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. ...
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...
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...
Suspiria

Suspiria (1977)

Decadent. It’s not a word you would typically associate with the horror genre. Yet, that’s exactly what Dario Argento’s 1977 cult classic, Suspiria feels like. And, with a remake set to hit screens l...
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...
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 ...
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...
Cannes Film Festival

Six of the Best: Palme d’Or Winners

The Cannes Film Festival enjoys a long history of both controversy and glamour. It’s the ultimate case of sun, sea and cinema. Its location gives way to the elite and fashionable of European cinema, ...
Paddy Considine

Six of the Best : Paddy Considine

In light of the recent release of Journeyman, and the subsequent high praise it has received critically, it seemed an opportune time to look at some of the other work from the film’s writer, di...
NETFLIX

Are Netflix Films Oscar Worthy?

What makes a film a film? What makes cinema, cinema? If clothes maketh the man, what maketh a movie? That is a question that has provoked a lot of debate ever since directing behemoth, Steven Spielbe...