Zola – Review

Cert – 18, Run-time – 1 hour 26 minutes, Director – Janicza Bravo Pole dancer Zola (Taylour Paige) finds herself trapped in an increasingly dark and exploitative road trip, after being invited by a relative stranger (Riley Keough). There’s an air of mistrust around almost everything in Zola. While the Twitter thread based story acknowledgesContinue reading “Zola – Review”

Vivo – Review

Cert – U, Run-time – 1 hour 35 minutes, Director – Kirk DeMicco Kinkajou Vivo (Lin-Manuel Miranda) travels from Cuba to Florida to deliver an old love song from his owner (Juan de Marcos Gonz├ílez) to a long-distant retiring musician (Gloria Estefan). After the fizzing energy of this summer’s In The Heights Lin-Manuel Miranda returnsContinue reading “Vivo – Review”

Stillwater – Review

Cert – 15, Run-time – 2 hours 19 minutes, Director – Tom McCarthy An American father (Matt Damon) searches France for the man his daughter (Abigail Breslin) claims committed the murder that she has been falsely imprisoned for. Much like Matt Damon’s central character, Tom McCarthy’s latest, Stillwater, wastes no time in rushing straight intoContinue reading “Stillwater – Review”

The Last Letter From Your Lover – Review

Cert – 12, Run-time – 1 hour 49 minutes, Director – Augustine Frizzell While researching for an obituary, journalist Ellie (Felicity Jones) unveils a series of unrelated letters telling the story of a lost love affair. There’s an almost dreamy nature to the idealistic portrait of a picturesque 60s love affair in this adaptation ofContinue reading “The Last Letter From Your Lover – Review”

The Suicide Squad – Review

Cert – 15, Run-time – 2 hours 12 minutes, Director – James Gunn A team of killers and villains is put together to destroy a sinister lab on a small South American island As Michael Rooker’s Savant wipes a crushed bird’s blood from a ball he’s been throwing around his prison cell onto his trouserContinue reading “The Suicide Squad – Review”

Jungle Cruise – Review

Cert – 12, Run-time – 2 hours 7 minutes, Director – Jaume Collet-Serra Avid explorer Lily (Emily Blunt), alongside brother MacGregor (Jack Whitehall), enlists the help of boat skipper Frank (Dwayne Johnson) to take them down the Amazon, in the hope of finding a tree with petals with advanced healing powers. As explorer Lily (EmilyContinue reading “Jungle Cruise – Review”

The Sparks Brothers – Review

Cert – 15, Run-time – 2 hours 21 minutes, Director – Edgar Wright Documentary looking at the career of Ron and Russell Mael, the minds behind the songs of Sparks. In many interviews for the documentary of their careers Ron and Russell Mael, the titular Sparks Brothers, have claimed that the only person who couldContinue reading “The Sparks Brothers – Review”

Summer Of Soul – Review

Cert – 12, Run-time – 1 hour 57 minutes, Director – Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson The nearly forgotten Harlem Cultural Festival is brought back to life through restored footage, relived through interviews with attendees, performers and organisers. Still grieving the death of Martin Luther King, a year on, being undisturbed by America’s fascination with pouring moneyContinue reading “Summer Of Soul – Review”