• Film Review: Doctor Sleep

    Thirty-nine years after Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor) was nearly murdered by his father in a malevolent haunted hotel, after a lifetime of struggling with trauma and alcoholism, he is now put in the position of protecting a psychic child much like he once was. All of which poses the...
  • Film Review: An Actor Prepares

    A classic odd couple tale; despite numerous clichés and an at times slightly too predictable script, An Actor Prepares packs a surprising emotional punch due to convincing performances and sharp comic beats. After suffering a life-threatening heart attack, veteran Hollywood actor Atticus Smith is forced to travel across America...
  • Film Review: Mad To Be Normal

    Set in the 1960s, Mad To Be Normal follows the life and work of famous Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing (David Tennant), exploring his controversial methods of treatment of psychotic patients and creation of his “medication-free sanctuary” Kingsley Hall in East London. Unnerving and heavy, it questions the nature...
  • Get Out: A Commentary On Racial Tensions

    Warning: Major Spoilers ahead. The highly anticipated movie Get Out has just hit UK cinema screens and is receiving a phenomenal reaction, in fact it has already crossed the coveted $100 million mark at box office. This film is a blend of race-savvy satire and horror that demonises the...
  • A Cure For Wellness: Abstraction From Reality

    A critique of the capitalistic lifestyle and an all out riddle of a film, A Cure for Wellness is Gore Verbinki’s newest installment into the horror genre. It is psychologically comparable to Shutter Island, but manages to have an originality to it that does not fail to thrill. While...
  • Hidden Figures: Too jovial for the genre?

    From Theodore Melfi comes the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures, a tale regarding the true story of three African American women who worked at NASA during the 1960’s. The film is based on the biographical novel by the same name written by Margot Lee Shelley. It cannot be questioned that the film’s...
  • Can Anime still be as gripping without Ghibli?

    With Studio Ghibli being on an indefinite hiatus, it’s re-assuring to know the studio’s animators are still in work and producing some of the most beautiful animation films around; a category which ‘Your Name’ certainly falls into. Currently being the fourth highest-grossing film in Japan of all time and...