7500 – Review

Single location films are few and far between for a number of reasons. They are technically challenging due to the limited variations in shot composition. Being focussed on a single location tends to...

Astronaut – Review

Mortality is a topic that is a staple for movies. It has always been a powerful topic that allows for rich and rewarding storytelling. What can be more forceful than looking back at a life lived, goo...

Extraction – Review

The idea of a team-up between The Russo Brothers and Chris Hemsworth outside of their MCU comfort zone was an intriguing one. Although not directing, the pair very much has their fingerprints all ove...
Denmark Rafe Spall

Denmark – Review

Many a World Happiness Index has placed Denmark within the Top 10 best countries in the world to live in. The Danes, it seems, have got it so right with their chunky knit sweaters and love of hygge. ...
Uncut Gems Adam Sandler

Uncut Gems – Review

The Safdie Brothers’ Uncut Gems doesn’t feel so much like a movie, at times, but rather an unbridled assault on the senses. It’s loud; it’s chaotic; it’s frustrating. The jewellery store settin...
JoJo Rabbit

JoJo Rabbit – Review

A film where an imaginary Hitler is played for laughs doesn’t really sound like your usual six-time-nominated Oscar fodder. And yet, Taika Waititi’s ‘anti-hate satire’ JoJo Rabbit has achieved exactl...
Blindspotting

Blindspotting – Review

Rap music has long been a platform for aggrieved minorities to express their oppression through a heightened use of language. A pattern of speech that is punctuated by fear, anger and hope for the fu...
Call Me by Your Name

Six Of The Best: LGBT Cinema

It’s Pride Month and, here at Moviescramble, we are only too happy to get our rainbow on. Representations of the LGBTQI community has come a long way from early portrayals – dating back as far as the...
Paddleton

Paddleton – Review

Assisted suicide. It doesn’t exactly sound like the ideal topic for a “buddy movie”. And yet, it’s exactly this tug-on-the-heartstrings storyline that makes Alexandre Lehmann’s Paddleton work. Co-wri...
Vox Lux

Vox Lux – Review

When I covered Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s Fugue and discussed it’s shocking and unsettling opening scenes, I thought that nothing would top that in terms of shock factor at this year’s Glasgo...