• Logan: Dealing with Finality

    Warning: minor spoilers ahead. Logan is a brutal film. Brutal in tone, brutal in the uncompromising nature of the violence it presents, brutal even in its dark (some might say realistic) message. However, it’s arguably for this reason that Hugh Jackman’s last outing as the titular Wolverine is such...
  • Five Finest Shakespearean Actors

    Shakespeare is definitely a name that, when mentioned, makes some people groan. In fact, some performances of Shakespeare would send even the most avid Shakespeare lovers to sleep. Luckily, there are some extraordinary actors that have, for decades in some cases, managed to do something really exciting with the...
  • Trailer Watch – Logan

    Logan, based on Mark Millar’s Old Man Logan series, is set to be the final solo Wolverine film, after X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and The Wolverine (2013). Directed by James Mangold, it stars (who else?) Hugh Jackman as the eponymous character. Now, Wolverine has always viewed his power –...
  • Film Review – Green Room

    Jeremy Saulnier is one more step towards mastering the grim and deadly. This is a director who pulls no punches and tells his stories with the intention to dishearten. We saw it with Blue Ruin, and we’re seeing it again with Green Room. It is the story of a...
  • Mayhem – Interviewing The Organizers (Part 2)

    Mayhem is one of the cornerstones of Nottingham’s film culture. Hosted by Broadway cinema, each year it brings a fascinating flavour of niche film-making to a wider audience. With 17 films shown in 4 days, there’s bound to be something which grabs your interest. Earlier in the week we...
  • Review – X-Men: Days of Future Past

    The advent of the outstanding X-Men: First Class revitalized the X-Men franchise in 2011, enabling the evolution of a new series of stories. Based loosely on the 1981 iconic comic of the same name, Days of Future Past depicts another astonishing addition to the ever mutating series. In a dystopian future, mutants are...
  • Most Anticipated Films of 2014 #14 – X-Men: Days of Future Past

    “What’s the last thing you remember?” Marvel fans old and new have a lot to look forward to with the arrival of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Old favourites are returning, namely Wolverine, Patrick Stewart’s Professor X, Ian McKellen’s Magneto, Storm, Rogue, Kitty Pryde and Bobby Drake to name...