Life stories – The Reunited States (Film Review)

Posted by - March 5, 2021
American politics was shaken when Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America. When he was elected in 2016, America as a country started to become more divided than ever before. The Reunited States is a feature-length documentary that follows a family from Texas who decide to sell their house and

Lockdown Thrills – Help (Film Review)

Posted by - January 21, 2021
Alone in the countryside with a friend and her boyfriend when deadly secrets start to reveal themselves; doesn’t sound like a great lockdown does it? Help is the debut feature film from award-winning director Blake Ridder, known for his short The English Teacher. It’s a psychological thriller that follows Grace, played by Emily Redpath, who

Hear her roar – I Am Woman (Film Review)

Posted by - October 2, 2020
Biopics, thanks to successes like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, have been appearing on the silver screen with increasing frequency. The latest figure to get her turn in the spotlight is Australian-born American soloist Helen Reddy. I Am Woman tells the story of how hard she had to work to achieve her dream, how she became

Motherly Love – Bring Me Home (Fantasia 2020 Film Review)

Posted by - September 1, 2020
  Lee Young-ae is one of the most understated and underappreciated actors working in the international film industry today. Where her acclaimed Lady Vengeance role originally marked her as an actor to keenly watch, she slowly disappeared from more well-versed directorial projects to some more commercial domestic based work. This isn’t a bad thing, largely

“Do You Bleed?” – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Film Review)

Posted by - March 26, 2016
Ever since the clash between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel in Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns in 1986, everyone has been waiting thirty years to see this confrontation happen on screen. Going into the film was nerve-racking, considering that both Batman and Superman are without doubt some of my all-time favourite superheroes

You Got it Dude – Fuller House (TV Review)

Posted by - March 20, 2016
During the late eighties and early nineties, American sitcom Full House was a force to be reckoned with. Despite never really finding fame in the UK, in the rest of the world, the twee exploits of the Tanner family became a weekly sustenance for audiences across the globe. So, amidst the current wave of nostalgia

Knots Untie – The Walking Dead (S06E11)

Posted by - February 29, 2016
The Brave New World gets a whole bunch bigger in this week’s episode of everyone’s favourite glimpse into the post-apocalypse. Newcomer Jesus (Tom Payne), after the mandatory initial distrust, leads the group to Hilltop, a community of survivors much like Alexandria. The town is simple, but charming, almost hailing back to Hershel’s farm all the

Journey, Not the Distention – Karun (Film Review)

Posted by - November 23, 2015
Travel Documentaries are weird hybrids, part anthological investigation of a people, part landscape, part adventure and part “mate-who-went-to-Bali-for-their-gap-year-and-can’t-shut-up-about-how-happy-everyone-who-is-without-material-goods-all-the-while-using-their-tablet-to-find-the-location-of-that-new-rave-site-the-has-been-all-over-Facebook-recently.” The point is that the Travel Docs tend to wear several hats and in doing so become lacklustre or pretentious. Karun, despite wearing more hats than an Arcade Fire front row, manages to find the balance needed

The Laughter and the Living – Moomins on the Riviera (Blu-Ray Review)

Posted by - September 21, 2015
Finland`s finest export, the carefree and lovable Moomin family, have delighted generations of children with their innocent exploits. Originally created by Finnish illustrator Tove Jansson in 1945, the hippo-like creatures have become a world-wide phenomenon, spawning numerous television series, an ongoing comic strip and even a theme park, encouraging fans from across the globe to