• Reviews

    THE RESIDUE OF A RELATIONSHIP

    ​​ THIS ISN’T a film about a breakup, but rather an intimate cinematic experience about a man rediscovering who he is without the love of his life. Brett Chapman’s “The Residue of a Relationship”, explores the leftovers of love – the artefacts…

  • Reviews

    THE SHAPE OF GRIEF

    AMONG POST-IT notes, dusty notepads, and scraps from past travels, there’s a postcard which my girlfriend proudly mounts in her desk area and is the main message of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is…

  • Reviews

    SOME GOOD SHIT

    THIS IS not another top 10 list. Instead, it’s a musical muse over some of the best 2017 releases. Maybe you’ll hate these picks. Maybe you’ll love them. The beauty of music is how 12 notes can be combined with…

  • Reviews,  Travel

    NORTHERN LIGHTS

    ONCE I stepped off the shuttle bus on to the remarkably dark and crisp, cold-smelling platform of Torp train station, I realised that, like so many pilots wanting to take a winter holiday, Michael O’Leary had screwed me.Don’t make the…

  • Reviews

    LOVE AND PARALYSIS

    AT THE gala screening of Andy Serkis’s Breathe, I saw one of its stars, Claire Foy (The Crown) wearing perhaps the oddest dress I have ever seen. She opted to pair her electrically bright, sequinned, full-length, puffy skirted but sheer bodiced number with…

  • Reviews

    PORRIDGE ROCK

    THE PAST year has seen the incessant use in the UK of the word hygge.This tired, insipid Danish word isn’t directly translatable but loosely means cosiness, warmth, and contentment. But bid hygge farewell. Apparently, 2018 is the year of lagom,…

  • Reviews

    Love Matches

    THE 1973 BATTLE of the Sexes tennis match, Billie Jean King versus Bobby Riggs, has been adapted for the screen, “a combination of sport, politics and an amazing personal journey – everything you could possibly want to write about” screenwriter…

  • Reviews

    Racism Behind The Smiles

    A YOUNG man walks along a residential neighbourhood in America. He’s uncomfortable, talking on his phone. A car goes past, turns and heads slowly toward him. He turns and heads the other way. The car stops, a figure in a…

  • Reviews

    Patti Cake$ – A Review

    STAGGERINGLY ANTI-GLAMOUR, Patti Cake$ follows every step in the feel-good movie playbookbut manages to subvert itself, if not the story, to create a film that seethes with humanity. This is a visceral, quivering, gorgeous mess. Extreme close-ups of oil filled,…

  • Reviews

    Teen In Trouble

    LUX LANGLEY is a teenager with a secret, and everyone knows it but her. After blacking out at a party she wakes in hospital, and while the doctors tell her she’s physically fine, the pain in her head, and her…