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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

In 2011, the inspiring story of Jamie Campbell was the subject of BBC Three’s Jamie: Drag Queen at 16. Growing up in a market town in County Durham, Jamie had to overcome bullying and small-town small mindedness to step ‘out of...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Greenlit off the back of two Nike adverts in the early 1990s that saw Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan sharing the screen, 1996’s Space Jam – yes, the bizarre Looney Tunes basketball movie – went on to gross over $250 million and ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

To Be Someone

Franc Roddam’s Quadrophenia is one of the most beloved British films of all time, flawlessly bringing The Who’s seminal album to life on screen while also carving out its own identity as an impeccable coming of age drama. In th...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Me, Myself and Di

If there’s one thing us Brits love, it’s a good old-fashioned feel-good romcom. Ever since Richard Curtis practically birthed the subgenre with classics like Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’s Diary, ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Patrick

In a time when originality in film continues to fade as we drown in remakes, reboots and superheroes, filmmaker Tim Mielants is here to save the day with one of the quirkiest films of the decade. The film takes place in a Belgi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

An American Pickle

Since bursting onto the scene with his trademark chuckle and gross-out humour, Seth Rogen has become a household name in the vulgar comedy scene. With films like Superbad, Knocked Up and Sausage Party under his belt, it’s diffi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jojo Rabbit

By this stage of his writing-directing career Taika Waititi can do little wrong. Off the back of the out-of-the-blue double success of What We Do In Shadows and Hunt For The Wilderpeople, not to mention some little movie about ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Feast of the Seven Fishes

Blink and you might miss the understated beauty of this movie. Skyler Gisondo’s Tony Oliverio and Madison Iseman’s Beth Claremount evoke a feel-good Christmas magic as they embark on an unexpected journey of self-awakening thro...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Aladdin

When thinking about Disney’s 1992 animated classic, Aladdin, it’s hard not to think of Robin Williams’ central performance as the Genie. And quite rightly too, as he not only stole the show but pretty much was the show. The fil...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lucky

One year ago, the great Harry Dean Stanton passed away at the age of 91, just months after Lucky premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, 2017. It was poignant and felt almost planned that this should be his final lead performance ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

I, Tonya

A biopic about an ice skater from the 90s. That maybe no one has heard of. What’s the draw? Well, I, Tonya has a few. Not least the accomplished leading performance from superstar Margot Robbie but in tandem the Oscar-win...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

On paper Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri is a film very much of the times. Specifically a time when Donald Trump is the “Leader of The Free World”. A film that deals with freedom of speech, police brutality, racism, an...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is an enjoyably explosive comedy romp with its toes dipping into European schools of styled action (think Kiss Of The Dragon and The Bourne Identity somewhat but without the grittiness) melded with ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Emoji Movie

It’s that typical young love kinda story. You know the one, bumbling boy desperate to over-come crippling shyness in order to impress long-term crush with the help of his emojis…No? Not heard that one before? Well if you’re not...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 rocks. It’s big, it’s glossy, and it’s tons of fun. Ok, so maybe there aren’t too many surprises plot-wise. Maybe it’s a little over sentimental at times. Maybe it’s not the laugh-out-loud ride th...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Elle

Paul Verhoeven – he of Total Recall, Basic Instinct and, of course, Showgirls – is back with Elle, an audacious, genre-bending bang, conjuring forth a blackly comic masterpiece that contains enough material to make ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

20th Century Women

Save for a single, ill-judged and really rather jarring shot (you’ll know it when you see it) pretty much everything about 20th Century Women is spot on. It’s warm, wonderfully written, frequently very funny and, mo...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sing

None of the X-factor-like drama but with a smidge of it’s endearing nature. Washed up koala Buster has dreams of bringing his theatre back to its former glory in the days prior to his ownership. A noble cause for the arts but e...
 
 
 
 
 
 

La La Land

A Technicolour melange of fantastical dreamlike musicality, Damien Chazelle‘s La La Land is a gorgeous, potent and moving love song to a bygone age of golden Hollywood movie-making magic and to the potential and power of ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Office Christmas Party

Orgies, tasers, duelling Christmas trees, gangsters, Jesus riding a reindeer, a little bit of heart and the iron throne… it can only be the riotous new yule-tide comedy Office Christmas Party from directors Josh Gordon an...