Oscar 2015 Predictions & Why Birdman Has to Win Best Picture

The Oscars are upon us once again, that glitzy annual ceremony which masquerades as an accurate barometer of the last year’s best films. Anyone who argues otherwise only need be silenced by the… Continue reading

It Follows Review

Watching It Follows, the sophomore offering from director/writer David Robert Mitchell, I was transported back to a long forgotten memory of a family holiday in New Orleans. Staying in the city’s renowned, and… Continue reading

American Sniper Review

French director Francois Truffaut once quipped “There’s no such thing as an anti-war movie”, and after seeing American Sniper you’d be inclined to agree. Clint Eastwood’s latest film is an absurd contradiction as… Continue reading

Foxcatcher Review

Amazingly, Foxcatcher is based on a true story, one so bizarre you’d think it had been conceived in the muscular soap opera that is the professional wrestling. Deception, violence, murder, 50 calibre machine… Continue reading

Selma Review

Selma’s opening gambit is David Oyelowo, masquerading uncannily as Martin Luther King, reciting a rousing speech in the mirror, but it’s not anything to do with having a dream, its King’s 1964 acceptance… Continue reading

Following from a Nascent Nolan

While innovative, hugely popular big budget blockbusters are Christopher Nolan’s staple these days, life wasn’t always so glamorous for the English director. Sixteen years ago, Nolan made his foray into feature-length filmmaking with… Continue reading

Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Review

The public and critics love a triumphant off screen comeback, just ask Matthew McConaughey and Ben Affleck, and this year’s personal tale of redemption primed for Oscar glory is undoubtedly Michael Keaton’s in… Continue reading

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Review

The final instalment in the Middle Earth based trilogy finds the vast, evil, Orc armies charging into battle with the aligned forces of Dwarves, Elves and Men. All while a hairy footed Hobbit… Continue reading

Interstellar Review

Director Christopher Nolan has a useful knack of reinventing, or at least rejuvenating, mainstream cinematic form. Through a near perfect balance of mainstream appeal and innovative artistic ambition, his films have stood out… Continue reading

Mr Turner Review

As he slumps further into his seat, a numbing chill besets a visibly drained man. His eyelids uncontrollably waver between open and closed like a ship’s bow undulating in the sea. The abject… Continue reading