Movies to Stream or Buy

Love, Antosha (Review) – The artistry, life and legacy of Anton Yelchin

When a young actor dies before their time, their memory can often find itself attached to the manner of their death. Rather than the talent, energy, spark and creativity of their short life. This obsession with the final moments of a public figure has haunted the memory of actors ranging from River Phoenix to Paul Walker and Heath Ledger. With …

Vivarium (2020) – Film of the Week

The second feature film from director Lorcan Finnegan and writer Garret Shanley. Vivarium not only pays homage to a range of classic science fiction and horror. But also manages to find its own unique voice in what is an unsettling and fresh film. Wrapping the audience in a claustrophobic horror that takes on even greater significance during the current COVID …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Honey Boy

Born in 1986, Shia LaBeouf found fame at young age through stand up comedy and then the Disney Channel. His talent finding worldwide stardom with the 2007 hit Disturbia. However, as with many child actors before him, the journey to this point was far from glamourous. A journey fraught with alcohol, anger and internal struggle. Written by LaBeouf, ‘Honey Boy’ may have changed the …

Love Simon (2018) – Film of the Week

Much like Call Me By Your Name, Love Simon has earned its place as a defining LGBTQ movie of a whole new generation. Not only taking the best-selling novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda into a film. But also, translating it with care, love and a delightfully light touch. To create a truly groundbreaking young adult LGBTQ rom-com. Where director Gregg Berlanti reflects …

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (2017) – Film of the Week

Following on from his darkly humorous In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. Martin McDonagh delivers a film that dovetails the darkest of humour with a psychological examination of human pain and justice. Within a film that delves into the deepest reaches of guilt, family and prejudice in the small town of Ebbing Missouri. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri unapologetically pushes buttons …

My Own Private Idaho (1991) – Film of the Week

You may think that a film based on male prostitution would focus on sex. But Gus Van Sant’s 1991 picture does not wrap itself in stereotypical themes of prostitution and sexuality. My Own Private Idaho plays with Shakespeare’s Henry IV part I and II. While placing its central characters into the urban bustle and rural beauty of Portland, Oregon. Dovetailing the freedom of …

Bugsy Malone (1976) – Film of the Week

Splurge guns at the ready for Alan Parker’s gloriously unique kids mobster musical. A film that not only makes you endlessly smile through a haze of shaving cream and sublime art deco sets; but equally grabs your attention with toe-tapping musical numbers from Paul Williams. Each song a classic in its own right; while also becoming a mainstay of school theatre productions …

Sixteen Candles (1984) – Film of the Week

Sixteen Candles has become a primarily overlooked classic of the John Hughes era, despite it being his directorial debut. However, this is quintessential Hughes in every way. Providing us with a beautiful snapshot of 80s teenage life, surrounded by laugh out loud comedy. While equally encapsulating the anger, joy and urgency of teen life for girls and boys alike. Ultimately …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – End of the Century

‘Fin de siglo’ What if we had made different decisions as a result of the random meetings, and fleeting love affairs we have had? This is the question posed by writer-director Lucio Castro. His debut feature ‘End of the Century’ focusing on the power of chance encounters and the fear of commitment. The passion for personal freedom often wrapped in …