There are a few notable things about Disney’s classic Dumbo animation film from 1952. One of the biggest things is that it now seems completely dated, with uncouth stereotypes and animal captivity in the circus. The other big thing – well, small really – is that it is only 64 minutes. A nice somewhat charming tale that comes in just over an hour because that’s … Continue reading Dumbo – Review
When you craft a really impeccable first film, there is a lot of pressure to provide an equally great second film. Some directors take this in their stride. Jordan Peele, for example, after winning an Academy Award for Get Out, followed up with the horrifying Us. Barry Jenkins’ crafted the superb Moonlight then his next movie was the phenomenal If Beale Street Could Talk. Some … Continue reading Under the Silver Lake – Review
The underdogs have always been a staple of British cinema. From the clumsy Bridget Jones’ Diary to Dexter Fletcher’s Eddie the Eagle, we just love to root for the outsider. Heck, even the brilliant The Fully Monty saw a bunch of ragtag men jubilantly take their clothes off to Tom Jones’ You Can Leave Your Hat On (and you will always cry, always.) Anyway, maybe … Continue reading Fisherman’s Friends – Review
Olivia Wilde is making her directorial debut with the fantastic Booksmart. Starring Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever, it stars as two smart and hard-working girls who regret not having any fun whilst pursuing their academic careers. Now before graduation they aim to do all the things they’ve denied themselves. This looks amazing and cannot stop laughing. The chemistry and jokes look brilliant and it has … Continue reading Booksmart – Brand New Trailer!
Women! We love women. We especially love women behind the camera. Ladies telling stories, promoting their talents, bringing stories to the big screen. There is nothing better than a woman screenwriter. So we’re taking a look at some fantastic films written by female screenwriters. Sense and Sensibility (1995) – Emma Thompson We may know Thompson as an incredible actress, but she is also an Academy … Continue reading 7 Great Films Written By Women
J.R.R. Tolkien crafted phenomenal fantastical books set in Middle Earth. But now we’re going to look about how he began. Staring Nicolas Hoult and Lily Collins, the film looks at the experiences of Tolkien and how he was inspired to write. This looks to be utterly charming with a lot of depth to it. What do you think? Tolkien is out 3rd May Continue reading Tolkien – Brand New Trailer!