Film

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Feedback

Review: Feedback

Eddie Marsan may be one of the most dependable actors working today. It’s nice to see him finally get a handful of leading roles, because the supporting work he gives us isn’t quite enough to fill my need for something much larger from him. Bits and pieces from the likes of The World’s End and […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Welcome to Marwen

Review: Welcome to Marwen

I’ve dealt with my fair share of weirdos, but if one of them turned me into a doll to use in a recreation of a battle worn, Nazi occupied Belgium circa 1943, I think I’d be a little flattered. Welcome to Marwen follows the real life, tragic story of Mark Hogancamp, a man inflicted with […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: The Hustle

Review: The Hustle

I hope and like to think that my taste in comedy is broad enough to enjoy all the stylings of the genre. From slapstick to dark humour, one liners and sitcoms. Just about everything has its own merits and may or may not connect with a specific audience. There are few films that manage to […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Guest House Paradiso 20th Anniversary

Review: Guest House Paradiso 20th Anniversary

It’s hard to put into words why I love this film so much. Really it comes down to blatant nostalgia and a crippling love for the work of Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, the stars of Guest House Paradiso. Extending the television show, Bottom, to a feature length movie was a certainly plausible idea. Their […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: The Laundromat

Review: The Laundromat

If anyone can squeeze some enthusiasm out of this bleak year for film, it has to be the pairing director Steven Soderbergh has brought us with his latest film, The Laundromat. A stacked cast including Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Sharon Stone, Jeffrey Wright and David Schwimmer is bound to be at least an enjoyable […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Downton Abbey

Review: Downton Abbey

I know as much about Downton Abbey as I do about astrophysics, the works of Salvador Dali or cookery. Nothing at all. My knowledge in every one of those fields is lacking, but I could probably crack a few facts out about each, except for Downton Abbey. Who better to review the latest instalment into the […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Hot Air

Review: Hot Air

How many favours does Steve Coogan owe in the world of Hollywood? I ask this coming off the back of sitting through Hot Air, his latest feature film. To give him the benefit of the doubt, I do hope that this is a project he was forced into, rather than something he picked out for himself. […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: All That Jazz 40th Anniversary

Review: All That Jazz 40th Anniversary

All That Jazz comes from director Bob Fosse, a man that isn’t talked about enough given how many considerable masterpieces he gave us. The Dustin Hoffman starring Lenny looks like a resounding triumph, so to work my way into that one it only makes sense to start with his most popular and well recognised piece, […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: The Day Shall Come

Review: The Day Shall Come

It’s nice to see the big return of director Christopher Morris finally come to fruition. A project long stuck in development, rumours spreading at a rapid pace, it was looking like I’d have to wait a lot longer to see his latest project, The Day Shall Come. Following on from the great Four Lions, Morris’ new film The […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: The Art of Self-Defense

Review: The Art of Self-Defense

What a depressing year for film. If anyone can bring us around and out of this lull in quality then it’s most certainly going to be the efforts of one Jesse Eisenberg. His latest starring role in The Art of Self-Defense sees him tackle conventional culture stereotypes, learning karate and gaining confidence within himself and his abilities, […]