Christopher Marchant

Christopher Marchant

Christopher Marchant is an entertainment journalist with a degree in Film from Sussex University, and an MA in Newspaper Journalism from City University London. In his spare time he likes obsessing over American politics and long walks along Ruislip Lido. A collection of Christopher's works can be found at christophermarchant.wordpress.com, and he tweets at @BrianInvincible.

Beats: Pulsating rave drama

★★★★☆ The 1994 Criminal Justice Act gave police officers the power to shut down events at which music “wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats” was being played, a clearly personal attack at rave culture. This fact opens Beats, and is referred to throughout...

Video review: Dumbo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpautDk-uMM Alenya Wood and Abu Ali of the Silver Screen Show discuss Tim Burton's live action remake of Disney classic Dumbo, in cinemas across the UK now.

Pet Sematary – Death is the next gruesome adventure

★★★★☆ Evil, posing not as a demon or vampire, but rising from within us, pitting family members against each other. While there is lots to be said for Jordan Peele’s Us, this same format followed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s Pet Sematary is another excellent feature that dares to delve within the...

Film Review: Green Book

The Copacabana nightclub, 1962. The rugged chief bouncer Tony 'The Lip' Vallelonga finds himself out of work while the club is refurbished, and agrees to drive concert pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) across country for his upcoming tour. Snags to this arrangement are that not only is Don a...

Film Review: Ralph Breaks The Internet

Disclaimer: I had watched seven John Carpenter films in a row immediately prior to sitting down to this. I do not think this affected my judgement, but I don't know for sure. Wreck-It-Ralph is a hugely fun movie. A heartfelt nod to the arcade games of yonder, a protagonist echoing without...

Film Review: A Star Is Born

1937. 1954. 1976. 2018. A Star Is Born has had a version for almost every generation of cinema, and the pull of its story can travel across eras with ease. In Bradley Cooper's latest version, he takes the '76 approach of transferring the story to purely music: self-destructive star Jackson Maine (Cooper)...

Film Review: The Rider

After a horrific accident at a rodeo competition, Brady Blackburn (Brady Jandreau) must deal with his brain injuries and a life of mediocrity in rural South Dakota. I had the pleasure of speaking with Brady Jandreau prior to seeing The Rider, and it was a relief that director and writer Chloé Zhao...

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