Film

Personal Shopper

We begin at night, in a haunted house with Maureen (Kristen Stewart) attempting to communicate with the spirit of her recently deceased twin brother, who has promised her a sign of reassurance from beyond. It’s a scene that, in lesser hands, could...

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 offering to the genre is a nightmare for the blood...

The Lost City of Z

The jungle — and the Amazon in particular — has proven to be a place ripe with storytelling potential. Upon viewing The Lost City of Z, James Gray’s new film based on the best-selling biographical book by journalist David Grann, one is...

CHiPs

CHiPs is a revival of a TV series from the late 70s and early 80s, and this action comedy follows the pill-popping, former motorbike rider and rookie cop Jon Baker (Dax Shepard), and hardened undercover FBI agent Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello...

Get Out

The horror genre has a long-standing history of social commentary, from the racial issues addressed in George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, to the Aids allegory prevalent throughout Near Dark. However never before has it felt more relevant...

Elle

Content Warning: Rape mentioned Paul Verhoeven’s latest film, Elle, is as controversial as they come. Carried by the immense talent of Isabelle Huppert, this revenge-thriller-cum-black-comedy is an utterly bizarre amalgamation of genres that, in...

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