British director Ken Loach is probably best known for his second feature film, Kes (1969). Loach also directed the famous TV drama, Cathy Come Home (1966) starring Carol White. Less well known is his first film, Poor Cow (1967), also featuring White, and a young Terrance Stamp.
Kenneth Loach, as he is credited in Poor Cow, brings a gritty, kitchen... [Read more of this review]
The Here After
As a theatrical film debut, writer/director Magnus von Horn has created a chilling Swedish drama in The Here After. We follow John (Ulrik Munther) as he leaves a juvenile offenders unit, where he has spent the past two years for an unknown crime. Although ready to continue with his life and education in the small town he grew up in, the residents are... [Read more of this review]
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]
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New trailer: The Accountant
A new trailer has been released for upcoming thriller The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck. Here is the main synopsis:
Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations.... [Read more of this review]
New trailer: Wonder Woman
At Comic Con a new trailer was released for next year’s new Wonder Woman film, which is set during the First World War. Below it the official synopsis:
“Wonder Woman” is released in cinemas around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder... [Read more of this review]
New trailer: The Girl on the Train
A new trailer for the film adaptation of Paula Hawkins’s novel The Girl on the Train, due to be released on 7th October. Below is the official synopsis:
Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Haley Bennett, Luke Evans, Edgar Ramirez and Allison Janney star in The Girl on the Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer... [Read more of this review]
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]
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