Early Man

A tribe of cavemen challenge a Bronze Age civilisation to a game of Football -or Soccer- to prevent their valley from being turned into a mine in Nick Park’s Early Man. In many ways Early Man feels like as much of a relic of a bygone age as the characters who inhabit the film. The…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Harry Potter franchise expands with Datvid Yates’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is the author of a textbook featured in previous Harry Potter adventures so his story is really good fodder for a prequel/spin-off explaining how he came about that knowledge and detailing the experiences he had gathering…

The Danish Girl

Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl delivers a fictionalised story based on the real life Danish artists Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) surrounding Lili’s quest to change gender. This particular story will rise or fall on the strength of the lead performances and this is a point where this film excels. Eddie…

On the Silver Screen – Jupiter Ascending

Once upon a time the Wachowski Brothers -as they were known at the time- gave us a sweeping ambitious sci-fi film called The Matrix. It was so influential that it’s still talked about today as one of the most important sci-fi films ever. Fast forward a few years and the Wachowskis -as they are now…

On the Silver Screen – The Theory of Everything

The James Marsh directed The Theory of Everything chronicles brilliant scientist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) from his time at university up to roughly the present day. Instead of focusing on Stephen Hawking the scientist this film tells the story of Stephen Hawking the man. The script touches on his life as a scientist but for…