Blackfish
Documentary / Films

Blackfish

There is no denying the power of Blackfish. Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s bold look into the captive orca industry is a dizzying and shocking affair, working almost as a of cautionary monster movie but one which touches upon corporate greed, human psychology and the nature of animal instinct. The film makes it clear that orca attacks on … Continue reading

Fight Club
Comedy / Drama / Films / Thriller

Fight Club

Fight Club has an interesting backstory. Its author, Chuck Palahniuk, had previously written Invisible Monsters, which was deemed too disturbing by his publishers, who subsequently rejected it. Having something of a dark sense of humour, Palahniuk decided to write an even more disturbing novel, a novel which could never be published, and Fight Club was born. The idea came … Continue reading

James Bond Retrospective: From Russia with Love
Bond / Thriller

James Bond Retrospective: From Russia with Love

Though Dr No had been a huge success, the Bond franchise wasn’t yet fully formed. And whilst the second movie, From Russia with Love, didn’t quite set the future Bond template (that would come with the third film, Goldfinger) it did go some way to securing the franchise. From Russia with Love is a considerably more complex and more confident film … Continue reading