Never Steady, Never Still(2018)

"a film that captures the daily struggles in a manner that’s bound to leave viewers deeply moved"

It’s hardly the most original statement in the world to say that “life is hard”. With bills to pay, illnesses to fight and families to deal with, life can sometimes feel like a never-ending struggle that only seems to get tougher with each passing moment. This brings me to the subject of to...

by Graeme Robertson

Big Fish And Begonia(2018)

"a delicate soft spoken tale about love and friendship which celebrate the origins of an intricate culture deeply rooted in its traditions"

Set in a fantastic reality, Big Fish & Begonia celebrates the Chinese heritage with an emotional animated film about love, honour and friendship. Written and directed by Xuan Liang and Chun Zhang, Big Fish & Begonia take place in a parallel world in which powerful beings are in charge of ...

by Federica Roberti

Western(2018)

"beautifully shot, making great use of the locations, and performed with great subtlety and necessary warmth by the cast who bring the emotions to the fore"

Opening with a wide shot of something of a drifter walking across an open field and with a title that simply evokes an entire genre, you’d be forgiven for thinking that WESTERN, Valeska Grisebach’s impressive Cannes nominated film slots into that very film type.

However, as things slo...

by Phil Slatter

Love, Simon(2018)

"Everything is well balanced without letting the comic relief overshadow the dramatic moments in the film"

Inspired by Becky Albertalli’s debut novel “Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda” Love, Simon is a delicate young adult love letter to all teenagers struggling to come out during their teen years. Simon Spiers leads a normal life, he hangs out with his group of friends, he is a good student an...

by Federica Roberti

Ghost Stories(2018)

"Nyman and Dyson have created a wonderfully imaginative, strange world of threatening despair and decay"

Ghost Stories was originally a play written by Jeremy Dyson (League of Gentleman) and Andy Nyman (best known for the work he has done with Psychological Illusionist Derren Brown).

Marketing for the play was unusual in so much as no production photographs were produced, only stills and vid...

by Tremayne Miller

Love, Simon(2018)

"funny, fun, and frivolous – the way great coming of age comedies should be"

LGBT cinema has steadily been on the rise. Award-winning spectacles have nestled within our hearts. Moonlight, A Fantastic Woman, God’s Own Country, Call Me By Your Name, and Carol are all telling different and encroaching tales of the community with terrific results. They’ve wowed and astoni...

by Cookie N Screen