September 8, 2020

I have a habit of repeat watching, and sometimes this is for a purpose I believe to be valid. When people kept praising Call Me By Your Name, I rewatched it to see whether my indifference to it could be changed (it could). When I had a discussion with someone about whe...

September 8, 2020

“I really hope that once the film comes out, they will watch it, and they will understand that those who were criticizing me were actually walking the same path as me,” explains Maïmouna Doucouré in her interview with Time Magazine as she discusses the controversy that...

August 19, 2020

Summer (as unprecedented as this one may appear) often calls for a celebratory tale of youthful love and freedom in the sun, where at once everything and anything seems possible but where one inevitably suffers at the hands of the inexplicable torture we call coming of...

July 20, 2020

Never has Tom Hanks missed an opportunity to pilot his own ship or sail his own boat in high-stake situations. But then perhaps that is what he is best suited for. Aaron Schneider’s World War Two drama ‘Greyhound’, for which Hanks wrote the screenplay based on C. S. Fo...

April 18, 2020

Ominous plant Little Joe takes Audrey Two’s place in what at first appears to be an art house version of ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ – yet though the plants have the same goal, Little Joe’s way of manifesting itself is far more disturbing than the man-eating yet comical,...

January 31, 2020

Robert Eggers returns with another claustrophobic, tense and shrieking tale, this time the story of two men thrown together in the murky depths of a secluded island in the 1890s. Compared to Eggers’ earlier, critically-acclaimed film The Witch (2015) which sees a famil...

January 11, 2020

Rian Johnson’s "Knives Out" starts with a bang – two dogs rapturously run at the camera in slow motion as we’re propelled into the Thrombey household, an organised pandemonium of colours, old books and weird dolls resembling more a decrepit antiques store than a home....

January 10, 2020

"This decides who lives and who dies," rigid manager Maloney says to sunken-eyed protagonist Ricky (newcomer Kris Hitchen) as he hands him his scanning device – a figure of speech which, it quickly becomes clear, isn’t really a figure of speech at all.

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November 20, 2019

The King’s Shakespeare Company returns with one of the playwright’s lesser known comedies The Merry Wives of Windsor, packed with energy, ridiculous costumes and a whole lot of fake laughter. The plot revolves around two storylines: that of Sir John Falstaff’s attempts...

November 18, 2019

Mirrah Foulkes’ first directorial debut "Judy and Punch" begins as an eccentric, offbeat and colourful medieval bonanza where the beer never runs dry and the laughs never cease – that is, until the beating takes place off stage and suddenly, we’re left wondering what w...

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