Kingdom of Us (2017) Starring The Shanks Family. Directed by Lucy Cohen. It’s documentaries like this that make me miss making them so much and ignites that fire in my belly to make more. This film did unbelievably well at the BAFTAs and it’s completely clear why. It’s a film that should be played on … Continue reading Kingdom of Us (2017)
I'm really happy to have Ricky back, and to hear his thoughts on the recent news that Andrew Lincoln is set to depart the hit show after nine seasons. Below Ricky shares his thoughts and what the future holds for The Walking Dead. IS THE WALKING DEAD.... DEAD??? (MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW) AMC’s The Walking Dead has … Continue reading [GUEST] Is the Walking Dead, dead?
Stronger (2017) Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany and Miranda Richardson. Directed by David Gordon Green. I saw this film advertised ages ago as one of the previews in the cinema. I know a trailer can at times provide false hope and misrepresentation but for me, I was definitely keen to see for myself where this … Continue reading Stronger (2017)
Ghost Stories (2018) Starring Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse and Alex Lawther. Directed by Andy Nyman & Jeremy Dyson. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to write about this film! What a refreshing find. As a massive horror fan, decent ones I feel have been really hard to come by in the … Continue reading Ghost Stories (2018)
A Quiet Place (2018) Starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe and Cade Woodward. Directed by John Krasinski. Did it take anyone else a while to stop seeing Jim?! If you don’t know what I mean, shame on you! Anyway, A Quiet Placeis Krasinski’s debut feature, starring himself alongside both his onscreen and … Continue reading A Quiet Place (2018)
Call Me By Your Name (2017) Starring Timothée Chalamet, Arnie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. My ‘to-watch’ list is not letting me down! I seem to start a list shortly after awards season has ended and unlike most years at the Oscars, this year I actually understand the hype and the accolade … Continue reading Call Me By Your Name (2017)
Lady Bird (2018) Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts and Timothée Chalamet. Directed by Greta Gerwig. Oh this film ticked so many boxes for me! Above all, it was created by the wonderful female mind of Greta Gerwig, someone who has come a long way from her co-starring role in the remake of Arthur, … Continue reading Lady Bird (2018)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2018) Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. Directed by Martin McDonagh. It is still early 2018, but this film could be one of my favourites for the year, no question. TBOEM is wonderfully funny, sensitive, painful and raw. Given the hype, I’m not sure there are many people … Continue reading Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2018)
I'm delighted to welcome back guest writer Ricky Manson, who this week discusses his thoughts on whether Nostalgia is having a negative effect on cinema, and what can be done differently. I recently finished Ernest Cline’s 'Ready Player One' ahead of the release of the film adaptation. I found it to be extremely entertaining, witty … Continue reading [GUEST] Is Nostalgia hurting Cinema?
God’s Own Country (2017) Starring Josh O’Connor, Ian Hart, Gemma Jones and Alec Secareanu. Directed by Francis Lee. This film has been on my radar for quite some time – the reviews on Sky were great and it popped up a few times at the BAFTAS both in the film and acting categories. This was … Continue reading God’s Own Country (2017)