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…

Free Fire

2017 – UK Director: Ben Wheatley Starring: Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Jack Reynor, Michael Smiley, Sam Riley, Noah Taylor Words: Josh Senior Ben Wheatley is fast becoming the best British cult filmmaker of our times, and with Free Fire he shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Hot off the back…

Manchester By The Sea

2016 – USA Director: Kenneth Lonergan Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges Words: Josh Senior By now you’ll probably already know that Casey Affleck won the award for Best Actor at this year’s Academy Awards as well as sweeping up at The Golden Globes, The SAG Awards and The BAFTAS. Like The…

Adult Life Skills

2016 – UK Director: Rachel Tunnard Starring: Jodie Whittaker, Brett Goldstein, Eileen Davies, Ozzy Myers, Lorraine Ashbourne Words: J. Senior To say that I went from knowing absolutely nothing about Adult Life Skills – to falling head over heels in love with it, is something of an understatement. Eileen Davies who stars in the film…

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…

Comic-Con 2016

So yeah, Comic-Con happened last week, and as usual we got a handful of brief glimpses of what to expect from the cinematic world of geek over the next 12 months or so. For all you super hero and fantasy addicts we’ve put together this short roundup of some of the trailers and films we…

Net Picks: The Look of Silence

Net Picks is your weekly digest of some of the best movies and TV shows currently doing the rounds on streaming sites such as Netflix, MUBI, Amazon Prime, Curzon Home Cinema and On Demand services such as Freeview and Sky Movies. 2015 Director: Joshua Oppenheimer  Currently streaming on: Netflix Words: J. Senior Joshua Oppenheimer’s follow up to…

Must See Movies: 2016 (so far)

Words: J. Senior Yes folks, it is now June and the mid-point of our cinematic year, so it’s time for another list. 2016 has been a fantastic year for films so far, so we thought we’d do a quick run through of our six favourite films of the year released in the UK… you guessed…

Net Picks: Pride

Net Picks is your weekly digest of some of the best movies and TV shows currently doing the rounds on streaming sites such as Netflix, MUBI, Amazon Prime, Curzon Home Cinema and On Demand services such as Freeview and Sky Movies. 2014- UK Director: Matthew Marchus Starring: Ben Schnetzer, George Mackay, Paddy Considine, Bill Nighy,…