Edinburgh: Graduation.

Earlier this week I returned to my beloved Edinburgh, if only for a mere 18 hours. Graduating from the University of Edinburgh meant reuniting with my fellow graduates in order to celebrate our hard work and achievements. Visiting Edinburgh at this time of year also means getting to experience the European Christmas Market that spreads … Continue reading

The Imitation Game.

This is a story about several tragedies. The tragedies of war and the tragedy of one man and his ill-treatment by so many. Alan Turing should be on British currency; that’s the belief of Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor responsible for bringing the great mathematician to the big screen. The Imitation Game was advertised to us as … Continue reading

The Drop.

Michaël R. Roskam’s second feature film is a broody and simplistic tale that revolves around one bar and two men. ‘Cousin Marv’s’ is a humble bar in the heart of Brooklyn which is often used by local tyrants and mobsters as a drop-off point for their criminal earnings. Whenever their bar is chosen, previous owner … Continue reading

Mr. Turner.

Mike Leigh is the reason I love cinema. When I was in my late teens I discovered Secrets & Lies, High Hopes, Life is Sweet and Vera Drake. Then in my first year at University I saw Another Year and it sealed the deal. I was reminded of why I’d chosen to study film, why I adored … Continue reading

Interstellar.

After concluding his Batman trilogy two years ago, Christopher Nolan now returns to our cinemas as director of his ninth feature film. The world seems to be in agreement that there is so much to admire about Interstellar – but as we all try to fully digest the three hour experience of watching this astonishing movie, … Continue reading