Drive

2011 – USA Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks, Oscar Isaac, Bryan Cranston, Ron Pearlman, Albert Brooks Words: J. Senior It seems surreal to be talking about Drive, now over half a decade on from its original release, as it still feels utterly contemporary and relevant. Nicolas Winding Refn’s first…

Enter The Dragon

1973 – Hong Kong, USA Directors: Robert Clouse, Bruce Lee Starring: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Shih Kien Words: Joe H. An iconic pop culture figure of the 20th century, Bruce Lee’s achievements culturally and cinematically elevated martial arts and the film genre to new heights, leading to an explosion of people learning martial…

The Grand Budapest Hotel

2014/ USA, Germany, UK Director: Wes Anderson Starring: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric Words: R. Topham “You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilisation left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity.” – M. Gustave, the voice of pessimists everywhere. Possibly Wes Anderson’s most aesthetically pleasing film to date, The Grand Budapest…

The Dark Knight

2008/ UK, USA Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart Words: R. Topham The Dark Knight is critically and publicly regarded as one of, if not the, best Batman films of all time. Not only is this because of Heath Ledger’s universally admired performance as The Joker, but because Christopher Nolan is a directorial wizard…

It Follows

2014/ USA Director: David Robert Mitchell Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi Words: E. Jackson David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows opens on a teen running from our ominous POV in a suburban street, terrified and stumbling from house to house in the smallest satin lingerie possible. Shortly after this girl is dispatched off camera we move on…