I never thought I’d say it, but this is the closest that Director Yorgos Lanthimos is ever likely to come to a fluffy rom-com. Dropping contemporary dystopia for 18th Century largesse, The Favourite is a sumptuous, star-studded lark that...
Days on from David Gordon Green’s long-awaited sequel to Carpenter’s 1978 classic, I’m still very conflicted about Halloween. On the one hand, it switches so erratically between adrenal murder sequences, waggish teen comedy and psychological fluff, that it’s virtually...
The music of gaming is not just an afterthought anymore. The high-calibre games of 2018 possess such detail and finesse in their plots, characters and designs that it would be a crime to underscore the whole affair with the...
Pride, a 2014 adaptation of the true story of UK gay activists supporting the miners’ strike in 1984, follows LGSM – lesbians and gays support the miners - as they raise money for the strike, yet struggle to find...
Steve McQueen’s Hunger tells the tale of the Provisional IRA members imprisoned in Maze Prison, who protested their status as non-political prisoners. Starting in 1976 as a ‘blanket protest’ (a refusal to wear prison clothes), before morphing into a...
Like many British films in its day, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) features an angry young man - but this one doesn’t know where to throw his kitchen sink. Bored of his job as a factory worker, Arthur...