Tag: film

A Tale as Old As Time – Beauty and the Beast Review

The original Beauty and the Beast is one of Disney’s most beloved and acclaimed classics – it was the first animated film to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar – so it’s no surprise that Bill Condon’s live-action remake...

/ 20th March 2017

Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire Q&A in Leicester

Ben Wheatley, known for his films High Rise (2015), Sightseers (2012) and Kill List (2011), has been touring independent cinemas (including our very own Phoenix Cinema in Leicester) throughout the UK this year screening his newest feature, Free Fire and...

/ 9th March 2017

John Wick: Chapter 2 is a stylish, hyper-violent dream

“You stabbed the devil in the back. To him this isn’t just vengeance, this is justice” Keanu Reeves’ John Wick is back and better than ever in this stylish, hyper-violent sequel. In 2014 original, John Wick, Reeves portrays former hitman...

/ 20th February 2017

Fifty Shades Darker: A guilty pleasure or a tragedy?

  “No rules. No punishments. No secrets.” Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) is back with a new job, a new mind-set, and a seemingly fresh, Christian-free life. Well, for the first five minutes anyway. After an arguably long two-year wait, there...

/ 13th February 2017

Be A Tourist in Your Own Youth – T2: Trainspotting Review

  “You’re a tourist in your own youth”, says Sick Boy (Johnny Lee Miller) to Renton (Ewan McGregor), who’s returned to Edinburgh, 20 years after leaving with the stolen £16,000. Spud (Ewen Bremner), is now attempting to finally kick his...

/ 28th January 2017

Take xXx: Return of Xander Cage with a shot of penicillin and a pinch of salt

xXx: Return of Xander Cage was never going to be a critically acclaimed film, that’s for sure. The franchise has never been known for producing great films but they are known for making good action films. This is essentially what...

/ 22nd January 2017

Lion is as emotionally captivating as it is critically acclaimed

Dev Patel, as an actor has really developed and grown since his breakthrough role in teen angst show Skins and Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, throw in a smattering of lesser known roles and we get to Lion, the real standout...

/ 21st January 2017

More Than Meets The Eyeballs- The Hidden Gems Of 2016

  Kubo and the Two Strings (Dir. Travis Knight) Kubo and the Two Strings is Laika Entertainment’s latest and most ambitious production to date. A combination of painstakingly captured stop motion and CGI, Kubo and the Two Strings certainly delivers on sheer spectacle. Its...

/ 17th January 2017

Why Andrew Garfield could be the perfect match for Deadpool

  After THAT Golden Globes kiss, you know which one, the one where Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield lip locked during Ryan Gosling’s acceptance, many questions were raised after both actors gave interviews about Spiderman and Deadpool’s sexuality. Both actors...

/ 10th January 2017

Why Him?

  ‘Why Him?’ hasn’t exactly achieved critical acclaim since it’s release on the 26th December with a 38 metascore standing and a 40% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This movie definitely has its good and bad points:   The movie begins...

/ 9th January 2017