“Explosive, young, and on the edge.” Mercedes Gower talks movie Brakes

Love in the city is hard. It’s a tricky beast, people weaving in and out of love under the London skyline. A lot of films have tried to capture this and portray it on the big screen. We end up with sickly awkward but genuinely sweet movies such as Love Actually or Man Up. But Mercedes Gowers’ Brakes is a toe-curling and intimately emotional indie … Continue reading “Explosive, young, and on the edge.” Mercedes Gower talks movie Brakes

The Work – Review

We are constantly being told to keep our emotions at bay, with insipid phrases quipping at us, we are conditioned to believe that feelings are the enemy. If you cry, you are weak. If you admit that you’re unhappy, you’re attention seeking. If you do anything remotely “sensitive,” you are condemned. This ideology is wrong: There is no harm in talking about how you are … Continue reading The Work – Review

War For The Planet of The Apes – Review

Many may be unfamiliar with the 1968 classic, Planet of The Apes, yet it is virtually impossible to not recognise this often-quoted line: “Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!” From The Big Bang Theory to Chris Rock’s Top Five, POTA has been referenced consistently throughout popular culture. And this is a credit to the work of Pierre Boulle (source novelist), writers … Continue reading War For The Planet of The Apes – Review

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – Review

Jupiter Ascending is an objectively bad movie. The plot is convoluted, Mila Kunis is a strained lead actress, and there is a just something stupid in the ridiculousness of it. Yet, makers of The Matrix, the Wachowskis are so heinously full of passion and excitement that it feels more enjoyable and watchable, despite its faults. You’ll laugh a lot – intentionally and unintentionally – but … Continue reading Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – Review