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 Stories Behind London’s Lost Art Deco Icons

The Stories Behind London’s Lost Art Deco Icons

Since its world-premiere at the International Exhibition of Modern and Industrial Decorative Arts in France in 1925, Art Deco has permeated countless creative spheres: from fashion, jewellery, art, and especially architecture. During the late twenties to the early thirties, London quickly became a hotspot for Art Deco architecture. From the impressive news buildings on Fleet…

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…

Tag

Tag

Based on a true story reported by the Wall Street Journal, Tag is about a group of friends that have stayed linked since high school by an on going game of tag played over one month every year. Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Hannibal Buress and Jake Johnson star as the friends along side…

Oceans 8

Oceans 8

It is of course an unbeatable ensemble cast, but then that’s what the Oceans series is all about. As a relaunch of a successful brand it won’t surprise you that the general plot and the ‘surprise’ twists aren’t original. A nice touch is a few of the original cast members appearing, and the relationship between…