Film Reviews, LFF 2021, Netflix, Western

REVIEW: The Harder They Fall (LFF 2021)

When the opening credits appear with all the cool swagger, its sharp, stylistic editing and curated music choices, you would think you were watching a Quentin Tarantino movie. After all, his trademarks and isms have dominated popular movie culture since his introduction with Reservoir Dogs. But The…

Animation, Netflix, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Yasuke (2021)

Over the past few years, Netflix has tried very hard to establish itself as a serious outlet for quality anime. Series like Castlevania, Devilman Crybaby, and Aggretsuko have proven that the platform can publish and host acclaimed anime of multiple genres; while Yasuke does not…

Film Reviews, Romance

REVIEW: The Photograph (2020)

Director Stella Meghie is best known for the 2017 romance Everything, Everything starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson. After directing episodes of Insecure and Grownish, she returns to the big screen with The Photograph – another romantic film starring Issa Rae as Mae and Lakeith…

Episodes

JumpCast: Episode 7 – Knives Out

This week we return to our team in the US as lead host Audrey is joined by Jeff and Fiona to chat about the latest film news, Clue, and review Rian Johnson’s Knives Out! Available on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Castbox + Stitcher We would absolutely love to hear your…

Film Reviews, LFF 2019

REVIEW: Uncut Gems (London Film Festival 2019)

The Safdie Brothers (Josh and Benny) made their mark in 2017 with the excellent Good Time. With a fantastic performance from Robert Pattinson, this taut thriller expertly demonstrated the brothers ability to create tension, and if your nerves weren’t shredded enough then, just you wait…

Film Reviews, LFF 2019

REVIEW: Knives Out (London Film Festival 2019)

Opting for such a sharp, clinical title, you’d be forgiven in thinking Rian Johnson is looking to make an eagerly awaited cinematic ‘comeback’, to all the exhausting bordering on volatile discussions stirred up from his divisive efforts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Away from…

Film Trailers, Films

First Trailer For Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ Released

  “Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect.  When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate…

Comedy, Film Reviews, Films, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Sorry To Bother You (2018)

When I heard about the cast of this film towards the end of last year, my excitement levels went through the roof. Lakeith Stanfield was an extremely hot property after ‘Atlanta’ and ‘Get Out’, Tessa Thompson’s star had risen in 2017 with ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (and only…

News + Trailers

Watch The Brilliantly Bizarre Trailer For ‘Sorry To Bother You’

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enH3xA4mYcY&w=560&h=315] “In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.” Directed by: Boots Riley Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Patton Oswalt, Steven Yeun, Terry Crews, David Cross, Danny Glover…

Fantasy, Film Reviews, Horror, Mystery

REVIEW: Death Note (2017)

When Adam Wingard’s live-action US-set reimagining of ‘Death Note‘ was announced, I had mixed feelings.  Excitement at the prospect of another film from one of my favourite genre directors (The Guest is in my top 10 of all time, a criminally underseen B-movie flick).  But also…