Lauren Cohen takes a break from fighting with zombies in The Walking Dead to do some house-sitting in England in new horror film The Boy. On the run from an abusive boyfriend, Greta (Cohen) takes up a job as nanny for an eccentric elderly couple who are planning their first holiday in years. The couple have a little boy called Brahms whom Greta must look after … Continue reading The Boy – Trying Far too Hard to be Different
Irish filmmaker Graham Jones has today released his latest feature film Nola and the Clones, available in full on Youtube. The indie film tells the story of a prostitute in Dublin who encounters a series of men that appear strikingly similar to one another. “Volunteering in a good homeless shelter years ago, I learnt that sometimes individuals who can offer the greatest insight into our society … Continue reading Homelessness tackled in new indie film released today
Sacha Baron Cohen returns once again with British-set comedy Grimsby, in which two estranged brothers who have gone down very different paths in life reunite for the first time in 28 years. Choen plays dimwitted football fan Nobby who lives in Grimsby with his girlfriend (Rebel Wilson) and their abundance of kids. Separated from his younger brother as a child Nobby is on a quest … Continue reading Grimsby
Most people have seen or at least heard of Steven Avery, especially in the past few months when Making a Murderer shot to popularity. The docuseries now has a dedicated following of people all over the world who were left foaming at the mouth at the end of the binge-worthy Netflix show, and Avery now has some very impassioned supporters from all corners of the … Continue reading Has Making a Murderer Damaged Steven Avery’s Case?
Although BBC 3 is now only available online that hasn’t stopped them from showcasing some fantastic new drama, namely emotional new drama Thirteen starring My Mad Fat Diary star Jodie Comer. In a new drama mystery as gripping and confusing as ITVs Broadchurch, Comer plays 26 year old Ivy Moxom who has recently escaped from being held captive by a man for thirteen years. The … Continue reading BBC3s Thirteen: Can You Unravel the Mystery?
Even if you haven’t yet seen Deadpool you will no doubt have cottoned on to the hype. It’s been all over social media these past few weeks and has been raking it in at the box office with its increasing popularity. If you’re anything like me you may not have ever heard of Deadpool before the film came out and the hype may have been … Continue reading Deadpool; Pastiche at its Finest
This week the Rocky Horror Show has been in Birmingham as part of its 2016 tour. The cult classic doesn’t really need a review; most people know it, and most people love it. But I’m going to review it anyway! The great thing about Rocky Horror is that it isn’t just a show. Even on the outskirts of Birmingham people from all over the place … Continue reading Rocky Horror Show at New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
I’ve been a bit slack with this blog lately, life’s been a bit busy these past five months or so, I mean…I have babies now and everything! (they’re guinea pigs, but still). So I thought I’d kick off with a few ‘quick reviews’ and summarise the films I’ve seen lately, maybe with just one word, maybe a sentence, maybe even a paragraph, I haven’t decided … Continue reading Quick Film Reviews: Sisters, Spectre & Our Brand is Crisis
HERE LIES JOE Teaser Trailer from Sweven Films on Vimeo. Another one to add to the watchlist for anyone who loves short films, this little indie is a slightly more sombre offering than the previous short film I reviewed but nevertheless it is still an impressive one. ”Here Lies Joe” tells the haunting and beautiful story of two lost souls who find one another in … Continue reading Here Lies Joe
For a short film to be a success, it needs a really catchy, clever little story and Total Performance is the perfect example. “Cori is and actress, but her main gig is something a little bit weirder. She works for a company that employs actors to play opposite real people who want to rehearse a difficult conversation. A breakup, a firing, or even an embarrassing … Continue reading Total Performance (Short) 2015