• Look Out For… November

    This month there are several continuations of different franchises. Hoping to score the awards-love that its prior film controversially missed out on, is the latest in the Rocky series: Creed II. Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy, taking over from Rooney Mara) returns in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a...
  • Film Review – Suffragette

    ‘I’d rather be a rebel than a slave’; This historical quotation proved controversial; yet no words ring truer for Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette. Set in 1912, the film follows the fictional, working-class woman Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan), we see her evolve from meek, vulnerable laundry lackey to a dedicated and...
  • Trailer Watch – Suffragette

    Documenting one of the most poignant periods of British history, Suffragette, directed by Sarah Gavron, follows the story of the radical Women’s Suffrage Movement, and the trials and tribulations they faced in order to gain the vote, attempt to create change, and become equal to men. The film, directed...
  • Anti-Advent Calendar #14

    Christmas. It’s become an addiction of indulgence, one made acceptable because not only do masses of people take the hit, but they’re comfortable talking about it too. So long as they continue, we’ll be in tow supplying goods of our own grade, as we resume our Anti-Advent Calendar… Before achieving widespread recognition...
  • Scrapbook – Top 5 Recent Book-to-Film Adaptations

    Adapting a novel into a quality, well-structured, faithful film can be a difficult task, and one which directors often fail to execute, but when they do, we are left with artistic legacies of multimodal magnificence. With David Fincher’s latest success in bringing Gone Girl to the screen from Gillian...
  • Review – Inside Llewyn Davis

    The Coen brothers’ latest protagonist, Llewyn Davis, lives the life he sings about. As part of the duo ‘Timlin & Davis’, he recorded the folk standard ‘Dink’s Song’, which includes the lyric, “Life ain’t worth living without the one you love.” Now he sings it alone. The reference is...
  • Trailer Watch – 05/04/2013

    Trailer Watch returns this week with all-new footage from Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby, Only God Forgives, The Iceman, and the upcoming re-imagining of Stephen King’s Carrie. The Great Gatsby Moulin Rouge! director, Baz Luhrmann, returns in typical extravagant form with his take on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal 20th century text, The Great...