Archives: Projects

The Light Between Oceans

Year: 2016 Director: Derek Cianfrance Starring: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz Written by Tom Sheffield In a year that has brought a fair amount of novels to the big screen, including ‘Girl on the Train’, ‘Room’ and ‘Me Before You’, it’s no surprise that New York Times […]

I am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

Year: 2016 Director: Oz Perkins Starring: Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, Lucy Boynton Written by Abbie Eales Netflix Originals film output is almost as strong as its excellent TV output these days. From the award-winning Idris Elba helmed ‘Beasts of No Nation’ to the funny and touching ‘The Fundamentals of […]

The Girl on the Train

Year: 2016 Director: Tate Taylor Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Edgar Ramirez Written by Abbie Eales Paula Hawkin’s 2015 novel topped bestseller lists all over the world, and was highly visible on sun loungers and train carriages over that summer. Everyone was lapping up the complex, […]


Year: 2016 Director(s): Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn Starring: Anna Kendrick, Zoeey Deschanel, Justin Timberlake, Christine Baranski, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, James Corden Written by Sarah Buddery We’re living in an age now where a film can pretty much be made out of anything. There was the ‘Angry Birds Movie’ based […]

Captain Fantastic

Year: 2016 Director: Matt Ross Starring: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Frank Langella, Ann Dowd Written by Rhys Bowen Jones ‘Captain Fantastic’ had a storming festival season earlier this year, winning awards left, right and centre, but as with most indie […]

La La Land

Year: 2017 Director: Damien Chazelle Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone Written by Sarah Buddery Okay, this is the last you’ll hear of me being at London Film Festival (no promises), but I’ve certainly saved the best ’til last. Whilst I try not to make assumptions about a film […]

War on Everyone

Year: 2016 Director: John Michael McDonagh Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, Theo James, Tessa Thompson Written by Tom Sheffield Since its release, ‘War on Everyone’ has been a very divisive film amongst its audience. Some claim that it’s offensive for the sake of being offensive, others are praising it for […]

Free Fire

Year: 2017 Director: Ben Wheatley Starring: Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Jack Raynor, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley Written by Sarah Buddery As proven with his already impressive slate of films, British director Ben Wheatley has a unique, creative and wonderful vision. With a cast as […]

The Accountant

Year: 2016 Director: Gavin O’Connor Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Cynthia Addai-Robinson Written by Noah Jackson Dear people who think Ben Affleck is still “Ben Afflicted”, think again. After proving himself as an interesting and accomplished director with movies like ‘The Town’, ‘Argo’, and ‘Gone Baby Gone’, […]


Year: 2016 Director: Ava DuVernay Written by Jakob Barnes I had no idea this documentary existed until just the other day, when the guys at InSession Film dedicated an episode of their podcast to this latest offering from Ava DuVernay (Director of ‘Selma’). I’d like to think that […]

A Monster Calls

Year: 2017 Director: J. A. Bayona Starring: Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson (voice) Written by Sarah Buddery If you’re reading this, you may be thinking “hang about…this film isn’t even released until early 2017”. And, you’d be correct. But we have a not-so-secret weapon – […]


Year: 2016 Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker Written by Sarah Buddery The marketing campaign behind this highly anticipated sci-fi movie from visionary director Denis Villeneuve – the man behind last years stand-out movie, ‘Sicario’ – was undeniably an effective one. The striking vision […]