Review – The Gift

The Gift

The Gift, written, directed and starring Joel Edgerton is a film that can be described in a few words; subtle, suspenseful and wholly engaging. From the moment this film began to its very last scene I was addicted to this film. Every dialogue exchange, every quiet pan, I was completely under the control of this film and never wanting to miss a second. Read more

Review – Victor Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein, directed by Paul McGuigan delivers a compelling take on the friendship between Igor and Dr Frankenstein. Unfortunately the film doesn’t have much else to offer and soon just falls back into a by the numbers film, that while exciting and at times interesting, isn’t always the most attention grabbing. Read more

Review – Black Mass

Black Mass

Black Mass, directed by Scott Cooper is a film with an absolutely captivating lead performance by Johnny Depp at its core. Unfortunately the rest of the film focuses on a bland (what should be side plot) that over the 2 hour run time is constantly circling the drain, until it inevitably is sucked down into complete disinterest. Read more

Review – Carol

Carol

Carol, directed by Todd Haynes, is an emotionally filled film that allows you to watch almost every aspect of a new and blossoming relationship. This is a film that is filled with meaning and thought – two very different people come together and we are shown something that is small in scale and beautiful in execution. Read more