• 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: Lady Bird

    Vibrant with the warmth of youth whilst still unabashedly honest, Greta Gerwig’s debut feature, presents the anxieties of adolescence, the impossible task of parenthood and the ever-looming presence of the future in a truly brilliant coming-of-age drama. Just like previous Oscar favourites 2014’s Boyhood and last year’s Moonlight, Lady...
  • 90th Academy Awards – Predictions (Pt. II)

    With the 90th Academy Awards just around the corner, Oscar aficionados will be redrafting their carefully curated list of predictions. Although most categories may look near-locked, changes to the Academy’s voting body in recent years (in order to combat the #OscarsSoWhite controversy) combined with a preferential voting system, means...
  • Look Out For… February

    February may be the shortest month, but we’re certainly not short of great film releases. Denzel Washington and Daniel Day-Lewis give Oscar-nominated performances as a shy lawyer in Roman J. Israel, Esq. and an obsessive 1950s dressmaker in Phantom Thread, respectively. Of course, if awards-bait isn’t your thing, Helen...
  • Hollywood Puts on a Brave Face in Light of a Truly Dark Year

    The nominations are in, and now throughout Hollywood speeches are being written, falsely gracious losing faces practised, probably even somewhere red carpets dry-cleaned. And yet this year’s ceremony will take place in the light of what can only be described as a truly earth-shattering year for the industry. The...
  • Trailer Watch – Lady Bird

    After making her name as part of the mumblecore movement (a term she detests), Greta Gerwig turns to directing her own work with Lady Bird. Although not much is known about the film’s plot, the trailer shows us a young student named Christine (Saoirse Ronan), who is dissatisfied with...
  • Look Out For…February

    Finally, after months of waiting, the Oscars are nearly upon us. Will La La Land dance its way to the top? Will Portman trounce Stone? All will be revealed on 26th February; until then, there’s a whole host of films being released this month to sink your teeth into....