Special Correspondents FILM REVIEW
Release: Out Now
Director: Ricky Gervais
Starring: Ricky Gervais, Eric Bana, Vera Farminga, America Ferrera, Raul Castillo, Kelly Macdonald.
Remaking French films seems to be all the rage right now. Earlier this month it was announced that Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart are going to star in the American version of Untouchable, and here Ricky Gervais gives us his take...
Late Shift REVIEW
Release: Out Now
Format: Theatrical Release & iOS App
Age Rating: 17+
Price: £7.99 (iOS App)
CtrlMovie’s interactive film Late Shift is the answer for anyone who’s been bored by a movie’s linear plotting and longed to take control. Originally released as an app for iPhones and iPads, the game sees players make decisions for Matt, a student who is forced to take part in a heist in a London auction...
Captain America: Civil War FILM REVIEW
Release: 29 April 2016
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie
First, let’s get the bad stuff out of the way – because, despite this review’s five-star rating, there are a few issues with this film that are still worthy of note. One: it’s too long, but so are...
DIRECTOR: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
STARRING: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt
RELEASE: Out Now
FROM: Universal Pictures
AGE RATING: 12A
It’s hard to choose the most impressive thing about The Huntsman Winter’s War: the extraordinary costumes designed by Hollywood legend Colleen Atwood; the jaw-dropping CGI setpieces; or the star wattage provided by Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron...
Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o Lupita Nyong’o
Distributor: Walt Disney
Age Rating: PG
Everyone moans about the film industry’s lack of originality and the way it recycles established franchises to chase the entertainment dollar. We all know it’s a sign of a dearth of creativity in La La Land.
And yet Disney appears to be able to buck the trend of producing films...
Our Little Sister FILM REVIEW
Release: 15 April 2016
Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Starring: Haruka Ayase, Suzu Hirose, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho.
It is often said that you can’t choose your family, but for sisters Sachi, Yoshina, and Chika it is important that they can. After their estranged father passes away, the trio meet their 16-year-old step sister Suzu at his funeral. They’ve never seen...
Love & Peace FILM REVIEW
Release: 13 June 2016 (plus festival screenings in England & Ireland in April – see here)
From: Third Window Films
Director: Sion Sono
Starring: Hiroki Hasegawa, Kumiko Aso, Toshiyuki Nishida, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Eita Okuno.
Ryoichi Suzuki is a loser. He’s bullied relentlessly at work, laughed at by news anchors on television and abhorred by society. He just can’t seem to catch a break....
Victoria FILM REVIEW
Release: 1 April 2016
Running time: 138 minutes
Director: Sebastian Schipper
Starring: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit, Max Mauff, Andre M. Hennicke
“You can’t let me in when there’s a baby here,” shouts Sonne (Frederick Lau), as he tries to evade the police. “How stupid are you?”
That Victoria was filmed all in one take is reason enough to be interested. Running a little...
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice FILM REVIEW
Release: OUT NOW!
From: Warner Bros
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons
In the battle of Batman V Superman the real winner is the door marked EXIT.
Okay, okay, that’s a cheap shot. A pithy one-liner designed to make a review stand out on Rotten Tomatoes. Sensationalist and clearly a little over-the-top....
Zootropolis (aka Zootopia outside Europe)
Release: 25 March 2016
From: Walt Disney Studios
Director: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush
Starring the voices of: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate
Given how many years it takes to conceive, design and make an animated movie, it’s rather astonishing to consider that, somehow, anti-racism crusader Zootropolis has hit US cinemas during this month of all...