Anthropoid

Anthropoid was in dangers of falling in an all too familiar trap when it was announced that another film covering the same story. HHhH, the other story started to go into production just an Anthropoi...

Manchester By The Sea

Manchester By The Sea is the latest film from acclaimed director Kenneth Lonergan. He is admired for his approach to story telling and his last film Margaret, although delayed for several years due t...

Live by Night

Ben Affleck returns as actor/director in prohibition era gangster flick Live by Night. Based on Dennis Lehane’s novel of the same name, Live by Night stars Affleck as Joe Coughlin, the son of a...

Short Sharp Review: Suicide Squad

I’m not a big DC Comics guy, however, I’ve read my fair share of comics in my time and I do like a comic-movie-hybrid. The likes of gritty Judge Dredd (the recent one, not the Stallone one R...

Onus

Onus is the fifth film from director George Clark and can be easily classed as a low budget film. In fact the movie had very little spent on it. To make anything for that sort of money is good and th...

Somnus

You can’t fault a film like Somnus for trying. It has lofty ambitions for a project that is on a limited budget. Advances in the availability of effects work to smaller scale films mean that fi...

Satanic

If you watch enough horror films, or any genre in fact, then you can get a good idea of how a film is going to progress. Time and again film makers use certain techniques and markers to inform the au...

I Am Not A Serial Killer

For the most part, movies about serial killers are dark and chilling dramas. The main antagonist is usually fully formed and the drama focusses on the good guys hunt to stop him before he kills again...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Spoilers abound! Rogue One follows the story of a lost daughter – Jyn Erso – whose father was taken from her at a young age by the Empire and was brought up by an extremist who is so extr...

The Squid And The Whale

One of the December Criterion releases in the UK is the 2005 family drama The Squid And The Whale. It is set in New York during the 1980’s and uses elements and recollections from director Noah...