Drama, Film Reviews, Romance, War, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Where Hands Touch (2018)

British director Amma Asante has prioritised telling the stories of black and mixed-race characters in period films during her career so far – a genre where they often they are over-looked and ignored. Her breakthrough feature Belle starred Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a real-life historical figure…

Film Reviews, War, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Journey’s End (2018)

Based on the play by RC Sherriff, which will be familiar to many British school students, this film has just opened to a limited release in the US and I was lucky enough to find a showing of it. As someone who has taught WWI…

Biopic, Drama, Film Reviews, War, Z - 2018

REVIEW: 12 Strong (2018)

If you’ve read some of my reviews on here before, you’ll know I’m a sucker for films based on true events, such as ‘Deepwater Horizon‘, ‘The Founder‘, and ‘Jackie‘ to name just a few I’ve written about for JUMPCUT. So with ’12 Strong’ riding into…

Biopic, Drama, Film Reviews, War, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Darkest Hour (2018)

Winston Churchill is as famous a British Prime Minister as you can get. Taking control of the country in a time of grave need and facing imminent destruction, he had the unenviable task of inspiring his country into believing the war was not lost. What…