Adam Turnbull

A Second Look: At Eternity’s Gate

A Second Look: At Eternity’s Gate

The film At Eternity’s Gate is about the life of the tragic, passionate artist, Vincent van Gogh. He is played here by William Defoe who has an American accent all throughout the film, unlike the rest of the cast who sound distinctively French. This seems purposeful, a way for Vincent to appear as more of […]

 Adam Turnbull

Review: The Kid Who Would Be King

Review: The Kid Who Would Be King

The Kid Who Would Be King is a joyful adventure romp. Director Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) brings us a film about a schoolboy, Alex (Louis Ashbourne-Serkis), who, after having a run-in with some bullies, ends up in a building site were he finds the legendary sword Excalibur. He begins to realise he may be […]

 Adam Turnbull

Review: All is True

Review: All is True

All is True is a new film about the life of William Shakespeare, directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars as the famous playwright. Judie Dench and Ian McKellen appear in supporting roles. The plot centres around Shakespeare’s return home to Stratford in 1613; the Globe Theatre has burnt down and The Bard, on hiatus, […]

 Adam Turnbull

The Favourite: review

The Favourite: review

Yorgos Lanthimos, director of the disturbing classic ‘Dogtooth’ and the strange, brilliant dystopian film ‘The Lobster’ brings us ‘The Favourite’. The film at first seems like a typical costume drama but perhaps has more in common with our time then we might think. The film shows the over-indulgence and hazy, hangover-like mood of a part […]