The Meg

The Meg

If there is one thing you should know about a cinema visit to see The Meg, it’s that you need to set your expectations really low. And once you’ve done that, set them a little lower. Only then will y...
The Wicker Man

Six Of The Best: Cults

Frightening and tantalising. Cutting yourself off from everyone and the sense of belonging. Strict and liberating. Cults – religious or otherwise – have proven, time and again, to be a heap of contra...
Mission Impossible Fallout

Mission Impossible: Fallout

Not so long ago, the phrase “death defying” was reserved for ambitious performers – the likes of Harry Houdini – who travelled all over the world, purposefully putting themselves in life-threatening ...
Sweet Virginia

Sweet Virginia

An after-hours card game in a sleepy Alaskan bar. The light, tinged a grey-yellow, alludes to film noir. A mysterious, taciturn stranger asks for some food and water. All of a sudden, the place becom...
AMY ADAMS

Six of the Best: Amy Adams

Sharp Objects – the hotly anticipated book based on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel – premiered on Sky Atlantic this week, starring Amy Adams as an intrepid reporter, re-visiting the town in...
Sicario 2 Soldado

Sicario 2: Soldado

It’s fortuitous timing that Stefano Sollima’s Sicario sequel has hit cinemas. Parents and children being separated across the Mexican border; patrolling the Rio Grande in Laredo for potential people ...
MESRINE

Six Of The Best: True Crime Films

There are five words that can really make a difference to your film viewing experience: Based on a true story. If we, as viewers, that what we’re getting is even just a little snippet of reality, it ...
Hereditary

Hereditary

Horror films – of late – appear to have fallen down the slippery slope of constant jump scares, gory deaths and groups of idiot teenagers exploring basements / abandoned buildings / insert generic cr...
Pedro Almodovar

Six Of The Best: Pedro Almodovar

When you think of Madrid-native, Pedro Almodovar, three key things spring to mind; colour, close-ups and conversation. Almodovar’s films – from the early, wilder days to more recent years – have alwa...
Suburra

Suburra

There are few stereotypes about Italian culture that are readily relied on in cinema, satire and the news. The first, is that the country is home to the Mafia (and all Italians are in the Mob) and th...