I AM NOT A WITCH is an atmospheric and satirical slow-burn, Rungano Nyoni’s feature debut weaving in a sense of the surreal alongside. Ben Johnston reviews.
RESCUE UNDER FIRE is a tense, energetic tale of courage and fortitude, writes Ben Johnston.
A TASTE OF INK is a tense, emotionally honest family drama, writes Ben Johnston.
An allegorical look at the uncompromising Russian prison system, A GENTLE CREATURE starts strong but loses its potency midway, falling into a weak finale.
A story about terrorism in a time that seems ravaged by it, IN THE FADE excels in its heartfelt portrayal of grief in the wake of an attack.
By retaining what made the original series so groundbreaking and doubling down on the weirdness, Twin Peaks shines in a very welcome return.
Continuing his recent string of genre defying hits, director Ben Wheatley takes a scenario usually reserved for the finale – the tense firefight – and stretches it out into ninety minutes of famous actors crawling around on a dusty warehouse floor, yelling insults and firing off potshots at each other. The biggest surprise that emerges … Continue reading Free Fire
Ben Johnston speaks to Ben Wheatley ahead of the Cambridge Picturehouse screening of his latest film FREE FIRE.
ROGUE ONE isn’t just a brilliant inclusion in the Star Wars mythology, but a beacon of hope for the future of the franchise as a whole.
ARRIVAL takes the age old notion of mankind’s first contact and manages to find a unique spin, cementing its place among the greats.