Editor’s note: Contains plot description and minor spoilers, but nowhere near enough to ruin the film for you! The Mountain Between Us (directed by Hany Abu-Assad) is romantic thriller that manages to incorporate both emotion and humour. We became so passionately invested in the two main characters that we were forced through their emotional journeys […]Read more "‘The Mountain Between Us’ — A Summary"
If anyone ever tells you not to go see something because it’s a “kids’ film”, and there will be no plot, no excitement, nothing for adults to enjoy, then please follow my advice: ditch those people immediately and buy tickets for Paddington 2. Your friends (former or otherwise, depending on if they’ve forgiven you for […]Read more "‘Paddington 2’ — Fun Fur All the Family, All Over Again"
IMDb Rating: 8.0 Walt Disney has been releasing films since 1937 (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs). They have generated many classics, such as The Lion King, Cinderella and Beauty and The Beast, for kids everywhere. Although Disney films are often classed under ‘children’s films’ on Netflix, who’s to say that I – as a […]Read more "‘Aladdin’ — Who Doesn’t Want Three Wishes?"
Murder most classy is the order of the day in this most recent adaptation of Agatha Christie’s celebrated novel Murder on the Orient Express. It is the 1930s. America is ravaged by the effects of the Great Depression and war is brewing in Europe. But all that concerns the greatest detective in the world, Hercule […]Read more "‘Murder on the Orient Express’ — A Weapon, Gathered Suspects, and a Mysterious (Loco)Motive"
Yorgos Lanthimos takes no prisoners. With his idiosyncratic flair for the jarringly awkward, Yorgos has made himself an enemy of convention. It is a bold claim to make, but no film of his so far has gone against the grain quite like his latest does. Yorgos is a filmmaker who needs no introduction, and yet […]Read more "The Killing of a Sacred Deer"
Gulbenkian Uncovered has organized a cozy, student-only screening of Home Alone in Eliot Hall on Saturday 9th December Click here for all the details & to book your tickets Enter code “1990” for 50% off! There is a sense of a challenge that comes with writing about such a classic as Home Alone (1990). My first […]Read more "‘Home Alone’ Student Event & Review"
As The Limehouse Golem opens, we are greeted by a literal pulling back of the curtain, behind which our master of ceremonies invites us to “Begin, my friends, at the end,” dripping with gleeful dread. It’s a nice, if somewhat ham-fisted indicator of the story we are about to see: utterly theatrical, gloomy, and witty […]Read more "‘The Limehouse Golem’ — Gore, Glee, and (almost) Greatness in Victorian London"