Features, Musical

Spectacular Spectacular – ‘Moulin Rouge!’ at 20

At the very first Moulin Rouge test screening, 20th Century Fox did not tell the audience that the film was a musical. Studio executives were worried. Looking back, it feels impossible that anyone would have worried about Moulin Rouge. It was the final installment of…

Disney+, Fantasy, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Cruella (2021)

Ever wondered why the glamorous fashionista turned out as cruel as she did? Disney returns once more with another villain origin story, this time creating a backstory for the universally hated but remarkably dressed dog killer, Cruella De Vil from Disney’s 101 Dalmatians. It can…

Apple TV+, Mystery, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Lisey’s Story (2021)

Apple TV’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story (debuting 4 June) is first and foremost an exploration of love and loss. It’s romantic and tender and at times even a little heart-aching. But King being King, of course, elements of supernatural horror and stalker thriller…

Film Reviews, Horror, Netflix

REVIEW: Army of the Dead (2021)

When he burst onto the scene in 2004 with a remake of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, Zack Snyder was heralded as a bright new voice in the horror genre, crafting a film that was both a worthy remake of a beloved classic…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Milkwater (2021)

Watching your family and friends excel in their professional and personal lives whilst seemingly stuck stationery in your own is a similarly terrifying and exhausting feeling, and it’s this specific concoction of existential dread that writer and director Morgan Ingari’s feature length debut, Milkwater hones…

Film Reviews, Horror

REVIEW: The Unholy (2021)

Adapted from the 1983 James Herbert novel Shrine, The Unholy kicks off this year’s packed horror calendar, with A Quiet Place Part II, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It and Candyman all waiting in the wing. There’s certainly been a notable rise in…

Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Final Account (2021)

For those with a keen interest in history – specifically the events surrounding World War Two – there are a plethora of documentaries to choose from. From The World at War to Shoah; from The Nazis – A Warning from History to The Last Days,…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Drunk Bus (2021)

Being sober in a sea of drunk people is a horrible feeling. The raucous excitement, slurred enthusiasm and general lack of control that partiers have is all the more obnoxious to someone who’s not inebriated themselves. It’s made even more laborious, however, when you are…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Dark Divide (2021)

Is there something you always told other people you wanted to do? But never actually done it? A new exciting project that sits in your to-do list untouched for weeks, then months, and sometimes years? Dr. Robert Pyle (David Cross) has a few too many…