Joaquin Phoenix Walk the Line

Six Of The Best: Actors Who Can Sing

Still thrilled at how utterly perfect the Vox Lux soundtrack is, it made me realise something: I didn’t actually know that Natalie Portman could sing. Sure, many actors go through drama schools where...
The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

In so many ways, The Sisters Brothers isn’t your typical Western. There isn’t an over abundance of violence; there are no Native Americans or other ethnic groups drafted in as a perceived...

Six Of The Best: Alternative Valentine’s

Forget the Hollywood cliché of boy meets girl, girl takes off glasses, boy falls madly in love. That’s not romance. Lingering glances, unspoken words, stolen kisses … Now, that’s got our heart beatin...
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 ...