Tag: 2021

The Power of the Dog

2021 Director: Jane Campion Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Frances Conroy, Keith Carradine, Thomasin McKenzie, Genevieve Lemon Words – Rhiannon Topham. Jane Campion is a master of atmospheric melodrama. Her latest, The Power of the Dog, is an incredibly textural… Continue Reading “The Power of the Dog”

Lamb

2021 Director: Valdimar Jóhannsson Cast: Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson Words – Rhiannon Topham. Valdimar Jóhannsson’s feature-length debut Lamb continues the great A24 tradition of menacing animals messing with the human state of mind. The film centres around María (Noomi Rapace)… Continue Reading “Lamb”

Sundown

2021 Director: Michel Franco Cast: Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Samuel Bottomley, Albertine Kotting McMillan, Iazua Larios Words – Rhiannon Topham. A group of four British people (two adults, two teenagers) are vacationing in a plush villa that overlooks the sea somewhere sunny. They clearly… Continue Reading “Sundown”

Last Night in Soho

2021 Director: Edgar Wright Cast: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg Words – Rhiannon Topham. Listen, we all feel a bit of nostalgia for bygone eras from time to time. Judging by the current mode of dress and cultural zeitgeist, for many… Continue Reading “Last Night in Soho”

The Harder They Fall

2021 Director: Jeymes Samuel Cast: Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Idris Elba, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield Words: Rhiannon Topham. The Harder They Fall opens with a clear message: “While the events of this story are fictional… These. People. Existed.” This serves as a… Continue Reading “The Harder They Fall”

Drive

2011 Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks, Albert Brooks, Ron Pearlman Words: J. Senior   It seems surreal to be talking about Drive, now a decade on from its original release, as it still feels… Continue Reading “Drive”

Wrong Turn – A Trilogy of Backwoods Terror

2003 – 2021 Words: Oliver Innocent. In 1996 Wes Craven’s hip teen meta slasher Scream became a box office smash. Following in its wake came a slew of films seeking to capitalise on Craven’s winning formula. Entries like I Know What You Did Last… Continue Reading “Wrong Turn – A Trilogy of Backwoods Terror”

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2021

With an online digital edition in 2021, the 25th UK Human Rights Watch Film Festival (HRWFF) presents documentaries from around the world of powerful and uplifting stories from those demanding justice, equality, and safety for themselves, their communities, and future generations. A collection of… Continue Reading “Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2021”

Candyman (1992)

1992 Director: Bernard Rose Starring: Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons, Vanessa Williams, DeJuan Guy, Marianna Elliott, Ted Raimi, Ria Pavia Words – Oliver Innocent.  Touted as the heir to the throne of Stephen King, Liverpool-born horror novelist Clive Barker came to… Continue Reading “Candyman (1992)”

Japan 2020

From Akira Kurosawa, to Godzilla and Studio Ghibli, Japan has given the world some of its most iconic titles in cinema. To mark the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place in Tokyo, we took a retrospective look at a selection of films which… Continue Reading “Japan 2020”