Tag: UK

REVIEW: The Favourite (2018)

In the year 1708, Great Britain is in a state of war with France. Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) is suffering gout and stricken by mental illness, while her rule is dominated by the scheming Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Malborough (Rachel Weisz). One day Sarah is visited by her impoverished cousin Abigail Hill (Emma Stone), who ...

REVIEW: Outlaw King (2018)

In the aftermath of Scottish patriot William Wallace's death, the lord Robert Bruce (Chris Pine) claims the crown of Scotland and sparks a fresh rebellion against the English King Edward I (Stephen Dillane). England's king declares Robert an outlaw, and sends his son the Princes of Wales (Billy Howle) to quash the Scottish patriots for ...

REVIEW: American Animals (2018)

Two Kentucky university students devise a plan to rob the college library, drawing several of their friends to assist in the heist. An encyclopedic knowledge of Hollywood crime thrillers cannot, however, prepare them for the real thing. American Animals, a crime film written and directed by Bart Layton, freely adapts a real-life attempted university heist ...

REVIEW: Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2018)

There is a huge range of subject matters available for a good documentary. The best to my mind are those that showcase something very real, but which you would be unlikely to believe unless someone had spend years putting together a documentary about them. That is certainly the case with Chris Sievey, an aspiring pop ...

REVIEW: The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

1993. Teenager Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) is caught in the back of a car with her high school prom queen, leading her strictly religious aunt to send her to a gay conversion therapy centre to be 'cured'. Once there she teams up with two new friends to subvert and challenge the system. Gay conversion ...

REVIEW: Funny Cow (2018)

In northern England in the 1970s, a troubled woman (Maxine Peake) doggedly pursues a career as a stand-up comedian. It is extremely important to note two things about Funny Cow, the new feature film from director Adrian Shergold. Firstly, despite its title and subject matter (the making of a stand-up comic) it isn't a comedy. Secondly, ...

REVIEW: Slow West (2015)

Jay (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a young Scot who has travelled to America to reunite with his true love Rose (Caren Pistorius). On his journey across to the west he encounters a gunslinger named Silas Selleck (Michael Fassbender). They travel together, having a series of unusual encounters, and with secrets slowly revealed about their respective pasts. ...