‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Review

The first of Disney’s Star Wars spinoffs has finally arrived, ready to excite and thrill fans, or simply frustrate them. Which side of the line you fall on will depend on your opinion of the film, as well as your opinion of the idea of spinoffs. Set before the adventures of A New Hope, the…

‘Sully’ Review

Eastwood, Hanks and a true story of heroism. Sounds like a recipe for an incredible film, reeking of Oscar bait. Whilst the outcome is a solid and beautiful tribute to the real life heroes, unfortunately, there’s not quite enough meat on the bones of the story to fully deliver the goods. Centred around the ‘Miracle…

‘The Edge of Seventeen’ Review

It has been a while since the last great teenage film so The Edge of Seventeen is to be welcomed into cinemas. This is also a teen film that doesn’t just depict a bubble-gum, shallow pop happy idyllic version of teen life. This one really delves into the insecurities and problems many teens face, and…

‘Allied’ Review

With the caliber of talent in front of and behind the camera, and the story teased at in these trailers, expectations will be high going into this film. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite manage to deliver on its promises; it is less epic and more uneven. The film follows a Canadian intelligence officer (Brad Pitt) and…

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Review

One of the most anticipated films of the year finally arrives. J.K Rowling invites us back to the Wizarding World, and who isn’t going to enter the cinema with excitement (if also slight trepidation). This new (five-film-spanning) adventure in Harry Potter Land follows Newt Scamander, a magi-zoologist on a trip to New York in 1926,…

‘Arrival’ Review

Denis Villeneuve has become a filmmaker to rely on for a brilliant and impactful cinematic experience, yet he presents a very different one with each film. After the crime-led pictures of the past few years, here, he lends his hand to the sci-fi genre, to craft a story unlike anything you have seen or expect.…

‘Nocturnal Animals’ Review

Tom Ford’s second venture into filmmaking is a visually striking and emotionally gripping psychological thriller, proving the success of his first film was no fluke. It delivers on every level to create an intoxicating experience that showcases the talents of all involved. Based on Austin Wright’s novel Tony and Susan, Nocturnal Animals effectively tells three…