Tag: UK

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. ...

REVIEW: The Company of Wolves (1984)

Neil Jordan's 1984 film The Company of Wolves adapts the short story of the same name by author Angela Carter - who also co-wrote the film's screenplay. It tells not one narrative but several, all linked together in such a manner as to make it a maddening thing to summarise. A girl dreams of living in an ...

“It comes from not growing up at all” | Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

A corrupt media tycoon (Jonathan Pryce) attempts to start a war to profit from the news coverage. Only two people seem placed to prevent the death of millions: a Chinese intelligence officer named Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh), and British secret agent James Bond (Pierce Brosnan). In 1995 the film studio MGM/UA scored a massive commercial ...