Potted Panto

Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner present to us ten-minute versions of six panto fairytales, with a seventh thrown to complete the theme (Snow White anyone?). Both of them play all the characters in a show that makes you very happy…

The Nest Film Review

A marriage is on the verge of collapse in the new film ’The Nest.’ Set in 1986, in an era before mobile phones, ’The Nest’ follows young couple Rory (Jude Law) and his beautiful wife Alison (Carrie Coon) in their…

Proxima Review

Eva Green is superb as a divorced single mother who is an astronaut chosen to go into space in the excellent ‘Proxima’. Sarah (Green) is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne and lives alone with…

I am Woman review

An Australian singer, with a young daughter in tow, arrives in 1996 New York to make it as a singer. The woman’s name was Helen Reddy. Yes, Helen Reddy the legend who sang such hits as “I Don’t Know How…

Tommaso film Review

Willem Dafoe gives one of his best performances as a film director struggling to come to terms with life. Dafoe is the title character – ‘Tommaso’ – an older American expat living in Rome. He is putting together a new…

Only the Animals

A woman disappears in the mountains of France – and it’s her death that links several people in the very dramatic French film ‘Only the Animals.’ The opening shot in this film is of a black man with a goat…

The Assistant Review

What happens if your boss is molesting women in his office, an office that is right behind where you sit? This is the dilemna Jane (Julia Garner) faces in the new film ‘The Assistant.’ Jane is an assistant to the…

Vivarium Review

Imagine being trapped, held against your will, in a house and a neighbourhood that is weird and creepy. Actually that’s our reality right now, but take it one step further and imagine that there is simply no escape – and…

Emma and Sonic the Hedgehog film reviews

The new film ‘Emma’ – based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel – is about a rich young woman who sees her friends all around her falling in love. But does Emma want love? Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays Emma with…

Parasite film review

Yes it’s true about all the hype surrounding the South Korean film ‘Parasite’ – it’s funny, dramatic, and very very different, and it sticks to you like, well, a parasite. Director Bong Joon-ho, who wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won,…