Film Review – High Rise (2015)

High Rise (2015) Director:Ben Wheatley Writers: J.G. Ballard (novel), Amy Jump Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller Run Time: 1hr 59m Reviewer: Andy Millward My son saw Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump‘s film adaptation of JG Ballard‘s...

Film Review – Mother! (2017)

Mother! Written and directed by: Darren Aronofsky Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Barden, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their...

Why Representation Matters

Representation is a topic that is growing in momentum across the media. Though for the most part that media seems to be of a...

Film Review – Youth (2015)

Youth Director: Paolo Sorrentino  Writer: Paolo Sorrentino Starring: Micheal Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz and Paul Dano Runtime: 124 Minutes Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom Fred Ballinger (Michael Caine) is a retired...

Film review: Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Manchester by the Sea (2016) Director: Kenneth Lonergan Writer: Kenneth Lonergan Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler Runtime: 137 min I knew nothing about Manchester by the Sea when my friend booked...

Film Review – Macbeth (2015)

Macbeth (2015) by William Shakespeare Director: Justin Kurzel Writers: Jacob Koskoff, Michael Lesslie (screenplay). Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jack Madigan Runtime: 113 min   The Fassbender/Kerzel take on Macbeth won much acclaim upon release.  Take...

Film Review – Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien: Covenant (2017) Director: Ridley Scott Writers: Dan O'Bannon (based on characters created by), Ronald Shusett (based on characters created by) Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy...

Review – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Directed by: J.J. Abrams Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams & Michael Arndt Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac Runtime: 135 Minutes The best thing...

Film Review – It Comes At Night (2017)

It Comes At Night Written and directed by: Trey Edward Shults Stars: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo Runtime: 1h 31m I saw It Comes At Night at...

Film Review: Baby Driver (2017)

Baby Driver (2017) Director: Edgar Wright Writer: Edgar Wright Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm Runtime: 112 min Baby Driver came with the weight of great expectations. Mark Kermode...