Category: Culture Watch


What’s under the hood of the Furious franchise?

Review: The Fate of the Furious Starring: Vin Deisel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Scott Eastwood Family. More than fast cars,...

Last Days in the Desert

Jesus the imaginary friend

Review: Last Days in the Desert (M) Ewan McGregor, Ciaran Hinds, Tye Sheridan  Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness. But you probably already knew that. Even if you...


Who’s the boss of your house

Need some quick help with knowing what to watch this week? Tune in to The Big Picture’s latest reviews, featuring new family film The Boss Baby. The Big...


Ryan Reynolds celebrates 100th birthday

Batman and the Power Rangers also showed up to mark a major milestone this week.


Jesus is coming back. On Netflix

The world’s biggest streaming service, Netflix, has announced it’s working on a new production. And it focuses on Jesus performing miracles, in our modern...


What kind of international woman is Miss Sloane

What does this star-studded drama do for gender roles?


Black cinema shows what we should not forget

Two months ago I was standing on Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, USA, and I was contemplating the bloody history contained within its short metal span. The name...


Moana looks to the past for strength

Breaking with tradition, Disney’s newest animated movie for families is not set in the pale-skinned world of Frozen or Cinderella. At cinemas from Boxing Day, Moana is...


First contact, trolls and the art of war

Press play below to check out expert reviews on some of the most notable releases at cinemas and on the small screen. The Big Picture’s Ben McEachen weighs up...


The secret to success is…

Want to get ahead? No, do you want to make it really, really big? Here’s how… Join the Big Picture team every week, as film reviewer Ben McEachen and...