Ralph Breaks the Internet review – A Lovable Contemporary Sequel

Following Disney’s success with Wreck it Ralph, the sequel ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ has been released in America followed by the rest of the world in the coming days. Quite literally levelling up from the original with it’s charming humour, smooth animation and lovable characters. It delivers for adults and children alike, with it’s child-like…

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse review – A Masterpiece in Animation

Without a doubt Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will go toe to toe with Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 for the ranking of best Spider-Man film. Lord Miller, Sony and Marvel deliver an outstanding new take on Spider-Man in this busy superhero origin story for Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) introducing multiple versions of the titular character throughout…

Assassination Nation review – A Stylised-Bloody Allegory of America

Sam Levinson's latest film, Assassination Nation, is a cautionary-yet-bloody tale of a modern day version of the Salem witch trials - the film is unflinching and tackles heavy ideas of patriotism, masculinity and privacy. Surprisingly, the film opens with a quick cut montage of warnings to the spectator: racism, murder, sexism and the male gaze.…

If Beale Street Could Talk review – Beautiful Optimism in Injustice

Barry Jenkins' followup to the oscar winning 'Moonlight' drags along a weight of expectation, after two years he has returned with this charming-yet-necessary film adapted from James Baldwin's novel. We follow Tish (KiKi Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James), two destined lovers whose worlds are rocked upside down in a revelation so shocking. Tish finds out…

The Nutcracker and The Four Realms review – Mackenzie Foy Shines in this Enchanting Fairy Tale

Disney's latest film is a coming-of-age fairy tale that is lavish, lively and lovable in this endearing-magical tale of Clara (Mackenzie Foy) as she ventures into the unknown realms of her mother's creation. Mackenzie Foy is enchanting as the brilliant Clara, who discovers a whole new fantastical world soaked in imagery of childhood and dreams.…

Edgar Wright Wants To Direct A Straight Horror Film And Will Not Return To The Horror-Comedy Genre Anytime Soon

We at Discussing Film learned at a special ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Q&A Screening with Edgar Wright ('Baby Driver') that Wright does not wish to return to the horror-comedy style of filmmaking anytime soon and he clarified he'd like to explore "straight horror" if he we're to do anything remotely close to 'Shaun of the…

Edgar Wright Turned Down Directing ‘An American Werewolf In London’ Remake

We at Discussing Film learned at a special ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Q&A Screening with Edgar Wright that Edgar Wright was offered to direct the upcoming remake of An American Werewolf in London. Wright clarified that he believes An American Werewolf in London is a "desert island movie" and he wouldn't want to see it…

The Favourite review – An Absurd, Rousing and Tragic Joy | London Film Festival 2018

The new film from Yorgos Lanthimos is brilliant in all of it’s absurdity, in this 18th century English black comedy branching far away from the traditional royal period dramas. Exploring the connection between the main three characters who play a twisted game of power. Lanthimos’ take on a documented period from the outside world delves into the inner workings of the bizarre…

Suspiria review – A Masterful, Maddening Bone-chilling Vision | London Film Festival 2018

The new film from Luca Guadagnino is nothing short of a masterpiece, coming off ‘Call Me By Your Name’ he has returned with a bone-chilling film tapping into your very core, Guadagnino like Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton) transmits his work through a visionary eye with heavy symbolism littered throughout. A deeper subtext of post-war Germany can be seen along with the…

Bad Times at the El Royale review – A Masterly-crafted Stylised Neo-noir

A riveting tale of seven strangers and a motel. Lead by 60’s R&B music, incredible performances and Goddard’s extreme precision. This neo-noir thriller serves us with the passionate vision of writer-director Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) - using narrative in an effective shocking way, telling a grand story from the perspective of these curious…