INTERVIEW: ‘The Report’ Composer David Wingo

Musician David Wingo has composed thirty film scores over the course of a twenty-year career, as well as working in TV (Barry is one of his recent TV scores). He is a frequent collaborator of Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Midnight Special) and David Gordon Green…

Film Reviews, LFF 2019

REVIEW: The Report (London Film Festival 2019)

In December 2014, 525 pages of a 6,725-page report on the CIA’s post-9/11 use of torture on terror suspects were released. The rest of the original, unredacted report remains classified, but Scott Z. Burns’ political docudrama The Report sheds light on the investigation, spearheaded by…

Film Reviews, LFF 2019

REVIEW: Hope Gap (London Film Festival 2019)

“A couple’s visit with their son takes a dramatic turn when the father tells him he plans on leaving his mother.”   Rating: ★★★½   Directed by: William Nicholson Written by: William Nicholson Cast: Annette Bening, Bill Nighy, Josh O’Connor

Film Reviews, Films

REVIEW: Life Itself (2019)

From the get-go, Life Itself is a smug and arrogant film. It seems odd to describe a film as ‘arrogant’, but it is so in love with itself and what it’s trying to do with the rom-com genre and use of the multi-strand narrative, that…

Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Seagull & On Chesil Beach (2018)

The Seagull ‘The Seagull‘ is an adaptation of the famous Chekhov play and features a stellar cast. Annette Bening stars as Irina, an established actress on the Moscow stage and Saoirse Ronan plays Nina; a country girl who aspires to make her way onto the…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: American Beauty (1999)

‘American Beauty’ is one of those films that everyone talks about and recommends, but one that I simply haven’t got round to seeing. We’re all guilty of it. We all know there are certain films we should have seen that we haven’t, and this film…