Why Nolan trailers are Good Trailers

Inspired by the release of the full (and excellent) trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk this week, I thought I’d take a look at what makes a good trailer, and why Nolan’s films are great examples of these. The trailer needs to entice the viewer into wanting to see the film, but not give so much…

DVDs Of The Month: April

There’s not a huge amount on offer this month but it varies from historical epics to true stories, to spinoffs from a galaxy far far away. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story The high expectations set for the first Star Wars spinoff perhaps set it up for a bit of a loss. It does well…

‘Table 19’ Review

Table 19 is a frustrating film. It isn’t all that great, but provides enough funny moments and warm characters to float you along gently, and hint at how much better it could have been. Centred around the last small table in the corner of the wedding reception, Table 19 follows the eclectic mix of characters that…

‘Get Out’ Review

Jordan Peele’s directorial debut is a phenomenally original horror-comedy that carries a very real political commentary and message about our society. The film details Chris’ (Daniel Kaluuya) first visit to his girlfriend Rose’s (Allison Williams) parents’ home. Initially weary of how the white family may react to their daughter bringing home a black boyfriend, he…

DVDs Of The Month: March

This month offers a flurry of great releases; there’s so much variety, and so many great films (including some Oscar-winners), you’re pretty much guaranteed to find something you like. The Edge of Seventeen You may think that once you’ve seen one teen film, you’ve pretty much seen them all. Once in a while, however, one…

‘Logan’ Review

For the somethingth or other installment in the X-men franchise in the sea of superhero films we find ourselves in, Logan manages to do something really different with the genre. This is a grittier, more western-like film that feels less fantastical and more real. The film follows Logan (Hugh Jackman, in his final appearance as…

It’s Red Nose Day Actually

Last Friday was Red Nose Day here in the UK, the biennial day dedicated to the charity Comic Relief (which Love Actually writer-director, Richard Curtis, is also a founder of) which does brilliant work to help those in need around the world. The highlight of this day is the all night telethon which features sketches…