Review: Eyes Wide Shut (20th anniversary)

Director: Stanley Kubrick Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack If being a cinephile is a form of addiction (and it often feels like it is) then the films of Stanley Kubrick are its gateway drugs. Not Kubrick alone, granted, but there are a clutch of 'great' directors whose work is easily available, who open … Continue reading Review: Eyes Wide Shut (20th anniversary)

Review: High Life

Director: Claire Denis Stars: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Jessie Ross Robert Pattinson is the new Batman (*cough* best choice since Michael Keaton *cough*) and here he is in a new sci-fi film. Are his days in the wilds doing small pictures for indie darlings a thing of the past? Fuck no, they're not. High Life is … Continue reading Review: High Life

Review: Fifty Shades Freed

Director: James Foley Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Rita Ora While it was guilty of a multitude of sins, sloppy seconds Fifty Shades Darker did manage to provide the comedic high point of the series thus far; an astonishing sequence in which Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) was involved in a helicopter crash only to spontaneously … Continue reading Review: Fifty Shades Freed

Review: Love (2015)

Oh man, it is good to be able to write one of these on a laptop again. Everything posted since the Crimson Peak review has been done on a Sony Xperia phone. Up to the job, patience permitting, but I've banked a whole load of finger cramping in the process. Anyway, on to the matter at … Continue reading Review: Love (2015)