Northern Soul – Review

Northern Soul – Review

It started with director Elaine Constantine remortgaging her house and has ended up the sleeper hit of the autumn box office. This boisterous, bubbling slice of 1970s small-town “oop North” tells a familiar tale, but its execution and sheer enthusiasm…

Effie Gray – Review

Effie Gray – Review

As another chapter in the evolving period genre, Effie Gray combines the best of Merchant Ivory with the claustrophobia of a modern domestic thriller. Though the film is separated from Gone Girl by time, place, and focus, that same tightening screw of a failing…

Stories From The Set: Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Stories From The Set: Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Her name is Holly Golightly, and she has sunglasses, a cigarette holder, and a little black dress. That memory of Audrey Hepburn, taken from the 1961 adaptation of Truman Capote’s Breakfast At Tiffany’s, has spent the last fifty-three years becoming…

Lucy, Hercules, and the Myths About Female-Led Movies

Lucy, Hercules, and the Myths About Female-Led Movies

According to its audience, Scarlett Johansson’s ass-kicker action movie Lucy isn’t all that good at a Rotten Tomatoes rating of just 45%. Our own Cameron Ward gave it a 3 out of 5. “There to entertain” rather than anything else,…

A Love Letter To… Twister

A Love Letter To… Twister

Imagine it: the whistling howl of the wind as it tears through flat mid-Western farmland. Saturated clouds hang dark in a darker sky, their slow swirl sweeping into inverted peaks that descend towards the earth, ready to ravage. This chilling,…

A Love Letter To… Hook

A Love Letter To… Hook

How do you write a love letter to a film that made up so much of your childhood, yet can never be seen in quite the same way again? So the loss of Robin Williams has tinged our childhood nostalgia…