• 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...
  • Oscar Diversity and The Inclusion Rider

    Last week I complained about how white the Oscars (and therefore Hollywood) are to this day. What I lightly brushed upon is just how male-dominant the film industry actually is. To start, Frances McDormand had surprised a lot of people on Sunday when she left the stage after collecting...
  • 90th Academy Awards – Predictions

    Having narrowly escaped what could have been another #OscarsSoWhite controversy, most of the acting categories this year are quite easy to predict. Nevertheless, there seems to be a trend of the old guard versus the new talent – examples are Gary Oldman vs Timothée Chalamet and Frances McDormand vs...
  • Film Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Picking up 4 Golden Globes awards including Best Drama and thus currently highly tipped in the Oscars race, dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a truly scintillating picture with immense power behind its narrative teeming with both heartbreak and resilience. Set in Ebbing, a small rural US...
  • Look Out For… January

    A new month, a new year, a new set of films to look forward to. In Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour, Gary Oldman once again transforms himself in a performance that’s hotly tipped for awards glory. Speaking of which, the Bulgarian-Greek drama Glory depicts a platelayer (Stefan Denolyubov) who...
  • Trailer Watch – Hail, Caesar!

    The words ‘a Coen brothers film’ and ‘director of photography Roger Deakins’ is enough to get any avid film fan excited. Combine this with an all-star cast made up of Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand and many others, should get...
  • Next on Netflix #17

    A Coen classic, cut short sci-fi and current comedy are all commended as Matt brings the latest of our next best recommendations on Netflix. Fargo With the recent release of the follow-up series of the same name airing on Channel 4 this past summer, now would be a good time to...