Back Roads (2018)

The way things have gone this year, nothing says ‘2020’ more than a movie originally released 2018 finally deciding to make its way over to the UK in the form of an online offering. I’m not sure why it has taken Alex Pettyfer’s directorial debut so long to make the jump across the Atlantic Ocean,…

The Current War (2017)

What’s this, you ask? Why is she reviewing a movie that premiered in 2017? A couple of years ago this star studded historical biopic was poised to make a heavy hitting awards season run after debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival, but then something happened. Harvey Weinstein happened. Originally snapped up for distribution by…

Tell It To The Bees (2018)

From Disobedience to Lizzie to The Favourite to Vita & Virginia, it feels like the last year or so has been a better than average time when it comes to complex, interesting stories involving romances between female protagonists. The world of literature is always ripe for a big screen adaptation on this front, and just…

Vita & Virginia (2018)

From her body of work to her personal life and the overall state of her genius mind, Virginia Woolf has always been a figure of fascination in the world of literature and the arts. This fascination has filtered through to film in many different forms on many different occasions, most notably the big screen adaptation…

In Fabric (2018)

It’s fair to say that if you are familiar with the work of writer/director Peter Strickland, you know exactly what to expect with each new release. With a strong style and clear thematic tendencies that are just as recognisable as bigger names like Tarantino, Scorsese or Lynch, you know that going in to a Strickland…

Gloria Bell (2018)

From Michael Haneke’s Funny Games to Takashi Shimizu’s The Grudge, there has been a fairly rich history of filmmakers taking another stab at one of their successful works, most commonly to bring their original foreign language film to a wider English speaking audience. Hot off the heels of his Oscar winning A Fantastic Woman and…

Sunset (2018)

Nothing screams ‘kick the blockbuster summer off’ than a two and half hour foreign language period drama, am I right? With the likes of Aladdin already under my belt and things like The Lion King still to come, I took advantage of the smallest screen in my local multiplex to go and see the latest offering…

Birds Of Passage (2018)

I’m lucky enough to have a Curzon as my local multiplex cinema, and that means that in the same week that I see a big commercial crowd pleaser like Pokémon Detective Pikachu, I can then also hope across the hallway to see something like Birds Of Passage. Diversity and versatility is the thing that I…

High Life (2018)

From Aliens to The Martian to Gravity and beyond, there is something about the concept of survival and existence in space that really floats my boat when it comes to cinema. I’m by no means a sci-fi aficionado, but the way that the vastness and oftentimes hopelessness of space strips characters down to their bare…

Vox Lux (2018)

It’s fair to say that the last six or so months has well and truly spoilt us when it comes to musical based, female centric rise and fall type film narratives. We got something relatively traditional in the form of the fourth version of A Star Is Born, something more rustic and raw in the…