Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

When Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) is discovered making out with a female classmate, she’s sent to a gay conversion therapy center called God’s Promise by her conservative aunt. ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ balances the humour and the darkness of Cameron’s situation very well. It…

Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: The Polka King (2018)

Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan (Jack Black) unwittingly develops a plan for his many elderly fans to invest in him, that turns out to be an illegal Ponzi scheme. Soon events start spiraling out of Jan’s control as he’s investigated for fraud, and people…

Reel Women

Reel Women: June UK Releases

Welcome back to Reel Women, a monthly feature where we highlight the films that are being released in the UK this month that are written and/or directed by women. As ever this is a mixture of wide and smaller releases, so depending where in the…

Comedy, Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Life of the Party (2018)

After her husband suddenly asks for a divorce, Deanna (Melissa McCarthy) decides to join her teenage daughter Maddie (Molly Gordon) at college so she can finally complete her degree. ‘Life of the Party’ was a very pleasant surprise. It is funny, both smile inducing gags…

Reel Women

Reel Women: May UK Releases

At the start of each month we will be highlighting the films that will be released in UK cinemas that month, that are written and/or directed by women- a little feature we like to call ‘Reel Women’. As someone who’s taken part in the #52FilmsbyWomen…

Drama, Film Reviews, Thriller, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Beast (2018)

Written and directed by Michael Pearce, Beast is an eerie and captivating debut feature film about isolation and secrets. Moll (Jessie Buckley) is a troubled young woman, stifled by her controlling mother (Geraldine James), the unwanted affections of nice but dull cop Clifford (Trystan Gravelle)…