Monthly Archive: January, 2016

The Big Short Review

Business films have two intrinsically negative traits; they’re full of dislikeable characters and they aren’t very good at explaining themselves. Cinematic financial icons Gordon Gekko and Jordan Belfort were avaricious and nefarious bandits… Continue reading

London Film Festival 2015: Green Room Review

Punk Music has always had an uneasy relationship with violence, but for all the bravado, safety pins and rioting it’s never been explicitly tied to outright murder. That was until ultra-violent thriller Green Room hit… Continue reading

The Hateful Eight Review

Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film features scores of eccentric dialogue, bouts of gratuitous violence, postmodernist tendencies, outlandish characters and a clear subversion of classic genres. In fact, you could call The Hateful Eight the… Continue reading

The Revenant Review

There are moments in The Revenant where the camera lens itself steams up with the husky breaths of its frontiersmen. It’s the final layer on a wondrous spectacle that’s enough to coax even… Continue reading

Joy Review

There are a fair few famous inventors worthy of getting the cinematic biopic makeover; Benjamin Franklin and his bright spark, the Wright brothers and their flying machine, or perhaps even the Lumière brothers… Continue reading

Bridge of Spies Review

Steven Spielberg, he’s probably the most recognisable name in world cinema. The architect of Jaws, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters and E.T., amongst many more, Spielberg was the man who managed to… Continue reading