Grímur Hákonarson’s Rams, a surprise hit at last year’s Cannes festival is a tale of sheep farming in Iceland, following the fortunes of two aged and warring brothers whose flocks and livelihoods are devastated by the arrival of the dreaded scrapie disease.
Sigurður Sigurjónsson plays Gummi, the younger, quieter and ostensibly saner sibling,... [Read more of this review]
A Beautiful Planet
A Beautiful Planet is the new documentary from famed IMAX director Toni Myers. Her previous works have looked outwards into space from Earth, but here the camera is turned, looking back at Earth from the International Space Station. Filmed by the astronauts of the ISS, it’s a jaw dropping visual spectacle, featuring incredible footage of iconic landscapes... [Read more of this review]
The critically acclaimed Spotlight took away the most prestigious prize from the 2015 Award Season; Academy Award for Best Picture. In my view, Room was the best film of 2015, although Spotlight is not far behind.
The film follows a group of investigative journalists, working for the Boston Globe, as they uncover the widespread issue of child abuse... [Read more of this review]
One aspect of filmmaking, perhaps one of the most important aspects, is the chemistry between the leads of the film. Without this, a project can be doomed to failure. In Room, this crucial element is overwhelmingly present, and brings a story of love and survival to life.
Based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, who also wrote the screenplay, Room follows... [Read more of this review]
Citizen Kane: 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition
I’m sorry, but this is a review of Citizen Kane; it’s the law that you have to start off any article about it with that word. A word that’s so famous in the history of cinema, that if I were to say what it meant, it probably won’t be much of a spoiler for most people reading this.
It’s hard to figure out what’s the... [Read more of this review]
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New film trailer: Redistributors
A trailer has been released for the forthcoming independent British thriller Redistributors.
Starring Alexandra Evans, Alastair Mackenzie, Jeff Rawle and Tim Bentinck, and directed by Adrian Tanner, the film follows a PR worker who goes on the run after she is accused of leaking information about the military supply company she works for. Chased by... [Read more of this review]
The Fundamentals of Caring trailer
A new trailer for Netflix movie The Fundamentals of Caring has been released. The film adapts Jonathan Evison’s novel and stars Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Megan Ferguson and Frederick Weller.
The film follows a retired writer who becomes a caregiver. He cares for a paralysed, foul-mouthed 18-year-old and together the duo... [Read more of this review]
Elvis & Nixon trailer
A trailer has been released for a new film, covering the meeting between music legend Elvis Presley and later disgraced American president Richard Nixon, on 21st December 1970. The film stars Michael Shannon as The King and Kevin Spacey as Tricky Dicky. Elvis & Nixon also features performances from Colin Hanks, Johnny Knoxville and Alex Pettyfer.
The... [Read more of this review]
David Brent: Life on the Road trailer
A new teaser trailer has been released for Life on the Road, Ricky Gervais’s latest film which sees him performing again as his most famous creation, The Office’s David Brent.
The movie now sees Brent, currently working as a travelling salesman for a firm selling cleaning and ladies’ personal hygiene products, while also continuing his ambitions... [Read more of this review]
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