The Movie Men Podcast: Annihilation Men

The Movie Men are back and, though we love cinemas, this week turn our attentions to mind-bending Netflix Sci-Fi Annihilation. Is Alex Garland’s film the new Stalker or more like an Aliens cast-off? This week we also discuss… Continue reading

The Latest Picture Show’s Guide to the Oscars 2018

With the 90th Academy Awards, or Oscars, this Sunday it would be rude not to use my lack of authority to cast a judging eye over proceedings. With the cultural and political shifts… Continue reading

The Movie Men Podcast: Lady Bird & The Tramps

The latest instalment of the world famous Movie Men Podcast reviews Gerta Gerwig’s coming-of-age tale Lady Bird, assess the winners and losers at this year’s Oscars, and involves a thrilling quiz about cinematic insects…bring on… Continue reading

Coming Soon: The Art of the Film Trailer & Ten of the Best

Film trailers have never been more important. You only need to look at the obsessive scrutiny over Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s trailer to see the continued value in the humble marketing teaser.… Continue reading

Forget Churchill & Darkest Hour, Wallace & Gromit are Brexit Britain on the Big Screen

Since the release of rousing historical Churchill biopic Darkest Hour it’s been almost inseparable from Britain’s current European crisis; Brexit. Gary Oldman’s portrayal of Churchill has been met with standing ovations in cinemas,… Continue reading

Jonny’s Top Ten Films of 2017

If my calculations are correct, I’ve managed to sit through 59 films released in 2017. Being perpetually ‘between jobs’ has allowed me to catch-up on all those films that may have passed me… Continue reading

The Movie Men Podcast: Three Bastards Outside Eccles, Manchester

The Movie Men podcast returns in 2018 with a fresh coat of paint and renewed sense of pessimism! We start the year with a look at Golden Globe winner Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,… Continue reading

Blade Runner 2049 Review

Settling down to view Blade Runner 2049 at the Imax in Manchester, the preceding trailers appeared as a timely reminder of cinematic disappointment. Familiar blockbuster franchises beamed across the gigantic screen in new… Continue reading

It Review

The opening segment of director Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of It filled me with sheer dread. Yet, as Georgie’s paper boat slides inevitably towards that dark abyss of the storm drain my gut wasn’t… Continue reading