“TO THE BONE” Reviewed: The film that this content does not deserve

Marti Noxon / Lily Collins, Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor, Keanu Reeves, Alex Sharp / Drama / 2017 / 15 / 107mins One of the most publicised mental illnesses of the modern era has undoubtedly been anorexia. Society’s pride for stick-thin physiques in celebrity culture has damaged (and killed) untold thousands. Can Netflix grasp the message…

SAUSAGE PARTY

Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan / Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera / Animation, Comedy / 2016 / 15 / 88mins Rogen, Franco, Wiig, Hader, Cera, Hill… a golden generation of 21st century comic talent in the same film for the first time. Since the first whiffs of rumours, Sausage Party remained…

PETE’S DRAGON

David Lowery /  Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Robert Redford / Adventure, Fantasy / 2016 / PG / 102mins The family film continues Disney’s sprawling live-action reboot enterprise, this time sprucing up the 1977 original. I expected good things but a decent, well-to-do trailer fooled me. Pete’s Dragon promised Spielbergian glory,…

SUICIDE SQUAD

David Ayer / Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne / Action, Comedy / 2016 / 15 / 123mins A film entirely about supervillains would leave the best of us brimming with anticipation. But when too many trailers, merchandise and branding play ball about half a year before the film’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…

BASTILLE DAY

James Watkins / Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Charlotte Le Bon / Action / 2016 / 15 / 92mins A bomb goes off in Paris and, surprisingly, ISIS aren’t claiming it. Idris Elba is on the case. An edgy-as-fuck Iraq War veteran, CIA agent Sean Briar (Elba) corners American pickpocket Michael Mason (Richard Madden) and an…

HARDCORE HENRY

Ilya Naishuller / Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennet, Tim Roth / Action / 2016 / 18 / 96mins Do you like gore? And I mean gore in the truest sense of the genre – sliced limbs / blood / exploding heads / blood… that’s what Hardcore Henry brings to the R-rated table.  This GoPro…

TRUMBO

Jay Roach / Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis CK / Drama / 2016 / 15 / 124mins What makes a man tick? For Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) it’s screenwriting. He’s a genius and proud of his job, earning big bucks and fame. However, as WWII draws to a close, Communist aggression leads to…