Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories 
Director: Andy Nyman & Jeremy Dyson 

Release Date: 6th April 2018
Lionsgate Films 

Do you have a ghost story to tell? Have you locked eyes with the unknown? Heard sounds from below? Felt an unbelievable chill run down your spin? We all have tales to tell, and Ghost Stories delves deep into such creep shows, putting to test ‘the brain sees what it wants to see’.

Just how much does our brain want to see all that?
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Isle Of Dogs

Isle of Dogs
Director: Wes Anderson

Release Date: 30th March 2018
Indian Paintbrush

Isle of Dogs, say it fast and what have you got? Most of us think it, but Wes Anderson went and made a movie to say it aloud. It’s could also be ‘Isle of Japan’, but that wouldn’t work quite as well. Though for viewers it could be a ‘Isle of Wes’… nope, let’s stick to dogs.  Continue reading

Ready Player One

Ready Player One
Director: Steven Spielberg

Release Date: 29th March 2018
Warner Bros. Pictures

In 2016 the satirical TV show South Park introduced us to the Member Berries. These berries aren’t your typical berries, they can talk and walk for a start, but we’ve all probably eaten them. You see, the Member Berries whole point was to recall the past without context, giving us that cosy sensation. And the movie Ready Player One? It’s all one giant Member Berry, that’s all it is. But man, isn’t nostalgia a trip?
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Pacific Rim: Uprising

Pacific Rim: Uprising
Director: Steven S. DeKnight

Release Date: 23rd March 2018
Legendary 

Whilst Guillermo del Toro was busy putting his sexy fish Oscar winner together, it was up to someone else to give his Pacific Rim robot monster movie the number two treatment. That someone was first timer Steven S. DeKnight, and yes, he gave us a number two alright.
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You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here
Director: Lynne Ramsay

Release Date: 9th March 2018
Amazon Studios 

Do you remember how exhilarating Taken was as a thriller/action flick? That moment when Liam Neeson is gurning on the phone with his whole ‘very particular set of skills’ is the sort of speech that makes hairs prick and goosebumps, well, bump. You Were Never Really Here is the same kind of film, only those particular set of skills come from a man with PTSD. Hilarity ensues.

 

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Wonder Wheel

Wonder Wheel
Director: Woody Allen 

Release Date: 9th March 2018
Amazon Studios 

Say what you want about Woody Allen, and there’s certainly a lot to say, he sure knows how to make captivating character pieces. From Annie Hall to Blue Jasmine, we’ve seen dreamers titled back into reality, and lovers thoroughly jilted. Wonder Wheel is much the same, only this time the wheel is no longer turning our way.

 

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Black Panther

Black Panther
Director: Ryan Coogler 

Release Date: 12th February 2018
Walt Disney Studios 

Black Panther is the biggest non sequel since Avatar, money-making wise. It’s an impressive feat, showcasing how much of a powerhouse Marvel is when it comes to making movies which fill up cinema seats, plus how important a film it has become for African-Americans regarding casting. There’s no denying the significance and impact, and one can hope that this will set a trend for future blockbusters, ridding the world of the token role. But what of the film itself? Wakanda forever?
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