‘A Quiet Place’ Review

The horror genre can generally be quite hit or miss. A lot are scary enough for an entertaining ride, coasting on jump scares and lazy plotting, many are completely terrible, but some are absolute gems that rise above the aim of purely scaring their audience, to provide an engrossing and satisfying experience (and, of course,…

DVDs of the Month: March

This month offers up a wide variety of DVDs, with the first award winners trickling in, and some of the most underseen (and best) films from the end of last year. Call Me by Your Name This beautiful coming of age story, adapted from André Aciman’s novel is an authentic and touching romance, tinged with…

‘Unsane’ Review

Steven Soderbergh’s second film post-retirement could not be more different from his first. A filmmaker who has proven himself wildly versatile, he follows up last year’s quirky comedy, Logan Lucky, with a remarkably effective, and deeply disturbing psychological thriller. It revolves around questions of trust and feelings of paranoia which add up to a very…

Straight-to-Streaming

I’m going to start this feature by admitting that part of the reason for writing it is annoyance (albeit I had been planning to write a similar feature for a while). I watched Alex Garland’s Annihilation on Netflix last week and I am annoyed. I am annoyed that I didn’t have the option to see…

‘Game Night’ Review

Our expectations for studio comedies these days are sadly that they’re going to be awful, and those expectations are based on a huge and consistent heap of evidence. Game Night, by contrast, hugely bucks the trend, delivering a comedy that not only contains a lot of laughs (a comedy making you laugh more than twice…

‘Lady Bird’ Review

Greta Gerwig has previously proved herself as an actor and writer, and now she adds director (Academy-award nominated, I might add) to her skillset. With Lady Bird, she infuses a beautifully observed tale of teenagehood with such heart and humour; it’s hard not to find yourself falling for it. We encounter the titular Lady Bird…