Rocketman – Review

A young boy finds his mundane life transformed by music, in the process transforming himself, but fills the void left by his absence of love with drugs, sex, and bad decisions. It's a standard rock movie setup.

American nightmare: new Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood trailer

The internet is awash with hot takes on Quentin Tarantino's newest film, Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood, but minutes before the first public screening at Cannes today, the second official trailer was uploaded – giving us all the opportunity to enjoy the film's reimagining of Los Angeles in 1969.

London Rep Roundup – May 2019

As well as the long-awaited UK releases of Vox Lux, Woman at War and High Life (oh, and Godzilla is BACK), May is going to be a great month for catching rare and underseen pics on the big screen in London. It's a good time to be alive.

Eighth Grade – Review

Kayla's struggling. She's a quiet eighth-grader on the edge of fifteen with few friends IRL and even fewer online, where she uploads YouTube entries which go mostly unviewed. She's about to leave middle school under a cloud of ignominy, having been voted 'most quiet' by her peers.

Mid90s – Review

A recent, presumably sincere, tweet from a concerned film fan negatively compared the directorial debut of Brie Larson, Unicorn Store, to the first film directed by Superbad and Wolf of Wall Street actor Jonah Hill.

Captain Marvel (Review) – Higher, further, faster

The first film from Marvel Studios to focus on a female hero, and one of very few at all in recent memory? The latest high-profile target of 'fan' opprobrium, ostensibly because of opinions held by one of the actors involved? The sixth biggest opening weekend in history? In 2019, there's plenty to untangle about a new superhero film before you even take your seat, and Captain Marvel is the most talked-about in a long time.

London Rep Roundup – March 2019

Here are three highlights from a stacked list of rare films being screened in London over the month of March. In fact, these three will all be screened from 35mm prints! In the post-Brexit wasteland, when anything flammable will quickly be burned for fuel, we'll miss watching movies this way.

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