Reviews

3

Manny Lewis

Manny Lewis is a comedian who can connect with millions of fans, yet struggles to connect with anyone else to create a meaningful relationship. From the mind of stand up comic Carl Barron, Manny Lewis is a look...
4

Of Horses and Men

Whilst I’m not usually one to label a film ‘bizarre’, Benedikt Erlingsson’s Of Horses and Men is one such film. The pull quote on the top of the DVD says ‘the best Icelandic noir equine comedy I have ever seen’...
4

White God

One of the best performances of 2015 comes from Luke and Bodie - mixed breed dog brothers - playing Hagen in Kornél Mundruczó’s White God. Owned by Lili (Zsófia Psotta), Hagen finds himself on the streets of Hu...
3.5

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The first thing to keep in mind about The Force Awakens is that, just like Creed, it wants to remind you of the joy and wonder that you felt when you watched the very first Star Wars film. The same thematic bea...
4.5

Youth

Trying to find fitting words to describe a film like Youth is like trying to find the perfect line of dialogue to fill a person's final words. It's hard, it most likely won't be right, but you'll try anyhow - j...
3.5

The Hunting Ground

One of the better horror films to come out this year is Kirby Dick’s documentary The Hunting Ground. Whilst the majority of the film is not played for horror, there is simply no denying the fact that this is a ...
5

Creed

2015 will most likely go down as the year of the successful reboot. Jurassic World is (at time of writing) the biggest film of the year, Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the years biggest and best action films, Sta...
2.5

Mistress America

Indie film ingénue Greta Gerwig once again teams up with indie film director (and current husband) Noah Baumbach in Mistress America. Gerwig stars as Brooke, the soon-to-be sister-in-law of Lola Kirke’s Tracy. ...
2

By the Sea

I’m not usually one to bring up a films opening line as a guide to that particular films quality, however, the opening line to Angelina Jolie-Pitt’s By the Sea is a corker. And I don’t use the word corker all t...
3

Burnt

There is a discussion in John Wells film Burnt where Bradley Cooper’s Adam Jones and Sienna Miller’s Helene meet in a Burger King to discuss working together. Jones offers Helene a bite of his burger, at which ...