Review

Secrets of Netflix – “Under the Shadow” (2016)

Under the Shadow (2016), dir. Babak Anvari, starring Narges Rashidi and Avin Manshadi I believe that horror, done properly, can be the most entertaining, informative cinematic experience of all. To my delight – but, generally, not of those I drag…

The Week’s Movie News (19th February)

Jessica Chastain is in talks to star in IT Chapter 2 After the first film broke box office records last year making it the most successful horror movie of all time, IT Chapter 2 is in rapid development in order…

Precious mettle: “Lady Bird” is the beautiful retelling of a young life lived

By Adam Solomons   I haven’t attended church regularly in some time, so the learned voice of a priest and the inviting echo of a congregation and the all-too-appetising communion wafers introduced in the second scene of “Lady Bird” had…

The Wombats review – “Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life”

It doesn’t quite feel like it, but the Liverpool-founded indie band the Wombats’ last release was almost three years ago. 2015’s stellar “Glitterbug” brought new emotional highs and a changed electronic sound to the Wombats’ already-strong discography, and last week’s…

The Week’s News

Three Billboards inspire protests in London and Florida In Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Mrs Hayes plasters the message “Raped while dying. And still no arrests. How come Chief Willoughby?” on three disused billboards. Three trucks dressed in strikingly similar…

Beauty and the Sea Creature: “The Shape of Water”

A romantic tale that balances charm and thrill, The Shape of Water makes falling in love with a monster seem easy. Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) is a mute cleaner at a secret research laboratory. Here, she befriends an amphibian creature…

“Loveless” is another gem from a visionary director

Loveless (2018), dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev, starring Maryana Spivak and Aleksey Rozin A film entitled ‘Loveless’, released on the Friday before Valentine’s Day? It was always likely to pique my intrigue. Of course, that Andrey Zvyagintsev, the masterful auteur of ‘Leviathan’…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

It was with a cocktail of excitement and dread that I sat down in the cinema and saw the immortal words “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” fade in and fade out as Star Wars: The…

Looking Forward: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

  American Crime Story returns soon with a fresh cast and an old crime: the 1997 murder of high-profile fashion designer Gianni Versace. Coming off the immense success of the first instalment, this hopes to be one of TV’s biggest…

Hiatus 2018

The biggest show sitting out 2018 is Game of Thrones. As with Veep, which is also delayed until next year, the creators decided they wanted to take extra time to perfectly craft the final season. Veep is also delayed until…

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