Category is it worth paying for a ticket?

Two New Releases: The Edge of Seventeen (2016); Moonlight (2016).

I haven’t been watching too many new releases lately, and as a result, I’m woefully behind on having any awareness of the films that have been nominated for Oscars this year. I have, however, seen two new films recently, and thought I would compile them into one post – two films, two reviews consisting of […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Allied (2016)

What happens when the woman you love might not be who she says she is? What happens then, when you have a life and a child together? A romantic thriller set in a time of war, spies and secrecy, Allied (2016, dir. Robert Zemeckis) is led by Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, and is set […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: The Neon Demon (2016)

Nicolas Winding Refn’s most recent directorial effort, The Neon Demon (2016) is a psychological horror tale of a murderous, bloody-minded fashion industry that attracts young Jesse (Elle Fanning) to Los Angeles. Jesse hopes to become a big time fashion model because being pretty is the only talent she knows. She makes fast friends with make-up […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie (2016)

Quaint, polite Englishman slash documentarian Louis Theroux aims his keen eye and curious mind on the immensely powerful and somewhat frightening Church of Scientology in Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie (2016, dir. John Dower). A documentary that takes its time to wonder about what makes Scientology the juggernaut it is, Theroux’s voice leads us viewers […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: The Witch (2016)

The Witch (2016, dir. Robert Eggers), also known as The VVitch, or The VVitch: A New England Folktale, is a horror film set within a period drama set within the Puritanical beliefs of New England in the 1600s, where persecution of women for being ‘witches’ was rife. After it received a fair amount of hype […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Spotlight (2015)

Let’s be honest – Spotlight (2015, dir. Tom McCarthy), now being an Oscar winner for Best Picture, is a film you’re probably going to see at the cinema regardless of what any Joe Bloggs film reviewer is going to suggest. It has received a solid amount of acclaim and various golden trophies. But is it […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Joy (2015)

David O. Russell’s latest directorial effort is Joy (2015) – the story of inventor Joy Mangano, a divorced mother of two with a complex family situation, who is in the throes of developing her newest idea, the Miracle Mop. Led by Jennifer Lawrence as the titular Joy, and with an ensemble cast of many and […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

This review will be spoiler-free, because it ultimately boils down to one sentence: This film is really, really good. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, dir. J. J. Abrams), henceforth referred to as The Force Awakens, is the first feature-length outing we’ve seen from the¬†Star Wars¬†franchise since the 2005 finale of the prequel trilogy, Revenge […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Under the Skin (2014)

Originally posted on FILM GRIMOIRE:
Finally released in cinemas after ten years in development, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin (2014) is a film that will stick in your mind for a very long time. It tells the story of a beautiful female alien (Scarlett Johansson) who arrives in Scotland with a job to do. She…

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Spectre (2015)

The newest James Bond outing is finally here, and it’s a doozy. Spectre (2015, dir. Sam Mendes) is set in an uncertain time in the Bond universe, where the tried and true Double-O program is at risk of being shut down in favour of advanced technology and surveillance programs. Whilst internal politics at MI6 threaten […]