Have you ever dreamed of what might happen if you decided to interact with that person you locked eyes with when walking down the street? Maybe you've imagined a scenario in which you ask the classmate you like out for a drink? Or perhaps you've envisaged a life together with the stranger sitting opposite you on the train? Before Sunrise is the fantasy that plays out in our heads. The ideal romance where everything clicks into place. One night of…
The Lovers on the Bridge 1991
Two hopelessly lost souls collide on a crumbling bridge, both trapped in a deadly cycle that dominates those in its clutches. Addiction, disease, poverty, famine - all part of a daily struggle that plagues their existence. For Alex, wrapping his lips around that oh so sweet glass canister is the highlight of the day. The concoction within surging through his veins, offering a way to forget but not a way out. Michèle has lost everything, new to this way of…
Scream VI 2023
Makes the mistake of teasing a very different movie with the subversive opening, only to retread the same ground as all the Screams that came before. Strong set pieces and a lot of the dumb slasher fun that we've come to expect make this watchable but that awful final act does its best to make you wonder why you were even watching in the first place.
Permanent Vacation 1980
A meandering and sleepy crawl through downtown Manhattan. Streets are litter-filled and overgrown, people are tired and delirious. Jarmusch's low budget debut never quite finds its stride, and is hampered by some performances that don't work, but it's clear to see the beginnings of a style that will surely be honed and developed in movies to come.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004
Sigh here we go again...
As many of you reading this will already know, I watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at the end of last year and did not like it at all. If you didn't know this, I’m sorry. This rating will have most likely left you feeling a little bit upset, maybe even angry. I understand. Grab a drink, take a seat and read on at your own risk. Just know that I really tried to…
Decision to Leave 2022
Tonight, after leaving the cinema, I walked through the night-time streets of Birmingham city centre and felt an overwhelming sense of clarity. I slowed my walking pace, letting the wind blow the rain against my face, feeling the cold splash of each droplet as it hit me. I felt the weight of my feet pressing against the ground with each step. I gazed up at the sky and took a deep breath of cool air. What I felt in that…