<<REWIND: "GREEN ROOM" – blood, blood and… Patrick Stewart

Jeremy Saulnier / Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Patrick Stewart / Horror-Thriller / 2016 / 18 / 95mins A killer cast is just what the doctor ordered for Jeremy Saulnier’s sophomore effort and, with the late Anton Yelchin and great Patrick Stewart, the director has played it safe with another grim tale. A hardcore…

VICTORIA

Sebastian Schipper / Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski / Drama-Thriller / 2016 / 15 / 138mins Behold the true power of the butterfly effect on the bigscreen – it’s German thriller Victoria. After leaving a techno club in Berlin, Spanish music student Victoria (Laia Costa) bumps into a group of four drunk, dodgy young…

<<REWIND: SELMA

Ava DuVernay / David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, Giovanni Ribisi / Drama / 2015 / 12A / 128mins Individuals deserve acclaim, some sainthood. Martin Luther King Jr was, undoubtedly, a saint. An advocate of nonviolence based on his Christian beliefs, King advanced the African American Civil Rights Movement whilst simultaneously establishing a reputation as…

<<REWIND: 45 YEARS

Andrew Haigh / Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay / Drama / 2015 / 15 / 95mins A masterwork of loss, Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years is a study of old age and old loves. For both Kate Mercer (Charlotte Rampling) and husband Geoff Mercer (Tom Courtenay), both come to haunt them when the past bites back. It’s…

HORROR DOUBLE BILL: THE WITCH and GOODNIGHT MOMMY

THE WITCH Robert Eggers / Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie / Horror / 2015 / 15 / 93mins A visual leviathan bordering literary triumph, The Witch is fresh and reenergises the scare trade. Following exile from a pilgrim settlement, William (Ralph Ineson) and his wife (Kate Dickie) and children settle beside a wood to…

SICARIO

Denis Villeneuve / Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin / Drama-Action / 2016 / 15 / 121 mins So you’ve seen a ton of thrillers, you know that Special Forces use Steven Seagal at will, you’ve even played video games (cheers Tom Clancy) – but you don’t know the reality of it all, do…

THE LOBSTER

Yorgos Lanthimos / Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux / Comedy / 2016 / 15 / 118mins This is one of the strangest films I have ever seen. Forgive me if I’m wrong but I’m guessing most of you aren’t familiar with the work of Yorgos Lanthimos and many of you might be thankful because…