• 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...
  • Scrapbook – Alternate Cut Films

    With the rerelease of Blade Runner‘s 2007 ‘Final Cut’ this week, our writers slice together some notable nods to films with special editions and alternate cuts in our latest Scrapbook. Blade Runner: The Final Cut Blade Runner is possibly the ultimate ‘alternate cut’ film, with five discrete and distinct edits to...
  • Film Review – Exodus: Gods and Kings

    Of the directors in the world, the one most suited to making major blockbusters with sweeping special effects is Ridley Scott. He did it before with Alien, Gladiator and Robin Hood, but his new film doesn’t deal with aliens, Romans, or a folklore legend. Instead his new film’s origins are rooted in...
  • Rewind Review – Gladiator

    “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.” Gladiator...
  • Trailer Watch – Exodus: Gods and Kings

    Following on from the likes of Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven in Ridley Scott’s long line of successful historical epics comes the official trailer for his newest entry – Exodus: Gods and Kings. The film will chronicle the Old Testament’s exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt, as led by Moses (played by Christian Bale)....
  • Scrapbook – Neo-noir Films

    As Sin City: A Dame to Kill For storms style first into UK theatres, our writers recognise some of the finest films of neo-noir cinema. Blade Runner   The archetypal neo-noir, Ridley Scott’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is extremely prescient. 32 years after...