FILM REVIEW: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Rape, murder and revenge are themes we have seen rear their heads in cinema in several different forms over the years. But for when British-Irish writer-director Martin McDonagh is going to have a go at bringing something new to the subject you know you are in for a rollercoaster ride. McDonagh’s third feature film, Three…

FILM REVIEW: Bright

  Living in harmony is something we all strive for, and with 2017 behind us, a lot of the racial subtext from the year gone by is hopefully gone as well. But that being said racial inequality is always something that is great at driving a narrative. So when Netflix’s biggest money spending original film…

FILM REVIEW: Spider-man: Homecoming

Since 2002 the recreation of Spider-man for the big screen has been a topic of contention. From Toby Maguire’s trilogy, which came to a rocky end, to Andrew Garfield’s attempt which gave birth to a white Jamie Fox, the web slinger has received mixed reactions. So when Tom Holland’s take on the friendly neighbourhood superhero…

FILM REVIEW: Baby Driver

When Oscar season rolled around, everyone was raving about La La Land, and how the modern day musical had broken new ground in the cinematic world. However, had Edgar Wright’s latest feature film Baby Driver been out at the same time this would have been a no contest for the Brit. Throughout cinematic history there…

FILM REVIEW: Get Out

Jordan Peele may be better known for his part as half of the comedy duo Key & Peele, but his directorial debut is no laughing matter. Get Out is an uncomfortable satire on racism and how middle class liberals deal with the issue of race. The basic premise of the film is boy meets girl,…

FILM REVIEW: T2 Trainspotting

Picture the scene. You return to your home city of Edinburgh after being away 20 years and come to find like you, things have ages. But not necessarily everything. The words “Hello Mark,So what have you been up to… for twenty years?” which leave Sick Boy’s (Jonny Lee Miller) mouth are a question fans of…

FILM REVIEW: Manchester By The Sea

When Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is pulled but to his home town on the Massachusetts coast, it takes him on a journey that he had buried deep in his memory. On the surface Manchester By The Sea may not offer up a lot, telling the story of a Handyman who clearly has an attitude problem.…