BLADE RUNNER 2049 – Brand New Trailer

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. The film also stars Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Mackenzie Davis, and Sylvia Hoeks. Blade...

Why Him? : Film Review

Wyndham Hacket Pain @WyndhamHP We have all tried to make a good impression before. Whether it’s a job interview, the first day of school, or meeting a significant other’s parents the prospect can be rather daunting. Why Him? is interested in the latter and follows the old family meets inappropriate boyfriend structure, but this time the premise has been updated to fall in line with today’s standards – or lack of – with crude jokes fitted in at any available...

Snowden: London Film Festival Review

By Anna Power @Powerpops No stranger to controversy, Oliver Stone continues his exploration of personal conflict enmeshed with the political, in his latest film Snowden. Bringing fresh perspective on Edward Snowden – the man, and his whistleblowing on covert civilian data monitoring by the NSA (National Security Agency), the film casts a paranoiac shadow over labyrinthine, secretive government operations resulting in a tense, dramatisation of events. Building on Laura Poitras Oscar winning documentary Citizenfour, the film starts at the now...

No Easy Mile: Mo Farah Documentary – DVD Review

By Wyndham Hacket Pain There was potential for a film about a current athlete who has only recently witnessed major success to feel like an EPSN special, looking behind the scenes of their success. No Easy Mile is more subtle than this and contains much more cinematic skill than the average sports documentary. It may not reach the heights of Asif Kapadia’s Senna, but there is definitely an attempt to delve deeper into the achievements of track athlete Mo Farah...

Moana: Film Review

By Linda Marric @Linda_Marric Moana is the latest big-budget holiday season animation from the team responsible for Disney’s continued renaissance. Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, who gave us the timeless Aladdin and The Little Mermaid, this charming and engaging adventure has an empowering, life-affirming message with a subject matter that will withstand the test of time. Voiced by Hawaiian actress Auli’i Cravalho, Moana is the daughter of a Pacific Islands chieftain who goes on the quest of a...

Chi-Raq: Film Review

By Linda Marric @linda_marric Spike Lee's adaptation of of the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes manages to avoid the usual pitfalls of play to screen adaptations. Chi-Raq is a play on words coined by Chicagoans, based on a statistic showing that more Americans have died from gun violence in the last decade than soldiers in the Iraq war. In Chi-Raq Lee cleverly addresses not only black-on-black gun violence, but also delves into the misogyny of gang culture; it is a...

Bleed For This: Film Review

By Linda Marric @Linda_Marric Miles Teller puts in a robust performance in Bleed For This as Vinny Pazienza, a working class boxing hero from Rhode Island, who against all odds manages to overcome personal tragedy to make it all the way to the top. Written and directed by Ben Younger, the film tells the real-life story behind the headlines of the man nicknamed “the Pazmanian Devil,” for his less than orthodox behaviour in and out of the ring. The film...

The Wailing: Film Review

By Wyndham Hackett Pain It would all too easy to think of The Wailing as the South Korean version of The Exorcist. There is a lot the two films share in common: an uneasy tone, a worried family, a young child possessed by the devil. Yet The Waling is much darker, more unsettling, and stranger than the 1973 classic which shocked audiences with its depictions of the horrors and evil that could beset American suburbia. Set in a small rural...

The Edge Of Seventeen: Competition

  We're celebrating the release of the excellent teen high school comedy The Edge Of Seventeen staring the luminous Hailee Steinfeld as Nadine. She's the teenager on the edge, navigating her way through the complexities and social anxieties of high school, romance and family drama. It's on general release on November 30th. To Win: Just tweet and follow us at @TLE_Film for a chance to win an Edge Of Seventeen pack including: A branded hoodie, two wristbands, a LED flashlight...

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