Review // Da 5 Bloods

Four black US Army G.I’s return to Vietnam in search of a fallen comrade and buried treasure. Officially there to take a battlefield tour and attempt to recover the remains of their sergeant, they hope to also leave with a crate of gold they had hidden on their final mission. Director Spike Lee assembles a … Continue reading Review // Da 5 Bloods

Review // Uncut Gems

The Safdie Brothers continue to prove themselves as unique visionaries with their newest flick, Uncut Gems, putting viewers in the anxiety-inducing life of a compulsive gambler, constantly searching for the next big win.  Uncut Gems taps into viewers’ nerves right from the start and then gradually tears them to shreds as they watch Howard Ratner … Continue reading Review // Uncut Gems

Feature // 5 Great Books Not Yet Made Into Films

Illustration by Thomas Durham A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole. An absolutely riotous picaresque comedy whose publication and success were to be in tragic circumstances. One of the biggest issues of an adaptation lies within casting the infamous Ignatius Reilly, protagonist and southern behemoth of a man. Ignatius is a middle aged, over-educated and … Continue reading Feature // 5 Great Books Not Yet Made Into Films

Review // US

Writer and Director Jordan Peele goes two for two in original modern horrors with black humour, dread and jump scares. Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and her husband Gabe (Winston Duke) are vacationing with their children Jason (Evan Alex) and Zora (Shahadi Wright Joseph) in Santa Cruz, alongside wealthier friends the Tylers (Elizabeth Moss and Tim … Continue reading Review // US

Feature // Year in Review: 2018

Illustration by Thomas Durham. The year began with The Shape of Water and ended with the cinematic debut of Aquaman while in-between was a veritable ocean of variously challenging, unconventional, intelligent and rousingly entertaining features – plus the floating turd of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The convergence of the global media landscape continued apace as … Continue reading Feature // Year in Review: 2018

Review // Roma

On a drab tiled floor, a bucket of mop-water is sloshed down a drain; in a moment of unexpected repose, the puddle reflects a window on the world above as a plane glides overhead, visualising a dichotomy between a world of wealthy jetsetters and the more sedate world of the earthbound and the domestic. The … Continue reading Review // Roma

Review // Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Andy Serkis, known best for his highly acclaimed motion-capture work on the Lord of Rings and Planet of the Apes series' takes a spot in the director’s seat for his own live-action adaptation of the Jungle Book story Stripping itself of The Jungle Book name, Mowgli follows the titular character (Rohan Chand) as he attempts to survive … Continue reading Review // Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Interview // Tony Pollard

I caught up with Professor Tony Pollard near his University of Glasgow office to talk about his work in film & television and his role as historical advisor on Netflix’s big new release, Outlaw King.  GC: Perhaps you could tell me about your roles as a historical advisor and how you got started. TP: I … Continue reading Interview // Tony Pollard

Review // Outlaw King

Last Friday I ventured to Edinburgh's Omni Vue to attend Outlaw King's all-important Scottish premiere, catching up with the cast as well as director David Mackenzie and producer Gillian Berrie. Outlaw King is Netflix's newest big-budget historical epic, depicting the tale of Robert the Bruce. Bruce's story takes place in 14th century Scotland, straight after … Continue reading Review // Outlaw King

Feature // “Harambe & Friends” green-lit by Netflix despite controversy.

Netflix have officially picked up the new animated show from the team behind “BoJack Horseman” and are set to go into production later this year. Speaking in March, creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg stated “we’d been looking to do an animated show similar to (BoJack) for quite some time and were finally able to get things together … Continue reading Feature // “Harambe & Friends” green-lit by Netflix despite controversy.