Review: One Night in Miami [London Film Festival] – Big Picture Film Club

Review: One Night in Miami [London Film Festival] – Big Picture Film Club

"In a 2014 interview, the activist and writer Angela Y. Davis decried the emphasis on individualism in American history. “It is essential to resist the depiction of history as the work of heroic individuals,” she said, as a way to make sure that people today were able to recognise their “potential agency as part of [...]

Review: Bombshell – ‘Big Picture Film Club’

Review: Bombshell – ‘Big Picture Film Club’

'Does it refer to the huge news story? So gigantic it exploded onto the 24-hour news cycle in 2016, dominating the conversation for weeks. Or maybe it means the striking skinny blond newscasters who delivered that story on Fox News? The film’s title, Bombshell, isn’t the only thing that’s hard to pin down in this fictionalised retelling of the [...]

Review: The Farewell – ‘Big Picture Film Club’

Review: The Farewell – ‘Big Picture Film Club’

The Farewell Awkwafina ‘Based on a true story’ are words even the most casual of movie-goers will recognise. They’re almost in-built into the DNA of modern filmmaking, no matter how loosely they’re used. Lulu Wang’s second feature The Farewell, however, announces it’s ‘based on an actual lie’.  You can read the full review here.

Review: Wound

Review: Wound

Richard Scott can make what was considered seedy into a thing of beauty, he can take violence and spin it into verse that both hurts and stuns. His poetry captures the essence of what it means to be gay, and to be an artist, and how those things work in conjunction. It shows what it [...]