• COVEN_2017

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 ·

    Remember how Sam Mendes’ SPECTRE felt like it was trying to be both a sequel to every Daniel Craig-era 007 entry as well as a big fat homage to the entire Bond franchise, but failed to do justice to any of them?

    Alien: Covenant

  • beg

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 ·

    Would you let a blue-bellied Yankee-doodle dandy into your school for girls? John Cheshire reviews Sofia Coppola’s latest feature film, premiering at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

    The Beguiled

  • howto

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 ·

    Punk rock rules! There are extra-terrestrial goings on in Croydon as John Cheshire discovers, reviewing John Cameron Mitchell’s latest feature film at Cannes Film Festival.

    How To Talk To Girls At Parties

  • the-killing-of-a-sacred-deer-poster

    Monday, May 22, 2017 ·

    An eye for an eye. Is it time to break up the nuclear family to balance the scales of justice? Jack Toye reviews the latest feature film from Greek auteur director Yorgos Lanthimos at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

    The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

  • johnbanner

    Monday, May 22, 2017 ·

    It’s John Cheshire’s first foray down to the South of France and the 70th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival. What will he find, and which films will he see? Read his diary entry here!

    Cannes 2017 Diary #1

  • OKJA_2017

    Sunday, May 21, 2017 ·

    This year’s Cannes Film Festival has sparked a certain degree of controversy around its inclusion of films produced by Netflix, one of which is acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s sixth directorial project, OKJA. Concerning itself with the peaceful life of farm girl Mija (Ahn Seo-Hyun) and her giant pet pig Okja, the film follows [...]

    Okja

  • FRANT_2017

    Sunday, May 21, 2017 ·

    Appropriately for a sombre story set after the First World War and adapted from Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 melodrama BROKEN LULLABY, Francois Ozon shoots most of FRANTZ in a glowing monochrome, except for the plentiful moments of high emotion, when the film blossoms into colour (rather like Gary Ross’s 1998 film PLEASANTVILLE, where colour represents sexual [...]

    Frantz

  • THELE_2017

    Monday, May 15, 2017 ·

    The waterlogged fields and blighted farmland of Somerset provide The Levelling’s director, Hope Dickson Leach with the perfect setting for her debut feature. An unsettling, realist drama with the Somerset levels as its backdrop. The story follows Clover (Ellie Kendrick) who returns to the family dairy farm following the sudden suicide of her brother Harry [...]

    The Levelling

COVEN_2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Alien: Covenant

Remember how Sam Mendes’ SPECTRE felt like it was trying to be both a sequel to every Daniel Craig-era 007 entry as well as a big fat homage to the entire Bond franchise, but failed to do justice to any of them?

beg
Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Beguiled

Would you let a blue-bellied Yankee-doodle dandy into your school for girls? John Cheshire reviews Sofia Coppola’s latest feature film, premiering at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

howto
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How To Talk To Girls At Parties

Punk rock rules! There are extra-terrestrial goings on in Croydon as John Cheshire discovers, reviewing John Cameron Mitchell’s latest feature film at Cannes Film Festival.

the-killing-of-a-sacred-deer-poster
Monday, May 22, 2017

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

An eye for an eye. Is it time to break up the nuclear family to balance the scales of justice? Jack Toye reviews the latest feature film from Greek auteur director Yorgos Lanthimos at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

johnbanner
Monday, May 22, 2017

Cannes 2017 Diary #1

It’s John Cheshire’s first foray down to the South of France and the 70th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival. What will he find, and which films will he see? Read his diary entry here!

OKJA_2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Okja

This year’s Cannes Film Festival has sparked a certain degree of controversy around its inclusion of films produced by Netflix, one of which is acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s sixth directorial project, OKJA. Concerning itself with the peaceful life of farm girl Mija (Ahn Seo-Hyun) and her giant pet pig Okja, the film follows [...]

FRANT_2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Frantz

Appropriately for a sombre story set after the First World War and adapted from Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 melodrama BROKEN LULLABY, Francois Ozon shoots most of FRANTZ in a glowing monochrome, except for the plentiful moments of high emotion, when the film blossoms into colour (rather like Gary Ross’s 1998 film PLEASANTVILLE, where colour represents sexual [...]

THELE_2017
Monday, May 15, 2017

The Levelling

The waterlogged fields and blighted farmland of Somerset provide The Levelling’s director, Hope Dickson Leach with the perfect setting for her debut feature. An unsettling, realist drama with the Somerset levels as its backdrop. The story follows Clover (Ellie Kendrick) who returns to the family dairy farm following the sudden suicide of her brother Harry [...]

SUSP_2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017

An Italian with a movie camera

As Dario Argento’s cult classic Suspiria (1977) is on its way to re-boot central this year, let’s take a look back at the giallo and horror filmmaker as we come full circle with the impending re-make of one of his most iconic films. Suspiria, a film, before watching it, audiences had likely caught glimpses of [...]

Raw (2017) | TAKE ONE
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Raw

RAW is an intense and undefinable blend of skilled shotmaking, ramping discomfort and disturbing juxtapositions that mixes carnivores with the carnal to enormous effect. Jim Ross reviews.