Patriots Day

Patriots Day – Review

Mark Wahlberg loves Boston more than you love your own mother. So who better to play the lead in Patriots Day, this emotive dramatisation of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing? Wahlberg and director Peter Berg...
Moonlight

Moonlight – Review

Moonlight is a strange mixture of the old and the new, offering plenty that we’ve seen before while pushing boundaries that too often remain rigid in mainstream films. Director Barry Jenkins begins in the...
Fences

Fences – Review

A great play has a certain kind of self-made intensity, as if its players are conjuring up a story from thin air and keeping that plate spinning around the single stage. It leaves you dizzy. Directing...
Lego Batman

The LEGO Batman Movie – Review

How many Batmans do we really need? If superhero fatigue is real then surely the Dark Knight is a prime candidate, with Christopher Nolan’s trilogy rapidly followed by the heavy metal angst of Zach...
ToniErdmann

Toni Erdmann – Review

When a synopsis promises: “A man who loves playing practical jokes visits his workaholic daughter in disguise as an eccentric life coach”, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re watching an episode of...
T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting – Review

The skagboys are back in town, and this time their drug of choice is not heroin, but nostalgia. Tackling sequel Porno, John Hodge delivers an intelligent adaptation that could have perhaps used some more...
ManchesterbytheSea

Manchester By The Sea – Review

Casey Affleck is Lee, the quiet, unassuming face of Manchester by the Sea. Working as a janitor in snow-crusted Boston he busies himself in the background of other people’s lives. He does his work, he goes...
Xmasgiftguide

The ORWAV Christmas Gift Guide 2016

2016 has been a bit of a shitshow. Half the western world has been stunned by that shock political duo, Trump and Brexit, and if you weren’t disappointed by them, then you were definitely rocked by the...