• Film Review – Child 44

    Adapted from Tom Rob Smith’s novel of the same name, Child 44 depicts the life of a high profile Soviet security officer, Agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), as he risks all he knows, or thought he knew, to uncover the truth behind a series of child murders. The trouble...
  • Review – Pride

    Much like The Full Monty or Billy Elliot, the tone and depth of Pride is simplistic in its historical analysis and triumphalist in its conclusions, but it is a well-crafted, beautifully acted, infectiously heartwarming tale, and it works a treat. It’s 1984 and the Miner’s Strike is in full...
  • Review – The Double

    To begin this review somewhat tangentially, a comparison: when Portishead’s album Third was released in 2007, the striking genre switch away from the seductive strings and breakbeats of their early albums threw many listeners. No longer content with exploring emotional complexity through deliberately paced formal quirkiness, the group did the...