• Film Review: Isle of Dogs

    Brimming, as ever, with bagsful of quirkiness and colour, Isle of Dogs has all the trapping of yet another Wes Anderson classic. The American auteur’s second stop motion animated feature, following 2005’s aptly named Fantastic Mr Fox, Isle of Dogs also focuses its story on the anxieties of the...
  • Film Review – Birdman

    Birdman is a film like no other. It’s the type of experience that will have you leaving the cinema dissecting and discussing what it was about, and wondering how such a technical feat was achieved. It’s a triumph that everyone, from the sublime ensemble cast to the miracle-working cinematographer Emmanuel...
  • Anti-Advent Calendar #4

    Christmas. It’s a bit overwhelming isn’t it? For us to make a commentary on the commercialisation of what is meant to be a religious celebration wouldn’t necessarily leave you feeling philosophised though. So instead, for the fourth Anti-Advent Calendar, we’ll leave it to David Fincher’s Fight Club to punch the point...
  • Watch This If…You’re Struggling to Sleep

    “When you have insomnia you’re never really asleep, and you’re never really awake.” If that sounds overfamiliar, you’re either living in a perpetual state of sleep deprivation, or you’ve just already seen Fight Club before. If the former, not the latter is true, then being a member of Fight...
  • 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...
  • Trailer Watch – Birdman

    The first trailer for the upcoming Alejandro González Iñárritu comedy begins by intensely tracking its almost unrecognisable star Michael Keaton, who’s gone from Batman to Birdman. Featuring an eerily slowed down version of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” only adds to the concentration coating Riggan Thomson (Keaton), as he seeks to...
  • Review – The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Wes Anderson’s art house comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel is a whimsical portrait of a lobby boy’s journey from rags to riches. Set in the fictional, central European-esque Republic of Zubrowka, the film centres on the titular hotel during its heyday in the early 1930s. It’s a quirky, meticulously...