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We The Animals

Based on the novel by Justin Torres’ and winner of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival Innovator Award, We The Animals is a visceral coming of age story set against a background of working class family and racial inequality. Told t...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lock Up

This autumn, StudioCanal releases a brand new, uncut 4k restoration of the ‘80s cult action thriller, Lock Up, starring Sylvester Stallone at the height of his Rocky his fame. Stallone plays Frank Leone, a model prisoner reachi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mid90s

Mid90s is labelled as a comedy from Jonah Hill. So you know what you’re going to get, right? Dick-jokes delivered by freaks and geeks, right? Wrong. It’s easy to sell Mid90s off the back of Hill’s success as an actor but as a f...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Third Wife

Inspired by the history of director Ash Mayfair’s family, The Third Wife is a coming-of-age story in a time when women were rarely given a voice.  Set in late 19th Century rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May is given away in a...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Doors: The Final Cut

With films celebrating the lives of Freddie Mercury and Elton John currently doing big business StudioCanal’s 4k restoration of Oliver Stone’s seminal Jim Morrison biopic couldn’t be more timely— or more impressive. Remastered ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fighting With My Family

Professional Wrestling, all fake right? For the love of The Rock never say that to a wrestling fan. But while we’re at it, let’s make it clear, movies are fake as well. You still take endless enjoyment and entertainment out of ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Old Man & The Gun

There aren’t many stars who have the longevity and the iconic status of Robert Redford. Over a career spanning close to 60 years Redford has done it all, including winning a Best Director Oscar for 1981’s Ordinary People. So Th...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Creed II

Creed II is the 8th film in the Rocky franchise. That’s pretty impressive for a franchise that essentially follows the same structure in almost every one of its installments. Underdog boxer puts everything on the line to take o...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Widows

It’s taken its sweet time about it but Hollywood is finally coming around to the fact that films with a predominantly female cast can still do Wonders at the box office. But too often the strategy seems to be, ‘take what worked...
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Start Is Born

“It’s the same story told over and over, forever.” That this is the fourth incarnation of A Star Is Born is clearly not lost on writer, director and star Bradley Cooper. This line, spoken towards the end of the film, echo...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Blindspotting

Blindspotting is that optical illusion of looking at an image long enough to find it morphs into something else. You know the ones, is it two faces or a vase, is it a duck or a rabbit? Like those illusions the film incarnation ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Leave No Trace

It’s been 8 years since Leave No Trace director Debra Granik’s last film Winter’s Bone. And while that film has become famous for putting a certain Jennifer Lawrence on the map it does Winter’s Bone a mis-service to say that wa...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lucky

Lucky is a film you should see for two very good reasons.  The first of those reasons is Harry Dean Stanton—giving a performance which would not only be one of his last but may well be his best, as an ageing loner, with no fami...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beast

Part psychological thriller, part twisted fairy tale, part character drama Beast is a film that manages, like its lead character, to never conform to one thing. As such it is a film that demands your attention, but never allows...

Lady Bird

There is a scene early on in Lady Bird which sees the titular character and her mother shopping in a thrift store looking for a dress for a school dance. They bicker, they snipe at each other and then they find the perfect dres...
 
 
 
 
 
 

You Were Never Really Here

Imagine if a film like Taken had substance. If it wasn’t just about bloody revenge and action set pieces. Imagine if a revenge thriller was less about the revenging and the thrilling as it was about the emotional impact these e...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Shape Of Water

The Shape Of Water director Guillermo del Toro is often cited as a ‘horror’ filmmaker. But to label him as such is an oversight. Yes, for much of his career he has used horror as a device to articulate his unique aesthetic and ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Post

Long before Woodward and Bernstein uncovered all things Watergate related it seems The Washington Post was already at war with President Nixon. Or rather at war with the Vietnam War. The Post tells a fascinating and lesser told...
 
 
 
 
 
 

All The Money In The World

It’s difficult to discuss All The Money In The World without referencing the elephant in the room that is Kevin Spacey. After the Oscar winning actor had numerous allegations levied at him director Ridley Scott took the eye-wid...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stronger

You probably don’t wait for a film about the Boston Marathon bombing and then two turn up at once in the shape of Patriots Day and Stronger. But while Peter Berg’s film charted the police investigation and manhunt for those res...