Creed 2

Creed II

Ryan Coogler’s 2016 film Creed gave us all an insight into the Rocky “universe” that we didn’t know we wanted. Grossing over $170m at the box office, it breathed new life into a much-loved series of ...
Mamma Mia 2

Is 2018 The Year of “Feel Good” Cinema?

The Greatest Showman has a lot to answer for. The least of which is my uncontrollable urge for a full-on song and dance routine when I’m listening to the soundtrack either in my house or on the bus. ...
Outlaw King

Outlaw King

The Scottish Wars of Independence marked a period of violent unrest; a fractured Scotland consumed by in-house fighting and a desire to break free from the English throne. The “poster boy” – if such ...
Daniel Bruhl The Alienist

Six Of The Best: Daniel Bruhl

Believe it or not, baby-faced actor Daniel Bruhl turned 40 this year. The multi-lingual half German, half Spanish actor has transitioned seamlessly from quirky European indie films to Hollywood block...
Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times At The El Royale

“It all starts with a simple choice. Which side are you on?” The state line dividing California and Nevada runs right through the El Royal hotel in Drew Goddard’s film. You can choose which side of t...
Halloween 2018

Halloween

Michael Myers. It’s a name that evokes the very spirit of the horror / slasher genre. He’s a faceless killer; the shadow lurking in the corner of your bedroom; the footsteps you hear behind you on a ...
Fahrenheit 451 HBO

Fahrenheit 451 (2018)

For those of you who have lost their Sunday nights to the Hulu series, The Handmaid’s Tale, you’ll know how incredibly powerful and resonant the image of a dystopian American culture can ...
Searching film 2018

Searching

According to recent statistics, we spend up to nine hours per day on social media and our actions are captured up to 300 times on camera. So, if someone meant missing, it would make sense to check th...
Upgrade Logan Marshall Green

Upgrade

A tale of revenge is very common in cinema. Usually, it involves a hero – or anti-hero, depending on how you look at it – avenging an act of violence perpetrated against a spouse or loved...
BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman

Quentin Tarantino managed to poke fun at the Ku Klux Klan in that hilarious scene involving misshapen pillow slips from Django Unchained. Whilst Spike Lee does offer up some opportunities to laugh at...