26th May 2015
Beatitudes on Film: We’ve got a golden ticket
23 & 24 Feb: in our psalm, we affirm, 'Blessed are the poor in spirit' - a trip with Charlie and his golden ticket around Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory can help us discover who they are.
21st May 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road
The key to enjoying this film is to accept it for the sensory spectacle that it is and be overwhelmed by that. You could even see it is as a call to arms: a warning of what could happen if humanity continues down its own selfish road of burning fossil fuels.
8th May 2015
Far from the Madding Crowd
Thomas Hardy was born on 2 June 1840. In this impressive adaptation of his novel, tragedy never leads to melodrama, even when the capricious forces of Hardy's world operate to dismal effect.
8th May 2015
Spooks: The Greater Good
The film’s subtitle might suggest that identifying and making difficult choices between various goods is at the heart of the plot, but alas logistics take precedence over moral value and the film is the poorer for this.
1st May 2015
A Little Chaos
A recurring theme of unruly nature might speak to the penultimate ineradicability of human sin, or it might suggest that a fundamental goodness in nature’s design endures even through the impositions of human mind.
10th April 2015
Why make a film like this now? Isn’t it a backward step to remake Cinderella when recent films for children like Brave and Frozen have offered us a critical stance on the idea of the handsome prince?
26th March 2015
This is a film that is eloquent in its understatement, and it tests our sympathy. Disappointments temper triumphs in this story of Nathan, a young maths genius on the autistic spectrum, but in a way that is ultimately the opposite of disappointing.
13th March 2015
The film itself is like a healing scar – itchy, tender and raw. You can almost feel the aggressive heat coming off the skin of the narrative. At its heart, this film is a testament to carers, those who love beyond convenience.
12th March 2015
Director: Daniel Barnz
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Sam Worthington, Anna Kendrick
Running time: 102 mins
20th February 2015
The alternative Oscars
Ahead of the 2015 Academy Awards, our Editor gives a rundown of her favourite – and least favourite – films of this awards season. Who had the best on-screen chemistry; who looks set to miss out on a statuette (deservedly or not); and which film provided audiences with the moment they will remember for years to come?
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