Review: Gerald’s Game

Director: Mike Flanagan Stars: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas Mike Flanagan has become one of the bright hopes in mainstream American horror, embracing both big and small screens. For cinema goers his Oculus  showed a healthy amount of originality, while Oujia: Origin of Evil was that rarest or rare birds; a superior horror prequel, immediately giving him the persona … Continue reading Review: Gerald’s Game

Review: Strong Island

Director:  Yance Ford In this bold documentary, Yance Ford scrutinises racial prejudices and segregation in the United States by bringing intense humanity to the subject, itemising a family tragedy by way of example. In 1992, his brother William Ford, Jr. was murdered but his killer evaded justice. Now, twenty-five years later, Ford uses his abilities … Continue reading Review: Strong Island

Review: Gaga: Five Foot Two

Director: Chris Moukarbel Stars: Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Bobby Campbell "I want to become a woman in this business and grow up. I mean, you become famous at 21 or 22, it's like you stop growing up," so says Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta aka Lady Gaga in this new documentary following the creation of her … Continue reading Review: Gaga: Five Foot Two

Review: On Body And Soul

Director: Ildikó  Enyedi Stars: Géza Morcsányi, Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Schneider A winter forest. Snow bundles rest at the feet of tall, brittle trees. Naked branches jut. A cold stream trickles. Into this peaceful landscape step two deer; a buck and a doe. They stand close. It is serene. It's also a dream shared by two … Continue reading Review: On Body And Soul

Review: mother!

Director: Darren Aronofsky Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer From its fiery beginning in which a feminine form is engulfed in flames through to Jennifer Lawrence's nameless Mother waking up and pointedly addressing an off-screen someone, "Baby", Aronofsky shows his audience the kind of ride this is going to be. It's there every step … Continue reading Review: mother!

Review: Una

Director: Benedict Andrews Stars: Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed Andrews' modest homegrown feature debut has the incredible fortune of starring two of the best actors out there in Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn. That's some serious clout for a film of this size and scale. It's an actor's film; David Harrower's adaptation of his own … Continue reading Review: Una

Review: IT

Director: Andy Muschietti Stars: Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard The world is ready for IT. Following last year's breakthrough Netflix plagiarist pop hit Stranger Things, there's a hunger for 80's nostalgia mixed with paranormal / horror elements in a heady mix that's suited for mass consumption. This new adaptation of the Stephen King bestseller absolutely caters … Continue reading Review: IT

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 18

This post will contain SPOILERS throughout. How did we get here? A few years ago it seemed impossible for Twin Peaks to return. Then the news broke. We knew, eventually, that it would be 18 hours and that David Lynch would direct it all. Then it was about waiting. And waiting. When it arrived I don't … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 18

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 17

This post will contain SPOILERS throughout. I had initially intended to cover parts 17 and 18 together as I did the first two way, way back in May when this incredible journey began. However, that first installment of this series didn't nearly crack into enough detail about the contents of those two hours and now, … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 17

Review: Logan Lucky

Director: Steven  Soderbergh Stars: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough It's been a funny ol' summer season, dotted with misfiring mid-budget hopefuls amid the usual glut of studio sequels, prequels and reboots. Even the successes (A Ghost Story for example) failed to capitalise on their critical acclaim. I started covering Twin Peaks not just because I … Continue reading Review: Logan Lucky