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Film fanatic and UFC obsessive. Avid NFL fan and Chelsea supporter. Maintains a BA (Hons) degree in Film Studies attained from the University of Brighton. Adorer of Michael Haneke, Woody Allen, Pixar Animation Studios, James Bond 007, American Indies & French New Wave.
The intricately-spun web that is Channel 4's sci-fi drama Humans continues to prove that no matter how widely disbanded your characters may be, their individual stories can be compellingly and purposefully told. As the rippling war arc between man and...
As the second hour of Channel 4's ferociously intelligent sci-fi drama Humans concluded, one particular question plagued the mind: will the rise of artificial intelligence lead us to a brave new world, or reduce humanity to global warfare? Showrunners...
Channel 4's forward-thinking drama Humans returns with an hour simply erupting with ambition and social relevance. After the critically-acclaimed first series scored the network its highest ratings since 1992, exceptions for a second outing were undeniably high. However such pressures haven't phased showrunners...
Reviewer: Chris Haydon Director: Jon Nguyen Starring: David Lynch Certificate: N/A Release Date: Currently Pending (UK)   For a factual study of an auteur famed for remarkable controversy and flamboyancy, it is most surprising just how nuanced David Lynch: The Art Life feels. Debutant director Jon...
Reviewer: Chris Haydon Directors: Joanna Sokolowski & Kate Trumbull-LaValle Certificate: N/A Release Date: Currently Pending (UK)     Depictions of daily prejudices are a recurring theme at the 60th BFI London Film Festival. Co-directors Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle's Ovarian Psycos joins this lengthy list...
Reviewer: Chris Haydon Director: Spike Lee Starring: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Dave Chappelle, Jennifer Hudson & Angela Bassett Certificate: 15 Release Date: 2nd December 2016 (UK)   Spike Lee's Chi-Raq is a shot of pure energy. A ballistic,...
Reviewer: Chris Haydon Director: Bartosz Kowalski Starring: Michalina Świstuń, Nicolas Przygoda, Przemysław Baliński, Patryk Świderski & Paweł Brandys Certificate: N/A Release Date: Currently Pending (UK)   The unfathomable senselessness of murder has long fuelled European cinema. The great Krzysztof Kieślowski expertly handled the savage insanity in his 1988 masterpiece A Short Film...
Reviewer: Chris Haydon Director:  Taneli Mustonen Starring: Tommi Korpela, Mimosa Willamo, Mikael Gabriel & Nelly Hirst-Gee Certificate: N/A Release Date: Currently Pending (UK)   Formally known as Lake Bodom, this Finnish addition to the BFI London Film Festival's ever-popular Cult strand is likely the closest product audiences will...
Reviewer:  Chris Haydon Director:  Mehrdad Oskouei Producer: Mehrdad Oskouei Certificate: N/A Release Date: Currently Pending (UK)   Taking a total of seven years to gain permission to make a film inside a rehabilitation centre for juvenile delinquent women in Iran, it's a crying shame that documentarian...
Reviewer:  Chris Haydon Director:  Kelly Reichardt Starring:  Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Jared Harris & Lily Gladstone Certificate: N/A Release Date: Currently Pending (UK)   There are few American filmmakers who bring as much texture and rusticity to their frames like Kelly Reichardt. Equally, there...
Reviewer:  Chris Haydon Director:  Damien Chazelle Starring:  Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons, John Legend & Rosemarie DeWitt Certificate: 12A Release Date: 13th January 2017 (UK)   Sometimes the magnitude of a film viewed requires a period of digestion before a rational assessment can be granted. That however...
A gaggle of famous British faces from a variety of sources will be lending their voices to DreamWorks Animation's forthcoming adventure Trolls. The film will be screening at the 60th BFI London Film Festival ahead of its theatrical release...
If you weren't already brimming with excitement for Damien Chazelle's "difficult second movie" La La Land, we are pretty sure you will be after viewing this. The good folk at Lionsgate UK have been kind enough to share the beguilingly...
Unquestionably one of 2016's most anticipated releases, the kind folk at Entertainment One UK have provided us with the stunning new international trailer for Arrival, as well as 12 sumptuous posters. https://youtu.be/PkH_eDfOkcU Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) and starring Amy...
Let's be honest: this summer has been dismal. Outside of Paul Feig's Ghostbusters and Justin Lin's Star Trek Beyond, there has been very little to actually rouse multiplex audiences; rather a parade of meandering, inane and unrelenting disappointments. However no genre...
Chris Haydon breaks outta Belle Reve to deliver his verdict on DC's supervillain ensemble Suicide Squad! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFkXg2EVF1U Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Scott Eastwood, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje & Ben Affleck....
So chances are you have heard the news: the initial wave of reviews for David Ayer's DC supervillain ensemble Suicide Squad have not been pretty. At the time of writing, the film sits at an embarrassingly low 33% on Rotten...
Check out Chris Haydon's video review of Justin Lin's fantastically fun Star Trek Beyond. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hsr9f-pQiY Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella, Zoe Saldana, Jon Cho & Idris Elba. Written by Simon Pegg & Doug...

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The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Released: 20th April 2018 Directed By: Mike Newell Starring: Lily James, Matthew Goode Reviewed By: Van Connor Arriving on screens nearly a decade after its publication, this wilted...

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Taron Egerton To Play Sir Elton John In ‘Rocketman’ Biopic

Whilst we admit the spy sequel 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' was a classic case of 'more is less'. Sir Elton John playing himself in...