‘Colossal’ Review

In amongst the tentpoles and huge blockbusters that generally begin to populate the multiplexes from this time of year onwards, Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal offers something entirely unique and original, a commendable feat in itself but this film also manages to pull it off greatly. The film follows Anne Hathaway’s Gloria who, after being kicked out…

‘Miss Sloane’ Review

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Washington-based political thriller, and in John Madden’s latest effort, he delivers gripping and well-executed one about a side of Washington that has been relatively under-explored in film: lobbying. The film centres on the titular Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain), a ruthless workaholic lobbyist who is at the top…

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…