Film

Isle of Dogs

Isles of Dogs is a love letter to man’s best friend. Revisiting the techniques used in Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Wes Anderson has created a handmade feast of intelligent and dynamic stop-motion animation. The film is set in a dystopian Japan after...

Journeyman

Journeyman, Paddy Considine’s second feature, is a boxing film, and as such has the hallmark training montages, press conferences and bloody-fight scenes to prove it. But, much like Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw (2015), it is less concerned with the...

Annihilation

Alex Garland’s sophomore directorial effort Annihilation begins with solder-turned-scientist Lena (Natalie Portman) dealing with the sudden reappearance of her military husband Kane (Oscar Isaac), who has been missing for a year. Only Kane seems...

Unsane

Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy) is being obsessively stalked by David Strine (Joshua Leonard). She files a restraining order, and relocates from Boston to Pennsylvania. She starts a new job as a data analyst in a bank, and is beginning a new life....

A Wrinkle in Time

Maya Angelou once said, “the desire to reach the stars is ambitious, the desire to reach hearts is wise.” Following her fierce, critically acclaimed documentary 13th (2016), about the intersections of race and mass incarceration, director Ava...

Proud Mary

Whilst all the promotion material and a retro opening sequence promised a neo-blaxploitation action romp, Proud Mary never delivers on its potential. Rather than a homage to Foxy Brown (1974) and the like, director Babak Najafi gives an initial...

Cult Column: Must Have Been Love (2012)

Love at first sight in the literature of the classical world was understood as a ‘madness from the gods’, used as a form of sickness to either aid or falter the protagonist. There is something innately irrational about love, or perhaps our...

The Student Newspaper 2016