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.

ZIEGFELD GIRL, Hedy Lamarr, 1941

Film Review: Bombshell – The Hedy Lamarr Story

In 1941 amateur inventor Hedy Lamarr worked with composer George Antheil to create and patent 'frequency hopping', which when applied in naval warfare could prevent enemy jamming of communications with torpedos and move the battle for the seas in the favour of the Allies. Although not put into use by...

Film Review: Red Sparrow

Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is a famous and respected dancer for the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. Nate Nash (Joel Edgerton) is a CIA agent in Russia who botches a meeting with a mole. After a horrific leg break, Dominika must retire, and is persuaded by her nefarious uncle in the SVR,...

Film Review: Game Night

Coming off a string of Daddy's Home 2, Bad Moms' Christmas and The House, a Febraury release "WASPs in a pickle" comedy was a sign of oncoming dread to me. As it happens, Game Night is unashamedly huge fun that drags the American middle-class comedy from the gutter. It's love...

Film Review: You Have No Idea How Much I Love You

Warning: this review contains a possible spoiler The premise of Polish 'documentary' You Have No Idea How Much I Love You (original title: Nawet nie wiesz, jak bardzo cie kocham) is that an adult daughter Hanna (Hanna Maciąg) and mother Ewa (Ewa Szymczyk) are seeing renowned therapist Bogdan De Barbaro after...

Film Review: Pad Man

Based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, Pad Man is the biopic of Lakshmikant Chauhan (Akshay Kumar), the man who dreamt of manufacturing and distributing subsidized sanitary pads to the women of India after seeing the dirty rags his wife was using during menstruation. Due to the taboos surrounding menstruation...

Film Review: Loveless

In this Russian drama, a couple in the process of a bitter divorce has selfishly ignored their twelve-year-old son Alexey (Matvey Novikov) in pursuit of new relationships. When the boy goes missing, the pair are finally forced to acknowledge his existence before they can continue with their lives. Father Boris...

Film Review: Lies We Tell

Amber (Sibylla Deen) is torn between her older lover Demi (Harvey Keitel) and her devout Muslim family in Bradford. When Demi dies, his driver Donald (Gabriel Bryne) is instructed to kick Amber out the flat she was living in for the adulterous getaways. Against his better judgement, a sympathy for...

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(L-R) Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Cranks leader Jorge (Giancarlo Esposito), Frypan (Dexter Darden) and Brenda (Rosa Salazar).
Photo credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox

Film Review: Maze Runner – The Death Cure

After beginning with The Hunger Games in 2012, the tenth and (*prayers*) final film amongst the teens facing dystopian peril YA subgenre belongs to Maze Runner: The Death Cure. The Maze Runner films have always sat somewhere in the middle, never enjoying the cultural capital of The Hunger Games franchise,...

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