Film Review: Tau (2018)

‘While it’s not terribly boring, it is still pretty slow and uneventful’ Tau, 2018 Directed by: Federico D’Alessandro Starring: Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein, Gary Oldman   Julia (Maika Monroe) wakes up one morning after being kidnapped, trapped in a cellar with two other victims. It is soon revealed that the man behind the kidnapping isContinue reading “Film Review: Tau (2018)”

Film Review: Breaking In (2018)

‘Knowing the typical dynamic between burglar and home-owner is switched slightly […] it adds this tension and intrigue in the characters’ 2018 in Cinema: Breaking In Directed by: James McTeigue Starring: Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Ajiona Alexus, Levi Meaden   After the death of her father, Shaun (Gabrielle Union) is left as theContinue reading “Film Review: Breaking In (2018)”

Film Review: Unsane (2018)

2018 in Cinema: Unsane, 2018 Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, Amy Irving   Unsane is an American psychological horror film uniquely shot entirely on an iPhone camera. The film centres around Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy, Breathe), who accidentally, and unwittingly, checks herself in for aContinue reading “Film Review: Unsane (2018)”

Film Review: All the Money in the World (2018)

2018 in Cinema: All the Money in the World, 2018 Directed by: Ridley Scott Starring: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris   This film had no right to be as good as it was. All the Money in the World was one of the major sufferers from all the sexual harassment allegations whichContinue reading “Film Review: All the Money in the World (2018)”

Film Review: mother! (2017)

2017 in Cinema: mother!, 2017 Directed by: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer   Wow. Erm. I genuinely do not know where to begin with this film. Right, mother! is about a married couple, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who plays mother, and Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men), whoContinue reading “Film Review: mother! (2017)”

Film Review: American Assassin (2017)

2017 in Cinema: American Assassin, 2017 Directed by: Michael Cuesta Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Taylor Kitsch   American Assassin is an American action thriller about a young CIA black ops recruit, Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) who’s helping a Cold War veteran, Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton, Spiderman: Homecoming) fend off aContinue reading “Film Review: American Assassin (2017)”

Film Review: The Limehouse Golem (2017)

2017 in Cinema: The Limehouse Golem, 2017 Directed by: Juan Carlos Medina Starring: Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Daniel Mays, Sam Reid, Maria Valverde, Henry Goodman, Morgan Watkins, Eddie Marsan   The Limhouse Golem is a British murder-mystery, horror-thriller and is an adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s novel Dan Lemo and the Limehouse Golem. ItContinue reading “Film Review: The Limehouse Golem (2017)”

Film Review: It Comes at Night (2017)

2017 in Cinema: It Comes at Night, 2017 Directed by: Trey Edward Shults Starring: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Riley Keough   Perhaps one of the most controversial films this year, It Comes at Night has received largely divided opinions between those who feel it’s brilliant and those who side withContinue reading “Film Review: It Comes at Night (2017)”

Book Review: Infected: the Shiners (2014)

Tara Ellis, Infected: the Shiners, 2014 Tara Ellis’ Infected: the Shiners is the first instalment in the Forgotten Origins trilogy, and introduces us to Alex, a sixteen-year-old girl who finds herself unwillingly thrust into a fight to stave off an infection which has come to earth during a meteor shower. She remains unaffected by theContinue reading “Book Review: Infected: the Shiners (2014)”