06th Jul2018

‘Incredibles 2′ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features the voices of: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Catherine Keener, Eli Fucile, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson, Sophia Bush, Isabella Rossellini, Jonathan Banks | Written and Directed by Brad Bird In Incredibles 2, Helen (Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (Craig […]

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29th Jun2018

‘Sicario 2: Soldado’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Isabela Moner, Elijah Rodriguez, Catherine Keener, Matthew Modine | Written by Taylor Sheridan | Directed by Stefano Sollima 2015’s Sicario was the film that elevated its director Denis Villenueve and got him the Blade Runner gig. Relentlessly grim and sometimes frustratingly evasive, it might not have functioned brilliantly as […]

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20th Feb2018

Preview: 8th Annual Athena Film Festival

by Catherina Gioino

Now more than ever, we’re seeing more minorities in fields that were once inaccessible – save for a select few who broke barriers. With politics, sports, education and more all changing, it only seems natural that the filmmaking industry is among the mix. With that idea in mind, the Athena Film Festival was founded in […]

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18th Mar2017

‘Get Out’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Root | Written and Directed by Jordan Peele Blumhouse Productions is on something of a commercial and critical winning streak at the moment.  Aside from providing a platform for Joel Edgerton’s excellent The Gift, it is […]

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27th Feb2017

2017 Athena Film Festival – Report

by Catherina Gioino

The 2017 Athena Film Festival premiered from February 9th to 12th at Barnard College in New York. The festival, founded on the idea on seeing more female protagonists in films, celebrated its seventh year by showcasing a town hall meeting with multiple female activists. Along with the highly awaited event, the festival also premiered several […]

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15th Feb2017

Two new posters for Blumhouse horror ‘Get Out’

by Phil Wheat

Universal Pictures’ Get Out is the latest horror from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and [surprisingly] writer/director Jordan Peele (Key and Peele, Keanu); the film sees a young African-American man visit his white girlfriend’s family estate, and become ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation… Now that […]

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13th Nov2014

‘Begin Again’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, James Corden, Hailee Steinfeld, Mos Def, Catherine Keener, Mary Catherine Garrison, Marco Assante | Written and Directed by John Carney When I started to watch Begin Again my initial thoughts were of déjà vu.  Seemingly following the same style of plot similar to Not Another Happy Ending I […]

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13th Jul2014

‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5′ VOD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Greg Harris, Georgina Cates, Kamber Hejlik, Jill Kill, Spike Jonze, Catherine Keener | Written by Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville | Directed by Jeff Tremaine One thing I wondered when watching Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa was how many of the “real” people were actually planted, call me cynical but it is […]

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03rd Mar2014

‘Bad Grandpa’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Greg Harris, Georgina Cates, Kamber Hejlik, Jill Kill, Spike Jonze, Catherine Keener | Written by Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville | Directed by Jeff Tremaine If there is anything surprising about Jackass it’s that there is still life in the formula and Johnny Knoxville is still a part of it.  The […]

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02nd Jan2014

‘The Croods’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars (the voices of): Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Chris Sanders | Written and Directed by Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders In all honesty I wasn’t expecting much from The Croods, after all Dreamworks are very hit and miss when it comes to CG animated flicks. For every […]

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19th Nov2013

‘Bad Grandpa’ Review: A New Kind of Filmmaking?

by Catherina Gioino

Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Greg Harris, Georgina Cates, Kamber Hejlik, Jill Kill, Spike Jonze, Catherine Keener | Written by Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville | Directed by Jeff Tremaine Everyone’s heard of the Jackass movies even if they haven’t seen them. Movies where people with an extremely high pain threshold put their minds and bodies […]

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24th Jul2011

‘Trust’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Liana Liberato, Chris Henry Coffey, Catherine Keener, Clive Owen | Written by Andy Bellin, Robert Festinger | Directed by David Schwimmer Though he has to some extent established himself as perfectly capable of directing with his work on Friends and Simon Pegg rom-com Run Fatboy Run, a hard-hitting and serious drama about rape is […]

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