Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn delivers as a follow-up to her socially relevant Promising Young Woman with a wickedly character-lead performance by Barry Keoghan. Keoghan, following his awards season success in Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin, maintains his reputation as a triumphant actor to mould his delivery and his identity to fit its setting, even though…… Continue reading Saltburn

The Creator

Gareth Edwards’ science fiction epic, The Creator, is a visual behemoth that deserves seeing, with its relevant and timely discussion on the role and developments of artificial intelligence becoming all too poignant as Hollywood strikes continue. Whilst not always perfect in its storytelling, Gareth Edwards’ latest directorial and writing project is an evident celebration of the…… Continue reading The Creator

Doctor Who: New Trailer for 60th Anniversary

Doctor Who returns in November 2023 with three special episodes titled The Star Beast, Wild Blue Yonder and The Giggle. Before the first live episode of Strictly Come Dancing, audiences were treated to a two minute trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who episodes to air in November. The trailer’s release coincides with it being 60-days…… Continue reading Doctor Who: New Trailer for 60th Anniversary

Sex Education Series 4

Sex Education’s conclusive series is here after a two-year hiatus, and with the show’s cast beginning to start careers elsewhere, there is an absence of what made the show so strong whilst attempting to serve an appropriate conclusion for audiences. After the closing of Moordale school at the end of series 3, the soon-graduating students…… Continue reading Sex Education Series 4

Rally Road Racers

Rally Road Racers could be better in all purposes, with neither animation nor story doing quite enough to justify itself as worth watching. Riffing off both Kung Fu Panda and Hanna-Barbera’s Wacky Races, Rally Road Racers directed by Ross Venokur, aims to recreate the family appeal with Zhi (Jimmy O. Yang), a slow loris, racing…… Continue reading Rally Road Racers


Writer-director Charlotte Regan’s Scrapper is a surreal, quirky, independent melodrama exploring the relationship between family and grief. 12-year-old Georgie (Lola Campbell) lives alone, raising herself and managing grief with the bold sensibility typically associated with adults, after being catapulted into adulthood when her mother died from an unnamed illness. Except with the arrival of her…… Continue reading Scrapper

The Role of the Critic

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“Critics are nasty, jealous, jaded and bitter. They think it’s all about them. They’re know-it-alls. They want to appear superior to everyone else. They’re impossible to please. They don’t understand the tastes of ordinary people. They love to tear down other people’s hard work. Those who can do it, do it. Those who can’t do…… Continue reading The Role of the Critic

Izzy Aman: The Joy of Drag

With its world premiere at FilmPride, director Isabella Walton speaks about her progressive short film, Izzy Aman: The Joy of Drag, exploring its approach to gender fluidity. Izzy Aman, with all their thrusting, painting and gender nonconformity, is the Drag King act created by Isabel Adomakoh Young. In this candid short documentary, director Isabella Walton illuminates…… Continue reading Izzy Aman: The Joy of Drag

Haunted Mansion

Adapted from the theme park ride of the same name and acting as a remake of its 2003 predecessor, Haunted Mansion is the most faithful version to the dark ride attraction, even if it sacrifices the art of telling an enjoyable story to do so. Starring LaKeith Stanfield, the 2023 Haunted Mansion swaps Eddie Murphy’s…… Continue reading Haunted Mansion


A visually stunning epic about the splitting of the atom. An utter shame, then, that its moral judgement is lost in favour of a toxic white male narrative. “Now I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds”, so ripples J. Robert Oppenheimer across time. His words immortalised as both warning and an apology for his…… Continue reading Oppenheimer