Badlands, directed by Terrence Malick, tells the story of two youngsters who are drawn together and embark on a mad ride across the country.


The new Apes saga has been a slow burner. Rise of the Planet of the Apes was, all round, an OK start to this trilogy, The stakes were raised in […]

War For The Planet of The Apes

The production line continues as Oats Studios releases their next short film, Zygote. With no time for build up or much exposition you are left to wonder what the hell […]


The series is of high quality production, great locations as always with these Euro-thrillers, and some really good moments of tension and drama but it ultimately falls a bit short of its promise and drags the story out for a bit too long and leaves a few questions dangling, hoping for another series.

Public Enemy

Knowing nothing about this film is probably the way to get the most out of it. No expectations of what will happen and you will see this film for what it is: A wonderful example of how paranoia and suspense can be used to drive a film.

It Comes at Night

What an absolutely bombastic, rip-rolling blast Baby Driver is! From the moment Baby (Ansel Elgort) presses play on his iPod and Bellbottoms by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion belts out, this film had me head nodding and foot tapping along, right through to the end credits "Was he slow?" mix playing out.

Baby Driver

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a thing of rare beauty. The pace of the storytelling is almost glacial but somehow that never seems to matter, what actually occurs is quite minimal but somehow seems dramatic and highly important.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Starting with what looks like actual documentary footage of the Vietnam war brings a sense of authenticity to this short and, when the story gets going, it felt to me […]


So my reading habits are sporadic at best. I tend to go through phases of wanting to read as much as I can and then forgetting about books entirely for […]

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Oats Studios is the place where Neill Blomkamp has decided to place his next work. Oats Studios is described as “We make experimental short films” and with Blomkamp in the […]