Star Wars: The Last Jedi

2017 – USA Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro Words: Josh Senior   Star Wars matters, that much is true, and considering my emotive response to the franchise’s return in The…

Best Films of 2017

2017 was a great year for cinema, and as the year comes to an end we’ve selected what we think are the best films released in the UK over the past year – click on the film title to see our review   The Florida Project An authentic story through a child’s eye-view   mother!…

The Florida Project

2017 Director: Sean Baker Starring: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera, Mela Murder, Caleb Landry Jones Words: Joe H. With Florida being known as the “sunshine state”, thoughts of glitz, palm trees and the magic of Disney World are what come to mind when picturing this warm and sunny tourist destination….

The Disaster Artist

2017 Director: James Franco Starring: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Zoey Deutch, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, Sharon Stone, Ari Graynor, Jackie Weaver, Melanie Griffith Words: Manon Peyralade The Room, directed by Tommy Wiseau and released in 2003, is a notorious feature known for being a disastrous, hilariously bad film. Bad scripts, bad…

Raw

2017 Director: Julia Ducournau Starring: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella Words: Manon Peyralade Julia Ducournau set the tone of her art with Junior, a short film depicting the physical metamorphosis of a young teenager. Staying on the same theme, Raw explores the difficulty and confusion of female sexuality for a young girl growing…

Get Out

2017 Director: Jordan Peele Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones Words: Josh Senior Jordan Peele’s debut directorial effort was released to critical acclaim earlier this year, arriving at an odd time for a horror release and pulled together on a shoe-string budget. Get Out is a breath of fresh…

Moonlight

2017 Director: Barry Jenkins Starring: Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Alex R. Hibbert, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monae, Andre Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Jaden Piner Words: Josh Senior You’d like to hope that Moonlight is remembered for the genius piece of film-making that it is, as opposed to being the subject of all the Academy Awards…

Mudbound

2017 Director: Dee Rees Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige, Jason Mitchell Words: Christian Abbott There is a moment in Mudbound, one that would seem impossible for the post-war Mississippi setting, in which a friendship is born. One man is black and the other white; the two…

The Endless

2017 Directors: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead Starring: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Callie Hernandez, Tate Ellington, Emily Montague, Lew Temple Words: Manon Peyralade Among all the films about cults that have been done, The Endless is probably one of the most interesting. The film follows the story of two brothers, Aaron and Justin (played by…

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2017 Director: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domnhall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Kristen Wiig Words: Nathan Scatcherd There’s something fantastic about walking into a film you know next to nothing about. We live in the age of the teaser (not forgetting the initial teaser for the teaser); the trailer showing…