Nomadland – Review

Fern (Francis McDormand), in the wake of the death of her husband as well as the economic collapse of her long-time hometown, sets out in pursuit of a new way of life. Settling into a tight-knit community of modern-day Nomads, she transitions into their world as they show her the dangers, and wonders, of the … Read more

Minari – Review

It’s the 1980’s and the Yi family have re-located from California to Arkansas in search of the ever-elusive American dream. Damned if he’ll spend his life as a chicken sexer, Jacob (Steven Yeun) is determined to start his own Korean vegetable farm despite the turbulent times and financial peril he must face to do so. … Read more

Sound Of Metal – Review

We open on Black Gammon, a heavy metal duo, as they deliver a wall-of-sound to an appreciative, raucous crowd. Another day in the life of Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke) as they tour the country, promoting their music and nurturing an ever-growing fanbase. But the life of semi-pro, touring musicians isn’t all bright … Read more

Wonder Woman 1984 – Review

2017 gave us what we thought could be the turning point for the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Wonder Woman. Patty Jenkins’ vision of the most iconic female superhero ever conceived. It had it’s flaws yes, but at long last Warner Bros. had moved away from their desperate attempts to catch up with Marvel’s triumphant ensemble … Read more

Justice League: The Snyder Cut – Review

It’s no secret that the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has struggled to get off the blocks with it’s various attempts at cross-over films. First there was Batman Vs Superman, heavily criticised for its dour and sullen portrayal of the two flagship DC characters. Then came Suicide Squad, ambitious and fun at times but dives off … Read more

Soul – Review

Pixar know how the wrap their fingers around your heart-strings and yank on them till you buckle. ‘UP’ being the go-to example, but in more recent years the likes of ‘Coco’ and ‘Inside Out’ have also proven themselves among Pixar’s most emotionally affecting fables. So when they announced Soul, the story of an ageing Jazz … Read more

The Old Guard – Review

Charlize Theron is arguably the biggest female bad-ass in Hollywood and it’s always a delight to see her slicing through henchmen in the likes of Atomic Blonde, Aeon Flux and Mad Max: Fury Road. Refreshingly, The Old Guard is the Theron we know with an interesting, fantastical twist. The question is however, does this Netflix-backed … Read more

The Invisible Man – Review

The invisible man first made an appearance in H.G. Wells’ novel of the same name way back in 1897. Later made into a film in 1933, an iteration classed as comedy, horror and sci-fi all at once. Safe to say they’ve done away with the former in Leigh Whannell’s fresh new look at the monster … Read more

Parasite – Review

It’s hard to describe exactly what Bong Joon-ho has given us with Parasite and you can say the same about his last two features, The Host (2006) and Snowpiercer (2013). His films defy containment and instead operate across several genres simultaneously, flitting from horror to comedy to thriller to social commentary. Now this signature approach … Read more

The Lighthouse – Review

If ever there were a film that required a few days to mull over in the aftermath of viewing, it’s The Lighthouse. A chaotic yet simple tale, illustrating the claustrophobic isolation of tending a lighthouse on a remote island. It’ll stay with you, whether you want it to or not. As the curtains draw back … Read more