Review: The Cloverfield Paradox

Director: Julius Onah Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Brühl If there's one thing guaranteed to piss off the critics, it's getting excluded from the established pattern of pre-release screeners. Take a peek at 'Film Twitter' immediately after the surprise Super Bowl announcement that The Cloverfield Paradox would be available to stream on Netflix after the … Continue reading Review: The Cloverfield Paradox

Review: A United Kingdom

Director: Amma Asante Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport This year, as one might readily have anticipated, awards seasons is going to be about race. Whether the industry felt shamed by #Oscarsowhite (it should have) or whether this is a genuine reflection of our increasingly fractured times, the divides between us are now being brought to … Continue reading Review: A United Kingdom

Review: Queen Of Katwe

Director: Mira Nair Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga Few corporations can be viewed globally as avatars for Western society like Disney, yet when taking on the lead role in their latest live action film Queen Of Katwe, David Oyelowo was moved to call the project 'subversive' - hardly an adjective regularly associated with the Mouse Ears. … Continue reading Review: Queen Of Katwe

Review: Selma

I saw Selma at a special preview screening on Martin Luther King Day, over two weeks before its wide release here in the UK and started writing this review that evening. I've sat on it a little, saving this post for nearer it's release on February 6th. But you know how it is when you want to … Continue reading Review: Selma