Friday, 24 March 2017 00:14

Get Out Review

Films about racism hew closely to the same template so often that when something as fresh as Jordan Peele’s Get Out comes along, it’s all the more effective. Instead of the usual worthy period piece that depicts black characters overcoming prejudice, Peele tackles the subject through a whip-smart and wickedly funny horror. Crucially, it’s also set in the here and now, not in a shameful bygone era that some might like to think we’ve moved past; this is the contemporary black experience and all of the anxieties that entails.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 17:12

New Byzantium International Trailer

The new international trailer for Byzantium, Neil Jordan's latest foray into the vampire genre - he directed Interview with the Vampire back in 1994 - hit the internet today courtesy of Yahoo and while initial reviews have been mixed, there's plenty in the trailer that suggests this will be worth a watch. 

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:13

Contraband Review

Set in the surprisingly untapped world of dockyards and smuggling, Contraband is essentially just another 'one last job' film that we've all seen before. A remake of Icelandic thriller Reykjavik-Rotterdam, the film stars Mark Wahlberg as Chris Farraday, a legendary smuggler who's gone straight and lives out in the suburbs with wife Kate (Kate Beckinsale) and their two kids.