PATERSON [2016]

Directed by Jim Jarmusch Written by Jim Jarmusch Starring: Pretentious. Condescending. Slow. Boring. Uneventful. Pointless. I’m sure all of these colourful words are being used to describe this film my many people, and… Continue reading

ELLE [2016]

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven Written by: Philippe Djian (based on the novel by), David Birke (screenplay) Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling An extremely unique spin on films involving rape,… Continue reading

I, DANIEL BLAKE [2016]

Directed by Ken Loach Written by Paul Laverty (screenplay) Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy This incredibly poignant film, while commenting on the UK welfare system specifically, surely will touch most Western… Continue reading

YOUR NAME (Kimi no na wa) [2016]

Directed by Makoto Shinkai Written by Clark Cheng (English script), Makoto Shinkai (novel) Starring: Michael Sinterniklaas, Stephanie Sheh, Kyle Hebert (English) A breath-taking experience to witness on the big screen, it comes as… Continue reading

UNDER THE SHADOW [2016]

Directed by Babak Anvari Written by Babak Anvari Starring: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi A revolution often causes more problems that it resolves, and considering the eight year war that took place… Continue reading

GREEN ROOM [2015]

Directed by Jeremy Saulnier Written by Jeremy Saulnier Starring: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Macon Blair, Patrick Stewart Blue Ruin caught most of us unaware, Jeremy Saulnier crafting a brilliant revenge-thriller on a… Continue reading

ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING [2016]

Directed by Andrew Dominik Starring: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Awkwardly paced at times but brilliantly shot in black and white (using a 3D black and white camera,… Continue reading

THE FOUNDER [2016]

Directed by John Lee Hancock Written by Robert D. Siegel Starring: Nick Offerman, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, John Carroll Lynch, B.J. Novak This was a film that I initially dismissed… Continue reading

BAD SANTA 2 [2016]

Directed by Mark Waters Written by Johnny Rosenthal, Shauna Cross, Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, Christina Hendricks I’ll admit, this is a sequel I was looking forward to when I… Continue reading

MONDAY @ THE MUSIC – ARRIVAL

The power of this film, much like 2001 – a film that this draws many influences from – would not be the experience that it is without Johann Johannsson’s bespoke soundtrack to accompany… Continue reading