THE FAVOURITE [2018]

Yorgos Lanthimos has established himself as not only the creator of surreal and strangely dry, dark comedies which borderline on the absurd, but also an extremely talented director who received comparisons to Kubrick… Continue reading

VICE [2018]

Prefaced with text that Dick Cheney is an extremely secretive man, and that they did ‘their fucking best’, Vice provides an entertaining if not flawed look at the rise of Dick Cheney, presenting… Continue reading

HOLMES AND WATSON [2018]

For a film that is a comedy, one usually wants to escape and laugh. That the three quarters full cinema was dead quiet except for one chuckle says a lot. Forced laughter is… Continue reading

THE RIDER [2017]

The Rider is a western that offers the opposite attitude from most alpha -male, macho- driven Westerns, and indeed some today’s of society itself. The attitude of pushing through pain, never thinking about… Continue reading

WE THE ANIMALS [2018]

A powerful, dreamy film with a focus on domestic violence, even if not as severe as other examples, it powerfully demonstrates the effects that volatile parental relationships can have on young children, who… Continue reading

THE CAPTAIN [2017] (DER HAUPTMANN)

The Captain (Der Hauptmann) is an impressive, sad but darkly funny example of the notion that power corrupts not just the individual but those he influences. It is portrayed at a gradual and… Continue reading

THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN [2018]

The opening scenes of The Old Man With the Gun set the tone as David Lowery manages to butcher the genuinely interesting true story of Forest Tucker. A man who escaped prison a… Continue reading

HUNTER KILLER [2018]

One of Gerard Butler’s better performances is not wasted in an action flick that ticks… some of the the right boxes, and has much more going for it than its generic sounding title… Continue reading

BOY, ERASED [2018]

The opening moments of this film instantly grab the viewer. In one of the first scenes, narrating, protagonist Jared (a locked away Lucas Hedges) says, to paraphrase: “I wish to god this had… Continue reading

VENOM [2018]

Venom is an anomaly in the Marvel universe, comparable perhaps to Deadpool, though there is no meta/fourth wall breaking crap here. Like Deadpool, the kill-count is high, but Venom is very different in how… Continue reading