General Reviews

Whiplash

When an aspiring drummer, Andrew (Teller), registers at a world-renowned New York music school, he fast realises that his drum kit isn’t the only thing that requires a thick skin. Nothing sounds more like vanilla than a film about drumming. Drums are the Steady Eddie of… Read More ›

Boyhood

Boyhood is fast becoming one of the most celebrated films of 2014. Written and directed by the masterful Richard Linklater, and filmed over the course of 12 years, on viewing it is easy to see why. What Linklater has achieved… Read More ›

Guardians of The Galaxy

  It’s not often I walk out of a summer blockbuster feeling refreshingly entertained and in high spirits, but against the odds this is exactly what happened when I managed to attend an early press screening of Guardians of the Galaxy… Read More ›

How to Train your Dragon 2 3D

  In 2010, How to Train Your Dragon delighted the cinema-going public with its first class animation, exciting narrative, snappy dialogue and loveable characters. It impressed audiences and critics alike as a thoroughly enjoyable family adventure all wrapped up in some really… Read More ›

The LEGO Movie

Imagine drinking eight cans of cola, snorting a line of cocaine and standing on the roof of a skyscraper during a hurricane whilst listening to heavy dance music. That is what it feels like when watching a movie by Phil… Read More ›

Transformers: Age of Extinction

In a strange mixture of zero planning and coincidence, I found myself at Vue Angel Islington this weekend watching Michael Bay’s latest Transformers film, and this is what I thought. When a philanthropic businessman (Stanley Tucci) unlocks the Transformers’ genome, a program that… Read More ›

The Sacrament

When a Vice documentary crew discover that one of their own’s sister has fled the US, they embark on a journey to a remote jungle in an undisclosed location to find her. Once they are on the ground in “Eden… Read More ›

Penny Dreadful

Just when I wondering what was going to take the edge off completing the fantastic second series of Orange is the New Black, along comes the deliciously twisted and psychotic Penny Dreadful. From renowned Oscar nominated writer, John Logan (Any… Read More ›

Godzilla Review

We’ve come fresh from seeing the highly anticipated, highly marketed Gareth Edwards (Monsters) Godzilla, starring Aaron Taylor- Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen and Juliette Binoche. Our review is spoiler free and friendly for all! Plot and Script – Lauren Gareth Edwards, in… Read More ›

Walk of Shame

Walk of Shame, written and directed by Steven Brill of Movie 43 infamy, starring Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden and a striking yellow dress is the latest female-led situation comedy attempting to resonate with audiences. Banks plays Meghan Miles, an uptight yet perky news anchor who, following… Read More ›

All Is Lost

PSA: At Frame Rates, we don’t like to reveal spoilers in our reviews. However, in the case of All Is Lost, it is impossible to discuss the movie without giving away the premise. Therefore, the following review will talk about… Read More ›

In a World

In a World, a small independent film about a struggling female voice-over artist that made its début at Sundance in 2013, introduces us to the emerging writing talent and flourishing star power of the captivating Lake Bell. Bell, most commonly… Read More ›

The Square

You know that feeling you get when you watch a movie for the first time and the phone gets put down, you get tunnel-vision and it feels like you’re floating? The Square did that to me. Documenting two years in Cairo,… Read More ›

Robocop (1987)

With the impending release of the Robocop reboot, I thought I would pop my nostalgia boner and revisit the 1987, Paul Verhoeven original. Oh, and spoilers for a 26 year old movie. Though you really should have seen this… In a… Read More ›

The Wolf of Wall Street

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. (Source: IMDb) Martin Scorsese’s latest movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, has… Read More ›

12 Years A Slave

One of the front-runners of this year’s Oscars is 12 Years A Slave, Steven McQueen’s latest attempt at the marriage of art and narrative film. The movie is based on the true story of Solomon Northup: an artisanal son of a… Read More ›

Resolution

When Michael (Peter Cilella) decides to intervene to save his friend, Chris (Vinny Curran), from the throes of methamphetamine addiction, he chains him to a pipe in a cabin to induce withdrawal. However, as the days pass, the pair begin… Read More ›