LFF: ‘Thoroughbreds’ Review

I went to the LFF International Premiere of the new film Thoroughbreds (previously known as Thoroughbred), the film debut of playwright Corey Finley, starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke, all of whom were on hand to introduce the film and take part in a Q and A at the end. It is a deliciously dark…

LFF: ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ Review

I managed to catch one of the showings of this year’s American Express Gala film at the London Film Festival. The latest from Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, tells the true story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, and elevates itself from the kind of…

LFF: ‘Stronger’ Review

LFF TIP: Keep checking the website for screenings and events that say ‘sold out’, you might just get lucky if they release new tickets – even the morning of. I was lucky enough to snag a last minute ticket to the first screening of Stronger at the London Film Festival, which was followed by an…

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Review

The announcement of Matthew Vaughn’s follow up to his surprise smash-hit Kingsman: The Secret Service, was met with pretty much no resistance; it is a rare case of a sequel being sought out and recognsised by audiences as being more than a money grab, but a continuation of something clearly set up in the first…

‘Wind River’ Review

The third film in Taylor Sheridan’s unofficial ‘American Frontier’ trilogy (after writing Sicario and Hell or High Water, he now writes and directs this film), is a similarly enthralling tale of another facet of the American life, and in another part of the country. This is a chillier tale both in setting and atmosphere, but…

‘It’ Review

Following the scary clown craze that erupted last year, thankfully 2017’s clowns have been relegated to the big screen. In this, the first big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s mammoth classic (or at least, the first half), the scares are balanced with comedy and teenage banter, leading to something more akin to a coming of…

‘Detroit’ Review

After five years, Kathryn Bigelow is back with another real-life drama, but one set further in the past than her last two, however this is still sadly, and frighteningly, relevant. Set in the 1967 Detroit riots, the film centres around a situation that arises as a result of gunfire on a group of police and…