In recent months, cinema screens have been dominated with biographical films. Alan Turing was the main focus behind “The Imitation Game”, Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything” and J.M.W. Turner was the star in “Mr Turner”. Another addition to that list is the story of Louie Zamperini, as conveyed in Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken”.Continue Reading "Review: Unbroken"
No matter how much you dress it up, Toybox Turbos is by and large the resurrection of Micro Machines under a new identity; you only have to take one look at a gameplay trailer or screenshot to see that. Needless to say, the top-down racer is an excellent revival of a game series that looked all but dead and buried.Continue Reading "Review: Toybox Turbos"
Having formed in 2012, Amber Run already boast an impressive collection of achievements. The five-piece indie pop band, who met at the University of Nottingham, have made numerous festival appearances (including Reading and Leeds), received recognition on BBC Radio 1 from Zane Lowe and Fearne Cotton and have built up quite the following after touring with Kodaline and Lewis Watson.Continue Reading "Review: Amber Run – Just My Soul Responding"
Ever since his portrayal of the Dark Knight in Tim Burton’s “Batman” series of films, Michael Keaton has struggled to shake off his attachment to the role. With this in mind, it’s extremely fitting that Keaton plays the lead in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”.Continue Reading "Review: Birdman"
Films based on stories from The Bible have generally proved hugely successful on the big screen, with both “The Passion of the Christ” (2004) and “Noah” (2014) achieving high takings at the box office. However, can Ridley Scott (“Gladiator”) manage the same success with “Exodus: Gods and Kings”?Continue Reading "Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings"
At the Paralympics Opening Ceremony in 2012, Stephen Hawking famously said: “There should be no boundaries to human endeavour.” This is something that the theoretical physicist has demonstrated throughout his lifetime, as clearly depicted in James Marsh’s latest biopic “The Theory of Everything”.Continue Reading "Review: The Theory of Everything"