A Ghost Story

2017 – USA Director: David Lowery Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Will Oldham Words: Josh Senior A Ghost Story is one of those gems in a calendar year, an independent release that gets the promotion it deserves. It really does, David Lowery’s latest film is one of the most important to be released in 2017,…

Baby Driver

2017 – UK/ USA Director: Edgar Wright Starring: Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, John Hamm, John Bernthal Words: Josh Senior The trouble of knocking several really good films out so early on in your film-making career, is that it only increases the anticipation for every film that follows. It’s a nice problem…

War For The Planet Of The Apes

2017 – USA Director: Matt Reeves Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller Words: Christian Abbott ‘The Planet Of The Apes franchise’ has been one of considerable ups and downs. The original back in 1968 was a fascinating deconstruction of society and morality. The hoaky setup was subset by the resolve of the…

Doc/Fest Diary 2017: Part Two

Christian Abbot makes his annual pilgrimage to the world’s finest film festival which just so happens to take place in our great City of Sheffield. Taking in as many documentaries as his mind can handle, Christian provides us with his diary from the weekend. Below are films he managed to see at this year’s festival…

Spider-Man: Homecoming

2017 – USA Director: Jon Watts Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau Words: Josh Senior Let’s start things off here with some trivia, Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man in 2002 was the very first film that I sneaked into underage, a week or so before the advent of…

Doc/Fest Diary 2017: Part One

Christian Abbot makes his annual pilgrimage to the world’s finest film festival which just so happens to take place in our great City of Sheffield. Taking in as many documentaries as his mind can handle, Christian provides us with his diary from the weekend. Below are films he managed to see at this year’s festival…

Wonder Woman

2017 – USA Director: Patty Jenkins Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright Words: Christian Abbott The superhero movie is a staple of cinema; it has been now for over a decade. Year after year there is a deluge of films centered around some of our favourite…

Net Picks: War Machine

Net Picks is your weekly digest of some of the best movies currently playing on Netflix. With Netflix Originals now giving directors more finance, and more freedom to create the stories they want. This area is the fastest emerging market in film and offers a real alternative to film-making traditions. We’ll be looking each week…

Must See Movies 2017 (so far)

As we reach the mid-point of our cinematic journey through 2017, we take our annual look back at the first six months of the year, to review what we think are the best six films we have seen so far. The Academy Awards always make it such a tough decision with the depth in quality…

Alien: Covenant

2017 – USA/UK Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Guy Pearce Words: Nathan Scatcherd Alien Covenant is an alternately entertaining and irritating entry in the franchise; it hits all the beats you would expect of an Alien movie, often feeling like a lot…