The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

Let me preface this review by declaring one simple fact: I love musicals. I love the lavish costumes; the choreography; the songs that stay in your head for weeks on end. The bigger, the better. Ther...
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...
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...
Four Lions

Four Lions

Comedy is not only subjective, it’s often a product of time. Humour ages quickly, even something that seems as harmless as Friends has fallen foul of the social media Witchfinder Generals as new audi...
Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Anyone who thinks that anime is simply full of wide-eyed, giggling young girls and over-the-top fantasy sequences clearly hasn’t seen the raw and unflinching Grave of the Fireflies. Film 4 have...
The Beguiled

The Beguiled

When you think of the American Civil War, chances are you think of grandiose white porches, women in bustling skirts and more than a hint of melodrama. Sofia Coppola’s remake of The Beguiled has all ...
My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel is all dressed up as a mystery-romance but it is really, like Rachel herself, a story of rebellion. Rachel Weisz plays Rachel, the devastatingly beautiful widower who may run around ...
Compliance

Compliance

Craig Zobel’s 2012 film Compliance has prompted extreme reactions since its release. When it toured the festival circuit, people walked out; critics have professed their dismay at its attitude toward...

Phenomena

Phenomena (also known as Creepers) is set in the so-called “Swiss Transylvania” and follows young high schooler Jennifer Carvino (played by Jennifer Connolly) in a boarding school murder-mystery like...
Blood Father Mel Gibson

Blood Father

Of late, my local multiplex seems hellbent on preventing me from going to the cinema. Several films that I have wanted to go and see had screen time of approximately less than a week before disappear...