Film

Mind the Gap Between the Pay for Men and Women: Hollywood’s Gender Pay Inequality

‘It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all’ declared Patricia Arquette in her Oscar acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood. By expressing this long overdue […]

Tomb Raider Review – Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft Reboot Aims for a Cinematic Bullseye, But Unfortunately Misses the Mark

The Tomb Raider franchise has been incredibly successful ever since its inception in 1996, selling 63 million copies worldwide. Lara Croft has also been one of gaming’s most popular protagonists, […]

You Were Never Really Here Review – Lynne Ramsay’s Heady Psychological Thriller is a Heavy Hammer Blow to the Senses That Doesn’t Quite Strike at the Heart

Writer/director Lynne Ramsay is an underrated British talent to say the least. A devotedly challenging filmmaker, Ramsay has wowed with the dark drama of films such as We Need to […]

Annihilation Review – Alex Garland’s Latest Science Fiction Masterpiece Will Melt your Brain, Marvel your Eyes and Master your Attention

Writer/director Alex Garland has risen through the ranks of contemporary filmmakers quite quickly, and for good reason. With Dredd, Garland could have been the new Paul Verhoeven. With his official […]

Wonder Wheel Review – This 50’s Set Melodrama Finds Writer/Director Woody Allen Going Around in Circles

It’s hard to name a memorable Woody Allen release in recent years. Blue Jasmine was saved by a strong central performance; Café Society had a sprightly youthfulness to it that […]

Red Sparrow Review – Jennifer Lawrence’s Latest Film is a Covert Exercise in Style over Substance

Francis Lawrence has spent all his career doing book adaptations. And whilst that seems pigeonholed, the genres of the films have been surprisingly diverse. He’s made action-fantasy, post-apocalyptic sci-fi, romance, […]

The Oscars, Bathed in Moonlight – Is the Academy Heading in the Right, Representative Direction?

The Oscars are perhaps the most celebrated film awards ceremony. They are supposed to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements, judged by the Academy’s voting membership. However, they are historically problematic […]

Game Night Review – Original and Inventive, Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams’ Thrilling Comedy is no Trivial Pursuit

It’s uncommon that a comedy ticks all the boxes that we’d like these days. Baywatch was a headache-inducing beach burn. Fist Fight was a punch in the face, rather than a […]

I, Tonya Review – Margot Robbie Skates Rings Round the Competition, in Craig Gillespie’s Convincing Tonya Harding Biopic

The infamous Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan case has been a staple of pop culture and controversy ever since it happened. The story of Nancy Kerrigan’s kneecap being bashed by a crook […]