EX MACHINA

EX MACHINA

★★★★☆ Dir: Alex Garland (2015) Novelist and Danny Boyle‘s right hand man Alex Garland finally crushes his concerns with this beautiful and terrible world into one slick, precise and measured science fiction film which asks some incredibly timely questions about our own technological future. Domhnall Gleeson continues his run of stellar...
WHILE WE'RE YOUNG

WHILE WE’RE YOUNG

★★★★☆ Dir: Noah Baumbach (2015) Ben Stiller continues his middle aged man in a crisis thing in Noah Baumbach‘s latest; A fantastically cynical and brilliantly funny slice of old versus new which has a bone to pick with both generation X and the wave of artisan home-brew loving, vinyl collecting, plaid dipped,...
THE NIGHTMARE

THE NIGHTMARE

★★★☆☆ Dir:Rodney Ascher (2015) Room 237, Rodney Ascher‘s kaleidoscopic conspiracy theory film, delved into cinematic obsession in a totally unique way;  Using super fan voice overs to dish out various theories on Stanley Kubrick‘s seminal horror film The Shining. It wandered from plausible to plain nutty and was frequently funny; A...
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GIRL HOUSE

GIRL HOUSE

★★☆☆☆ Dir: Jon Knautz & Trevor Matthews (2015) When a young student moves into a house which streams the inhabitants every sexual move for money to a ravenous online audience she’s soon faced with a murderous demented super fan and a high school admirer who may just save the day. This is a girls and gore exploitation slasher flick with...
RESULTS

RESULTS

★★★★☆ Dir: Andrew Bujalski (2015) Mumblecore doyen Andrew Bujalski drops the low budget look and goes for a well known cast with Results; A sly look at the self improvement cult in which the lives of a ripped but lonely gym owner (Guy Pierce) and his on/off fitness freak girlfriend (a brilliant Cobie Smulders) are challenged when a recent...
CREEP

CREEP

★★★★☆ Dir: Patrick Brice (2014) Jay and Mark Duplass, who cut their teeth in a series of pretty wonderful low budget independent features, have really hit their stride of late. The Puffy Chair, Cyrus, Jeff Who Lives at Home all struck a powerful note between light comedy and sheer darkness. Their original HBO series Togetherness (which is incredible)...
POLTERGEIST

POLTERGEIST

★★☆☆☆ Dir:Gil Kenan (2015) Gil Kenan updates Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg‘s original 1982 frightener, somewhat lazily, adding video games, drones and mobile phones in an attempt to rejuvenate the pretty mild televisual horror of it all for our little screen obsessed younger generation. Sam Rockwell and Rosmarie DeWitt (two fine actors) have little to really grasp onto here...
JURASSIC WORLD

JURASSIC WORLD

★★★☆☆ Dir: Colin Trevorrow (2015) 22 years on us pitiless human still never learn. The 1993 Spielberg and Critchon engineered rip roarer is one of the bench marks of blockbuster film making. Jurassic Park stands as one of the finest memories of my goose-bump inducing, cinema going childhood and a recent re-watch hasn’t dulled its teeth. Sadly Colin Trevorrow and Jurassic World,...
WHITE GOD

WHITE GOD

★★★★☆ Dir:Kornél Mundruczó (2015) This wonderful Hungarian picture from Kornél Mundruczó mixes an Eastern European social realism with Homeward Bound to tell it’s tale of a young girl whose strict father exiles her beloved mixed breed pooch, Hagen; Left to fend for himself on the mean streets of Budapest, Mundruczó expertly parallels the dogs horrific journey with a desperate teenage...
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

★★★★☆ Dir: George Miller (2015) George Miller‘s triumphant return to the post apocalyptic franchise that made Mel Gibson an international superstar has driven into a sandstorm of rave reviews and back and forth feminist hoopla; Mad Max: Fury Road is bold, brash, violent and incredibly good fun but the empowerment of women in the film has divided...
WE'RE BACK!

WE’RE BACK!

Hi guys, Thanks for your patience over the last few weeks. We had some complications moving the site and have unfortunately lost most of our images. We’ve quietly and angrily been putting them all back over the last few weeks and will continue to do so while we’re live. Unprofessional? You betcha! Although some of...
COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK

COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK

★★★☆☆ Dir: Brett Morgan (2015) Talented documentary film maker Brett Morgan takes on the mythic downfall of a modern rock icon; Cobain: Montage of Heck is filled to the brim with motion graphic animation of Kurt Cobain’s already published diary and interviews with his close family and friends. Animation, some of it absolutely fantastic, and...
IT FOLLOWS

IT FOLLOWS

★★★★★ Dir: David Robert Mitchell (2015) Sex and death are forever linked in the mythology of modern horror. When Wes Craven plastered the rules all over the school for the masses to see in his slasher revival smash Scream the first rule was if you give it up, get it on or put it in, you die....
THE BOY NEXT DOOR

THE BOY NEXT DOOR

★☆☆☆☆ Dir: Rob Cohen (2015) A flash in the pan at local cinemas, this throw back to 80’s thriller film making has zero charm, no humour and zilch in the way of surprises. The Boy Next Door (Ryan Guzman, an obviously 27-year-old piece of shiny marble trying and failing at playing an 17-year-old piece of marble)...
MISERY LOVES COMEDY

MISERY LOVES COMEDY

★★★☆☆ Dir: Kevin Pollack (2015) Kevin Pollack's extensive talking heads doc tries to get down and dirty with the infamous struggle of the stand up comic but ends up being a parade of famous faces and sound bites; Although the film is incredibly funny, the actor/director/comics questions are calmly directed sequentially to nearly 50 famous faces and the...
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

★★★☆☆ Dir: Joss Whedon (2015) The jolly green Marvel giant continues to trash everything in sight with the second instalment of the Avengers series. With 11 Phase one and two Marvel universe films already out there in the world and at least 12 more on their way the history and plot lines of nearly all of...
LOST RIVER

LOST RIVER

★★★☆☆ Dir: Ryan Gosling (2015) There’s a lot of things that can be said about Ryan Gosling‘s directorial debut; It’s derivative of so many other directors works (Harmony Korine being often left out), it’s tonally almost a one note piece, the plot and script are a little vague and the performances feel secondary to a cool,...
AGU MÉNDEZ TAKES ON THE OSCARS

AGU MÉNDEZ TAKES ON THE OSCARS

Malaga, Spain’s Agu Méndez looks at this years Oscar winners in this series of alternative posters. You can check out more of his work over here. Click on the posters to enter the gallery…
FAULTS

FAULTS

★★★★☆ Dir: Riley Stearns (2015) Character actor Leland Orser‘s Ansel Roth is one of the finest performances of the actors career and hands down one of the best of the year. No other actor commands the phrase “that guy from that movie” like Orser. He’s a refreshingly familiar face (Se7en, Independence Day and Saving Private Ryan live...
BLIND

BLIND

★★★★☆ Dir: Eskil Vogt (2014) Brilliant Norwegian writer Eskil Vogt (Oslo, August 31st and Reprise) makes his directorial debut with this sensory drama which plays with the idea of the creative mind being its own worst enemy. We’re locked in with Ingrid (an excellent Ellen Dorrit Petersen) a woman who has recently lost her sight and whose days consists of...
JULIAN RENTZSCH PORTRAITS

JULIAN RENTZSCH PORTRAITS

The extremely talented Julian Rentzsch has just released these wonderful portraits of three of the greats for Stellavie in Germany. You can buy them in their shop and you can check out some more of Julian’s brilliant work over at his official website.