Ali & Ava – Review

by Sarah Cook British director Clio Bernard’s previous works have been near-perfect depictions of human life across the United Kingdom. Part-drama and part-documentary The Arbor tackled a playwrights return to the council estate in which she grew up whilst The Selfish Giant looked at a young boy’s relationship with a stallion.   With Ali & Ava, Bernard tackles a romance that is every bit as … Continue reading Ali & Ava – Review

Jackass Forever -Review

by Thomas Harris There’s a five-minute sequence in Jackass Forever that exists almost entirely as if to argue the resilience of the penis. Ehren McGhehey – the whipping boy of whipping boys – tests a cup against a series of ever-escalating situations. Prior to this, Chris Pontius – a man with whom his penis is indelibly attached to his onscreen persona – gets his member … Continue reading Jackass Forever -Review

Parallel Mothers – Review

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

The 355 – Review

by Sarah Cook Sometimes too many cooks spoil a broth.  Sometimes so many famous faces cannot save an uninspired and derivative script. That’s the case for the new spy thriller The 355. Directed by Simon Kinberg, The 355 boasts an impressive either Academy Award-winning or nominated cast lead by Jessica Chastain. With Lupita N’yongo, Diana Krueger, Penelope Cruz, Fan Bingbing, and Sebastian Stan, it seems … Continue reading The 355 – Review