Monday, 03 April 2017 22:02

Free Fire Review

With one eye on seventies crime cinema and a set-up that echoes Reservoir Dogs, Ben Wheatley’s raucous shoot ‘em up Free Fire can’t help but feel like one of those Tarantino knock-offs that poured into cinemas in the ‘90s. But Wheatley, as always, puts his unique spin on it, avoiding any convoluted plotting and whittling down the backstory until all that’s left is a lean, violent and darkly comic excuse for one big, messy gun fight.

Friday, 10 June 2016 21:41

Sing Street Review

If Once was director John Carney's raw, intimate debut album and Begin Again his overly glossy sophomore slump then latest effort Sing Street might just be his masterpiece. Blending the authenticity of Once with the broader scope and crowd-pleasing beats of Begin Again, the film brings together everything that's great about Carney's work: catchy tunes, likeable characters and tons of heart.