Film

 James Morris

Review: Filth – Corrupt, Alcoholic, Bipolar, Brilliant

Review: Filth – Corrupt, Alcoholic, Bipolar, Brilliant

James McAvoy stars as a filthy cop in the latest Irvine Welch adaptation

When the role of Detective Inspector at the Edinburgh police force is open, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) believes he is perfect for promotion. Except, he is a corrupt, alcoholic, cocaine-snorting, bipolar, bigot and he will do anything to get this promotion to save his marriage. But the sex, drugs and lines-of-cocaine lifestyle starts […]

 Josh Hollis

Review: Gravity – Bullock Comes Full Circle (Or An Orbit, Whatever)

Review: Gravity – Bullock Comes Full Circle (Or An Orbit, Whatever)

Space is a place we were never meant to go. It is a brutal and totally inhospitable environment that hates all humanity and detests our very presence whenever we venture from our little lump of rock. We are simply not supposed to be there. And that ferociously hostility of space is one of the many […]

 Sarah Bailey

Au Revoir, Poirot

Au Revoir, Poirot

Au revoir, mon cher ami. Waving a final adieu to dear old Hercule was always going to signal a bitter ending. The pedantic yet brilliant, moustachioed sleuth shuffled his way onto our screens for the final time this week, but the ending provided more trauma than his fans (who hadn’t read up on it) could […]

 Kieran Murray

Review: Philomena – Coogan And Dench Take A Trip

Review: Philomena – Coogan And Dench Take A Trip

A true story directed by Stephen Frears featuring an odd couple for a good heartfelt story. Journalist Martin Sixsmith, played by Steve Coogan, plays a witty supporting role to the intelligent emotional character played by Judi Dench, Philomena. Sixsmith reluctantly takes on a human-interest story put forward to him about Philomena for a tabloid newspaper […]

 Josh Hollis

Review: The Counsellor – Desperately Beautiful, Impressively Dull

Review: The Counsellor – Desperately Beautiful, Impressively Dull

Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy’s The Counsellor is a film of choices and consequences. Or more accurately, the consequences of a single choice made by Michael Fassbender’s otherwise unnamed title character – a choice which causes events far outside his control, from which there is no going back. “You are at a cross in the […]

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