• Look Out For… November

    This month there are several continuations of different franchises. Hoping to score the awards-love that its prior film controversially missed out on, is the latest in the Rocky series: Creed II. Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy, taking over from Rooney Mara) returns in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a...
  • A New Netflix Original Film: Okja

    As Netflix’s newest film offering, Okja, directed by Joon-ho Bong, came with a lot of expectations. The trailers suggested a typical Samson versus Goliath story, with the twist of a giant CGI pig-hippo combo, which left some feeling cold, though thankfully the film exceeds all expectations. It has been...
  • TV Review – War and Peace

    It’s no mean feat squeezing Tolstoy’s epic War and Peace into 6 episodes. However, the BBC series, which came to its gripping climax on Sunday evening, managed the task effortlessly.  Starring Lily James as Natasha Rostova, James Norton as Andrei Bolkonsky and Paul Dano as Pierre Bezukhov, War and...
  • Film Review – Youth

    Youth is Paolo Sorrentino’s second English release, a highly-anticipated film given that his last, The Great Beauty (La Grande Belleza, released in 2013), scooped up a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. A visually beautiful meditation on life, ennui and death was to...
  • The 2016 Cures For Your End Of Downton Abbey Blues

    Corsets, class and scandal – all the makings for a fantastic television series. For nearly six years now, audiences worldwide have been charmed by the characters and universal appeal of a particular well-loved show. For those of you out there, like me, who are devastated at the prospect of...
  • Film Review – Love & Mercy

    John Cusack and Paul Dano play Brian Wilson in two separate chapters in the turbulent life of the Beach Boys front-man. The two time-lines are interspersed throughout, and combine to form an unconventional yet altogether exceptional biopic. Director Bill Pohlad eschews the usual linear narratives reserved for films such...