Category: 2018

LFF 2018: Arctic

Year: 2018 Directed by: Joe Penna Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir Screening at LFF: 11th, 12th, & 17th October General UK Release: TBA Written by Sarah Buddery Tucked away towards the back of the LFF programme, you’ll often find some of the best off-the-radar hidden gems, and Arctic is one of […]

LFF 2018: The Breaker Upperers

Year: 2018 Directed by: Madeleine Sami & Jackie van Beek Starring: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, James Rolleston, Celina Pacquola  Screening at LFF: 11th, 12th, & 15th October General UK Release: TBA Written by Sarah Buddery  New Zealand has been providing us with some of the best off-beat comedy for […]

REVIEW: Upgrade

Year: 2018 Directed by: Leigh Whannel Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen Written by Megan Williams Another film that I went to see at this year’s Frightfest was ‘Upgrade’. In the film, Logan Marshall-Green (Devil) plays Grey, a mechanic living in a not so distant technologically advanced […]

REVIEW: King Of Thieves

Year: 2018 Directed by: James Marsh Cast: Michael Caine, Paul Whitehouse, Ray Winstone, Tom Courtenay, Jim Broadbent, Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon Written by Cameron Frew Geriatric Lock Stock. The Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Box Robbery (there’s a mouthful) is an absolutely incredible story, the kind of tale in today’s age […]

REVIEW: The Escort

Year: 2018 Directed by: Bizhan M. Tong Cast: Kevin Leslie, Olivia Moyles Written by Abbie Eales A short film written, directed and produced by Bizhan Tong, starring Kevin Leslie and Olivia Moyles. Currently doing the rounds on the festival circuit the film sees Eric (Kevin Leslie) turning up at the […]

REVIEW: A Simple Favour

Year: 2018 Directed by: Paul Feig Starring: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding Written by Elena Morgan Single mum and vlogger Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) seeks to uncover the truth about the disappearance of her glamourous best friend Emily (Blake Lively). Directed by Paul Feig, who’s best known for […]

REVIEW: Where Hands Touch

Year: 2018 Directed by: Amma Asante Cast: Abbie Cornish, Amandla Stenberg, George MacKay, Christopher Eccleston Written by Fiona Underhill British director Amma Asante has prioritised telling the stories of black and mixed-race characters in period films during her career so far – a genre where they often they are over-looked […]

REVIEW: The Children Act

Year: 2018 Directed by: Richard Eyre Starring: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead Written by Corey Hughes Richard Eyre’s latest film, ‘The Children Act’, is an interesting project for the esteemed director; a story of a renowned judge and her battle with hard-hitting cases and her dilapidating marriage. […]

The Predator

Year: 2018 Directed by: Shane Black Starring: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Augusto Aguilera. WRITTEN BY COREY HUGHES Who would’ve thought that almost three decades after an ensemble of rag-tag soldiers ventured deep into the Amazon […]