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Film 2018

Film 2018

Year-end film lists vary a lot from one critic to another. Many focus on either UK or US release dates, making some films feel very out of date if something was released in the UK say in January, yet in the US earlier last year… So, to simplify, we go with films that have been […]

Mary Poppins Returns European Premiere

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns European Premiere Royal Albert Hall, London December 12th, 2018 by Laura Patricia Jones – Lin-Manuel-Miranda – Ben Whishaw – The Children of Mary Poppins Returns – Dance Number –    

Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines Directed by Christian Rivers Starring Robert Sheehan, Hera Hilmar, Ronan Raftery, Aaron Jackson, Stephen Lang, Jihae and Hugo Weaving In UK Cinemas December 8th, 2018 by Joanna Orland Based on the YA novel by Philip Reeve, Mortal Engines envisions a steampunk version of London; a giant roving machine that consumes smaller towns and […]

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. ExCel, London November 30th 2018 – March 31st 2019 by Alex Plant Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is a temporary pop-up exhibition at London’s ExCel, and taken at face value, it’s pretty impressive. Guests are invited to become agents of the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network, don’t you know) by […]

Anna and the Apocalypse

Anna and the Apocalypse

Anna and the Apocalypse Directed by John McPhail Starring Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins and Marli Siu In UK Cinemas November 30th, 2018 by Gemsy The zombie infection has spread wide throughout the veins of mainstream film genres over the years. The romantic classic caught the disease in Pride and […]

Disobedience

Disobedience

Disobedience Directed by Sebastián Lelio Starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola In UK Cinemas November 30th, 2018 by Joanna Orland Chilean director Sebastián Lelio’s cinematic voice is a bold one. Fresh off the Oscar-winning success of A Fantastic Woman, he once again tackles queer and marginalized characters with Disobedience. Lelio transcends cultural barriers, […]

The Christmas Chronicles

The Christmas Chronicles

The Christmas Chronicles Directed by Clay Kaytis Starring Kurt Russell, Darby Camp and Judah Lewis On Netflix November 22nd, 2018 by Alex Plant It’s 2018. Santa Claus is sexy, he calls out “fake news” and his elves do that weird floss dance that populates everyone’s Instagram stories. If these concepts aren’t screaming “Christmas Classic” to […]

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old Directed by Peter Jackson In UK Cinemas November 9th, 2018 by Alex Plant Peter Jackson’s fascination with military history is well documented. From the tactical depictions of warfare in The Lord of the Rings to his long-gestating Dambusters remake, war, it would seem is his favourite topic, if favourite is […]

The Grinch

The Grinch

The Grinch Directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Angela Lansbury, Kenan Thompson, Rashida Jones, Pharrell Williams and Cameron Seely In UK Cinemas November 9th, 2018 by Ailsa Abbott, age 6 I liked The Grinch because he gave back Christmas. The film looked Christmasy because there were Christmas trees, presents, decorations and […]

Tag

Tag

Tag Directed by Jeff Tomsic Starring Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones and Leslie Bibb On UK Digital October 22nd and DVD November 5th, 2018 by Joanna Orland Fiercely funny and surprisingly (somewhat) poignant, Tag may appear to be a generic run-of-the-mill modern comedy, but […]