Release Date: 18 March 2016 Certification:15 Running Time:119 min Director: Ben Wheatley Starring:Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss
With half the world’s wealth owned by one percent of the population and the western world becoming increasingly urbanised and dependent on technology, the work of English science fiction writer JG Ballard has never seemed so prescient. First published in 1975, his novel High-Rise examines societal breakdown within an insular community housed in a huge concrete tower block. As the gap between rich and poor grows ever more pronounced and global politics descends into a nightmare of name-calling and one-upmanship, Ben Wheatley’s furious howl of an adaptation arrives bang on time.
Release Date: 21st February 2014 Certification: 15 Run time: 123 minutes Director: Jim Jarmusch Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, John Hurt
Only Lovers Left Alive may feature ashen faced immortals who feed on human blood, but it’s not really what you’d call a vampire movie. These creatures of the night would rather reflect on art and science than go around ripping open jugulars. Frankly, after centuries of living, they’re all a little too grown up for that sort of thing. This may not be a horror picture but with it’s languid pace, detached eye and emphasis on mood over plot, it’s a quintessential Jim Jarmusch film. … Continue Reading
Release Date: 30th October 2013 Certification: 12A Running Time: 120 minutes Director: Alan Taylor Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Kat Dennings, Chris O’Dowd
Continuing from where The Avengers left off, Thor: The Dark World finds the ever-devious Loki now imprisoned beneath Asgard for his antics back on Earth, while Thor is trying his best to keep the peace between the nine realms. Elsewhere, Jane is still looking for signs of him after his sudden departure and accidentally stumbles into the Dark World, awakening an ancient power which brings with it the tyranny of the Dark Elves. It picks up the pieces much more effectively than the previous Marvel instalment Iron Man 3, which acknowledged its predecessor by having Tony Stark suffer panic attacks whenever he recalled New York; which seemed convenient way to avoid the subject. The end result is a blockbuster which hits the ground running and barely falters.