‘The Light Between Oceans’ Review

In case you hadn’t already guessed, this is a film to pull at your heartstrings. It centres around the universal themes of parental love and letting go so will likely touch a nerve with everyone. Based on M. L. Stedman’s novel, the film centres around the dilemma faced by a lighthouse keeper, Tom (Michael Fassbender),…

‘I, Daniel Blake’ Review

Ken Loach’s most recent Palme d’Or winner is an incredibly powerful depiction of the UK benefits system, presenting an understanding of its issues from a personal and emotional perspective. The film follows Daniel Blake (Dave Johns), a carpenter from Newcastle who has recently suffered a major heart attack, has been forbidden by doctors from going…

DVDs Of The Month: October

There’s not a huge selection for this month’s home entertainment (just wait for the big rush for Christmas), but what there is ranges across the genres so there’s still a fair choice. Me Before You This film adapted from Jojo Moye’s bestseller is your classic weepy romcom. It follows Emilia Clarke’s Lou who takes the…

‘The Girl on the Train’ Review

One of the most anticipated literary adaptions of the year finally arrives, with a star-studded cast to boot. Unfortunately, for fans of Paula Hawkins’ book, despite the promising components, this is unlikely to live up to any expectations. The film follows Emily Blunt as Rachel, an unemployed alcoholic, as she rides the train into New York…

‘Deepwater Horizon’ Review

Every so often a film comes along that is so powerful and intense it absolutely pins you to your seat. Deepwater Horizon is one of those films. This telling of the real-life oilrig disaster holds such a devastating human element that it is even hard to watch at times. The film details the 2010 explosion…

‘Bad Moms’ Review

A grown-up, female-fronted comedy is fairly hard to come by so in that sense Bad Moms provides something a little different. Except, despite appearing this way on the surface, it is really a teen movie in disguise. The film follows three mothers (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn) tired of trying to do everything perfectly…