Funny Cow.

Funny Cow.

Beware. For Funny Cow is not the film you might be expecting it to be. It’s pitched itself as the story of a female comedian trying to make it on the comedy circuit in 1970s Northern England but proves far more interested in the turbulent childhood and marriage that proceeded it. Maxine Peake is Funny Cow, the otherwise … Continue reading

Macbeth.

It hardly needed to be confirmed, but Australian director Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth reestablishes both Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as two of Western cinema’s most powerful, talented actors. Combined, they form a mighty duo – here as the Lady and Lord of sin and death. Kurzel’s adaptation opens with the death … Continue reading

Pride.

Political, hysterical and downright ruddy fun, Pride is brimming over with heart and soul. The film opens and closes at two consecutive London Pride marches. The year in between each event makes up the film’s narrative. When the unions refuse to accept donations from the gay community in support of the miners, the LGSM are … Continue reading