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LFF 2016 Review: Playground

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...

LFF 2016 Review: Bodom

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...

LFF 2016 Review: Starless Dreams

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...

LFF 2016 Review: Certain Women

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...

LFF 2016 Review: La La Land

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...

Yoga Hosers Review

Yoga Hosers has had some of the worst reviews in recent film history. Currently sitting not too pretty at 21% on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s...

Suicide Squad – Video Review

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,...

Video Review – Eye in the Sky

Check out Chris Haydon's video review of the brilliant, ethically complex modern warfare drama Eye in the Sky. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18vhkd5W6O4 Starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman,...

Video Review – Midnight Special

Check out Chris Haydon's video review of Jeff Nichols' poignant sci-fi drama Midnight Special! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpsjIth8zyY Starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher...
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WATCH LIVE: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice European Premiere

The kind folks at Warner Bros. UK have supplied us with an exclusive Live Stream feed from the European Premiere of Zack Snyder's HUGELY...

Video Review – Zootropolis

Chris Haydon goes wild for Disney's exceptional & exemplary animation Zootropolis! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qNYGUOeCLI Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Jenny...

Video Review – The Divergent Series: Allegiant

Chris Haydon scales the wall and breaks the boundaries with his review of YA adaptation The Divergent Series: Allegiant . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPTQdoUeZUg Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles...

Shining the SPOTLIGHT on Shadowy Oscars

Depending on your time zone, you'll have either woken or fallen asleep to the news that Tom McCarthy's enveloping drama Spotlight claimed the Best...

Video Review – The Forest

Chris Haydon pushes through the leaves to deliver his verdict of psychological horror The Forest! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKwLNuSBvH8 Starring Natalie Dormer & Taylor Kinney. Directed by Jason Zada. Remember...

Video Review – Triple 9

Chris Haydon gets his hands dirty as he delves into the brilliant and brutal ensemble crime drama Triple 9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiwbyTYNfIk Starring Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Casey...
LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month Review – Beautiful Thing

    Director: Hettie Macdonald Cast: Glen Barry, Linda Henry, Scott Neal, Meera Syal, Tameka Empson. Released: 1996           I honestly don’t know where to start with this film. The...

Video Review – Creed (Ryan Coogler)

Check out Chris Haydon's review of the exhilarating & exceptional boxing drama Creed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2EBcnC8J94 Starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Andre Ward & Tony...

The Affair Season 2 – Video Review

Check out Chris Haydon's SPOILER-FREE review of Showtime's mesmeric character drama THE AFFAIR Season 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwRqCKdOqdc Starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Joshua Jackson, Colin...