Coming barely two months after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s unlawful suspension of parliament and continued cosying-up to US President Donald Trump, a film in which the UK government is revealed to have conspired with America[...]
There’s a frustrating contradiction at the heart of Terrence Malick’s new film, which follows the life of Austrian conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter (August Diehl) during World War II. It’s a story of heartfelt moral [...]
Billie Piper’s directorial debut begins, as many romantic comedies do, with a bad date. Mandy (Piper) sits across from Pete (Leo Bill, the washing machine mechanic with the golden voice from In Fabric), who’s in the middle of a snide tirade including - amongst other incendiary remarks - comments about rape […]
There are very few surprises in James Mangold’s new film; a sixties-set racing drama chronicling the historic rivalry between the Ford Motor Company and Ferrari. One expects the roar of engines over opening credits, multiple scenes of men in suits[...]
A tick-tocking, clip-clopping score introduces us to Australian director Mirrah Foulkes’ incredibly assured debut feature - set in a town called “Seaside” (nowhere near the sea), this bizarre, allegorical story follows the puppeteer[…]
Here’s one to put the wind up ye’: Robert Eggers’ follow-up to The Witch is another archaic slice of folk horror, a tale that one imagines spilling from the pages of a sodden, barnacle-encrusted tome. Which is not to say it doesn’t feel [...]
Here’s a sure-fire contender for film of the year: Scott Z. Burns’ unendingly strident exploration of one man’s quest for justice is electrifying, the kind of gripping drama that only comes around once every political crisis. Adam Driver plays real-life Senate committee investigator Daniel J. Jones, […]
With a fully-armed and operational Star Wars franchise in play, cinematic portrayals of the great unknown which don’t belong to a galaxy far, far away have truly had their work cut out. Financially and in terms of sheer screen space, the Skywalker saga (and its various spin-offs) has dominated the sci-fi landscape.
In James Gray’s new odyssey, space travel is a commercialised, militarised venture. Humans make flights to the moon on a routine basis (paying the requisite $125 dollars for a blanket and pillow), and astronauts are no longer figures of aspiration, but placid drones of the austere ‘Space Command’. […]
Director Andy Muschietti returns to helm this conclusion to It, Stephen King’s tale of a metamorphosing monster that preys on the fears of children. Lone scribe Gary Dauberman (The Nun, Annabelle Comes Home) takes up screenplay duties without Chapter One writers Chase Palmer and Cary Fukunaga, and [...]
Tom Linay is joined by film journalist Chris Rogers to discuss the biggest films of August, and the upcoming slate for September. Plus, a brief divergence to discuss whether clowns are *actually* all that scary.