January 2019

Serenity Review

The Plot A fishing boat captain living on a remote island paradise struggles with his own mysterious past as the world around him seems to slowly unravel. The Good This tropical thriller has assembled a truly all-star cast that represents a genuine bounty of acting talents. Leading man Matthew McConaughey has frequently proven himself charismatically [...]

Green Book Review

The Plot A streetwise but rough edged Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver for a sophisticated African American classical pianist, resulting in an unlikely bond forming during a concert tour of America’s Deep South in the 1960s. The Good Viggo Mortensen delivers a charismatic career best performance as Tony ‘Lip’, lending considerable subtlety and heart to [...]

Can You Ever Forgive Me? Review

The Plot Based on a true story, a struggling author called Lee Israel turns in desperation to a shady criminal career using her genuine writing talents to forge fake letters from literary greats, aided by her equally troubled friend and accomplice. The hopeless pair plunging ever deeper into inevitable trouble. The Good Melissa McCarthy’s splendid [...]

Avengers Endgame Arriving Earlier In UK

Every day is a day closer to the release of Avengers Endgame, the hugely-anticipated Infinity War follow-up, set to wrap up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and propel the saga into a whole new era. In exciting news for the most eager UK marvel fans,  the UK release date appears to have shifted forward a [...]

Vice Review

The Plot The Big Short director Adam McKay presents a similarly cynical portrait of Dick Chenny. Charting his ruthless rise as a politician and businessman, culminating in his controversial time as a uniquely all powerful American Vice President. The Good Christian Bale achieves the seemingly impossible task of physically transforming himself into the stocky bulldog [...]

Oscar Nominations List 2019

Best picture Black Panther BlacKkKlansman Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book Roma A Star is Born Vice Best director Alfonso Cuarón (Roma) Adam McKay (Vice) Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite) Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War) Best actor Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) Christian Bale (Vice) Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) [...]

London Film Critics Circle Awards Winners 2019

Roma continued its awards season dominance as the London Film Critics’ Circle announced its winners. A week after landing seven BAFTA nominations, Alfonso Cuarón’s Mexico City memory piece landed film of the year and director of the year honors from the group — which, its name notwithstanding, includes print, online and broadcast critics from across the [...]

BAFTA Film Awards Nominations List 2019

Best film BlacKkKlansman The Favourite Green Book Roma A Star Is Born Outstanding British film Beast Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite McQueen Stan & Ollie You Were Never Really Here Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer Apostasy – Daniel Kokotajlo (writer/director) Beast – Michael Pearce (writer/director), Lauren Dark (producer) A Cambodian Spring – Chris Kelly [...]

EE Rising Star BAFTA Nominations 2019

Today, the five nominees for this year’s prestigious EE Rising Star Award were announced at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London. Revealed by Chief Executive Amanda Berry and film broadcaster Edith Bowman, the nominees consist of five actors and actresses who have each shown truly outstanding talent on the big screen in the past year [...]