Review: Fyre

A great example of how easy it is to trick the internet culture of today, but also how stupid or deceitful those in charge can be. A Netflix documentary following the disastrous Fyre festival of 2017, a tropical island escape where party-goers could mix it up with supermodels and music stars. Only due to colossal…

Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

If you aren’t stomping your foot, and maybe even welling up a little while watching Bohemian Rhapsody… then you are doing it wrong. A powerful dramatisation following the formation of the band Queen and the inspirational but troubled life of its lead singer Freddie Mercury. Upon its production, some onlookers questioned the casting of lead…

Review: Yardie

Great soundtrack and great style doesn’t fully disguise a paint-by-numbers screenplay. D. (for Dennis) a boy living in Jamaica falls into the service of one of two rival gangs after his brother is killed in the crossfire. The gang’s boss, King Fox, hires him for a job in London, delivering cocaine. But D. isn’t one…

Review: Coco

An absolutely stunning piece of animation. A bright, vibrant and heartfelt experience. It is Dia De Los Muetros, the Mexican Day of the Dead, when families celebrate lost loved ones and honour their memory. Miguel is torn; his love of music is not shared by his family, who after his great-grandmother’s fury after her husband…

Review: Hardcore Henry

An ultra-violent action film shot entirely from a first person perspective, Hardcore Henry blurs the line between video game and movie as far as possible. What did I just witness?? My eyes actually hurt after that. Henry wakes within a high tech laboratory were his wife reassembles him with a bionic arm and leg, only…

Review: Whiplash

A tremendous short story following a young drummer student locking horns with his sociopathic but passionate mentor. Andy Neyman is a young student at a prestigious music school studying the art of drums. But when he catches the attention of a notoriously strict but skilled jazz composer named Terence Fletcher, Andy must drastically improve his…