Final Portrait(2017)

"Tucci’s gift for wry humour comes to the fore in this film, as he provides his characters with suitable witty retorts and deadpan observations"

Best known as a versatile character actor, Stanley Tucci has been directing and writing his own features since his debut in 1996 with Big Night. His most recent work is Final Portrait, a loose adaptation of American author James Lord’s biography of Alberto Giacometti.

Giacometti was an ...

by Jen Scouler

Kaleidoscope(2017)

"The tension is palpable throughout, as the film plays with your perception, happily distorting and shattering every image in a similar style to the movie’s namesake"

Starring Toby Jones and written and directed by his brother Rupert Jones, Kaleidoscope is a confident psychological thriller than delights in confusing an audience.

Toby Jones plays Carl, a middle-aged bachelor who after searching online dating websites, spends one late night with one his...

by Jen Scouler

Okja(2017)

"In throwing my hat into the ring, I can say that Okja isn’t a film that is going to convince you of the dangers of Netflix - far from it, it’s easily one of the most unique pieces of cinema this year"

Netflix have been slowly establishing themselves in the world of film production for some time now, branching out from their endless television box sets to back unique voices less favoured by traditional studios. So far it’s been largely quiet indie fare - that is, until Okja.

To say th...

by Jen Scouler

Despicable Me 3(2017)

"90 minutes of pure fun with a healthy heaping of heart, sometimes crude, sometimes smart humour which is entertaining for all ages"

Chances are if you don’t know what a minion is then you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years… yes, those genderless yellow pop culture phonemes are back on our screens once again. This time they’re back with Gru following their solo adventure and so is the typical Despicable...

by Ben Peter Ward

All Eyez on Me(2017)

"the viewer can certainly take an awful lot away from this, a mixture of the prejudicial-racism both he and his mother faced, and how comparable it is with the state of affairs today"

All Eyez on Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur and is directed by Benny Boom and written by Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez and Steven Bagatourian.

The film received its title from Shakur’s fourth studio album which was released in 1996, and stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac...

by Tremayne Miller

Transformers: The Last Knight(2017)

"visually stunning piece of cinema best enjoyed in IMAX, suitable for the family as well as friends"

Let me start by saying that I’ve always had high hopes and a soft spot for this franchise, having been just the right age to have caught the back end of the original run of Transformers the 1st time round these films have almost been a guilty pleasure. Whilst for the most part all previous entr...

by Ben Peter Ward