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

Cinema’s Greatest Scenes: #2 Point Blank

Every Friday I’m going to be highlighting and analysing some of cinema’s greatest scenes, or sequences depending on your definition. Some will be familiar, etched indelibly into the iconography of cinema, while others… 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

Cinema’s Greatest Scenes: #1 The Wild Bunch

Every Friday I’m going to be highlighting and analysing some of cinema’s greatest scenes, or sequences depending on your definition. Some will be familiar, etched indelibly into the iconography of cinema, while others… 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

Mubi – Classic Films and Sharp Reviews

On top of my brutally long and rambling reviews here at The Latest Picture Show, I often smash out quick and concise reviews over on film streaming site Mubi. You may not have heard… Continue reading

Jonny’s Favourite Films of 2015

With the Oscars on the horizon (Sunday), I thought I’d share my obligatory ‘best of the year’ list, albeit fashionably late in late February. The tricky element of compiling this list was in… 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