Beast

Beast is an intriguing and unsettling blend of horror, drama and crime story by debut Writer/Director Michael Pierce. Set on Jersey whilst a serial killer of young girls is on the loose he creates a very real sense of isolation and ambiguity. Moll (Jessie Buckley) has just turned 27 and when we first meet her … Continue reading Beast

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Ghost Stories

Professor Goodman (Andy Nyman) debunks the paranormal for a living. When he is given three unexplainable cases he investigates incidents involving a night watchman (Paul Whitehouse), a teenage boy (Alex Lawther) and a businessman (Martin Freeman). Ghost Stories is based on a theatre production created by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson who write and direct … Continue reading Ghost Stories

Blockers

Three parents try to stop their kids having sex on prom night. Blockers has such a simple premise that it might surprise you how fresh it feels. Firstly, following the excellent Game Night, Hollywood seems to have realised comedies with scripts and plots can yield results. Secondly, the story is well told from both the … Continue reading Blockers

Unsane

Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy) has moved over 450 miles to avoid her stalker, but when she is involuntarily placed in a mental home she thinks he may be posing as one of the orderlies. Steven Soderbergh‘s latest film has the gimmick of being entirely shot on an iPhone but if no one told you I … Continue reading Unsane

Tomb Raider

Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) returns in this rebooted version of Tomb Raider. Based aptly on the rebooted version of the game, this is a much grittier and deadly serious version of Lara and sees her travelling to an uninhabited island near Japan in search of her missing father. Being brutally honest I found this film … Continue reading Tomb Raider