The Rider

2018, USA Director: Chloé Zhao Starring: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lane Scott, Lilly Jandreau Words: Josh Senior This debut film from Chloé Zhao marks the arrival of an exciting new voice in American independent cinema, with a story of immense emotional depth. The Rider is a pensive and subtle study of masculinity in 21st Century America…

Cold War

2018, Poland/France/UK Director: Pawil Pawlikowski Starring: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot Words: Josh Senior Pawel Pawlikowski returns to cinema for the first time in five years following on from the Oscar winning Ida, another film shot in his trademark gorgeous monochrome. In Cold War he turns his eye on Post-WWII Europe to tell a story of…

BlacKkKlansman

2018 Director: Spike Lee Starring: John David Washington, Laura Harrier, Adam Driver, Topher Grace Words – Josh Senior Spike Lee seems like the only director that could have come to the mind of producer Jordan Peele when he set about the task of adapting Ron Stallworth’s manuscript Black Klansman for the big screen. The cinematic…

Must See Movies 2018 (so far)

It’s safe to say 2018 is racing by and so far has offered up a great variety of new cinematic releases to feast your eyes upon. As is tradition in June, we take a look back at the first six months of the year and pick out the six films that we enjoyed the most……

Annihilation

2018 – UK, USA Director: Alex Garland Starring: Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, Tuva Novotny Words: Josh Senior It’s safe to say the release of Annihilation has caused some controversy, so let’s address the issue head on. Paramount’s decision to deny the film a worldwide theatrical release and dump…

Coco

2018 – USA Director(s): Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt Words: Josh Senior Pixar movies are generally cinematic high points in any calendar year. Since Toy Story in 1995 the famed animation house has been churning out consistently high quality content on an almost annual basis. They are movies we crave, and…

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…

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…

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…