Film Review

Review: Hereditary

I can't say I enjoyed Hereditary. I won't say I enjoyed Hereditary. But I will say that it is brilliant and that beneath all of its shocks and scares lies a muscular, confident film about grief and mental illness. Much like other stories about grief and the toll it exacts debut director Ari Aster's film is exhausting… Continue reading Review: Hereditary

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Film Review

Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

We all remember the T-Rex's roar. That bone-shaking, ululating shriek of rage, hunger and primeval power. But we also remember that it grew irritating as every single film with any kind of giant lizard in it tried to replicate the genuine fear and awe that came with the first time we saw Sam Neill run… Continue reading Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

TV Show Review

Patrick Melrose Review

Creators: Edward Berger (Director), David Nichols (Writer), *Based off the novels by Edward St. Aubyn Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Harriet Walter, Anna Madeley, Alison Williams, Pip Torrens   REVIEW You would have to assume at this point that Benedict Cumberbatch has given us everything that he has to offer as an actor.… Continue reading Patrick Melrose Review

Film Review

Retro Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey

DIRECTOR – Stanley Kubrick CAST – Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Margaret Tyzack, Douglas Rain   REVIEW It was April 3rd1968 when 2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick’s wildly ambitious sci-fi epic – finally arrived in cinemas. For years the film’s production had been dogged by delays, constant re-writes and a booming, maxed-out… Continue reading Retro Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Animation · Film Review

The Breadwinner Review

Director: Nora Twomey Cast: (voice only) Sara Chaudry, Soma Bhatia, Noorin Gulamgaus, Kane Mahon, Lara Sadiq. Ali Bradshaw, Kansa Ferris, Shaista Latif REVIEW The Breadwinner is the third consecutive release by Cartoon Saloon to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature - an especially impressive statistic considering it is only the Kilkenny-based studio’s… Continue reading The Breadwinner Review