by Chris Connor Pedro Almodóvar is one of the most singular voices working today having won a legion of fans globally and won numerous accolades including two Oscar wins. He is noted for his distinctive use of colours and tackling a range of topics but often with a focus on women, sexuality and motherhood. His latest film Parallel Mothers is his first since the hugely … Continue reading Parallel Mothers – Review
by Chris Connor This year’s Awards season took another step towards the Oscars with the Golden Globes. Following the controversy, the awards have lost much of the prestige and glamour of previous years but still indicate the direction certain categories might head in and were as ever not short of a few surprises. Perhaps the most notable award which went against awards season to date … Continue reading Golden Globe 2021 – Winners!
by Sarah Cook Paul Thomas Anderson has carved out a totally distinctive filmography over the past 25 years from his debut Hard Eight through to 2017’s Phantom Thread. Along the way, he has jumped between genres with some films like There Will Be Blood and The Master far darker than some of his other work. His latest is the coming of age comedy Licorice Pizza … Continue reading Licorice Pizza – Review
by Chris Connor Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton/Hawkeye has been a fixture in the MCU for a decade featuring in ensemble films like the Avengers franchise and Captain America: Civil War. The character finally gets his own vehicle in the shape of Hawkeye, the latest TV series in the franchise. The series also introduces the character of Kate Bishop who takes up the mantle of Hawkeye … Continue reading You Must Watch…Hakweye
by Chris Connor Maria Sødahl’s Limbo earned rave reviews upon its release in 2010. Her first film since Limbo, Hope is semi-autobiographical exploring her experiences with cancer. It’s a deeply intimate and moving depiction of the effects the illness has on our relationships with those closest to us. In Hope, Andrea Bræin Hovig’s Anja is a successful choreographer with an international career, in a relationship … Continue reading Hope – Review
by Chris Connor West Side Story is among the most recognisable Musicals in Cinema history; it was the highest-grossing film of 1961 and earned 10 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress for Rita Moreno’s portrayal of Anita. In his first musical outing, Steven Spielberg has remade the classic, but is it any good? The bulk of the original story remains intact, … Continue reading West Side Story – Review