The Revenant – Review

The Revenant – Review Written by Joe Rafferty The Revenant is a breath taking revenge story that utilises mesmerising visuals, visceral action and impeccable acting, as well as adding an adrenaline shot to the western genre. The film has received considerable acclaim for its efforts and deservedly so. Actor Sean Penn, who is a friend …

Triple 9 – Review

Triple 9 – Review Written by Joe Rafferty The latest film by John Hillcoat is a top notch, explosive thriller that features a well talented cast, intense direction and a complex yet engaging story. This is a film I have been looking forward to as I am a huge fan of the crime drama/thriller genre. …

Public Morals – Review

    Public Morals is the latest brainchild of indie film writer, director and actor Edward Burns and is a fitting love letter to the cop and gangster genre.     For anyone who is unfamiliar with Edward Burns, you will most likely remember him for his acting role as Private First Class Richard Reiben …

Macbeth – Review

Director Justin Kurzel’s take on the Shakespearian tragedy proves to be a harrowing and psychologically powerful piece, which is further enhanced by the performances of a phenomenal cast. Kurzel’s version of Macbeth marks the tragedy’s 12th screen adaptation, the first going as far back to the silent film era. So its safe to say now …

Slow West – Review

    First time writer/director John Maclean’s film is a brilliant addition to the Western genre with its qualities lying in writing, direction, acting and cinematography. The film is stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) and Ben …

Child 44 – Review

      Child 44 is without a doubt one of the biggest let downs of the year in what is turning out to be a year full of excitement and anticipation for film. The film is plagued by terrible writing, clumsy direction and mediocre performances. Based on the 2008 bestselling thriller by Tom Rob …

Mad Max: Fury Road – Review

Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the most exhilarating films of this year and is full of stunning visuals, phenomenal performances and rollercoaster action sequences. The film marks the return of George Miller’s cult franchise to our screens since Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome in 1985. After a troubled production history and being stuck …

Leeds Beckett RAG Society Announced

    Leeds Beckett University has recently announced the establishment of its own RAG society. The RAG society stands for Raise and Give, and its main aim is to raise money for various local charities within the Leeds area. This is done through the activities of students who are enthusiastic in taking part in this …

A Most Violent Year – Review

    J.C. Chandor’s latest film is proof that he is an exciting film-maker to keep tabs on. A phenomenal work which portrays a city torn apart by violence and volatility through beautiful cinematography, flawless acting and a story that will absorb you throughout its duration.   One of the biggest misconceptions I had going into this film (and …

American Sniper – Review

    Clint Eastwood’s latest film is a powerful visual tale of a real life natural born killer, and is packed with claustrophobic tension, hard hitting drama and intense performances. Based on the memoir, American Sniper is a biopic of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, officially the most lethal sniper in the history of the United …

Exodus: Gods and Kings – Review

Exodus: Gods and Kings offers quite an exciting premise with the likes of Ridley Scott and Christian Bale headlining the film, but its end product is a 150 minutes of tired clichés, flat characters and a story that doesn’t provide anything we as an audience haven’t seen a million times already. The Biblically inspired epic …

Interstellar Review

  Speaking not only as a die hard Chris Nolan fan but also as a space film fanatic, truthfully I was strongly mixed when going to see this film having been extremely disappointed with Alfonso Cuarón’s grossly overrated Gravity, a film that for me was just a visually dominated piece with a monotonous storyline and …