tick, tick… BOOM! – Review

by Jordan King Lin-Manuel Miranda is a man who writes – and works – like he’s running out of time. This year alone has seen the multi-hyphenate’s Broadway smash In The Heights dazzlingly brought to life on the big screen, with the New Yorker also penning the songbook for and starring in Sony Pictures Animation’s Vivo, providing lyrics for Disney’s upcoming Encanto, and also working … Continue reading tick, tick… BOOM! – Review

Vivo – Review

by Chris Connor 2021 has been a bumper year for Lin Manuel Miranda with the big screen adaptation of his musical In The Heights earning wide praise and with his much anticipated directorial debut Tick Tick boom due later in the year in addition to providing the music to Disney’s latest Encanto.  Miranda’s most recent project is the animated Vivo where Miranda has both composed … Continue reading Vivo – Review

Unpopped Kernels: Oxygen (2021) – Review

by Jordan King Oxygen, the latest feature from The Hills Have Eyes rebootand Crawl director Alexandre Aja (and the French director’s first work in his mother tongue since 2003 slasher Switchblade Romance), sees Melanie Laurent in a tricky situation to say the least. Having torn her way out of a womb-like cocoon of sorts, Laurent’s character finds herself trapped in a cryogenic chamber with a … Continue reading Unpopped Kernels: Oxygen (2021) – Review

The Dig – Review

by Chris Connor On the face of it Netflix’s latest film The Dig might sound unenticing, a film about an archaeological excavation in the Suffolk countryside.  The dig in question however is the discovery of an Anglo Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo and one of the most significant finds in UK history.  The Dig is headlined by Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan but its … Continue reading The Dig – Review

Pieces of a Woman – Review

By Emily Murray In cinema birth is often depicted to be a beautiful thing, which in many ways it is, bringing new life into the world. What is often not shown is the sheer pain, terror and blood involved, something new drama Pieces Of A Woman is very much unafraid to shy away from. Starring Vanessa Kirby as a young woman navigating grief after a … Continue reading Pieces of a Woman – Review