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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Year: 1977 Director: George Lucas Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes George Lucas created what is arguably the most iconic franchise ever when he introduced the world to the ‘Star Wars’ series. I’m just gutted I missed the first wave back in the 70s. What […]

Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome

Year: 1985 Director: George Miller Starring: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner  Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes How does this sound – a post-nuclear future where barbarians and scavengers roam the wasteland and Tina Turner is a power-hungry dominatrix. Wait, what!? This is the epic, final chapter of a legendary […]


Year: 2013 Director: Pawel Pawlikowski Starring: Agata Trzebokowska, Agneta Kulesza , Dawid Ogrodnik Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz Spoiler Alert: This film has sub-titles and it’s black and white! Okay – that wasn’t really a spoiler, but my point is that many people wouldn’t bother going to see a black […]

A Long Way Down

Year: 2014 Director: Pascal Chaumeil Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Aaron Paul, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots Written by Andrew Garrison Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Occasionally, I sit down and look for films I’ve never heard of. Sometimes I come across very good independent and/or foreign films worthy of my […]

Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Year: 2015 Director: Joss Whedon Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, James Spader, Jeremy Renner Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes My expectations for ‘Age Of Ultron’ were high. Thinking about it, my expectations have probably never been higher. I consider ‘Avengers Assemble’ to be truly […]

That Awkward Moment

Year: 2014 Director: Tom Gormican Starring: Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Imogen Poots Written by Patrick Alexander Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Whenever I scour Netflix (other film and television subscription services are available) for an interesting movie, I’m always wary of those titles you’ve never heard of, the […]

The Culture High

Year: 2014 Director: Brett Harvey Starring: Snoop Dogg, Joe Rogan, Wiz Khalifa, Sir Richard Branson Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I am heading into uncharted territory here, writing my first documentary review. It is new territory upon which I am excited to trespass, because I strongly believe it is important to […]

Mad Max 2: Road Warrior

Year: 1981 Director: George Miller Starring: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes After watching the first ‘Mad Max’ film from the original trilogy, I was feeling pretty positive about the sequel. I now know Max Rockatansky a little better, he’s got a back-story and a trauma, […]

Mad Max

Year: 1979 Director: George Miller Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Bryne Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes With ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ less than a month a way, I turned my attention to exploring the original trilogy to prepare myself for the upcoming reboot. In truth, ‘Mad Max’ is a series […]

Starred Up

Year: 2014 Director: David Mackenzie Starring: Jack O’Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend Written by Nick Deal I will keep this review short and sweet, otherwise I could find myself writing a dissertation length piece on what is truly an incredible piece of British realist cinema. There is so much to love […]


Year: 2014 Director: Ava DuVernay Starring: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Stephan James, Wendell Pierce, Common, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Oscar nominated in the Best Picture category – but not much else – ‘Selma’ became the poster-boy for the under representation of black people in the film […]


Year: 2013 Director: Dean Parisot Starring: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins Written by Andrew Garrison Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes If you read my last review, you will know I loved the original ‘RED’, which left me feeling rather optimistic about the sequel. I […]