Movies to Stream or Buy

Days of the Bagnold Summer – Film of the Week

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 us and our parent/s. Our hormonal confusion and desire for freedom clashing with …

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 …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Waiting for Anya

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel, first published in 1990. Director Ben Cookson navigates the tightrope of bringing holocaust drama to children’s orientated filmmaking. While embracing the challenge of filming entirely on location. With the French mountain village at the centre of Morpurgo’s book, providing an important backdrop to the narrative. Creating a film that excels in both visual style and …

In My Blood It Runs – Film of the Week

Across our globe, there is a darkness that sits at the heart of every criminal justice system. An inescapable truth deeply embedded within the walls of every juvenile detention centre and prison; the link between those who suffer oppression and incarceration. Back in 2016, this darkness was uncovered in media reports, relating to the abuse and humiliation of young people …

Dating Amber – Friendship, love and acceptance in 90s Ireland

The 1990s offered a period of large scale change in both the U.K and Ireland, as the social structures of the 80s were challenged by a newly emerging social confidence. In Britain, this led to the birth of Brit Pop and political change, while across the Irish Sea young people began to question the beliefs of their parents, government, and …

Parasite (2019) – Film of the Week

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 – A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Anyone living outside of the United States could be forgiven for not knowing who Fred Rogers was. His status as a US national treasure born from his children’s TV show, ‘Mister Rogers Neighbourhood’. A show that ran from 1968 to 2001 on the PBS network. It may therefore, come as no surprise that Marielle Heller’s new film ‘A Beautiful Day …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – The Lighthouse

Waves batter an isolated rock, while hungry gulls circle for their next meal. The beaming torch of the barnacled lighthouse providing safety for travelling sailors. While its thick stone walls hold two ‘wickies’ prisoners of the sea. Their relentless maintenance and isolation surrounded by empty bottles of booze. As both men search for meaning and purpose beyond the light of …

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’. …