All posts tagged Cinema

Nordic gallows humour shines in bleak Under the Tree

Under the Tree is the third feature film from Icelandic writer and director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson. Within it, frigid relationships brood and bubble into acts of aggression and violence with a typical Nordic minimalism and […]

The Best Films of 2018 (So Far…)

August is upon us, now is probably as fitting a time as ever to have a look back at the films that have come out in the UK in 2018 […]

The Worst Films of 2018 (So Far…)

August is upon us, now is probably as fitting a time as ever to have a look back at the films that have come out in the UK in 2018 […]

Mission Impossible: Fallout – A franchise not yet ready to bomb

Mission Impossible is one of the most definitive spy-action franchises, perhaps second only to James Bond. The franchise started as a one-off adaption of a television series and quickly became its […]

All Grown Up: Rosemary’s Baby celebrates it’s 50th birthday

In the last 5 years popular culture has seen a small resurgence of slow-burning psychological horror films with entries like It Follows, Hereditary, Mother, The Babadook, and The Witch. In light of these recent hits, […]

First Reformed: Paul Schrader’s entrance into the directorial canon

Christianity and environmental activism are complex issues that can make both great and terrible films. For every Silence or Wall-E, there are a God’s Not Dead or On Deadly Ground’s. Combining these two topics together is […]

The First Purge, a step backwards for the franchise

Let’s be honest, did anybody see The Purge (2013) and expect sequels? They are built upon a ridiculous premise and the series started with, what is essentially, a poorly done […]

Reviewing The Incredibles: The best superhero film of all time?

The Incredibles premiered in November 2004 and instantly earned its status as a beloved animated classic. Written and directed by Brad Bird (director of The Iron Giant, Ratatouille), the film […]

Less of a blast than its predecessor, but not quite a bomb – Sicario 2

Sicario was perhaps one of the best films of 2015 – receiving critical and public praise and a slew of Oscar nominations. Screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has since continued his successful career in Hollywood with […]