Review: Friend Request

Director: Simon Verhoeven Stars: Alycia Denam-Carey, Liesl Ahlers, Connor Paolo Swirling around the central conceit that social media is a bad thing and we're all addicted, Friend Request marks the English language debut of director Simon Verhoeven, and those who have already seen last year's innovative horror Unfriended will feel plenty familiar with some of the ground it …

180: The Durability Of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Back when it was released around this time in 2014, I was perhaps unduly harsh on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, largely citing it as a movie designed to rearrange the pieces on the board for Joss Whedon's second Avengers film Age Of Ultron and therefore something of a stop-gap instead of a satisfying experience in its …

Review: Victoria

Director: Sebastian Schipper Stars: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski Before we get started there is a bit of health and safety business worth mentioning that I've not seen anywhere else as of yet, least of all at the top of the film. Victoria opens with an extended sequence of strobe lighting. If you are someone …

Review: Dheepan

Director: Jacques Audiard Stars: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby Fleeing Sri Lanka after his involvement in the atrocities of the civil war, Dheepan (Jesuthasan Antonythasan) assumes a new identity, taking up residence in a French ghetto and working as the janitor. He is not alone. With him are 26-year-old Yalini (Kalieswari Srinivasan) and 9-year-old …

What I Listen To: 50 Albums Of The Decade So Far Pt. II

Without further ado or the ambling opening paragraph, let's do this.   25. Earth - Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light I My personal favourite of Earth's tremendous 'second phase' which started with 2005's Hex: or Printing In The Infernal Method. There's a dusty slowness to AOD, DOL I. Great. So what, right? That's what Earth do. …