Life

Not since Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity have I felt such palpable stress in a cinema auditorium, and this is to the credit of Daniel Espinosa’s sci-fi thriller, Life. His unimaginatively-titled...

Moonlight

Barry Jenkin’s Moonlight is to film what poems are to novels; it’s light on dialogue, under two hours long, and contains (to the horror of some reviewers) very little in the way of plot. It is,...

Alice Lowe: how to manage fantasies

Alice Lowe’s new feature film, Prevenge, follows the pregnant, vengeance-seeking Ruth, as she gruesomely murders those she feels have wronged her. When I meet her in the dining area of a New Town...

Prevenge

After co-writing and starring in the indie hit that was 2012’s Sightseers, and going on to charm audiences in the strange and lovely Black Mountain Poets (2015), it seems fair to say that Alice...

Blair Witch

On leaving the cinema, I received a text from my horror fanatic younger brother: “Well? Was it good or just scary?” and without knowing it, he’d somehow hit the nail on the head for Adam...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

You would really have to be living in an ice cave on Hoth for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens hype train to have passed you by. The fans of George Lucas’ sci-fi saga are some of the most loyal in...