Film Reviews

Film Review: Hitchcock

Film Review: Hitchcock

This film is unlike what you expect from a biopic, there is no abstruse birth, no arduous childhood, no majestic rise to fame and no deplorable death, although there is what falls between the latter two, the potential downfall. Hitchcock focuses on the time in the Master’s life in which he was embarking on the […]

Film Review: Django Unchained

Film Review: Django Unchained

  Arguable the coolest of directors, Quentin Tarantino, bring us another bloody offering in his self-proclaimed ‘southern’  Django Unchained. A tale of revenge and deceit for a slave turned bounty hunter, set upon the dusty plains of Southern U.S.A 1858. We open with shots of the glorious Texan wilderness being unwillingly roamed by a chain […]

Film Review: Taken 2

Film Review: Taken 2

  When the making of this film came to my attention, I first queried would the same basic idea work again? And more importantly is this guy really that unlucky? The past has seen some fantastic sequels like The Godfather 2 and The Empire Strike’s Back which have really been much bigger and bolder than […]

Film Review: Tower Block

Film Review: Tower Block

You’re not safe in your own home in the punchy horror-thriller Tower Block, co- directed by James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson. The residents on the top floor of the soon to be demolished Tower Block 31 are the last to be rehoused. This predicament makes them the sole witnesses to a violent murder, but instead […]

Film Review: Twenty8K

Film Review: Twenty8K

  “We ‘re the F***ing 28k” is the quote from a gang leader in a book (who was referring to his gang being twice as hard as the Traid gang the 14k) which gave Director/Producer Neil Thompson the inspiration for one of the most intriguing titles in British cinema. ` Twenty8k follows Deeva Jani, a […]

Film Reviews from MexFest at Rich Mix

Film Reviews from MexFest at Rich Mix

     I’m Gonna Explode  London MexFest was a 3-day cultural event at Rich Mix Cinema in Bethnal Green Road as part of the Shoreditch Fringe Festival. The Festival celebrated Mexico’s rich array of films, music, art and food. A surprising element of the festival were their film selection, which included never before seen sci-fi […]

Film Review: Ted

Film Review: Ted

Animation Auteur Seth MacFarlane famed for his television creations such as Family Guy and American Dad, dips his toe into the directorial pool with the outrageously funny Ted.  Those who have seen the trailer probably have a rough idea of the storyline but keep in mind that this film very light-hearted and focuses more on […]

Film Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Film Review: The Dark Knight Rises

  The eagerly anticipated concluding film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy is finally here. Four years after The Dark Knight left fans and critics alike speechless, Nolan brings us a catastrophic film with an apocalyptic feel, that a times seems all too feasible. We open with an introduction to our hero’s main antagonist the haunting […]

Film Review: Electrick Children

Film Review: Electrick Children

A breath of fresh air in the lungs of American independent film-making, first time director Rebecca Thomas brings this brilliantly strange coming-of-age story to the big screen. Electrick Children follows Rachael, a 15-year-old Mormon girl living in a suppressive religious community in the heart of Utah. Intrigued by her father’s forbidden cassette player, Rachael listens […]