The Beguiled (2017)

I will be the first to admit that I’m the kind of cinephile who is very much guided by star power. I’m much more likely to want to see a film that has a performer I like in it over any other leading factor, but there are a handful of directors whose projects will always…

It Comes At Night (2017)

Something I have found in my years watching and loving cinema is that the modern horror genre is particularly guilty of producing fantastic trailers that are followed by underwhelming films. However, when it came to the trailer for It Comes At Night, there was something about the pace and premise of the story that felt…

Baby Driver (2017)

Just so you know, when a film is marketed as being La La Land meets Grand Theft Auto, you can be damn sure that I’m going to be one of the first in line to see it. The hype for Edgar Wright’s latest big screen adventure has been growing for the past few months, and…

Okja (2017)

Netflix has become very good as creating huge hype for their big releases, whether it’s a series of an original film. With Okja, the ball of interest began to roll upon the release of the first bizarre trailer, and the film stayed in the press during the length of the Cannes Film Festival both for…

The Book Of Henry (2017)

Let me be frank, this film was only on my radar because of the horrendous reception it has received from pretty much ever major film critic in the English speaking world. I had been tracking The Book Of Henry ever since seeing the absolutely bizarre trailer some months ago. Though I’d hate to see a…

Gifted (2017)

It’s a little known fact that when a heatwave hits the UK, one of the best places to go for sanctuary, one of the few places that actually has air conditioning, is a multiplex cinema. Willing to do anything to fend off the 33 degree heat of central Oxford, in I went to see Gifted,…

My Cousin Rachel (2017)

If there’s any kind of film to contrast the huge studio blockbusters that traditionally fill the big screens in the summer months, a second attempt at a Daphne du Maurier adaptation is definitely it. As hoards of cinema goers flooded in to catch up on the likes of Wonder Woman and the latest Pirates Of…