Review: Bad Education

Director: Cory Finley Stars: Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Geraldine Viswanathan COVID-19 has been bad for cinemas, undeniably, but also bad for films. While all the summer's planned blockbusters managed to get a pass - delayed until, yknow, whenever - it is most commonly the lower and mid-budget movies that have been allowed to slip through … Continue reading Review: Bad Education

Review: Ma

Director: Tate Taylor Stars: Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Allison Janney There's an impulse while watching Ma - the latest Blumhouse horror picture to hit multiplexes - to simply reject its premise and let it tumble down. These movies have a tendency to go either way, and for every Get Out there's a Truth Or Dare. Initially it seems … Continue reading Review: Ma

Review: I, Tonya

Director: Craig Gillespie Stars: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney When Craig Gillespie's Lars And The Real Girl landed in the late noughties it secured a safe place among the better twee American indie dramedies that typified the decade. In the subsequent years Gillespie's name has fallen somewhat out of interest, predominantly thanks to a series … Continue reading Review: I, Tonya

Review: The Girl On The Train

Director: Tate Taylor Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Luke Evans The Girl On The Train is the latest bestselling 'girl' thriller to get squeezed through the Hollywood machine, but it's the one that comes sputtering out the other end with the least amount of grace, presented to us as a clumsy assemblage of plot holes, … Continue reading Review: The Girl On The Train

Review: Liberal Arts

Troubled student Dean (John Magaro) is going through a tough time. Whilst his fellow scholars are enjoying keggers and Frisbee, he’s wrapped up in books and battling depression. He also hates hyperbole. Everyone is just so nowadays, right? Why does everything have to be the best this or the worst that? He’d hate my writing … Continue reading Review: Liberal Arts

Why I Love… #12: The Ice Storm

Year: 1997 Director: Ang Lee Stars: Joan Allen (Elena), Kevin Kline (Ben), Sigourney Weaver (Janey), Christina Ricci (Wendy), Tobey Maguire (Paul), Elijah Wood (Mikey), Jamey Sheridan (Jim), Katie Holmes (Libbets) Genre: Drama When the topic of conversation switches (as it so often does) to which movie represents American cinema’s most cutting exposé of suburbia’s dark … Continue reading Why I Love… #12: The Ice Storm