Over the past few days I’ve enjoyed the immense pleasure of finally experiencing Richard Linklater’s acclaimed Before trilogy, which have long been a collection of films I’ve been eager to see for some time. I’ve considered Linklater to be one of my favourite directors for a while now, with School of Rock a childhood delight of mine and Dazed & […]

Nine years after Jesse and Celine spent a magical night together in Vienna, Before Sunset sees them reunite in Paris after their hastily-arranged plans to meet six months after their initial meeting never materialised. If Before Sunrise was a whirlwind testament to the beauty and spontaneity of love and attraction, Sunset is the bitter reminder that life often ends up getting […]

A guy and a girl meet on a train and decide to spend an impromptu night together in Vienna. They enjoy the brief time they have together riding streetcars, browsing record stores, walking by the river and musing over all of life’s big’s questions. In the hours they have in each other’s company, with a […]

As rewarding and fulfilling as films with complex themes and lofty ideas can be, sometimes one that is short, sweet and unapologetically to-the-point can be just what the doctor ordered. As one of the surprise hits of the summer The Shallows is certainly a film that ticks all of those boxes, with its modest 86-minute runtime […]

The Troubles lead to the deaths of thousands and caused immeasurable suffering across the decades in which they spanned, representing some of the darkest days seen on the British Isles since the end of World War II. Irish republicans fought against Ulster loyalists in a bloody campaign that led to the British government deploying military personnel […]

Moments before The Imitation Game‘s end credits begin to roll, a series of messages appear on the screen. They detail the importance of Alan Turing’s work – believed to have saved the lives of 14 million people – and the disgraceful manner in which he was treated by the British judicial system prior to his […]

Netflix might have achieved mainstream and critical success with a large number of their original television shows over the last few years, but so far their first ventures into creating and funding their own feature-length films has left them with rather more muted results. The Fundamentals of Caring, released this past June, is resoundingly not […]