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Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 Marriage Story (2019) Jamie East See it immediately. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 Honey Boy (2019) Jamie East LaBeouf delivers more than he has for years, but this could be an otherwise staid recovery story were it not for Jupe's performance. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Lucy in the Sky (2019) Jamie East Directed by Noah Hawley - the showrunner of the most-excellent Fargo - Lucy In The Sky completely misses the point of virtually everything it tries to tackle. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
3/5 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Grant Rollings Old school intrigue is replaced by so much of Norton's one-man political grandstanding that the film not only feels off rhythm... Thankfully, it picks up the pace again for a rousing finale that does enough to erase the off-key moments. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 The Two Popes (2019) Jamie East What starts as a historical scribe of the unusual sequence of events that led the Vatican to have two living popes, gently subsides into an affectionate, humourous and delicate look at faith, forgiveness and progression. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
2/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) Howell Davies The only saving grace is the occasional, but genuinely great, action scenes, including a car chase that will have you on the edge of your seat. But forget heaven, these angels will take you to purgatory. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
5/5 Knives Out (2019) Jamie East It says a lot that one of the year's most entertaining films is also its most straightforward. There's little here except a tight, smart script and a bunch of extremely talented actors. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
5/5 The Irishman (2019) Jamie East Rest assured, you will want to set aside a whole evening for this - and then want to watch it again straight away. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
3/5 The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) Jamie East A cursory tale that it's well worth planning things in advance as much as possible, this is a gnat's breath away from being a complete disaster, but is saved by a first-time director's naive faith it will all be saved in the edit. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
2/5 Them That Follow (2019) Jamie East So yes, Olivia knocks the socks off everything as per usual, but by the time this film turns from a mildly chilling thriller to a gory romance, I was already checking my watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
3/5 21 Bridges (2019) Jamie East The journey is fast-paced enough to get the point before you scoff too much and the cast go a long way to smoothing over the cliché crinkles. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
3/5 Last Christmas (2019) Jamie East While it doesn't feel particularly Christmassy, I still felt better walking out of the cinema than I did going in. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2019
3/5 Little Monsters (2019) Jamie East Some of the gags work well, however - one in particular, involving a photograph - while Nyong'o's dazzling screen presence and the charming kids elevate this just above your typical zom-com. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2019
4/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Jamie East The cars do look incredible and every time we venture on to the track the movie goes up a gear as director James Mangold makes it feel like you are in the pit lane. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2019
4/5 The Report (2019) Jamie East It is restrained, captivating and completely vindicating to all opponents of the Iraq War. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2019
4/5 Luce (2019) Jamie East A moral whodunnit, fully intending to create one hell of a conversation on the way home from the cinema. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
4/5 The Good Liar (2019) Jamie East A solid film from two absolute greats. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
3/5 Driven (2018) Jamie East There's a really good story in there, but the makers chose to focus on all the wrong parts. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
3/5 The Aeronauts (2019) Jamie East [T]he Aeronauts did nothing but, erm, deflate me. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
3/5 After the Wedding (2019) Jamie East I wanted to be swept along by the heft of it, and there are moments it could have happened, but in the end it was merely a waft. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Jamie East [F]or a feel good story of how baby steps can help you focus on what matters, it hits its mark. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Jamie East In spite of this, Doctor Sleep is a solid, entertaining follow-up to one of the scariest ever films. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 Black and Blue (2019) Jamie East Only Fast & Furious actor Tyrese Gibson... is up to the task of going toe to toe with Harris when the adrenaline pumps so hard that her nervous system threatens to implode. Without them, Black And Blue wouldn't leave a mark. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
2/5 The Addams Family (2019) Jamie East Aside from an amusing Uncle Fester it's not funny enough, there's nothing for anyone over the age of 11. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
3/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Jamie East [I]t's a solid, entertaining reboot of a classic franchise. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
4/5 Official Secrets (2019) Jamie East The cast are excellent, especially Ralph Fiennes, and the story is told with compassion. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Jamie East Michelle Pfeiffer channelling her contemptuous Catwoman from Batman Returns is proper good, though. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/5 Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) Jamie East Chuck in some Tom And Jerry-style capers with Bitzer the sheepdog and you have a perfect rainy-Sunday tonic for your flock of little ones. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Jamie East It feels like watching a lengthy compilation of well-scripted cut-scenes from zombie video games. But any movie with jokes about David Gray and Portishead is all right by me. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
1/5 Gemini Man (2019) Jamie East This is an absolutely inexcusable turkey. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
3/5 The Day Shall Come (2019) Jamie East This does not have quite the oomph of his previous work but hits far more often than it misses, with some real pathos too. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
4/5 Farming (2018) Jamie East The extremely violent story is based loosely on the childhood experiences of director Adewale. And it is his passion for this project which sets Farming above so many other homegrown movies you will see this year. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
3/5 The King (2019) Jamie East It looks incredible and has the best character actors money can buy. But Timothee Chalamet as Henry V doesn't quite live up to expectations, giving a muted performance when something deeper was needed. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
4/5 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Jamie East Oh man, this is a cleverly put together film that refuses to bow to too much nostalgic references, but simply reminds us of Gilligan's brilliant storytelling and groundbreaking cinematography. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
4/5 Hitsville: The Making of Motown (2019) Jamie East With such access and catalogue it's impossible not to fall for this. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
5/5 Judy (2019) Jamie East This film is an important reminder for older generations - and an introduction for younger generations - as to why the singer and movie star was such a phenomenon. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 Skin (2018) Jamie East A good watch but too many pieces of the puzzle were missing for it to be great. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
2/5 The Goldfinch (2019) Jamie East Only Sarah Paulson as Xandra and Denis O'Hare as whistleblower Lucius offer a glimpse of how good this should have been. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
4/5 Ready or Not (2019) Jamie East Weaving is nothing short of a revelation - goofy, beautiful, ballsy and very funny - a cosplayer's dream character. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
3/5 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Jamie East This is a bold, decent film that will, quite rightly, stay with you for some time. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
5/5 Joker (2019) Jamie East See this film immediately. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
1/5 The Kitchen (2019) Jamie East If the message of equality in this movie is "women can be s****y too", then it's not lost, but topped with one that says "So can these movies". Poor. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
5/5 The Farewell (2019) Jamie East This film isn't about cancer, it's about the sacrifices we make for family and how we approach mortality. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
4/5 Ad Astra (2019) Jamie East A welcome return to blockbuster leads for Brad Pitt, who carries the whole film, but such a shame it didn't go the extra mile to keep the interest levels up. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
2/5 Nomis (2018) Jamie East For a film so desperate to be Zodiac, everyone would have seen this one coming. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
4/5 Hustlers (2019) Jamie East This is a sexy, funny and morally ambiguous romp. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Grant Rollings This film puts the lite into polite, the fine into refined and the cent into decent. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 Rapid Response (2019) Jamie East Powerful stuff, but easily solved - don't drive at 200mph in a sardine can full of petrol. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
3/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Jamie East IT felt dated and barely different to the first - and so, so, soooo long.This is a film that ends about four times, none of them in a particularly satisfying fashion. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
3/5 The Shiny Shrimps (Les Crevettes pailletées) (2019) Jamie East There isn't a lot to surprise in the straightforward plot but for a few laughs, tears and a whole lot of questions, it is a fun watch. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019