Category Archive: 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane Review

What’s lurking outside? Has the world ended? Or are we, the audience, and Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) being holed up in a bunker under false pretences? 10 Cloverfield Lane’s claustrophobic story closely orbits… Continue reading

High-Rise Review

In all the mayhem and carnage of High-Rise one scene in particular stands out. As society teeters perilously close to total collapse, we find Dr Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) brawling over a tin… Continue reading

The Witch Review

Being a horror fan is a testing occupation. It’s a genre that requires the patience of a saint. Horror films come thick and fast, and for every splendidly terrifying effort like It Follows… Continue reading

Hail, Caesar! Review

It’s been a sleepless few days of reviewing. I saw Hail, Caesar! the other night and I still haven’t decided what to make of it. Upon exiting the cinema my initial response was… Continue reading

Grimsby Review

Sacha Baron Cohen has a fine knack for ruffling feathers with his films. With Ali G he forced Staines in to redefining itself as Staines-upon-Thames; as Borat he single-handedly dismantled Kazakhstan’s reputation as… Continue reading

Spotlight Review

Whilst covering the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in 1961, political theorist Hannah Arendt, herself a Jew who had fled Hitler’s Germany in 1933, coined the term “the banality of evil”.… Continue reading

Youth Review

How will we be remembered? It’s not something humans like to think about too often, yet we’re always left fretting over it. Of course, we all desire to be etched into the history… Continue reading

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

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