The Best of 2015

The top ten Inside OutInherent ViceCarolIt FollowsMad Max: Fury RoadGirlhoodSelmaKumiko, The Treasure HunterPhoenixThe Look Of Silence Film Of The YearInside Out "Inside Out runs headlong into talking about the consequences and reasons behind early-onset depression, yet wraps this conversation up in the dressing of an adventure story… There’s a wonderful lesson here about self-acceptance which raises the …

Review: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 2

Director: Francis Lawrence Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, Josh Hutcherson "Nothing can prepare you for the end". So says the poster tagline for (deep breath) The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 2; a tagline evidently written by someone miraculously unaware that these movies are based on a series of bestselling novels, making preparing for the …

Review: Jauja

Director: Lisandro Alonso Stars: Villbjørk Malling Agger, Viggo Mortensen, Adrián Fondari How is a man undone by his own will when determined to dominate or control either other beings or the Earth itself? This seems to be one of the (many) significant questions at the heart of Jauja (pronounced 'How-Ha'), the latest film from minimalist …

Review: Spectre

Director: Sam Mendes Stars: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci Much has been made, since he took up the mantle, of how Daniel Craig has rejuvenated Bond, bringing Ian Fleming's super spy kicking and scowling into the 21st century. And, yes, the series has felt fresher. It was there in the hot-blooded callousness of (the …

Review: Aaaaaaaah!

Director: Steve Oram Stars: Tom Meeten, Lucy Honigman, Steve Oram Two grown men emerge from some undergrowth, ambling in a simian manner. They rest at a fallen tree. The dark-haired man, Keith (Tom Meeten), massages the knees of the more dominant Smith (writer / director Steve Oram). Smith fetches a framed photograph of a woman in a …