Film reviews and more

Day: 1 January 2017

Film Review: Zero Days

★★★☆☆ As the ripples of Russian governmental intervention in the US elections crashed across the airwaves last week, chipping away at a stony-faced Putin and turning The Donald’s putrid mien a more embarrassed shade of orange, the faint sound of […]

Film Review: Silence

★★★★☆ God’s Will, or the lack thereof, lies at the core of Martin Scorsese’s Silence, based on the novel by the Japanese author Shûsaku Endô. It’s a contemplative, hushed tale marked with moments of violent ecstasy (in the true sense […]

Film Review: Passengers

★★★☆☆ If you’ve ever been stuck in an airport lounge, motorway service station or transit hub hotel, you might feel a sceptical appreciation for Passengers, the latest film from director Morten Tyldum (Headhunters, The Imitation Game). Aboard an intergalactic shuttle, […]

Our most anticipated films of 2017

Hopefully you’ve had time in between last-minute Christmas shopping and mince pie binge to peruse our Best Films of 2016 rundown. Now that the year’s end is almost upon us – thank goodness – it’s time to present some of […]

The best films of 2016

For vast swathes of society, 2016 has been something of an annus horribilis. But never fear. As is customary, we’ve cast our collective eyes back over the year to pick out some cinematic highlights. Despite being based in the UK, […]

Film Review: A Monster Calls

★★★★☆ Speaking the truth no matter how difficult, rather than simply telling a loved one what they want to hear, is one of numerous life lessons at the very heart of A Monster Calls, an utterly heart-breaking return from J. […]

The best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2016

For several years now, contemporary consumption has been drifting inexorably towards the apparent death of physical media and thoughtful curation in favour of limitless choice and instant streaming. Fortunately, cinema still has those who are fighting the good fight. Where […]