A Quiet Place

Top 10 Films of 2018 – Mary’s Picks

It’s been another funny old year in film. We’ve had Josh Brolin three ways – Thanos, Cable and Matt Graver – and been offered glimpses of several Disney classics reimagined as live action...
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...

Mary Magdalene

Few will argue that women get a raw deal when it comes to the Bible. From introducing original sin to having your name synonymous with treachery and betrayal, there’s clearly a pattern. Another such ...
You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here

We need more Lynne Ramsay. She has three full length film credits to her name prior to the release of You Were Never Really Here in a career that has spanned nearly two decades. Of course, you can...
Trumbo

Six Of The Best: Biopics

Sometimes, the truth really can be stranger than fiction. That’s why biopics can often provide as much drama, tragedy and humour as any storyline thought up by Hollywood script writers. As viewers, w...

Six Of The Best: Method Men

In preparation for his lead role in Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong biopic, The Program, Ben Foster went the extra mile by actually taking performance-enhancing drugs in order to gain a better unders...

Irrational Man – First Trailer

Just released online is the first trailer for the new Woody Allen film, Irrational Man. The new film from the prolific director continues his streak of one new movie per calendar year and follows up ...

Inherent Vice: Thinking Comes Later

Thomas Pynchon clearly had fun writing his 2009 novel Inherent Vice about a stoned Private Investigator, Larry “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) who is visited by his ex-girlfriend, the wispy Shasta ...

New Releases for January

A busy month ahead as the major candidates for the upcoming awards season reach our shores in the likes of Birdman, Whiplash and Foxcatcher. Releases for January are as usual varied in tone and taste...