BAFTA Preview – Willem Dafoe BAFTA: A Life in Pictures

'BAFTA A Life in Pictures' is a long-running series of interviews conducted live in which some of the world's top talent have attended, giving insights into their career and experiences working on their films. The series has hosted interviews with talent including David Fincher, Kenneth Branagh, Martin Scorsese, Alan Rickman, Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes, Keira…

‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ Review – Kevin Smith’s Splendid Journey of Extreme Hilarity

Kevin Smith returns to the View Askewniverse and his beloved characters, Jay and Silent Bob, in this self-knowing comedy of ridiculous power. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot had me thinking I was about to die, that is how hilarious and pitch-perfect Smith’s film is. Completely ridiculous, raunchy, outlandish and silly, it is the perfect stoner…

The Nightingale review – A Revenge Tale Masterpiece of Grief and Anguish

An unforgiving grief stricken revenge tale of mythic properties. Jennifer Kent’s second feature is a unforgettable triumph, confined to Academy ratio, we are launched into a world of staggering horror and atrocities of devilish qualities. A historic gothic that defines Kent as a director at the height of her masterful powers, an ongoing sense of…

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Review – Heart-warming, Classical, and Century-Defining

Frank Capra's entrancing masterpiece, It's a Wonderful Life has been embraced generation after generation as a holiday classic. Not many films bring joy and tears to families and avid-film-watchers worldwide like this one does. Now being released in restored and remastered Blu-ray form, you can watch Capra's century defining masterpiece like never before. Restored using…

BAFTA Preview: Noah Baumbach, Robert Eggers, Céline Sciamma – BAFTA Screenwriters Lectures

2019 marks the tenth year of BAFTA's annual Screenwriters Lecture Series. Taking place at Curzon Cinemas over the next few months, the Mayfair and Soho locations will be home to the celebration of some of the best screenwriting voices working today. The Screenwriters Lecture Series is a event to focus and celebrate the creative talents…

‘Midway’ Review – An Admirable Wartime Extravaganza

Roland Emmerich and his style of bombastic action continue in his latest. Midway is based on the Battle of Midway, a historic event that turned the tide of America's battle with Japan. The film takes influence from John Ford's documentary of the same name as the battle, "The Battle of Midway", to which his likeness…

Jojo Rabbit, Waves review – London Film Festival 2019 Final Reviews

Overwhelmed with the sheer amount of films that played at the BFI London Film Festival 2019, I have decided to review them all in one go. So, below are reviews for all the films that have yet to go up on the site and in addition to the festival films, there are a few bonus…

Forget Endgame, This is the Superhero Story we Need – Editor Wyatt Smith Talks on ‘Harriet’ (Exclusive TIFF 2019 Interview)

With the countless amount of historical-figure biopics that are churned out each year, It’s baffling to think that the story of Harriet Tubman is only now being immortalised with a film adaptation. Harriet is directed by Kasi Lemmons (Talk To Me) and features a magnificent performance from British-star-on-the-rise Cynthia Erivo as the titular Harriet Tubman.…

Doctor Sleep review – More King than Kubrick, Nostalgic, Unforgettable and Nightmare-Inducing

The world shines again. Doctor Sleep is a neat-mix of a sequel and adaptation to Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece The Shining and Stephen King's Doctor Sleep novel. Mike Flanagan directs a film that is his own and never attempts to do Kubrick, it is more so King than Kubrick - swaying rather heavily to the supernatural…

Martin Scorsese on The Irishman and Marvel “Invading” Cinemas | London Film Festival 2019

Ending off the BFI London Film Festival 2019 was Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, the closing night gala, attended by Martin Scorsese himself, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel. A couple of hours prior to it's glitzy Leicester Square premiere, the BFI London Film Festival held a special press conference with attending guests; Scorsese,…