Beauty and the Beast

by Jessica Keynes

Now I’m older and have seen far too many movies, it was hard for me to let go of the idea that this story was about a woman who was essentially being held a prisoner, despite being allowed to go outside and wonder the castle alone. However for the sake of Disney and my childhood I […]

A Monster Calls

by Ryan Morris

One of the most frustrating things a film can do is have a third act so good that it feels as if the first two acts don’t deserve it. It means that when you leave the cinema you’re overflowing with joy or emotion or tension or whatever the film excelled in during its final stretch. […]

Doctor Strange

by Jess Boswell

Following a life changing incident, neurosurgeon Steven Strange undergoes masses of surgeries in an attempt to regain full working control over his hands.  When traditional medicine appears to provide no hope, the doctor searches for help elsewhere. Under the guidance from the Ancient One, he then learns the true powers from within himself to conquer inner demons and protect the mystic realms. […]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

by Jessica Keynes

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is set in a simpler time, before all the drama with ‘You Know Who’. Where the only magical trouble wreaking havoc on the no maj (muggle) world is a thieving mole, a frisky rhino, and… Oh yeah, a scary black mist destroying New York’s historical landmarks. Who are these […]

X-Men: Apocalypse

by Calum Aynsley

It seems as though we’re going a little bit superhero mad this year doesn’t it? You literally can’t go to the cinema at the moment without your eyes and ears being bombarded to the point that you begin to question whether we really do live inside a comic book. With big titles such as Dawn […]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

by Jess Boswell

(Includes potential spoilers to the plot) Zach Snyder presents his second foray into the superhero world in the form of his familiar Man of Steel encountering the Caped Crusader of Gotham in a rivalry of morals and justice. Citizens of Metropolis emerge conscious of the destruction Superman has brought to their city, and are now […]

What We Do in the Shadows

by Vittorio Bollo

Do you know why I love movies? I mean really, really love movies? I love movies because every once in a while, literally out of nowhere, a gem comes along that is so unexpected and so good that it makes up for all the disappointing, overrated, flabby or downright bad movies that one has had […]

The Tree of Life

by Maria Gallagher

A film of life and meaning beyond it Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?… When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Job 38: 4,7 The Tree of Life (2011) is a philosophical and unworldly film like no other. Although Terrence Malick (writer […]