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 Girl With All The Gifts

Director: Colm McCarthy Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sennia Nanua, Glenn Close As one would imagine also applies to Mike Carey's novel (admission; I've not read it), the best way to approach The Girl With All The Gifts is with as little foreknowledge as possible, making the job of reviewing the thing that much trickier. The reason for … Continue reading Review: The Girl With All The Gifts

Review: The Voices

***Contains potential spoilers*** The Voices is a movie starring Ryan Reynolds where his cat and dog talk to him. Yeah, the red flags are waving already, right? In the long, regrettable history of anthropomorphised animals, no one success story particularly lingers in the mind, artistically speaking (man, Babe sure raked in the money though, didn't it?).  Yet … Continue reading Review: The Voices