Film

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Joker

Review: Joker

A timeless comic book villain, the Joker is so ingrained into popular culture that it’s hard to miss a reference or mention of DC’s well recognised clown. Adapted endlessly in film, played by great actors such as Jack Nicholson and the late Heath Ledger, the Joker is a character that has very much seen his […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Shaft

Review: Shaft

I’ve got a real soft spot for the Shaft franchise of films. From the original action classic with Richard Roundtree to the modern iterations with Samuel L. Jackson, the series is a consistent piece of film that will always tickle my sudden urge to visit classic action-packed pieces of film. While the story wasn’t necessarily […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Always Be My Maybe

Review: Always Be My Maybe

Netflix never fails to underwhelm me, and I feel like I should’ve learnt my lesson by now. Their output in the romantic comedy genre is extreme. They provide a great deal of unmemorable, subpar films that somehow manage to attract large audiences for no other reason than the ease of access streaming sites give the modern user. Always Be […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Ray and Liz

Review: Ray and Liz

For those uninterested in modern history, Ray and Liz may not be the film for you. Seeped deep in the impact of Margaret Thatcher’s cuts and miners strikes, Ray and Liz brings to light how tough living on the poverty line can be. The feature length directorial debut of photographer Richard Billingham provides ample material for a grimacing venture […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Tall Girl

Review: Tall Girl

My position as a film critic gives me a rare opportunity and platform, where I can say pretty much whatever I want about the film I have just seen. For some films the time between finishing the viewing and finishing the review is blissfully short, other times it takes weeks, maybe a month or two […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Four Weddings and a Funeral 25th Anniversary

Review: Four Weddings and a Funeral 25th Anniversary

The always charming presence of Hugh Grant is enough to tide an audience over through what should be a mediocre romantic comedy. Somehow his leading man presence is enough to elevate films that should really have no right being any good, to new and unexpected levels. It worked with Bridget Jones’s Diary, Love Actually and even About a Boy, […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Judy

Review: Judy

If ever there were a career to convince us that Hollywood isn’t all ‘that’ then it would be the tragic case of Judy Garland. Her final years of debt, loneliness and fluid anger are captured well in Judy, a biopic starring Bridget Jones’s Diary star Rene Zellweger and directed by Rupert Goold, following on from his feature film […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: The Wizard of Oz 80th Anniversary

Review: The Wizard of Oz 80th Anniversary

Given the coming Judy Garland biopic, Judy, there’s definite room to expand my knowledge of Hollywood’s golden age starlet. The Wizard of Oz may be her most well-known piece of work, and has since become a classic milestone of the film industry. Lauded by audiences and critics alike, The Wizard of Oz celebrates its 80th Anniversary this year. What better way […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Twisted Pair

Review: Twisted Pair

Concerning as it is to see that Neil Breen has managed to finance and direct more than one feature film, it’s always an engaging experience to watch one of his disastrous pieces of work. Twisted Pair is his latest feature, one that looks to tackle the growing issues of A.I. intelligence, corrupt politicians, and having a twin brother. All real […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Won’t You Be My Neighbour

Review: Won’t You Be My Neighbour

If you’ve ever watched children’s television in the modern day, it’ll feel like your brain is melting. A lot of colours flashing by on a screen with characters that don’t speak a word of distinguishable dialect. Often, they’re just gibberish spilling freak shows, I grew up watching shows similar to that. | In the Night […]