Possum review – Horrifying, meticulously crafted fairytale from Matthew Holness, starring Sean Harris

Katherine McLaughlin 22 October 2018 Horrifying, meticulously crafted fairytale from Matthew Holness, starring Sean Harris From the creator and star of cult 2004 TV series Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, Matthew Holness, comes a disturbing debut feature that recalls the exquisite craft and unnerving rhythm of Bernard Rose’s Paperhouse, David Cronenberg’s Spider and David Lynch’s Eraserhead. It…

The Sisters Brothers review – LFF 2018: Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly put in two strong performances in Jacques Audiard’s surprisingly sensitive Western

Nikki Baughan 19 October 2018 LFF 2018: Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly put in two strong performances in Jacques Audiard’s surprisingly sensitive Western Bad blood runs in torrents through The Sisters Brothers, both in the violent altercations that are part of daily life in the expanding American West, and in the themes of revenge,…

Assassination Nation review – LFF 2018: This audacious modern spin on the Salem witch trials boasts a stellar cast including Suki Waterhouse and Odessa Young

Katherine McLaughlin 19 October 2018 LFF 2018: This audacious modern spin on the Salem witch trials boasts a stellar cast including Suki Waterhouse and Odessa Young Has social media spawned the rise of self-righteous, pitchfork wielding bigots, quick to judge anyone who doesn’t fit into their bubble? Director and writer Sam Levinson’s modern spin on…

The Favourite review – LFF 2018: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone put in career-best performances in Yorgos Lanthimos’ period comedy masterpiece

Nikki Baughan 18 October 2018 LFF 2018: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone put in career-best performances in Yorgos Lanthimos’ period comedy masterpiece Brash, bawdy and utterly beguiling, The Favourite is, much like its subjects, something of a deceptive confection. While it may play as a broad period farce, revelling in the ribald excesses…

The World of Hans Zimmer to tour the UK in 2019, here’s how to get presale tickets

Becki Crossley 15 October 2018 Symphonic celebration of the world famous composer’s works comes to Wembley, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow The latest touring show from Hans Zimmer, The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration, comes to the UK for four dates in March 2019. Presale tickets are available from 10am on Wed 17…

Suspiria review – LFF 2018: Luca Guadagnino draws from a wide pool of inspiration for his reimaging of Dario Argento’s horror classic

Katherine McLaughlin 16 October 2018 LFF 2018: Luca Guadagnino draws from a wide pool of inspiration for his reimaging of Dario Argento’s horror classic Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s horror landmark Suspiria continually acknowledges its predecessor (original star Jessica Harper appears), yet looks to the cinema of Rainer Werner Fassbinder for aesthetic and political…