Living – BFI London Film Festival 2022 Review

by Sarah Cook Bill Nighy is one of the UK’s most versatile actors. Whether he plays an ageing rockstar in Love Actually, a disgruntled editor in Page 8, or a Scottish squid villain in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, to a Victorian Detective in The Limehouse Golem, Bill Nighy is brilliant in everything he does and beloved by many. Now Nighy has produced his, … Continue reading Living – BFI London Film Festival 2022 Review

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – BFI London Film Festival Review

by Sarah Cook When Rian Johnson’s Knives Out came out in 2019, it revitalised the Whodunnit genre and switched up the game. Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc was instantly lifted into the annals of great literary detectives; his southern drawl placed with alums such as Jessica Fletcher, Poirot, and Sherlock Holmes. As with anything successful, Knives Out instantly produced a sequel – the hilariously named Glass … Continue reading Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – BFI London Film Festival Review

Mr Malcolm’s List – Review

by Sarah Cook Period dramas are certainly in their heyday once more, Thanks to the Netflix sexy series Bridgerton, everyone is clamouring over themselves to make and watch shows set in the Regency era. For better or for worse, I might add. Certainly, for every Pride & Prejudice (2005) and Emma (2020) which are both a glorious adaptations, there is a ghastly Persuasion (2022,) So, … Continue reading Mr Malcolm’s List – Review

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