The Tragedy of Macbeth – BFI London Film Festival Review

by Sarah Cook Shakespeare has had more adaptations than you can wag a staff at. He is perhaps the most prolific and famed writer of the British Isles whose plays have been retold through centuries.  We all know the plots; two star crossed lovers torn apart by their warring families; a son avenges his father’s death; a Lord is told he will become King. Shakespeare’s … Continue reading The Tragedy of Macbeth – BFI London Film Festival Review

She Will – BFI London Film Festival Review

by Sarah Cook It is objectively hilarious and enraging that people considered the #MeToo era ‘modern day witch trials.’ Holding men responsible for their crimes is hardly comparable to the slaughter of innocent people because people deemed them witches. Sexual assault and harassment accusations, which most of the men admitted too, leading to arrest or a ‘loss of career’ is hardly a mirror of the … Continue reading She Will – BFI London Film Festival Review

You Must Watch…Squid Game

by Hamish Calvert South Korean film director and screenwriter Hwang Dong-hyuk’s latest project, survival drama Squid Game has seen him move from the big screen to the small screen. However, while his new TV show has quickly become one of Netflix’s most successful titles ever he’s revealed that it’s taken some time, over a decade in fact, to make the leap from script to screen. … Continue reading You Must Watch…Squid Game

The Survivor – Toronto International Film Festival 2021 Review

by Jordan King Approximately six million Jewish people lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis during the atrocities of the Holocaust in World War Two. 965,000 of these deaths occurred at Auschwitz, Poland, and of those 965,000 Jewish people killed, 865,000 were sent to the gas chambers on arrival. That leaves 100,000 Jewish people whose deaths came in some cases days after their … Continue reading The Survivor – Toronto International Film Festival 2021 Review

You Should Be Watching…Cruel Summer

by Giles Gough Psychological teen thriller Cruel Summer dropped on Amazon Prime recently to comparatively little fan-fare, but it has all the makings of a massive sleeper hit. Set over three summers, 1993, 1994 and 1995, the story follows Jeanette Turner (played by Chiara Aurelia) and Kate Wallis (played by Cloak & Dagger star,Olivia Holt). Jeanette starts off being a shy, awkward kid, who secretly … Continue reading You Should Be Watching…Cruel Summer

Second Spring – Review

by Tom Beasley The idea of a once nimble mind slipping away has been an obsession of filmmakers in recent years, with Natalie Erika James’s fascinating horror movie Relic and the Oscar-winning drama The Father both immediately joining the pantheon of powerful films about dementia. Andy Kelleher’s debut feature Second Spring is another intriguing journey into a degenerating mind, albeit one which exists in a … Continue reading Second Spring – Review