Review // Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson’s oeuvre is a genre unto itself, with the name of the director serving as a shorthand for an accessible mode of twenty-first century auteur filmmaking. Anderson’s distinctive trademarks of extreme close-ups, dolly zooms, whip pans, and symmetrical composition have proven so singular that Anderson’s tastes and iconography arguably constitute a kind of gateway…

Feature // “Harambe & Friends” green-lit by Netflix despite controversy.

Netflix have officially picked up the new animated show from the team behind “BoJack Horseman” and are set to go into production later this year. Speaking in March, creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg stated “we’d been looking to do an animated show similar to (BoJack) for quite some time and were finally able to get things together…

Review // Wonder Wheel

Woody Allen’s latest offering, Wonder Wheel, is a frustrating watch. Allen revisits the Coney Island theme park in which Annie Hall’s Alvy Singer grew up and introduces us to Ginny Rannell (Kate Winslet), her husband Humpty (Jim Belushi) and Ginny’s son, Richie (Jack Gore). Ginny and Humpty are unhappily married, struggling to hide their contempt…

Review // You Were Never Really Here

One of the most consistently undervalued British screen talents and a figure whose career has been sadly hampered by the constraints of the Hollywood machine (her original attachment to the film of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones fell apart and her insane-sounding Moby Dick-in space remains in development hell), Scottish director Lynne Ramsay returns with…

Review // Manhunt: Unabomber

When it comes to TV thrillers, Unabomber is the full package. Manhunt: Unabomber follows the true story of the longest, costliest and most exhausting investigation in the history of the FBI, the hunt for the serial mail bomber dubbed “Unabomber”. Sam Worthington plays James R. “Fitz” Fitzgerald, blue-collar FBI profiler brought on to assist the…

Review // The Post

The eponymous Post of Steven Spielberg's latest feature is The Washington Post newspaper which in 1971 transformed itself from a local publication to a national paper when, under the leadership of publisher Katherine “Kay” Graham (Meryl Streep) and editor-in-chief Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), defied an injunction by the Richard Nixon administration to publish the remainder of the…

Feature // Need a Game of Thrones replacement? All roads lead to Rome

Game of Thrones’ potential 2 year hiatus has left many looking for something new to sink their teeth into. While there are lots of great shows on TV right now, fans need look no further than its spiritual predecessor, “Rome”. With a $100m budget from the BBC and HBO for its first season alone, Rome…

Review // “The Deuce” Premiere

ACCLAIMED SHOWRUNNER DAVID SIMON DELVES INTO NEW YORK CITY'S 1970's PORN INDUSTRY IN HIS LATEST PROJECT. As creator, writer and executive producer of several of HBO’s greatest shows, David Simon is responsible for some of the best television ever produced. After lauded portrayals of Baltimore and New Orleans he turns to New York in seedy…