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Film Review: Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie

Words by Jo McTavish

Director: John Dower
Screenplay: John Dower
Stars: Rob Alter, Tom Cruise, Paz de la Huerta
Story: Louis documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous church of Scientology.
THE Church of Scientology is one of the most controversial religions of the 21st Century, and for many it is consider more of a cult. Although by keeping an open mind, it can be a very interesting discovery and after countless months of learning about the Churc…

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Don't Turn The Lights Out...

Words by Jo McTavish
THE success of James Wan is no hidden secret. Ever since his debut with Saw (2004) he has since become a horror icon, delivering quality scares, especially with the internationally successful Conjuring series. This month he brings us another film, with his latest produced arm clinching and jump out of your seat story, LIGHTS OUT.
Taking over the director’s duty is first timer David F. Sandberg, whose original short film (of the same name) debuted on YouTube in 2014 and…

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Go Beyond With Star Trek

Words by Jo McTavish
IT all began in 2009 when J.J. Abrams rebooted the beloved Star Trek series, bringing a fresh and modern approach whilst paying homage to the original series. The film became a success and this month we have the latest chapter that takes James T. Kirk, Commander Spock and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise on voyage beyond their expectations…
If you were always a fan or like me never really watched the original series, there is no denying Star Trek (2009) and Into The Dar…

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Giveaway: Swiss Army Man

Words by Jo McTavish
AS an advocate for film, I am nearly at terms with the non-existent term “original” within an industry full of sequels, remakes, adaptions and the comic book genre. Don’t get me wrong I love all of these genres but sometimes it is refreshing to see something so unheard it just has to be original and I think this month we might just have that…
Swiss Army Man marks the feature film debut of acclaimed music video directors Daniel Sheinert and Daniel Kwan, collectively kno…

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Mr Gaga: A Movement Like No Other...

Words by Jo McTavish
Director: Tomer Heymann
Screenplay: Tommer Heymann
Cast: Ohad Naharin, Tzofia Naharin, Avi Belleli 
Story: Ohad Naharin is one of the most prominent, innovative and productive choreographers in the world. The film follows Naharin between Japan, Holland, Sweden and Israel – through the …
TO say this year has been a poor year in film is something so absurd. It is not the films that are changing but the environment, dialogue and audience expectation. Although change is…

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Giveaway: Eye In The Sky

Giveaway: Eye In The Sky

| March 23, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish AS the film industry builds more innovation with their stories, the world starts to extract elements bringing them to life. This can be for good and bad and in director Gavin Hood’s latest film it shows a more positive side to where innovation can come in handy… EYE IN THE SKY […]

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Fanboy Review: Batman v Superman

Fanboy Review: Batman v Superman

| March 23, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish THAT’s how it starts. The fever, the rage, the feeling of powerlessness that turns good men cruel Alfred Pennyworth wisely says to Bruce Wayne and what I am about to say to you is very reminiscent to this… Batman v Superman is DC’s bold entry in the comic book movie (CBM) […]

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Film Review: A Bigger Splash

Film Review: A Bigger Splash

| March 22, 2016

Words by Ryan Grice Director: Luca Guadagnino Screenplay: David Kajganich and Alain Page Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Dakota Johnson Synopsis: Former producer, and lover, Harry Hawkes decides to crash rockstar Marianne Lane’s rehabilitation getaway with her new beau Paul. Though this madness is to be expected from Harry, the company he […]

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Film Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Film Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

| March 11, 2016

Words by Ryan Grice Director: Dan Trachtenberg Screenplay: Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken, and Damien Chazelle Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr., and Bradley Cooper’s voice Synopsis: During a swift departure from her fiancé, Michelle is in a car crash and wakes up in a bomb shelter with the charismatic(and potentially deranged?!?!?) Howard […]

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Giveaway: THE WITCH

Giveaway: THE WITCH

| March 10, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish THE horror genre is known for its hits and misses but when James Wan gave us The Conjuring (2012), it changed the game, reassuring all of us that there are still terrifying stories to tell and this month we are about to experience this once again… You may have already heard […]

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The Art Of J.J. Abrams

The Art Of J.J. Abrams

| March 10, 2016

Words by Steven Mitchell  J.J ABRAMS is in all our good books right now, especially after delivering us the Star Wars movie we deserved… He’s always been on the right side of fandom though, taking on stuck in the mud franchises and rejuvenating them. To name few we had Mission Impossible and Star Trek but […]

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AF French Film Festival: Blind Date

AF French Film Festival: Blind Date

| March 9, 2016

Words by Ryan Grice Director: Clovis Cornillac Screenplay: Lilou Fogli, Mathieu Oullion, Tristan Schulmann, and Clovis Cornillac Cast: Clovis Cornillac, Melanie Bernier, Lilou Fogli, and Philippe Duquesne Synopsis: Moving out on her own for the first time, a young pianist discovers that some things can ruin the perfect home; her new neighbour, a long-time resident and […]

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Ooh la la! Alliance Française French Film Festival

Ooh la la! Alliance Française French Film Festival

| March 5, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish  Bonjour! IT is that time of the year once again, when we share an experience with our loved ones, friends and families at the cinemas. Enjoying the delectable food and wine on offer, and appreciating the films we never forget, yet need to seek beyond our unvarying access… This month we […]

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Giveaway: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Giveaway: 10 Cloverfield Lane

| March 5, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish  KEEPING things, a secret has never been a problem for J.J. Abrams and once again he gives us another surprise, with 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE and the internet has gone wild… “Abrams’ did a fantastic job at keeping Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) tightly sealed, it created so much buzz the […]

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Film Review: Triple 9

Film Review: Triple 9

| March 3, 2016

Words by Steven Mitchell Director: John Hillcoat Screenplay: Matt Cook Cast: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejifor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winselt and Gal Gadot. Synopsis: A Crew has to make one last heist before they can finally get out of the game. An Impressive cast and slick visuals can’t keep the tedium […]

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