Top Rated Movies

Quick Flicks (October) – Tesla / Make Up / I See You / Odd Thomas / Utøya: July 22 / Afterschool

October 2020 Looking for something to watch tonight? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our monthly pick of great movies old and new, without the long review. Instead, these quick recommendations offer a summary of our thoughts alongside details of the movies length, certificate and genre. So settle back for this months selection, including, Tesla, Make Up, I See …

The Devil All The Time: A relentless, twisted and assured Southern Gothic horror

The Devil All The Time is available now on Netflix Based on the relentlessly dark Southern Gothic novel by Donald Ray Pollock. The fourth feature film from director Antonio Campos (Simon Killer) is both stark and enthralling. With a truly stunning ensemble cast offering both gravitas and depth to Pollack’s story; a sweeping, grisly and lurid family drama. One where community …

From the Archive: Making Montgomery Clift

Making Montgomery Clift was originally published on the 30th March 2019 On the 23rd July 1966 Montgomery Clift died of heart failure at his New York apartment aged 45. Leaving behind a legacy of world-class film and theatre that pushed the boundaries of masculinity on screen. In the years following Clift’s death, a picture was painted of a man struggling …

I Used to Go Here: A smart, delicate and distinctive comedy/drama.

We all reach a point where the hope and excitement that surrounded our early career fades. This process is not only profoundly uncomfortable but also, downright unfair as the veneer of youth fades. The realisation that life is quite mundane and boring wrapped up in changing friendships and a need for security. These changes are even more pronounced for those of us who …

Kids Mix (Autumn 2020) ParaNorman / Casper / Alpha / Labyrinth

Every quarter we bring you four top picks for younger viewers. Kids Mix Autumn 2020 features ParaNorman (PG), Alpha (PG), Casper (PG) and Labyrinth (U). ParaNorman (2012) Let me start this review by proclaiming my love for stop motion animation and its ability to pull you into new worlds with divine characters. From Isle of Dogs to My Life As …

Blinders – We talk to Tyler Savage about his new thriller and the darker side of inner-city life

Every year millions of people pack their bags and head to major cities across the world, seeking a fresh start, leaving behind the problems, memories, and ghosts of their past. However, for many, the reality of leaving behind the security of their old life only increases their vulnerability. Their new lives snared in a trap of needing companionship and belonging …

Bloody Monday: Back to School Special – The Faculty / Slaughterhouse Rulz / Tormented

September 2020 Bloody Monday is back with a ‘Back to School’ special. Celebrating the end of summer and the return to desks, smartboards, hormonal tantrums and excitement. So grab a desk as we look back at three great school-based horrors to start the new term. From The Faculty (15) to Slaughterhouse Rulz (15) and Tormented (15). The Faculty (1998) What …

A Ghost Waits – Love transcends death in a delightful debut feature

Romance, belonging and ghosts are a staple of the supernatural genre, from A Ghost Story (2017) to Beetlejuice (1988) and The Ghost and Mrs Muir (1947). The relationship between love, life and death central to our reflections on mortality. With film offering a glimmer of hope that death neither separates nor ends our eternal need for love and belonging. The …

Two Heads Creek – We talk all things horror, comedy and the macabre with writer and actor Jordan Waller

Now and again a horror/comedy comes along that is both intelligent and creative, while equally gore-filled and fun. These movies are quite rare, many struggling to manage the interface between gore, comedy, and social discussion; never quite balancing all three. However, Two Heads Creek is one of those rare gems that shines within the genre. Its gloriously dark script, energetic …

Matthias and Maxime – Now available to stream on MUBI

Friendships change over time, especially the ones born of childhood and adolescence. Sometimes those friendships hide the true feelings of the journey from boy to man (or girl to woman). While sometimes, they hide, repressed desires that surface on the road to adult life. These are all themes that Xavier Dolan’s latest film explores with tenderness and ease. Bound together …