Occupied-City

Occupied City – Review

A middle-aged man sits quietly on his balcony, eyes closed, soaking up the sun. Two teenagers sing The Corrs’ Breathless into their phones. Skaters gather on a frozen canal. Whistles, bells and drums...
God's Creatures

God’s Creatures – Review

There is an old stereotype about Irish mammies and their sons. Daughters have to jump through hoops for attention, but the boys can do no wrong. Their halo rarely needs polishing and their dinner pla...
Val documentary Val Kilmer

Val – Review

From the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, you could barely escape the cinematic draw of Val Kilmer. From Top Gun to Batman Forever to Heat, Kilmer (and his ever-changing hairstyles) were everywhere. So, ...

First Cow- Review

A24 have been responsible for some of the most out-there films over the last few years. I still remember leaving Midsommar and requiring a pint to gather my thoughts on what on Earth I’d just s...
Minari Glasgow Film Festival

Minari – Review

When you think of the recent run of A24 movies, you think of horror (Midsommar or Hereditary); chaos (Uncut Gems) or existentialist arthouse (The Lighthouse). Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari – which is alre...
The Lighthouse Robert Eggers

The Lighthouse – Review

Director Robert Eggers sure knows how to play around with light and shade – quite literally, in his latest feature film, The Lighthouse. In the similar manner to his directorial debut, The VVitch, he...
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...
Midsommar

Midsommar – Review

It’s going to be hard to discuss Ari Aster’s Midsommar without getting into spoiler-y level detail. It’s a film that, even if you aren’t dealing with emotional trauma or menta...

The Hole In The Ground – Review

Creaking old house in the middle of nowhere? Tick. Damian-esque child actor? Tick. Creepy old neighbour who likes to appear out of nowhere? Tick. You could say that Lee Cronin’s feature-length debut ...
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...