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Bo Burnham’s Inside: The Best Film Of 2021

2020 was a terrible year. It was a year in which the entire globe was forced inside, away from family and friends. We were forced to communicate exclusively through screens, upon which we have become so dependant in the 21st century. It was a year…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: The King’s Man (2021)

Over two years on from its initial release date, a prequel to the very successful Kingsman franchise (grossing over $800million to date) has finally overcome its seemingly interminable number of delays. The King’s Man, a delightfully simple play on words, takes us back over 100…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Petite Maman (2021)

What is it about stories of dealing with grief that go hand in hand with children? In recent years, several films have broached the topic of death and loss through the eyes of the most innocent generation and elicited sparkling results. A Monster Calls and…

Film Reviews, Netflix

REVIEW: tick, tick…Boom! (2021)

tick, tick…Boom! is a musical theatre nerd’s dream. Starting life as an almost one-man-show written by the writer of Rent, Jonathan Larson, it achieved cult status amongst die-hard fans of musicals. Never seen on Broadway or the West End, it’s the sort of “you had…

Film Reviews, Superhero

REVIEW: Eternals (2021)

Marvel fatigue has reared its head again. It appears that in the wake of the hugely delayed release schedule that means by year’s end we will have experienced eight separate Marvel products across film and TV, alongside the endless stream of trailers for what’s to…

Comedy, Film Reviews

REVIEW: The French Dispatch (2021)

Wes Anderson is nothing if not consistent. While his approach to his brand of filmmaking has been refined since his debut 25 years ago, the Andersonian flourishes remain. His perfect framing, the use of every aspect ratio he can muster, and indeed every element of…

Film Reviews, Historical

REVIEW: The Last Duel (2021)

Despite winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for their first team-up, The Last Duel is only the second Ben Affleck and Matt Damon script to reach the big screen. In tandem with Acadamy Award nominee Nicole Holofcener, the trio have written an intelligent,…

Film Reviews, HBO MAX, Horror

REVIEW: Malignant (2021)

When you’re a director responsible for over $3billion in box office returns, almost anything you put forward is going to be greenlit. James Wan, the brilliant mind behind 21st century horror classics like Saw and The Conjuring, has earned a level of trust from film…

Film Reviews, Horror

REVIEW: Candyman (2021)

Nia DaCosta’s Candyman finally hits the silver screen far too long after it was initially promised. The hype and the fervour around the film when its first trailer dropped has only minimally waned in the anxious months since its announcement and its heavily delayed release….

Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Your Color (2021)

Living abroad is an opportunity too good to pass up. Moving away from your childhood home and renting an apartment with your best friend is the stuff so many people fantasise about; the freedom, the boundless choices, and the never-ending party of the rest of…

Fantasy, Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Place of No Words (2021)

How does a father broach the subject of mortality with their son? This quandary lies at the heart of The Place of No Words, a personal love letter from writer-editor-director Mark Webber to his family, Teresa and Bodhi Palmer. With Mark suffering through a terminal…