<<REWIND "ZOOTROPOLIS" Reviewed: Loveable cartoon caper gets political

Byron Howard, Rich Moore / Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate / Comedy / 2016 / PG / 108mins Disney break new ground with this drastically modern metaphor for racial and cultural tension, with a side portion of comedy gold and loveable characters to soften the serious moral vibes. The daughter of a…

<<REWIND "MANCHESTER BY THE SEA" Reviewed: A grief observed

Kenneth Lonergan / Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler / Drama / 2017 / 15 / 137mins Grab the tissues, the most powerful cast performance from this year can be found right here in Kenneth Lonergan’s quiet indie masterpiece. Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) lives a solitary life as a janitor in Boston. One…

<<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…