Lauren Newman digs deeper into Disney’s live action remakes and reveals whether they are cinematic successes or fairytale flops.
David Conway reviews long awaited biopic, Tolkien, and considers if the film falls short in comparison to its much loved subject.
Alexia Oerter reviews the new feature, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile and reflects on Efron’s twistedly effective performance.
Following up from his stylish horror homage It Follows, David Robert Mitchell has attempted to transition into the neo-noir space with his latest LA-set pastiche Under the Silver Lake. After a year spent in post-production turmoil from a lukewarm Cannes screening, the film has been quietly dropped on MUBI’s streaming service day and date with its UK cinema […]
One doesn’t need to look hard to notice that the cinematic landscape has evolved in the past couple of decades. Whilst Disney – and by extension Marvel – currently dominate the box office with superhero bonanzas, it wasn’t long ago that comparatively unconventional lower-budget fare was electrifying audiences in a largely similar fashion. Released at […]
Let’s face it, rom-coms have always been a bit rubbish. Guy meets girl, some incredibly quick, love-at-first-sight occurs, there’s a complication, some comic-relief side characters, and then they get over it and get together and everyone cheers. Love condensed into an hour and a half. Lovely. Also, sadly, unrealistic. Lovesick is here to answer what […]
I t can be hard growing up. Finding out that Santa isn’t real, or there’s no stork that delivers babies, or that the company that makes The Little Mermaid is a soulless corporation that cares about profit alone and has designs on world domination. If you’re a Marvel fan, you might have missed that last […]
When I was 6, my mum took me to see Ice Age at my local world of cinema, only for me to bawl my eyes out at the part where the animals return the baby to its father. Then, when I was a 15, tears poured down my cheeks at the end of Toy Story […]
The film industry has flirted with the word ‘feminism’ a lot in recent years. Emma Watson, Charlize Theron, Joss Whedon, Channing Tatum – amongst many more – all proudly declare themselves as feminists. Looking at the industry, it’s not surprising that many have been outraged by inequality. According to one study by Directors UK, in […]
Mild spoilers for Season 4 of Bojack Horseman(definitely watch the trailer first). Bojack Horseman has been a great show for a while now. Its vicious, honest depiction of depression, existentialism and the human condition, juxtaposed with inventive visual puns and a world of talking animals, make for a compelling and unique viewing experience; a beautiful […]