Myths and Monsters: The Films of Guillermo del Toro

For Guillermo del Toro, it was what lay beneath the bed, behind the curtain, or in the darkness that made him tick as a child and that inspires him creatively as a writer and director today. As a self-confessed lover of the macabre, del Toro surrounds himself with art, imagery, sculptures and collections of all that…

The Shape of Water Review

The Shape of Water is an impossibly beautiful exploration of love, friendship and humanity; part drama, part heist movie, part thriller, all fantasy, expertly crafted in the way that only director Guillermo del Toro can.

Black Panther Review

Black Panther is a sprawling, often beautiful, globe-hopping, worldbuilding comic book movie that forges a real sense of place, and more importantly, of culture. It’s being hailed as one of the finest of all time in the genre; yes, it’s very good, but that’s a claim that might be overstating its virtues a touch though.

The Post Bitesize Review

“In the First Amendment the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors.”

I Am Heath Ledger Review

On January 22nd, 2008, acclaimed actor Heath Ledger died at just 28 years of age. 28 years he lived at double-speed, rising to Hollywood fame, pushing himself artistically and starting a family along the way. This is his story. 

Coco Review

Pixar’s Up opens with a beautiful and heartbreaking montage of life, love, loss and regret for the time slipped by. Coco opens with an elegant montage all of its own, setting out the generations of small boy Miguel Rivera’s family, their proud traditions, their lasting superstitions and the effect that these have on the young aspiring musician’s dreams. But…