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Lords of Chaos: based on truth and lies?

Lords of Chaos: based on truth and lies?

by Aaron Hanney The recently released Lords of Chaos movie, a biopic based on the infamous book which focuses on the Norwegian second-wave black metal scene of the late 80s and early 90s, has been causing a stir with critics and musicians who were involved within the then underground scene. Opinions on the accuracy of […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: The Festival

Review: The Festival

Did anybody ever expect anything from Joe Thomas post-Inbetweeners? He starred in Chickens which was doomed to fail from the beginning and has since cropped up in White Gold. That’s about everything Thomas has done, so to see him cast in the leading spot of a new comedy from Film4 is a genuine surprise.  It’s a nice surprise […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Game Night

Review: Game Night

Comedy is subjective, let’s make that clear right from the beginning. What one person may find astoundingly hilarious; another may find disgustingly obtuse. The greatest comedy I have still ever seen is Guest House Paradiso, a movie every one of my friends loathe entirely. By all means, do they have their reasons, and it’s hard not […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Incredibles 2

Review: Incredibles 2

View this post on Instagram You’ve waited 14 years for #Incredibles2 and now @reald3d is giving you the chance to be one of the first to see the film this Monday, June 11 in 3D! Get more details and see if an early fan screening is coming to your hometown (link in bio). A post […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Private Life

Review: Private Life

Netflix are often incapable of creating solid dramatic roles for those in their talent pool. However, Paul Giamatti has saved several movies before, and he seems to have done the same for Private Life: a drama that could have been riddled with issues is saved entirely by strong performances and solid direction.   Possibly the biggest strength of Private […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Red Sparrow

Review: Red Sparrow

View this post on Instagram The official poster for #RedSparrow. Tune in for the new trailer tomorrow. A post shared by Red Sparrow Movie (@redsparrowmovie) on Jan 7, 2018 at 12:00pm PST A personal fascination with the Cold War era of history, alongside a love of the action genre in general, has drawn me to […]

 Ryan Easby

Review: (500) Days Of Summer – 10th anniversary retrospective

Review: (500) Days Of Summer – 10th anniversary retrospective

This is not a love story. This is a story about love. As the opening narration suggests, (500) Days Of Summer is far from your typical Rom-Com. It’s not anywhere near as idealised as other Rom-Coms are, for example. It understands that a lot of stuff will happen in a life that you simply cannot […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Vox Lux

Review: Vox Lux

Brady Corbet’s feature length movies have often been described as chilling, uncomfortable or simply tense. As my contemporaries have applied this to The Childhood of a Leader, his debut feature, I’d be inclined to agree with such comments after experiencing Vox Lux.   Following the story of Celeste Montgomery (Raffey Cassidy/Natalie Portman) and her rise to stardom, Vox Lux focuses […]

 Ryan Easby

Review: Captain Marvel

Review: Captain Marvel

View this post on Instagram Take a look at the Marvel Studios' #CaptainMarvel-inspired poster by artist @aracelymunoz_! A post shared by Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel (@captainmarvelofficial) on Mar 7, 2019 at 3:32pm PST It is no small secret that I am a Marvel fan. I love the escapism that Superheroes offer, I love how bright […]

 Amy Robinson

Cold Pursuit Review: not a “Taken” movie on ice

Cold Pursuit Review: not a “Taken” movie on ice

Just yesterday, I went to the cinema to watch Liam Neeson’s new feature Cold Pursuit. My reason for going was purely academic research, attempting to study the critics’ reception of the movie following Neeson’s racial comments. For context: set in the snowy hills outside of Denver, Cold Pursuit follows Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson), a snowplow driver in Denver, Colorado, who […]