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STAR WARS – THE LAST JEDI | FILM PREVIEW

STAR WARS – THE LAST JEDI | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Rian Johnson (12A 130 mins) The Force Awakens shook up the Star Wars universe under JJ Abrams’ reverential direction. After the disappointments of the sci-fi prequels, Episode VII truly delivered for Star Wars and non-Star Wars fans. Now Rian Johnson, the director of classy nourish films like Brick and Looper has been handed the keys to the Millennium Falcon, will […]

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STRONGER | FILM PREVIEW

STRONGER | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: David Gordon Green (15 119 mins ) A true-life, inspirational tale of triumph over adversity with a grueling performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, Stronger deals with life for a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Jeff Bauman (Gyllenhaal), whose on/off girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany) is running in the marathon. Their relationship is […]

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BETTER WATCH OUT | FILM PREVIEW

BETTER WATCH OUT | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Chris Peckover (15 99 mins) Home Alone with queasy violence, this horror-comedy provides an antidote to anyone wanting to escape a saccharine Christmas with its macabre twists and turns. Luke (Levi Miller) is a twelve-year-old left with regular babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge), when parents Deandra (Virginia Madsen) and Robert (the ever-droll Patrick Warburton) go […]

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THE DISASTER ARTIST | FILM PREVIEW

THE DISASTER ARTIST | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: James Franco (15 103 mins) A joyous examination of the wonders of creativity, no matter how awful the outcome, The Disaster Artist is an excellent film about the making of a terrible one. Back in 2003 cult film The Room was released by actor/director Tommy Wiseau – an eccentric, quirky figure, played here with chameleon […]

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INGRID GOES WEST | FILM PREVIEW

INGRID GOES WEST | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Matt Spicer (15 98 mins) The permanently sardonic Aubrey Plaza is on excellent form in this blackly comic tale of a social media stalker that has plenty to say about our Instagram obsessions. We are introduced to Ingrid (Plaza), a sociopath who stalks people online and turns up to a ‘friend’s’ wedding day […]

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ROUGH NIGHT | FILM PREVIEW

ROUGH NIGHT | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Lucia Aniello (15, 101 mins) A hen party from hell that borrows heavily from many comedies before it, but with oestrogen. Jess, played by Scarlett Johansson is running for state senator but wants to cut loose with her old frat house friends before her wedding to fellow ‘grown up’ Paul W Downs. It’s […]