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Their Finest (2017)
Film Review

Their Finest (2017)

Their Finest is one of those warm, fuzzy crowd-pleasers, radiating a cosy charm as it gently unfurls towards a satisfying climax with the minimal amount of fuss, and where not having enough water to make a decent cuppa is the closest we come to dramatic peril. As with An Education […]

The Void (2016)
DVD Review

The Void (2016)

I guess in the world of modern film it must, inevitably, become increasingly difficult to come up with fresh ideas. Many things which you see at the cinema now are mere variations of what has gone before: add a few tweaks – a new character, a different location – but […]

It’s Only the End of the World (2016)
DVD Review

It’s Only the End of the World (2016)

Based on the play of the same name by French playwright Jean-Luc Lagarce, Cannes 2016 Grand Prix winner It’s Only the End of the World focuses on 34-year old gay playwright Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), who is visiting his family after a 12-year absence to let them know that he is dying. However, […]

Their Finest Hour and A Half
Directed by Lone Sherfig
Film Review

Their Finest (2016)

The latest adaptation by Danish director Lone Scherfig, Their Finest is set in 1940s London during the Second World War. In order to boost morale, the British Ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a screenwriter to give their propaganda films a feminine touch.  Her quick wit and talent doesn’t […]

‘Sound bite’ of the week ……
Spotlight

‘Sound bite’ of the week ……

“That film earned me more money than all my other films put together. It’s a wonderful story – you want to know what happens next. And wonderful characters. And Julie (Christie)…..which was quite a face.” Director David Lean – who died 16th April, 1991 – discussing his film Doctor Zhivago […]

TRAILER PARK: The Hippopotamus
Video

TRAILER PARK: The Hippopotamus

It appears you can’t keep a good man down – especially if his name is Stephen Fry.  He may have left England’s green and pleasant land for the sunnier climes of America’s West Coast, but that doesn’t mean his presence can’t still be felt this side the Atlantic.  The new […]

TRAILER PARK – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
News, Video

TRAILER PARK – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

This one needs no introduction as generations of film fans sat glued to YouTube or in the audience at the Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. The trailer starts much like the film is rumoured to: on Luke’s island exile where we see Rey receiving the sort of training that would […]

Get Out (2017)
Film Review, Reviews

Get Out (2017)

Although hardly conducive to reading this review, Get Out is a dish best served cold. Not knowing the ins and outs only heightens the intrigue and eventual WTF-Factor, so although this is spoiler free, the assumption is that the trailer has been seen. Get Out is intriguing from the outset […]