Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene (Rooney Mara) is a fisher woman whose family are set on marrying off, so that she can be a mother. Feeling that she is not built for that life, she finds herself drawn to the prophet Jesus (Joaquin Phoenix) and decides to abandon her life and follow him. Garth Davis follow up film … Continue reading Mary Magdalene



Lena (Natalie Portman) is a biologist who volunteers for a dangerous mission into Area X. An expanding area masked by a shimmer of light which no one has returned from. Based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer Annihilation is already a contender for film of the year despite its contentious release. Following the studio believing … Continue reading Annihilation


Harold (David Oyelowo) is a nice guy who finishes last. Brow beaten by his girlfriend (Thandie Newton) and pushed around by his best friend/boss Richard (Joel Edgerton). But when he gets wind of a corporate takeover whilst in Mexico he decides to take control of matters with varying levels of success. Gringo is a crime … Continue reading Gringo

Red Sparrow

Prima Ballerina Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is forced to become a Russian operative known as a Sparrow when life’s quirks result in her being unable to pay for her mother’s care. Her first mission is to get close to CIA agent Nate Nash (Joel Edgerton) who may have a mole inside the Russian secret service. … Continue reading Red Sparrow


Duncan Jones fourth film took him the best part of his entire career to get made and after 16 years of development it released on Netflix rather than at the cinema. Set in the near future in the same universe as his debut film Moon, it has the dystopian appearance of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, … Continue reading Mute

Game Night

Starting with a clever montage of how the ultra competitive game enthusiasts Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) get together Game Night sets its stall out as a funny and tightly scripted comedy. Something that seems rare in the haphazard world of improvised comedy films at the moment. Max and Annie’s regular game night … Continue reading Game Night

Lady Bird

Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson is a senior in high school in Sacramento in 2002. Following her life as she comes of age this film treats you to many moments of warmth, sadness and humour with stories of school that will feel believable or even close to your own experiences. Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut film … Continue reading Lady Bird