Film

Lady Macbeth

“Are you cold?” “No”. “Are you nervous?” “No”. From these first words it is clear that the new Mrs Lester will not be easily worn down. Based on the 1865 Russian novella Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, this is a chilling...

Raw

I should begin by clarifying that Julia Ducournau’s Raw is not for the faint-hearted. The camera greedily gorges itself on all things bodily, whether it be eye-licking, a pissing contest, animal dissections or a particularly horrible scene...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

There is a moment in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 when, after arriving on an alien planet, the film’s hero is told he can control all matter on it. He immediately cautions, “I’m gonna make some weird shit.” Well you would, wouldn’t you?...

Going in Style

Going in Style, the latest offering from Scrubs star-turned-director Zach Braff, is something of a puzzle – it manages to mix comedy, tragedy and action, but never quite decides which one it is. While Braff has had success previously (notably with...

Their Finest

Their Finest is an elegant and animated story that follows the determination and resilience of one young woman searching for her independence in the face of constant barriers. With 1940s London providing the backdrop, it is a touching film. Catrin...

Requiem for the friendly robot

  Where have all the good robots gone? Hollywood seems to have drawn the line and turned its back on the sentient robot. Through artificial intelligence (AI) films, we have been given the chance to play God: creating something in our vision and...

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