Here it is: my provisional list of 2016’s best films. “But we’re already a couple of months into 2017” – a fact of which I am aware, but I don’t feel it entirely necessary to stick to end-of-year timelines for something like this. As you’ll see, I have my reasons for not rushing it. While… Continue reading Best Films of 2016.
Now, this is a very interesting, potentially awkwardly hilarious and sinister horror movie due to be released in the US next February. The directorial debut from actor/ writer Jordan Peele, Get Out has been described (in his own words) as “a horror movie, but with a satirical premise”. He’s also talked about the fascination he… Continue reading Preview: Get Out.
Under the Shadow is an internationally co-produced (UK/ Jordan/ Qatar) horror film that has been selected as the British entry for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards. Set in 1980s war-torn Tehran during the Iran-Iraq conflict, it follows levelheaded mother Shideh and daughter Dorsa as they become increasingly unsettled not only by… Continue reading Under the Shadow.
The Ridley Scott-produced Morgan, directed by his son Luke (in what is his directorial debut) and starring Kate Mara in the leading role, has been garnering a negative reaction from critics… it’s not hard to see why. On the surface it looks like another generic science fiction movie in which a science experiment funded by… Continue reading Morgan.
Der Bunker is the German directorial debut from Nikias Chryssos – and it must be one of the most unique, eccentric feature debuts ever. The main protagonist is a nameless character referred to only as ‘the Student’ throughout the film. Hoping to find peace and quiet so he can make progress with his work –… Continue reading The Bunker.
You’re going to hear critics declaring Miles Davis as the role Don Cheadle was ‘born to play’ after seeing Miles Ahead; a biographical film focusing primarily on two separate periods of the influential jazz musician’s life. They’d be right. Cheadle as Miles Davis feels completely natural, and the movie is worth watching for his performance… Continue reading Miles Ahead.
Very rarely does a film affect me in the way Mustang did… This film, unlike the vast majority of horror movies I’ve ever seen, actually inspired a rather unsettling dream within hours of watching it. In this curious dream I was being relentlessly pursued by a group of well-meaning men and women who intended to… Continue reading Mustang.