Mom and Dad(2018)

"It’s gory, it’s bloody and it’s wickedly dark in some of its humour"

This film flew under the radar somewhat and has had minimal advertising but it could be the next Donnie Darko in terms of being a sleeper hit with audiences. Whilst being initially labelled a horror comedy it’s somewhat hard to convey what to expect from it.

I’ll admit I wasn’t init...

by Ben Ward

The Nile Hilton Incident (2018)

"an impressive film noir in an unfamiliar setting that is positively dripping with social commentary"

In a corrupt world, what happens when one man says no? This may have been the question that David Ayer and Antoine Fuqua continuous asked when they were making Training Day back in the early noughties, but it could easily be applied to The Nile Hilton Incident, an impressive film noir in an unfam...

by Phil Slatter

Dark River (2018)

"Wilson and Stanley’s performances are utterly outstanding, each scene they have together is incredibly riveting and almost animalistic"

Written and directed by Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant), Dark River is a story of resilience and family trauma, timely released in the whirlpool of #MeToo and #TimesUp.

The Yorkshire narrative follows Alice (Ruth Wilson), a skilled and nomadic sheep-shearer as she returns to her home vil...

by Sophie Martin


"takes an original approach and contains many elements of which can be admired"

With a very small cast, a handful of locations and weighty themes, Native manages to be both a slight and yet ambitious science-fiction film. It’s not entirely successful, but takes an original approach and contains many elements of which can be admired.

It opens with Cane (Rupert Grave...

by Phil Slatter

I, Tonya(2018)

"Deliciously Dark and Funny"

Marmite, you either love or hate it. Much the same goes for breaking the forth wall when it comes to film – you either like it or you don’t. Yet, even if it’s the latter, Director Craig Gillespie utilises this tool staggeringly in ice-skating fuelled drama I, Tonya. With Margot Robbie &...

by Gloria Daniels-Moss

The Shape of Water(2018)

"del Toro shows once more how fantasy and fairy tales are a really efficient and effective method to send a message as important as feeling accepted and loved no matter the differences"

Another classic Del Toro movie, The Shape of Water is a fantasy drama that in the most eccentric way shines a light on diversity and being accepted for who you really are. Set in America during the Cold War, the story follows Eliza, a mute cleaning lady who works in a government facility.

by Federica Roberti