October? Shocktober more like!
If you’re in the market for free horror films in October then all dimly lit and fog shrouded roads lead to Tilley’s bar in Newcastle where they’ve got creepy celluloid galore.
The benevolent influence of writer-director Bill Forsyth pervades this very likeable and briskly-paced Scottish odd couple comedy meets road movie. Michael (Parry Jones) and T...
Despite the indie trappings, this New Jersey underdog tale is contrived ersatz schmaltz. Newcomer McDonald is Patricia Dombrowski, an overweight gas station employee with drea...
This adaptation of David Harrower’s 2005 play Blackbird sports a rich premise but never quite lands as a drama in its transition to the big screen. Mendelsohn is Ray, a mild-m...
Arab-Israeli writer-director Hamoud’s involving, feminist, cross-cultural drama chronicles the lives and loves of three disparate Palestinian flatmates living in Tel Aviv as t...
For about two thirds of its run this thriller, the directorial debut from Taylor Sheridan, writer of last year’s excellent Hell or High Water and Sicario, is assured, absorbin...
Dennis Skinner: The Nature of the Beast
This documentary about the veteran eighty-five-year old left wing parliamentarian Skinner, aka The Beast of Bolsover, often veers into hagiography, but serves as an instructiv...
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The Sunderland Shorts Film Festival is always a yearly “WOW!” and they’re currently on the hunt for people who have strong views about cinema who’d like to share them. If you’...
The opening of this biopic of folk artist Maud Lewis, in which a paralysed arthritic hand attempts to hold a paintbrush, suggests My Left Foot-style Oscar-baiting. Thankfully,...
A Ghost Story
Following his very good Disney remake of Pete’s Dragon, writer/director David Lowery returns to the slow-burning drama of his debut Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. A Ghost Story als...
The recent success of Japanese anime pictures such as Your Name and The Red Turtle bodes well for this appealing, allegorical mix of family drama and fantasy from Kenji Kamiya...
Land of Mine
Pitched somewhere between The Hurt Locker and La Grande Illusion, this stirring if conventional drama focuses on an all-but forgotten historical episode in which, immediately ...
Inspired by the tragic shooting that occurred in Aurora, Colorado in 2012 during a screening of The Dark Knight, writer-director Tim Sutton’s dour and oblique picture strives ...