Film

 Ryan Easby

Review: Rocketman

Review: Rocketman

I’ve got to say, this whole music biopic trend is quite the ride, isn’t it? Following on from the intensely mediocre biopic that was Bohemian Rhapsody last year, Rocketman is this years big blowout music feature – and to say I went into it with cynicism is to undersell how I was feeling. I wanted […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: A Hard Day’s Night 55th Anniversary

Review: A Hard Day’s Night 55th Anniversary

My fascination with John, Paul, George and not so much Ringo has eluded friends, family and fans of my work.  To me though, The Beatles are still one of the greatest influences in the world of independently-made music, and it’s their feature film work that satisfies this independence the most.   A strange blend of promotional […]

 Richard Bellis

Tolkien: a second opinion

Tolkien: a second opinion

I’m a huge fan of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, I have marathoned the films and attempted the books. So, when I went into the film, I was worried that there was a lot at stake here: Tolkien and his works are highly regarded, so this biopic has to deal with it well, […]

 Kamron Kent

Review: Pokemon – Detective Pikachu

Review: Pokemon – Detective Pikachu

Credit: @detectivepikachumovie (Instagram) Ryan Reynolds stars as the small, fluffy and cute pokemon, Pikachu. I will warn you, this review won’t go to heavily into detail of the film, but it will be discussing the good and the bad points – and the plot hole – in this film. Consider this your SPOILER WARNING. Credit: […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: The Godfather Part II – 45th Anniversary

Review: The Godfather Part II – 45th Anniversary

I’ve gone on record saying that The Godfather was a pretty overrated piece of work that I didn’t much care for or enjoy. While it does provide us with a great Marlon Brando performance, the movie just didn’t do much for me. My interest in the sequel was minimal, although I still knew it was going to […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Review: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

For a project that has taken almost two decades to come into fruition, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote certainly isn’t anything of merit. Gilliam’s latest work shows off what happens when he restrains his stylistic impulses and replaces them with genuine storytelling skills: as it turns out, he’s got an unexpectedly restricted narrative mind.  That’s probably why his […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Tolkien

Review: Tolkien

When you think of J. R. R. Tolkien, you most probably think of The Lord of the Rings or even The Hobbit. Your mind wanders to his mystical fantasy lands that he painstakingly crafted after years and years of building his own languages, planning out engrossing characters and perfecting the prose and meaning of his texts. What your […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: The 400 Blows – 60th Anniversary

Review: The 400 Blows – 60th Anniversary

There are so many astoundingly different facets of cinema that it often feels impossible to cover them all.   The best a film enthusiast can do is try and take in as many classics as possible, and to me that sounded like a good way of shaping my viewing over the next few months. My foray […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – 50th Anniversary

Review: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – 50th Anniversary

Why George Lazenby didn’t stick around for another Bond movie was always a great mystery to me. Then I watched On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, a baffling attempt at revitalising the series after the departure of its leading man, Sean Connery.  The film is one of the many Bond films that range from mediocre to strange levels of bad.   […]

 Ryan Easby

Review: Booksmart

Review: Booksmart

Every now and again, a film comes along that will define a generation. The Breakfast Club, Superbad, Mean Girls, This is England and Rebel Without a Cause are all prime examples of this and, I’m happy to say, Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart, is about to join the list. Booksmart‘s premise is an extremely interesting and (at […]

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