Velvet Buzzsaw

Velvet Buzzsaw

The first thing that draws you to Velvet Buzzsaw is its stunning cast – Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, John Malkovich and plenty of others. Billed as a thrill and horror film, well if you believe the trailer it is, it’s really a deeply satirical take on the vacuous and cut throat…

Polar ★★★

Polar ★★★

Polar, the latest film release from Netflix is not garnering the praise of forerunners like Roma and Bird Box (though why the latter is so praised I cannot understand). Instead, this film based on a Graphic Novel has been roundly slated (it has a 16% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) and sadly its right to have…

The Favourite ★★★★★

The Favourite ★★★★★

This devilishly funny, beautifully directed period dramedy is going to be one of the films of 2019 (even if it did come out in 2018 in the US and the American Film Institute selected it as one of their top 10 for 2018). From start to end it is engrossing, shocking, hilarious, fun, beautifully designed…

Brexit: The Uncivil War  ★★★★

Brexit: The Uncivil War ★★★★

Monday evening saw the airing on Channel 4 of James Graham’s Brexit: The Uncivil War, staring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings, the brains behind Vote Leave. Graham is one of the country’s leading playwrights with a penchant for political plays – his play This House was one of the mostly highly praised and successful political…