Atomic Blonde Review

By Ian Morton While Atomic Blonde certainly has the building blocks for a successful action/thriller, a series of plot issues paired with un-relatable characters holds it back from sparring with the better entries in the genre. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the plot follows Agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) recalling her investigation… Continue reading Atomic Blonde Review

The Big Sick Review

By Ian Morton The Big Sick is a breath of fresh air in a genre that typically follows a frustratingly cliché approach to storytelling. Based on true events, the story follows the relationship between Kumail and Emily in the face of both family pressures and cultural differences. Written by the real-life couple behind the characters, Kumail… Continue reading The Big Sick Review

47 Metres Down Review

By Ian Crow The summer blockbusters are steam rolling their way through cinemas. Sometimes it’s nice to break away from the blockbusters that clutter the schedule during the summer. Out of nowhere, an independent horror/drama has arrived and it really impressed me. 47 Metres Down, directed and written by British director Johannes Roberts, the film… Continue reading 47 Metres Down Review

Crow’s Must See Films of 2017 So Far!

2017 has been a strong year, especially in the summer blockbuster department. It has now come to that time of the year where we look back and decide which 10 films have caught our eye so far. 1. Dunkirk – Director Christopher Nolan has delivered again. His use of practical effects come to fruitition in… Continue reading Crow’s Must See Films of 2017 So Far!

Dunkirk Review

By Ian Morton A truly sublime piece of work, Dunkirk writes the book on what true cinema should entail. Closely following the stories of allied soldiers during the World War 2 evacuation of Dunkirk, the plot follows the event from 3 different perspectives, based solely on their topography; land, sea and air. With another entry in… Continue reading Dunkirk Review

The All Things Movies CFF showcase

There is a common disbelief with audiences that short films are just half baked ideas from students, but the sheer level of quality seen here should give more than enough evidence to prove the contrary. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to sit down and showcase our top 3… Continue reading The All Things Movies CFF showcase

Chelmsford Film Festival: Session 4 Review

by Ian Morton Last session on the list, here is what we thought:   Save Director: Iván Sáinz-Pardo A super short in every sense of the word, Save brings an epically detailed narrative that will leave you both shocked and intrigued. While it ticks all the boxes, impressive cinematography and claustrophobic camera work is certainly… Continue reading Chelmsford Film Festival: Session 4 Review

Chelmsford Film Festival: Session 3 Review

by Ian Crow Two sessions down, here’s what we thought of the third: In Retrospect Director: Rick McCullagh Starting off session three was the psychological drama, In Retrospect. A story about a young woman struggling to deal with the death of her partner is offered a new drug designed to reconstruct memories and supposed to… Continue reading Chelmsford Film Festival: Session 3 Review

Chelmsford Film Festival: Session 2 Review

by Ian Morton As the third day kicked off, the audience were finally given a chance to sit down with the showcase. Here’s what we thought of the second session:   Plane Director: Jonas Dinal Although it’s impossible to deny the skill both in front of and behind the camera, there was just something about… Continue reading Chelmsford Film Festival: Session 2 Review

Chelmsford Film Festival: Session 1 Review

by Ian Crow As the third day kicked off, the audience were finally given a chance to sit down with the showcase. With the first of four sessions lined up, here’s what we thought of the opening films: Gone Director: Julian Remundi Getting the festival off the ground was the short mystery, Gone. After coming… Continue reading Chelmsford Film Festival: Session 1 Review