• Review – Prometheus

    Prometheus has finally landed. Sir Ridley Scott’s long awaited return to science fiction bursts onto our screens like a Xenomorph trying to break free of John Hurt’s chest. The pseudo prequel to the genre-defining Alien has attained a considerable amount of hype, but with a gap of thirty-three years since its predecessor,...
  • Review – Moonrise Kingdom

    The year is 1965. Suzy and Sam are in love. They live on an island off the coast of New England. Love in adversity. Love against the odds. Suzy and Sam are twelve years old and together, they run away. There’s a lot of expectation riding on this film....
  • An interview with Chronicle director Josh Trank + Win a copy of the film on Blu-ray

    Competition time again. We’re giving away 3x copies of the smash-hit Chronicle on Blu-ray. To enter, read on after the below interview with Josh Trank. Chronicle was a huge hit in cinemas but how do you feel about how movies are now consumed – not just in cinemas but in...
  • Review – The Raid

    Every now and then a film gets released that blurs the boundaries between simply enjoying it and evaluating it. Do you rate it solely on your enjoyment? Or do you analyse each structural element and come to a rational judgement? Welsh director Gareth Evans’ Indonesian “block-buster” The Raid happens...
  • Review – Even the Rain

    A Spanish drama with ambition, heart and a political core, Icíar Bollaín’s fourth feature is an impressive juxtaposition of two distinctly separate stories. The first sees a production crew, fronted by director Gael García Bernal and producer Luis Tosar, attempting to film the story of Christopher Columbus on location...
  • Review – Dark Shadows

    A film starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, scored by Danny Elfman and featuring vampires, witches and ghosts, Dark Shadows is Tim Burton at his most comfortable. Based on an early 70’s soap opera of the same name, the film is essentially a revisitation of Burton and Depp’s...
  • Review – The Avengers

    ‘King of Cult’ Joss Whedon has served up a crucial lesson in how to balance huge expectations and a smorgasbord of Hollywood talent in this year’s must-see superhero spectacular The Avengers (or if you’re in the UK… Avengers Assemble. For all intents and purposes we’ll call it The Avengers.)...