to funding pressures. However, after much delay it premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2019. With …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Come to Daddy

You know you are in for a bonkers ride when a film opens with quotes relating to fatherhood from Shakespeare and Beyoncé. Two figures you would hardly place in the same literary class when it comes to their views on life. However, this mix of classic and contemporary sums up New Zealand director Ant Timpson’s debut feature ‘Come to Daddy’. …

Essential Pick of the Week – Slow West (2015)

British writer/director/musician John Maclean’s 2015 debut feature is a glittering gem at the heart of the western genre. One that sings with originality and difference as art and lyrical storytelling combine to create a cinematic composition of haunting beauty. One that wraps the viewer in a journey of love and innocence against a backdrop of melancholy and violence. While injecting the …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – The Turning

Henry James 1898 novella ‘The Turn of Screw’ has found itself the subject of several cinematic adaptations and interpretations over the years. The most notable of these being Jack Clayton’s exquisite and unparalleled The Innocents in 1961. However, with The Turning director Floria Sigismondi attempts to take the gothic horror of Henry James into 1990’s America. While equally playing with the novellas …

Essential Pick of the Week – A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Removed from British screens by its own director just two years after its release. A Clockwork Orange has become part of cinematic folklore. It’s complex and uncomfortable themes continuing to burrow into the minds of new audiences 49 years later. While the sheer genius of the man who brought it to the big screen haunts the public and critical opinion …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Calm With Horses

Based on the award-winning short story by Colin Barrett, and adapted for the screen by Joe Murtagh. Director Nick Rowland’s Calm With Horses is nothing short of electric crime drama. In a debut feature film that explores masculinity, community and crime without broad brush stereotypes or cliches. Wrapping the audience in a heart-breaking and violent portrait of limited opportunity, social …

Why Don’t You Just Die! (Review) – A devilishly dark and blood soaked chamber piece

‘Papa, sdokhni’  From the very first scene Kirill Sokolov’s debut feature Why Don’t You Just Die sets out its devilishly dark stall. As twenty-something Matvei (Aleksandr Kuznetsov) arrives at the apartment of his girlfriend Olya’s (Evgeniya Kregzhde) parents, armed with hammer. Only to be met by Olya’s father Andrei (Vitaliy Khaev) a brutish, controlling and decidedly corrupt police officer. His large …