Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times At The El Royale

“It all starts with a simple choice. Which side are you on?” The state line dividing California and Nevada runs right through the El Royal hotel in Drew Goddard’s film. You can choose which side of t...
Searching film 2018

Searching

According to recent statistics, we spend up to nine hours per day on social media and our actions are captured up to 300 times on camera. So, if someone meant missing, it would make sense to check th...
The Meg

The Meg

If there is one thing you should know about a cinema visit to see The Meg, it’s that you need to set your expectations really low. And once you’ve done that, set them a little lower. Only then will y...
Sicario 2 Soldado

Sicario 2: Soldado

It’s fortuitous timing that Stefano Sollima’s Sicario sequel has hit cinemas. Parents and children being separated across the Mexican border; patrolling the Rio Grande in Laredo for potential people ...
Hereditary

Hereditary

Horror films – of late – appear to have fallen down the slippery slope of constant jump scares, gory deaths and groups of idiot teenagers exploring basements / abandoned buildings / insert generic cr...
Pedro Almodovar

Six Of The Best: Pedro Almodovar

When you think of Madrid-native, Pedro Almodovar, three key things spring to mind; colour, close-ups and conversation. Almodovar’s films – from the early, wilder days to more recent years – have alwa...
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...
7 Days in Entebbe

Entebbe

The hijacking of a 1976 Air France flight from Paris to Tel Aviv should have been natural directing material for the bold and violent allusions of Narcos director Jose Padilha. Couple that with a – u...
Surburbicon

Suburbicon

There is something really disheartening about a film that barely resembles the trailer that was sent to market to grab your attention. But, in the case of George Clooney’s latest directorial effort, ...
A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

Make a sound, and you die. A simple premise for a horror film that will play on your basic fears and keep you on edge. While 2016’s Lights Out tapped into our primordial fear of the dark, here direct...