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Sea Fever

Set aboard an Irish fishing vessel which encounters a parasitic plague and thus enters into a forced quarantine, the themes of Sea Fever hit close to home given the current global pandemic. Sea Fever follows Siobhán (Hermione Corfield), an Irish marine biology student who is tasked with joining a fishing crew on their latest voyage in […]

Honeyland

Once in a while, a film comes out that utterly defies expectations, Honeyland is one of these. The synopsis - a portrait of a beekeeper in remote Macedonia - is oddball enough to attract attention. It is a beautiful, painterly work, shot with composed precision akin to Dutch Old Master treatments of light and shadow. It is […]

The Wrong Missy

You generally know what to expect when watching a comedy produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions – outrageously cheesy, immature, vile and tasteless entertainment which predictably appears to be quite popular amongst younger audiences. The Wrong Missy starts on the right track – Tim has made two acquaintances, both named Melissa. One is a […]

Color Out Of Space

H.P. Lovecraft is well known for his weird, fantastical, horror fiction. The film adaptation of Lovecraft's The Color Out Of Space brings his story to life in a vivid, technicolour fashion. When a meteorite slams into a secluded farm the Gardner family finds themselves ensconced in a battle against an ephemeral alien which slowly drags […]

Hearts And Bones

Hugo Weaving delivers a powerful performance in this important but excruciatingly slow-paced film that examines the building friendship between a photographer and a refugee who dreams of a better life. Daniel (Weaving) is a professional photographer who photographs ‘what his conscious asks him to.’ His photos are described as ‘misery porn,’ as much of his […]

Vivarium

Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) and Gemma (Imogen Poots) are a young couple looking to settle down and find the perfect house to call a home. When they visit the new suburban development of Yonder the unsuspecting couple find themselves trapped in a monotonous, boring existence for the remainder of their lives. Vivarium is a sci-fi, thriller […]

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

One of the better-quality Netflix films, this is ideal uplifting viewing for audiences who are feeling stressed about the uncertain times we are currently experiencing. Based on a true story the film delves into the plights of a poverty-stricken tobacco farmer in Malawi Africa, who is finding it impossible to grow a crop owing to […]

3100: Run And Become

To some people, running is a chore. Something they do to keep fit or for other health reasons. For others, it’s something more. A moving meditation, a way to reach enlightenment (or at least an endorphin rush). 3100 follows a Finnish man who is completing the Self-Transcendence 3100 Miler – the world’s longest race – […]

Astronaut

Audiences who are expecting a fast-paced, big-budget adventure film set in interstellar space may be bitterly disappointed in Astronaut. This is basically the story of an elderly man’s passion for astronomy and his dream to travel to the stars. Under duress from his young grandson Angus Stewart (Richard Dreyfuss) enters the competition of a lifetime, to […]

Bloodshot

Bloodshot is a sci-fi action film based on a comic book series of the same name. Starring Vin Diesel in the leading role as Ray Garrison, a US marine who is murdered and subsequently resurrected by Rising Spirit Tech (RST). Upon his resurrection, Garrison is informed by the head of RST, Dr Emil Harting (Guy […]