Movies to Stream or Buy

Now Available to Stream or Buy – The Invisible Man

From the award winning success of Get Out through to disappointing paint by numbers horror of Ma. Blumhouse Productions has provided a mixed bag of quality and innovation since its launch in 2010. However, nobody could dismiss the shear creativity of the modern horror platform that Blumhouse has created. One that has ensured horror in all its forms has continued to thrive on …

Fanny Lye Deliver’d (2019) – Essential Pick of the Week

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 Vertigo Releasing now bringing the film to a wider audience via streaming services. But …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Dark Waters

The legal drama/thriller has been a mainstay of cinema for a number of years. Enthralling audiences with stories of the lone legal professional taking on the military, government or business for public good. However, these drama’s are often simplistic in tone, summarising long and bitter legal battles in 150 minutes of screen time. But with Todd Haynes (Carol) latest film …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – True History of the Kelly Gang

History is full of figures who have fought institutionalised oppression by breaking laws, and even taking lives only to become legends of folklore. Whether they be Dick Turpin or Jesse James, those who target the very foundations of a countries inequality. Often find themselves raised onto pedestals mixing truth with fantasy long after their death. In Australia, Ned Kelly and …

Essential Pick of the Week – Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) 2016

At what age does the freedom and innocence of childhood become consumed by the mists of adolescence? The answer of course differs for every person, the journey to adulthood one of personal self discovery. It’s jarring and uncomfortable dawn bringing with it the realities of adult life, sex and relationships. Creating a transition that is often both painful and joyous …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Little Joe

There is much to be admire in Jessica Hausner’s first English language film ‘Little Joe’. It’s glorious cinematography and unconventional score mixing with a homage to both Day of the Triffids and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. While also embracing the tongue in cheek mystery of Tales of the Unexpected. However, despite its glorious visuals and promise of excellence this is a film that sadly never …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – The Personal History of David Copperfield

Placing Charles Dickens classic novel David Copperfield into the hands of Armando Iannucci (The Death of Stalin), may sound rather audacious. But Iannucci’s love of all things Dickens found itself highlighted back in 2012. With the fabulous BBC documentary ‘Armando’s Tale of Charles Dickens‘. In which the writer/director explored Dickens work with contemporary social eye. While equally focussing on the …

Artemis Fowl – A young criminal mastermind lost in action

It has taken nearly 20 years for Eoin Colfer’s young criminal mastermind ‘Artemis Fowl’ to make it to our screens. His arrival suffering numerous production problems, ranging from fall of the Weinstein empire to Disney’s acquisition of Fox. Therefore the announcement that Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation was heading to straight to Disney + was not a surprise. Especially after the critical …

Essential Pick of the Week – Days of the Bagnold Summer

Do you remember the long summer holidays away from school at the tender age of 15? For many of us we now look back at this time through the rose tinted specs of adulthood. But the truth is these breaks were often painful, disappointing and challenging for both the us and our parent/s. Our hormonal confusion and desire for freedom …

Scream Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street – Hollywood, homophobia and horror

In October 2019 our retrospective look at A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2 shone a light on homophobia in 1980s America. Exploring the undeniable themes of sexuality and gender sitting at the heart of an unlikely LGBTQ film. While exploring these in the context of the socio-political world of its release. A world where AIDS had changed the landscape …