Today: May 28, 2024

Sammy Hall

The Voices

Marjane Satrapi – known primarily for critically acclaimed animated coming-of-age drama Persepolis (2007) – has clearly taken a bold u-turn with her first foray into the landscape of English-language film. Playing like the cinematic love-child of Dr. Doolittle (1998) and Psycho (1960), this film will struggle to bore but likely confound.
March 18, 2015

Catch Me Daddy

Prior to Catch Me Daddy, Daniel Wolfe‘s exhilarating modern-day western, its director was best known for The Shoes’ music video Time to Dance, in which Jake Gyllenhaal sporadically kills off hipsters in Dalston with hammers and a fencing sword. There are
February 25, 2015

Jupiter Ascending

It is fair to say the Wachowskis have always fascinated, whether it be via their stupendous, game-changing sci-fi The Matrix (1999); its self-indulgent sequels (Reloaded, Revolutions); or the mind-bogglingly beautiful Cloud Atlas (2012). Yet, even more apparent from their filmography is their consistent affectation with flair
February 6, 2015

The Gambler

On paper, The Gambler possesses a peculiar allure and excitement. The modern-day remake of a James Toback classic with three established talents collaborating in their prime suggests you’re in for a treat.
January 26, 2015

A Most Violent Year

Writer/director J.C. Chandor’s profile has continued to rise in recent years through ambitious and diverse output. His critically acclaimed, Oscar-baiting All Is Lost (2013) demonstrated his ability to coax a poignant yet complex performance out of Robert Redford with little-to-no dialogue. Whilst
January 12, 2015

Whiplash

There are no two words more dangerous in the English language than ‘good job'” – this proclamation, ardently declared by Jazz instructor Fletcher (JK Simmons), serves as Whiplash‘s tagline. This phrase comes
January 11, 2015

Fury

You’d be forgiven for supposing director David Ayer (End of Watch) and producer/lead star Brad Pitt’s latest offering, Fury, serves as a scholastic depiction of military strategy during wartime or the exploitation
October 25, 2014
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