Manchester by the Sea

An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. ‘Manchester by the Sea’ is an intensely moving drama that works primarily as a showcase for a… Continue reading

Singin’ in the Rain

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. Having watched ‘La La Land’ earlier in the week, I decided it was about time I addressed a glaring omission… Continue reading

La La Land

A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. At the age of 31, Damien Chazelle has made quite the introduction, following up 2015’s outstanding (and our favourite of that year)… Continue reading


In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Catholicism. The latest film from Martin Scorsese, ‘Silence’, is the culmination… Continue reading

Assassin’s Creed

When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society. Films based on video… Continue reading

A Monster Calls

A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness. If ‘A Monster Calls’, the first film I’ve seen this year, is a sign of things… Continue reading

2016 End of Year Review – Part 4: An Alternative Viewpoint

Before we go off into 2017, we’ve got a final piece for you from regular contributor Richard Mason, who has provided his top 10 films of the year. His list does not include… Continue reading

2016 End of Year Review – Part 3: The Top 20 Films of the Year (10-1)

We conclude our series of year end reviews of 2016 in cinema with our 10 favourite films of the year – let us know if you agree in the comments! To see what… Continue reading

2016 End of Year Review – Part 2: The Top 20 Films of the Year (20-11)

Following on from our reviews of the worst films of the year, we move on to Part 2 of our year end review of 2016. We’ve compiled our list of the year’s best… Continue reading

2016 End of Year Review – Part 1: The Worst 5 Films of the Year

So this list is partly a little cheat as we never saw many of the films frequenting the highest places on the majority of media driven worst films lists for 2016, so there’ll… Continue reading


A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early. ‘Passengers’ is a… Continue reading

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. The ‘Star Wars’ universe is a richly detailed landscape that’s spawned countless… Continue reading