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Win tickets to see the hilarious Raising Martha

Animal Rights. Family Secrets. Grave Consequences. Raising Martha is a seriously funny new dark comedy by award-winner David Spicer and we are giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show at the Park Theatre, London. Gerry and Roger’s mum has gone missing. Well, most of her has… The unwitting […]

Silence

Directed by Martin Scorsese Starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Issey Ogata, Yōsuke Kubozuka and Ciarán Hinds In UK Cinemas January 1st, 2017 by Joanna Orland Martin Scorsese has long wanted to make a film adaptation of the 1966 novel Silence by Shūsaku Endo. This labour of love has blinded Scorsese to some […]

War Dogs

Directed by Todd Phillips Starring Miles Teller, Jonah Hill and Bradley Cooper On UK Blu-Ray & DVD December 26th, 2016 by Joanna Orland Director Todd Phillips finds a cure for his Hangover trilogy with the more dramatic War Dogs, the true story of a pair of arms dealers who are in over their heads and […]

2016: A Year in Film

by Joanna Orland For some reason, best of 2016 film lists have become somewhat controversial this year. Internet arguments have arisen over which year a film was actually released – caused by a lot of release dates still being vastly different between the US and UK. We’re not into the controversy and as usual choose […]

London Town

Directed by Derrick Borte Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Dougray Scott, Natascha McElhone and Daniel Huttlestone UK Digital Release December 26th, 2016 On UK DVD January 2nd, 2017 by Joanna Orland For a film called London Town which features the character of Joe Strummer, it’s amazing how little this movie is actually about The Clash. In […]

37th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards Nominations

The UK’s leading film critics have announced the nominations for the 37th annual Critics’ Circle Film Awards which take place in January 2017. Love & Friendship and Moonlight lead the pack of nominees: FILM OF THE YEAR American Honey Fire at Sea I, Daniel Blake La La Land Love & Friendship Manchester by the Sea […]

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Southwark Playhouse, London Until January 8th, 2017 by Richard Hamer Southwark Playhouse’s latest is based on Eiko Kadono’s children’s book Kiki’s Delivery Service, most famous for Studio Ghibli’s anime adaptation (though a far later, far less prestigious live-action version also exists). This is an adaptation of the book specifically, rather than the Miyazaki picture: Worth […]

Television 2016

by Joanna Orland This year’s television was kind of a big deal. As the Golden Globe awards nominations have reinforced, the quality of television in 2016 has surpassed that of film, with the nominees in the television category being much stiffer competition of the highest calibre. As there is so much good television to choose […]

Golden Globe Nominations 2017

The 74th Golden Globe awards nominations were announced this morning. Sunday January 8th is the awards ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, where the winners of the following nominees will be announced: Film Overall, there is not much to be excited about here. Bar a few choices, the film selection is weaker than previous years. Best Picture, […]

The Founder

Directed by John Lee Hancock Starring Michael Keaton, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, Laura Dern, Nick Offerman, B.J. Novak and John Carroll Lynch In US Cinemas December 7th, 2016 (Limited) In US Cinemas January 20th, 2017 In UK Cinemas February 17th, 2017 by Joanna Orland The Founder has all of the right ingredients – an excellent […]