Film Reviews

REVIEW: Earthquake Bird (2019)

“Death follows me” states Lucy Fly (Vikander), a troubled Swedish ex-pat working as a translator in Tokyo, where she has been living for a little over five years. She has her own house, plays in a string quartet and begins a passionate relationship with enigmatic…

Features

The Humanity of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2018)

When I first watched Roar Uthaug’s Tomb Raider, what impressed me most was Lara Croft’s intelligence and physical strength. She can overpower men twice her size, climb up a cliff face with no equipment, and solve riddles faster than I could even read them. But…

Watch This Space

Watch This Space #5

Another weekend arrives and you’re looking for a new pick to stream at home. We’ve got you covered. The JUMPCUT team have selected a new batch of recommendations for you. Below you’ll find some classic films you never knew were hiding just under your streaming…

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…

Action & Adventure, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Tomb Raider (2018)

It doesn’t feel all that long ago since Alicia Vikander was announced to play the iconic role of Lara Croft in a new ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot and now here she is! It was only a matter of time before a reboot was inevitably made with…

News + Trailers

Lara’s Legend Begins In New ‘Tomb Raider’ Trailer

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KkhD0MnaJU&w=560&h=315] “Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.” Directed By: Roar Uthaug Cast: Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Hannah John-Kamen, Nick Frost Release Date: 16th…

News + Trailers

The Adventure Begins In The First ‘Tomb Raider’ Trailer

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ndhidEmUbI&w=560&h=315] “Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.” Directed By: Roar Uthaug Cast: Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Hannah John-Kamen, Nick Frost Release Date: 16th…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Danish Girl (2016)

The term “Oscar-bait” was coined with films like this in mind. The recipe is simple; you take a period drama and make it look really pretty so that no one notices the dull, drab plot at the heart of it. Throw in Oscar-winning Eddie Redmayne…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

There’s a phrase used when talking about American Football, referring to the NFL as “a copycat league”. What it means is, any time a great team starts winning a few championships, it will only be a matter of time before other, currently inferior teams start…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Ex Machina (2015)

At high school, I would read a lot. I still do in fact, but back then my spare time was used more effectively with novel in hand. I remember falling in love with one particular story that wedged itself deep in my consciousness for weeks….