Minutiae: The Kubrickian Cut in Heaven Knows What

Josh and Benny Safdie's Heaven Knows What didn't make much noise when it landed in the UK. Indeed, none of the duo's films quite managed to break into public consciousness until Robert Pattinson starred for them in 2017's Good Time, and even then the fanfare generally remained squarely within the cinephile community waiting to embrace it. That's … Continue reading Minutiae: The Kubrickian Cut in Heaven Knows What

Review: Green Book

Director: Peter Farrelly Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini Ever get the feeling Peter Farrelly saw Adam McKay shift gears from bawdy comedy to prestige drama and thought, "hey, I can do that"? This certainly seems like a credible scenario given the arrival of Green Book. The former creative talent behind There's Something About … Continue reading Review: Green Book

Review: Vice

Director: Adam McKay Stars: Christian Bale, Sam Rockwell, Amy Adams In 2015 Adam McKay made The Big Short, a smart and savvy reconstruction of what caused the financial crisis. A complicated subject, he broke it down into layman's terms. Used visual aids. Made it funny. That film was and is outspokenly political, fueled by anger at … Continue reading Review: Vice

Review: The Mule

Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Clint Eastwood, Ignacio Serricchio, Bradley Cooper With the President having a tantrum in the White House, with his shutdown government and his enfeebled and hopeless rallying cries about his goddamned wall, its worth stopping and taking stock of how popular American culture has turned to the Mexican as the all-purpose bad … Continue reading Review: The Mule

Review: One Cut Of The Dead

Director: Shin'ichirô Ueda Stars: Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, Harumi Shuhama With AMC's TV show The Walking Dead slowly becoming as decrepit as its lumbering namesakes and the over-saturation of digital B-movies faring no better, it seemed as though the zombie genre might just bite the dust. It's funnier younger siblings - the zomcoms - have fared … Continue reading Review: One Cut Of The Dead

Review: Beautiful Boy

Director: Felix van Groeningen Stars: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney This weekend at the cinema has been a strange one as 2019 stutters out of the gate. Yesterday, with a weary exhale, I tried to explain why its best to stay away from M Night Shyamalan's over-confident folly Glass. As a tonic, I veered in … Continue reading Review: Beautiful Boy

Review: Glass

Director: M Night Shyamalan Stars: Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy Extreme reactions are often not constructive and point toward a preconceived bias or clouded objectivity. My writing is sometimes deliberately subjective, and I find the line between the two porous. Still, though sceptical of M Night Shyamalan's ability to work himself out of … Continue reading Review: Glass

Review: Colette

Director: Wash Westmoreland Stars: Keira Knightly, Dominic West, Denise Gough We think that we advance, that society is bettering itself through the generations, that progress is made, but history frequently presents us a different version of events, as though it is the flat circle of which Rust Cohle spoke in the first season of True … Continue reading Review: Colette

Review: The Favourite

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Stars: Olivia Coleman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz There was a moment in the screening of The Favourite I attended during which my attention was briefly diverted from the screen. From behind me on the far left came the low clunk of the cinema door closing. This shortly after the third or fourth C-bomb … Continue reading Review: The Favourite