Review: Misbehaviour

Director: Philippa Lowthorpe Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keira Knightley Philippa Lowthorpe's rosy-cheeked dramatisation of the Women's Lib protest at the 1970 Miss World competition in London is defined by division. It abuts viewpoints and gathers its strands from different nations and perspectives. From the outset it seems unlikely that it will coalesce. Before the … Continue reading Review: Misbehaviour

Review: Their Finest

Director: Lone Scherfig Stars: Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy, Sam Claflin What is the purpose of populist cinema? It's a question that Scherfig's latest film pries into with industriousness as she brings Lissa Evans' 2009 novel to cinemas via a screenplay from Gaby Chiappe. That all three creative driving forces behind this film are women is entirely … Continue reading Review: Their Finest

Review: The Love Witch

Director: Anna Biller Stars: Samantha Robinson, Gian Keys, Laura Waddell Elaine (Samantha Robinson) is young, beautiful and recently single following the collapse of her marriage under tragic circumstances. She is also a witch, and the film opens with her starting afresh in a new town, set up in a gorgeous gothic apartment building that's already kitted … Continue reading Review: The Love Witch

Review: 20th Century Women

Director: Mike Mills Stars: Annette Benning, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig Forrest Gump's mother talked a load of horseshit. Life may indeed be like a box of chocolates, but people who don't know what to expect in a box of chocolates probably need to go back to school and start over. You get chocolates in a … Continue reading Review: 20th Century Women

Why I Love… #88: Jurassic Park

Year: 1993 Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: Sam Neill (Dr. Alan Grant), Laura Dern (Dr. Ellie Sattler), Richard Attenborough (John Hammond), Jeff Goldblum (Dr. Iain Malcolm), Samuel L Jackson (Arnold), Joseph Mazzello (Tim), Ariana Richards (Lex), Wayne Knight (Nedry), Bob Peck (Muldoon), Martin Ferrero (Gannaro) Genre: Adventure / Sci-Fi After 2016's rather blighted season, it's quick, … Continue reading Why I Love… #88: Jurassic Park

Review: Bad Neighbours 2

Nicholas Stoller's Bad Neighbours slunk in and out of cinemas in the UK in 2014 without generating much fuss either way. The comedy vehicle saw new parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) battling against a fraternity house that rocked up next door and it stuck firmly and comfortably within the realms of college / stoner … Continue reading Review: Bad Neighbours 2