The Square

The Square – Review

Ruben Östland’s 2017 satire, The Square, won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, with critics and audiences alike enjoying its no-holds-barred swipe at the Swedish art scene and white male pr...

Airport 1975 – Review

With Airport 1975 you know exactly what to expect. The blueprint for the films was set out in Airport, the Arthur Hailey novel of the same name which spawned a hugely successful movie of the same nam...
Odd Thomas Anton Yelchin

Odd Thomas – Review

Odd Thomas can see dead people. But, by God, he does something about it. Dean Koontz’s supernatural sleuth is brought to life in Stephen Sommers’ 2013 fantasy / thriller about a fry cook in a small t...
Possum Sean Harris

Possum – Review

A quote attributed to Einstein claims that the very definition of insanity is “repeating the same process over and over again, but expecting different results.” And yet, that’s exac...
A New Leaf

A New Leaf (1971)

It’s a shame to think that many contemporary cinema goers will be unaware of the work of Elaine May. Which is why it’s so great that the Glasgow Film Festival are running May Days as one ...

It Happened Here

“What if …” It’s a tantalising prospect for both novelists and film makers alike. It allows creative freedom; a world imagined on the quirk of a historical event, a simple redirection of fact. It’s p...
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...