“Don’t fight depression. Make friends with it”- Eternal Beauty (Film Review)

Posted by - September 25, 2020
The latest dark-comedy drama from up-and-coming writer/director Craig Roberts, sees him setting his idiosyncratic tone in a film that tries to reframe the way we think about schizophrenia and other mental health issues. Yet, despite a phenomenal lead performance and some sublime directorial choices, Eternal Beauty did not put me in my oils. After being

Teamwork, Orienteering, Foraging & Murder – Get Duked! (Film Review)

Posted by - August 25, 2020
Very much coming out from the same school that forged Attack the Block, with a little bit of The Hunt thrown in for good measure, Ninian Doff makes his feature debut with a homegrown comedy horror that goes about its bloody business with an infectiously energetic glee.  Set in the Highlands of Scotland, the film

Inbetween Days – Days of the Bagnold Summer (Film Review)

Posted by - June 3, 2020
Actor and comedian Simon Bird makes his directorial debut with a coming of age comedy portraying a piece of sleepy British suburbia during one quiet summer. Going down the coming of age route has been fruitful ground for many directorial debuts, most recently the likes of Lady Bird and Boomskart come to mind. It makes

The Problem With Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Posted by - January 7, 2019
**spoilers for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch ahead** As an experiment in pushing the boundaries of Netflix as a new storytelling platform, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is terrific fun. Hard Candy director David Slade and series creator Charlie Brooker have constructed something as impish and malevolent as we have come to expect from the techno-thriller series, while also