Hillbilly Elegy

“It’s Always Someone Else’s Fault” – Hillbilly Elegy (Film Review)

Posted by - November 20, 2020
Do you remember Benefits Street? British readers will almost certainly recall the Channel 4 documentary series from 2014 and the avalanche of column inches following its airing. The show depicted the underprivileged residents of James Turner Street in Birmingham, where it was reported that 90% of residents were claiming some form of government benefits. Viewers

“Dedicated and Humble Servant to Power” – Vice (Film Review)

Posted by - January 9, 2019
Adam McKay should have stuck to comedy. The man who brought the world the sheer joy of Anchorman and Step Brothers had found his niche in Hollywood – directing Will Ferrell, and doing it brilliantly. Then, he caught everyone by surprise with The Big Short – a zippy and energetic attempt to tell the story

Every Moment is Crucial – Arrival (Blu-Ray Review)

Posted by - March 27, 2017
Five minutes into Arrival and audiences have already been taken on a devastatingly emotional roller coaster that sets you up for one of the best films of 2016. A series of flashbacks see Louise (Amy Adams) as she gives birth to her daughter, watches her grow up and eventually succumb to leukaemia. What’s even more

“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