Hustlers (2019)

Money, ambition and misguided righteousness collide in Lorene Scafaria’s sizzling Hustlers with incredible performances and a banging soundtrack, based on a New York magazine piece by journalist Jessica Pressler. Dorothy (Constance Wu) is the newest dancer at Scores Strip Club, trying to earn enough money to support her grandmother when she in taken under the…

Now on Netflix: Faces Places (2017)

Following the New Wave filmmaker and icon’s death last month, it seems an appropriate time to revisit some of the films of Agnès Varda. Faces Places (or Visages Villages in the original French) is a collaboration between Varda and the artist JR, who combines photography and street art to create enormous murals often on the sides of…

Now on Netflix: Bad Moms (2016)

The film Bad Moms film brings laughs and some touching emotional moments as three women fight back against the pressure to be perfect at all time, and start a PTA wide rebellion. Amy Mitchell (Mila Kunis) over-worked and has had enough. When she’s not running round after her kids and doing their homework for them, she’s working…

The Favourite (2018)

  Yorgos Lanthimos’ seventh film, and his third in the English language, is proving to possibly be his most critically successful endeavour yet. Set in the early 18th century and focusing on the reign of Queen Anne, you might be forgiven for assuming that this is just another stuffy period drama that you might end…

Now on Netflix: Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

We all suffer from a collective nostalgia when it comes to Richard Curtis films. Love Actually is a Christmas classic – despite some of the creepier story lines – and the portrayal of London’s upper middle classes being in and out of love in the Christmas season makes it a perfect lazy weekend film, or…

Black Panther (2018)

Ryan Coogler has done something extraordinary with Black Panther. In a market that was in very real danger of having superhero fatigue, he has managed to breath new life, energy and a brilliant, exciting vision of a world into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Like Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther feels like the beginning of…