Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Review

There are few mediums left for Alan Partridge to conquer with his unique brand of humour, having dabbled in sports via The Day Today, television with Knowing Me Knowing Me and the hysterical… Continue reading

Celebrate the New Season with these Footballing Films

Great news, football is back! Horray! Sod enduring England’s tropical heat wave, it’s time to plonk yourself down in front of the TV to revel in goals galore with your old mates on… Continue reading

Only God Forgives Review

There’s little doubt that this year’s most polarising motion picture will be Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest thriller, Only God Forgives. Far bolder and unforgiving than Drive or Bronson, Refn has magnified his directorial… Continue reading

Classic Review: Breathless/À Bout de Souffle (1960)

Debatably the standout film of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard’s debut remains a landmark in cinematic history, failing to lose any of its charm, beauty and brilliance 50 years on. Godard and… Continue reading

Ryan Gosling: A Career of Unfulfilled Potential?

With Only God Forgives hitting the big screen this week (in the UK) and being Ryan Gosling’s last film (bar an untitled Terrence Malik film) before his acting sabbatical it seems appropriate to… Continue reading

Are Superheroes Ruining Hollywood?

This weekend marks the release of The Wolverine, the latest in not only the X-Men franchise but also in the all-conquering Superhero genre. The crime fighting, spandex wearing heroes have become a foregone… Continue reading

‘Easy Rider’ as a Reinvention of the Western Genre

Through a reinvention of the Western genre ‘Easy Rider’ examines the central contemporary preoccupations of New Hollywood; such as the failures of American Society with anti-hero protagonists suffering from alienation, disillusionment with the… Continue reading

The World’s End Review

The final instalment in the so called ‘Cornetto Trilogy’, ‘The World’s End’ is culmination of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright’s previous work. Despite indulging heavily in the last two films,… Continue reading

The Bling Ring Review

Sofia Coppola’s latest release, ‘The Bling Ring’ is rare gem of contemporary, mainstream cinema- managing to be an unfathomable combination of dull, repetitive and shallow. To successfully squeeze all the aforementioned, undesirable qualities… Continue reading

The Act of Killing Review

           The opening quote from French philosopher Voltaire: “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets” is a clear… Continue reading