Review

“The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” is Utterly Charming

Despite its release just late last year, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel won big at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards. But during its release it passed entirely undetected by this binge-watcher’s radar. Having finally given it a chance, the…

Secrets of Netflix: “Creep” (2014)

Creep (2014), dir. Patrick Brice, starring: Mark Duplass and Patrick Brice Creep is maybe my favourite found-footage film of recent years, a genre that is much aligned by the supernatural (thanks, Blair Witch), and which, ironically, has failed to penetrate…

The week’s film news

WOODY ALLEN CONDEMNATIONS CONTINUE The list of Woody Allen’s former colleagues speaking out against him grew longer this week as Colin Firth announced he would never work with the veteran writer-director again. Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Hall, stars of Allen’s…

“Three Billboards” is the social comedy-drama we’ve been waiting for

By Adam Solomons 5/5 — Almost to the day, ten years ago, Martin McDonagh’s breakthrough In Bruges screened for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival in snowy Colorado. In the decade since I don’t think there’s been a film…

“When you’re about 16 they go from Aww he’s cute to Ahh he’s shite.” Lewis Capaldi interview

Adam sits down with the Scottish singer-songwriter to discuss celebrity fans, working with Frank Ocean’s producer, and the 21-year-old’s skincare routine.   You’ve been nominated for BBC Sound of 2018, I just saw TIME magazine put you on their 5…

Barrafina

Barrafina is a highly sought after, no reservations Spanish tapas restaurant down a quaint street just off the Strand. With 2 other restaurants in Covent Garden and Shaftesbury Avenue respectively, and an elegant but flirty vibe, there’s no excuse not…

The culturally ignorant “Pitch Perfect 3” proves aca-lutely terrible

As soon as the Universal Studios vanity card showed up – the jingle was performed a capella, you see – I had a strong feeling that “Pitch Perfect 3” would be a terrible movie. Over the next 93 minutes I…

“Molly’s Game” lets a virtuoso screenwriter hold a camera, to generally good effect

Every Aaron Sorkin-written movie these days seems to open with a sizeable, choppy sequence where the narcissistic-genius protagonist displays their unsubtle personality in an ostentatious, usually funny way that proves what a narcissist and genius they really are. That doesn’t…