Review: Everly

Director: Joe Lynch Stars: Salma Hayek, Gabriella Wright, Hiroyuki Watanabe I cast my mind back to my 14-year-old self living in the year 1997, going to school, coming home, listening to Steve Lamacq and John Peel on the radio, playing Nintendo 64 games with friends and watching any VHS we could get our hands on …

Review: A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

Director: Roy Andersson Stars: Viktor Gyllenberg, Charlotta Larsson, Nils Westblom It was Mark Cousins and his epic documentary The Story Of Film which first made me aware of Roy Andersson. In one of the late entries in the series he approached modern cinema and spent a fair amount of time discussing Songs From The Second Floor in …

Review: Lost River

Director: Ryan Gosling Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Christina Hendricks, Matt Smith Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River was conceived while the actor was visiting abandoned and derelict areas of Detroit, the story built around his burgeoning desire to express the tumbledown romance of those abandoned neighbourhoods. As such there's a shabby-chic post-apocalyptic twang to the movie, albeit the …

Review: John Wick

Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch Stars: Alfie Allen, Michael Nyqvist, Keanu Reeves Imagine for a second if, in Die Hard, Hans Gruber not only knew who John McClane was, but knew the reputation he'd grow to have over the next few movies. Exactly how much bad guy shit McClane would put pay to over the years. Exactly …