Magnolia

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley. ‘Magnolia’ is undoubtedly Paul Thomas Anderson’s most ambitious picture, an epic ensemble piece that builds… Continue reading

Film of the Month – February

After the flurry of awards contenders in January, February has been a lot quieter with less films standing out. That being said, here are the 3 best ones we saw this month… 3.… Continue reading

Catch Me Daddy

Laila, a girl on the run from her family is hiding out in West Yorkshire with her drifter boyfriend Aaron. When her brother arrives in town with a gang of thugs in tow,… Continue reading

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals – Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel. ‘The… Continue reading

The Duke of Burgundy

A woman who studies butterflies and moths tests the limits of her relationship with her lover. ‘The Duke of Burgundy’, Peter Strickland’s follow up to ‘Berberian Sound Studio’ is a tantalising tale of… Continue reading

Cake

Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy. It would be fair to say that Jennifer Aniston’s… Continue reading

Blackhat

A furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. The latest film from acclaimed director Michael Mann is… Continue reading

Boogie Nights

The story of a young man’s adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. My retrospective of Paul Thomas Anderson’s work continues with ‘Boogie Nights’, his ode to… Continue reading

Shaun The Sheep

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very… Continue reading

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6. Having stumbled across ‘Smiley’s People‘ on BBC iPlayer following its… Continue reading

2015 Oscars Week Part 2 – The Major Awards

We conclude our Oscars week coverage with our analysis of the major awards, and our tips for the big winners on the night! The links will take you to the individual film reviews.… Continue reading

2015 Oscars Week Part 1 – The Technical Awards

We kick off our Oscars week coverage with our analysis of the technical awards, which often go under the radar on the evening. Below are our thoughts on each category, on who will… Continue reading