Apple Tree Yard

Posted 12:34pm Sunday 10th September 2017

Rating: 3.5/5 Following the likes of successful BBC mini-series like Happy Valley comes Jessica Hobbs’s Apple Tree Yard. Based on the novel of the same name, Apple Tree Yard centres on Dr Yvonne Carmichael (Emily Watson), a scientist who is unhappy in her marriage. She begins an affair with Read more...

The Big Sick

Posted 12:56pm Sunday 20th August 2017

Rating: 4/5 The Big Sick opened with great acclaim from critics and viewers alike. The film is based on the true story of how Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani began their relationship. They wrote the screenplay of the film together and Nanjiani plays himself, while Gordon delegated her role to Read more...

The Innocents

Posted 1:13pm Sunday 2nd April 2017

Rating: 3.5/5 Anne Fontaine’s The Innocents was not an easy film to watch, but it’s definitely worth watching. Set at the culmination of World War II, the film follows heroine Mathilde Beaulieu: a young woman working for the Polish Red Cross. She is approached by a nun begging her to Read more...

West of Eden

Posted 1:10pm Sunday 2nd April 2017

Rating: 3.5/5 West of Eden is an independent film set in rural New Zealand in the 1960s. A low budget New Zealand film can sometimes spell disaster, but West of Eden engages the audience through its controversial and unique subject matter. West of Eden is the story of Billy, a young Maori man Read more...

Alone in Berlin

Posted 2:07pm Sunday 19th March 2017

Rating: 2/5 Alone in Berlin is based the true story of Otto and Elise Hampel (named Otto and Elise Quangel in the film) who, after their son dies in 1940 while fighting in WW2, silently protest by writing postcards criticizing Hitler and the Nazi regime and urging others to protest against it. Read more...

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