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Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 Happy ending (2018) James Croot Happy Ending explores interesting ideas about finding independence late in life and discovering romance in unexpected places - as well as a touch of intergenerational conflict - but never truly convinces with either its characters or scenarios. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
0/5 Playmobil: The Movie (2019) Graeme Tuckett A mess. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
2/5 The Good Liar (2019) Graeme Tuckett Unworthy of the attention and talent poured into it. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
2.5/5 The Queen's Corgi (2019) James Croot It already feels dated and is unlikely to age well. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
4.5/5 Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Graeme Tuckett Learning a little of her life is a fine way to spend 100 minutes of your own. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
3.5/5 The Addams Family (2019) James Croot Throw in a fantastic vocal cast... and the result is a terrific way to temporarily escape festive season madness. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
4/5 Frozen II (2019) James Croot I'm glad to report that, while it doesn't quite reach the heights of the first tale, Frozen 2 is a fabulous follow-up that both children and their caregivers should warmly embrace. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Graeme Tuckett Uniting all the Jarmusch output are achingly cool casts, indescribably eclectic and wonderful soundtracks - and a joyous disregard for the expectations of anyone who walks into one of his films expecting it to obey the rules of the alleged genre. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/5 After the Wedding (2019) James Croot File under decent, but disappointing and start seeking out the excellent Danish original. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
3.5/5 The Biggest Little Farm (2018) James Croot Although punctuated with some engaging and clever two-dimensional animation, the joy of Biggest Little Farm comes from its warts-and-all chronicle. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 Vita & Virginia (2018) James Croot For those who remember The Hours or Sally Potter's Orlando, this is a terrific companion piece. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
The Report (2019) James Croot A fascinating companion piece and flip-side to Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar-winning 2012 movie Zero Dark Thirty. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
Kursk (2018) James Croot A solid, serviceable action-drama, even if it plays somewhat fast and loose with the truth. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) James Croot That this works so magnificently and gut-punchingly is down to Baumbach's slow-burning narrative (we're given time to really get to know these characters) and some truly fabulous performances. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
5/5 Knives Out (2019) James Croot Knives Out is a film for lovers of murder mysteries, fans of dysfunctional family dramedies and everyone who just loves great movies. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/5 Farming (2018) James Croot Although there are certainly some surprises in the narrative, one can't help but notice some stylistic and thematic similarities between this and Shane Meadows' superb 2006 skinhead drama This is England. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
4/5 Mrs. Lowry & Son (2019) Graeme Tuckett On the screen, Mrs Lowry and Son, much like one of Lowry's own paintings, is a wee gem on a small canvas, full of loving details within its apparently simple and unadorned style. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
4.5/5 Official Secrets (2019) James Croot If you're a fan of well-made, investigative thrillers, then you should catch this while, when and where you can. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
The Irishman (2019) James Croot If De Niro, delivering his best performance in more than a decade, is the heart and soul of The Irishman, then Pacino is the undoubted scene-stealer. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
5/5 #AnneFrank. Parallel Stories (2019) Graeme Tuckett I walked into Anne Frank: Parallel Stories wondering whether her story needed to be retold. I left, convinced and furious that of course it still does. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 Ready or Not (2019) Graeme Tuckett Ready or Not does exactly what you want it to. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/5 Fisherman's Friends (2019) James Croot A welcome throwback to those who yearn for the British comedies of decades past. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
() Malcolm Hopwood An enjoyable re-enactment of the struggle to bring the comedy series to the screen. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
5/5 Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Graeme Tuckett This is a formal, beautiful, disciplined and mature film from a writer/director who seemingly can't put a foot wrong. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
3/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) James Croot With it's giddy action sequences, expertly choreographed fight scenes and frank dialogue about the place of women (and men) in 2019, director Elizabeth Banks' (Pitch Perfect 2) tale is clearly designed to capture millennials' attention. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
4/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Graeme Tuckett Director James Mangold (Logan) handles the character and drama of Ford v Ferrari well enough and knows exactly when to get out of the way and let the cars do the talking. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
4/5 A Reindeer's Journey (2019) James Croot Throw in a Game of Thrones-esque soundtrack, a menacing Wolverine and some chilling climate change exemplars and the result is a surprisingly captivating watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
2/5 The Beach Bum (2019) James Croot This wannabe Big Lebowski seems more concerned about shock value than telling anything like a compelling story. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
When the Screaming Stops (1973) James Croot I've found my new favourite music documentary of the decade. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Kylie Klein-Nixon It gives us a new cinematic hero, a charismatic, joyful man, who raised his female co-stars up with him, never forgot his mates or his community and made great things happen with them at his side. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
3.5/5 Last Christmas (2019) James Croot The script certainly wears its heart and its politics on its sleeve and Feig takes every opportunity he can to showcase Michael's more heartfelt tunes. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
5/5 Dolor y gloria (2019) Graeme Tuckett Pain and Glory might be the most sublime work either of the men has had their name on for many years. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) James Croot It's hard not to like this transformative tale of self-empowerment. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
2/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Graeme Tuckett All you'll finish up with is a film which leaves out essential events and context, while still being far too long. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
4.5/5 Bellbird (2019) Graeme Tuckett It is funny when it needs to be, but never backs off from tragedy and loss. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 Arctic Dogs (2019) James Croot The dialogue also bangs on relentlessly about not putting on a false front for people, something which culminates in what surely must be the clunkiest closing line in animated voiceover history. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Graeme Tuckett Terminator: Dark Fate is a lean, efficient, often lovably daft and absolutely action-packed good time. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
4/5 () Graeme Tuckett This recounting of what was endured and achieved is all the richer - and often moving - for being allowed to mature for a few decades. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
The Laundromat (2019) Graeme Tuckett Unexpected and deeply likeable. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
4.5/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) James Croot Jojo Rabbit shines with its combination of understated laughs and, sometimes haunting, visual flourishes. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
4/5 () Graeme Tuckett Ride Like a Girl is a solid retelling of a story that is unavoidably moving and triumphal. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
4/5 The King (2019) James Croot This is [David] Michod's finest film since his outstanding Animal Kingdom debut. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 Judy (2019) Graeme Tuckett All you will remember of Judy is Zellweger, hoofing, howling, heartbroken and heartbreaking in a performance for the ages. Everything else is just setting. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
4.5/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Graeme Tuckett This Maleficent is in many ways an even better film than the first. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/5 Photograph (2019) James Croot A charming and delightful romantic drama. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
3.5/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) James Croot Double Tap is a solid, satisfying sequel especially for the army of fans of the original. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
() James Croot An engaging and enlightening mix of archival footage, film clips and modern day interviews. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Chris Schulz El Camino's uneven start has a lot of ground to cover, but Vince Gilligan knows what he's doing, and it doesn't take long for the film to shift into higher gears. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/5 Gemini Man (2019) Graeme Tuckett Pretty well assembled, mindless fun. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/5 Hustlers (2019) James Croot On the plus side, [Writer-director Lorene Scafaria] isn't afraid to throw the cinematic kitchen sink into proceedings, with clever use of film speed, composition and songs. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019