Early Man

January 14, 2018

A national institution is Nick Park and the evolution of Aardman Studios is one of the few national film success stories in recent decades of British film. His latest incarnation rolls back the centuries in […]

The Business of Edinburgh

July 25, 2017

On the surface, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a carnival of chaos come August, arty hopefuls trying to bellow above the rest of the crowd, performers trying to catch the eye of American tourists dressed as […]

Ari Shaffir live interview with Thomas Black.

August 15, 2016

  Thomas Black talks to American stand up Ari Shaffir about the American approach to writing and performing an hour of stand up compared to the typical thematic driven Edinburgh Fringe show. They also talk […]

The Meg

April 10, 2018

There’s seemingly no peace for the shark and this time Jason Statham is taken on the mother of them all. This actually looks a lot of fun if it stays true to its level of […]

Mobile Homes

March 14, 2018

In the recent tradition of American cinema focused on a forgotten, transient generation, Andrea Arnold’s American Honey is the high-water mark. However, with Mobile Homes Vladimir de Fontenay has made a film which effectively captures […]

120 BPM

March 13, 2018

Robin Campillo is most well known as the writer on the tv series The Returned, and for directing the interesting if underwhelming Eastern Boys. There are thematic and visual connections between these projects and his […]

Paddington 2

March 8, 2018

At the first attempt of watching Paddington, I couldn’t quite surpass the wailing of sugar enthused children too young to appreciate cinema etiquette, so I couldn’t make it through the whole thing, although I had […]

A Fantastic Woman

February 28, 2018

The issue of transgender rights and the treatment of trans individuals has been at the forefront of public discourse in recent years and Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio’s latest work, A Fantastic Woman, tackles these subjects […]

The Party’s Just Beginning

February 27, 2018

Karen Gillan (of Doctor Who and Marvel fame) steps behind the camera for the first time to bring us The Party’s Just Beginning, a surprisingly dark film about suicide and the impact that it has […]


February 27, 2018

Todd Haynes is perhaps America’s greatest living director. Films like Far From Heaven, I’m Not There and Carol have transformed the landscape of modern cinema and at times during Wonderstruck his genius in on full […]

Isle Of Dogs

February 22, 2018

With Isle of Dogs Wes Anderson takes a second run at stop-motion animation after Fantastic Mr. Fox—a fun if ultimately unfulfilling romp—and produces much more impressive and pleasing results. His latest film tells the story […]


February 22, 2018

Idris Elba steps behind the camera for his debut feature in this gangster thriller. Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), […]

Black Panther

February 14, 2018

The new king of the hidden futuristic paradise Wakanda T’Challa, (Chadwick Boseman) faces differentiating opinions about whether it is time for Wakanda to come out into the open and help humanity and specifically the repressed […]

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