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Boris, Bullingdon and The Riot Club

The Riot Club (directed by Lone Scherfig) is not my favourite film of the decade (although it is definitely in my Top 10) but I believe it is one of the most important films of the decade. Especially when viewed in a double-bill with a…

Film Reviews, Sundance 2019

REVIEW: The Nightingale (Sundance 2019)

Director Jennifer Kent has gone in a somewhat unexpected direction as a follow up to her cult hit, The Babadook. Mining the uncomfortable corners of her country’s past, Kent has conjured a work full of relentless brutality, which will definitely prove too much for some,…

Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Adrift (2018)

‘Adrift‘ is based on the true story of American Tami Ashcraft (her name is changed to Oldham in the film for some reason) and Brit Richard Sharp, who met in Tahiti in 1983 while travelling and became engaged. They then embarked on a voyage together,…

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…

Drama, Film Reviews, Mystery, Romance, Z - 2017

REVIEW: My Cousin Rachel (2017)

Roger Michell, probably best known as the director of Notting Hill, brings us this fresh take on Daphne Du Maurier’s dark thriller, ‘My Cousin Rachel’. A wealthy young man, Philip (Claflin) plots revenge against his mysterious cousin Rachel (Weisz), believing her to have murdered his…