• Look Out For… October

    As the winds get chillier and the days shorter, October brings with it a slew of horror movies in the run up to Halloween. Among them, is the typical ‘friends go to a forest (always a good idea) where a menacing creature awaits’ storyline in The Ritual. The Saw...
  • Dunkirk – A Christopher Nolan Masterpiece

    Three. Two. One. Mark. Christopher Nolan has taken his shot at the war film genre. ‘Dunkirk’ requires proper recognition as something that, for the most part, could be a timeless piece. Between Tom Hardy flying soundly in the Supermarine Spitfire-fighter aircraft (as a Royal Air Force pilot) and Hans...
  • Trailer Watch – In the Heart of the Sea

    Hollywood may be lacking some original scripts at present, but their obsession with existing material has started showing promise. Ron Howard’s latest film, In the Heart of the Sea, recounts the true events that inspired the sinister tale of Moby-Dick (1851). When twenty-one men board an American whaling ship,...
  • Scrapbook – Neo-noir Films

    As Sin City: A Dame to Kill For storms style first into UK theatres, our writers recognise some of the finest films of neo-noir cinema. Blade Runner   The archetypal neo-noir, Ridley Scott’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is extremely prescient. 32 years after...
  • Review – Transcendence

    The concept behind ‘cinematographer-cum-director’ Wally Pfister’s sci-fi vision Transcendence is a fascinating one. A super intelligent scientist is fatally wounded by an eco-warrior and then ‘uploaded’ to live on as a digital entity. However, he quickly turns into a rampant AI, hell-bent on ‘upgrading’ humanity. Sound awesome? I thought...
  • Trailer Watch – Transcendence

    The trailer for Johnny Depp’s new movie sure makes it look like one to watch. In the opening we see what resembles a TED talk and Depp or Will Casket discusses the coming singularity (oooooo) a thing computer people love to throw around. BUT THEN shock, he is shot...
  • Review – Broken

    One of the more fascinating films of the year so far, Broken tells the story of Emily, or Skunk as she’s better known, a teenage girl living in North London with her father, older brother and full-time babysitter. Following her mother’s departure several years ago, Skunk now has to...