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Released: 5th January 2018 Directed By: Mike White Starring: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams Reviewed By: Scott Bates Once one of Hollywood’s biggest comic actors, but now better-known for his more serious, character-driven dramadies with the likes of indie favourite Noah Baumbach, Ben Stiller...
At the beginning of 2017 I told myself I’d try to see everything I could on the big screen - as you might expect, this of course didn’t work out and there were plenty of films I ended up...
Conducted By: Scott Bates Set and filmed in New York’s Hasidic community, Menashe is a gentle comic drama about a single father trying to gain custody of his young son. I spoke to screenwriter Alex Lipschultz and star Menashe Lustig...
Conducted By: Scott Bates LGBT coming of age story Beach Rats follows Frankie, a Brooklyn teenager struggling with his sexuality in the face of a typically “masculine” society. Frankie is played by 21-year-old British actor Harris Dickinson in a star-making...
Released: 24th November 2017 Directed By: Eliza Hitman Starring: Harris Dickinson Reviewed By: Scott Bates LGBT cinema is surging as of late, with films such as the Oscar-tipped Call Me By Your Name and this year’s Best Picture winner Moonlight winning over both...
Conducted By: Scott Bates Norwegian director Joachim Trier has made a name for himself with engaging, character-driven stories about ordinary people and the difficult situations they face in their lives, however his latest film Thelma is a completely different kind...
Conducted By: Scott Bates Rising Norwegian star Eili Harboe stars in Joachim Trier’s supernatural drama Thelma, out this weekend. I talked to the 23 year old actress about what drew her to her character, working with live snakes and her...
Released: 3rd November 2017 Directed By: Joachim Trier Starring: Elli Harboe Reviewed By: Scott Bates Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s films are often down to earth, realistic stories about everyday people and the problems they face - a family who’ve lost their war photographer...
Interview conducted by Scott Bates Read our ★★★★ review of 'The Levelling'  It’s 09:30am on a weekday morning when I talk to Ellie Kendrick, who’s in the middle of promotion for her new film The Levelling, but you wouldn’t guess from her...
Director: Sean Foley Stars: Julian Barratt, Essie Davis, Andrea Riseborough, Kenneth Branagh, Steve Coogan, Russell ToveyJulian Barratt, Essie Davis, Andrea Riseborough, Kenneth Branagh, Steve Coogan, Russell Tovey Released: 5th May 2017 (UK) Reviewer: Scott Bates Creator of cult TV comedy The Mighty Boosh, Julian Barratt,...

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Released: 11th April 2018 Directed By: Brad Peyton Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris Reviewed By: Van Connor In a startlingly blunt profile piece for Rolling Stone recently, it...

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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...