The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Shortly after the war, writer Juliet Ashton (Lily James) is contacted by the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society requesting a book as a result of a shortage on the island. Intrigued by their circumstances and name she travels to Guernsey to understand their story and that of the islands occupation during World War … Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Avengers Infinity War

The 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (I’m including Sony’s Spider-Man there) finally brings us face to face with the threat hinted at in the 6th film, 2012’s Avengers Assemble. Thanos (Josh Brolin) has come to claim the Infinity Stones and wipe out half the universe with a snap of his fingers. So was … Continue reading Avengers Infinity War

Rampage

When a gorilla, a wolf and an alligator/crocodile get infected with a pathogen they increase in size, strength and rage and head to Chicago to climb some buildings. Of course this game turned film has an absolutely bonkers storyline but thanks to Dwayne Johnson’s charisma and some odd moments it’s actually quite good fun. Starting … Continue reading Rampage

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

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

A Quiet Place

It’s 2020 and an unknown invasion or attack by monsters that hunt by sound has left the world desolate. The Abbotts survive by being silent, but Evelyn is pregnant and preparation to bring a new life into this world presents very specific dangers. A Quiet Place is a perfect intense thriller. It focuses purely on … Continue reading A Quiet Place

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