Category: 2018

REVIEW: First Man

Year: 2018 Directed by: Damien Chazelle Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler Written by Rhys Bowen-Jones You’d think the moon landing would have a bigger filmography. By my count, there are 25 films about the general Apollo program, two of which are Men […]

LFF 2018: Colette

Directed by: Wash Westmoreland Cast: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Eleanor Tomlinson, Fiona Shaw Screening at LFF: 11th & 12th UK Release Date: 25th January, 2019 Written by Sarah Buddery A very personal project for Director Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice), Colette was the final film that he and his partner Richard […]

LFF 2018: Widows

Year: 2018 Directed by: Steve McQueen Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Daniel Kaluuya, Colin Farrell Written by Dave Curtis Back in 2011, I was a runner in a post-production house in London. At the same time, an up and coming director had finished filming […]

LFF 2018: Thunder Road

Directed by: Jim Cummings Starring: Jim Cummings, Kendall Farr, Nican Robinson Screening at LFF: 10th, 11th, 12th, 20th UK Release Date: Not yet announced Written by Sarah Buddery Sometimes going into a film with little prior knowledge results in the biggest of surprises, and that was very much […]

JUMPSCARECUT: Fractured

Year: 2018 Directed by: Jamie Patterson Starring: April Pearson, Louisa Lytton, Karl Davies Written by Abbie Eales Young lovers Rebecca (April Pearson) and Michael (Karl Davies) are on their way to a romantic get-away when they find themselves with a flat tyre, in the dark, in the middle of […]

REVIEW: Operation Finale

Year: 2018 Directed by: Chris Weitz Starring: Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, MĂ©lanie Laurent Written by Elena Morgan A team of Mossad and Shin Bet agents set out to track down and bring to trial Adolf Eichmann (Ben Kingsley), the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust. Based on a […]

GRIMMFEST 2018: Anna and the Apocalypse

Year: 2018 Directed by: John McPhail Cast: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Marli Siu, Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins Written by Sasha Hornby “What if High School Musical had zombies?” When Anna and the Apocalypse was first conceived, this was the pitch. 8 years later, this zom-com Christmas musical is taking the […]

LFF 2018: The Hate U Give

Year: 2018 Directed by: George Tillman Jr. Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, KJ Apa, Algee Smith Screening at LFF: 20th & 21st UK release: 22nd October Written by Sarah Buddery If Spike Lees’ BlacKkKlansman was the powerful, resonating and necessary film for adults in 2018, then […]

REVIEW: Venom

Year: 2018 Directed by: Ruben Fleischer Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed Written by Megan Williams Ever since I went to see Spiderman 3, I’ve been waiting for Sony to grant Venom a second chance and give the character a stand-alone film. And, after writing two articles […]