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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) George Simpson The movie's third act makes up for this in a thrilling conclusion to this epic two-parter, one that may leave some fans with a nostalgic tear in their eye rather than thoughts of a sleepless night ahead. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) George Simpson Naturally, this method across the film's 161-minute runtime is somewhat self-indulgent of Tarantino, with a meandering middle, but ultimately proves a delight all-in-all. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
3/5 The Lion King (2019) Samuel Spencer This is The Lion King's greatest strength, but also its greatest weakness, as by trying to make the savannah as accurate as possible the Disney film seems to forget what it is we loved about the 1995 original. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2019
4/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) George Simpson A fitting end to the franchise, paying tribute to the best-loved entries and correcting previous mishaps. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 Mid90s (2018) Gabriella Geisinger Hill strikes the difficult balance between nostalgia and authenticity in Mid90s, informing but not dictating the dialogue and style. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
1/5 Someone Great (2019) Gabriella Geisinger Lacks all the self-aware irony it needs to be a satirical commentary, but neither does it have the lightheartedness of a rom-com or a feel-good friendship film. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
4/5 The Sisters Brothers (2018) Ed Lauder Who knew that what we were missing was John C. Reilly as a gun-toting cowboy? EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 Shazam! (2019) Gabriella Geisinger At its heart, Shazam is a movie about making your own family, bridging the gap differences seem to make, and having a good laugh while you do. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 Dumbo (2019) Shaun Kitchener Dumbo feels like it's arriving on much less hype than its stable-mates. But don't let it pass you by: it's still a hugely likeable romp bound to keep all the family entertained this spring. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/5 Ben Is Back (2018) Shaun Kitchener Roberts is often the best, or one of the best, things about any film she's in - and Ben Is Back is no different. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2019
2/5 Triple Frontier (2019) Gabriella Geisinger Triple Frontier is a movie unsure of what it wants to do or say, and as such does nothing and says nothing. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Gabriella Geisinger Captain Marvel offers its audiences a chance for escapism, and to imagine a world in which one woman can change the course of the future. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 Detainment (2018) Gabriella Geisinger Detainment is worth watching. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
5/5 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Gabriella Geisinger Can You Ever Forgive Me may not be the movie everyone expects Melissa McCarthy to make, but it is the one in which she shines. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Gabriella Geisinger It is Tish's quiet strength that propels the story, artfully framed and stylised by Jenkin's particular cinematographic style. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 The Favourite (2018) Gabriella Geisinger In some ways, the movie is tame for Lanthimos, far less obtuse than his previous works, but The Favourite is no less complex in its portrayal of women, sex, and power. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
2/5 The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Matt Drake Redford deserves more from the script and direction, as does the audience. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
5/5 Flight of the Conchords: Live in London (2018) Benedict Townsend Never has a story about a complimentary muffin made so many laugh so hard. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
4/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Gabriella Geisinger Mary Poppins Returns is a movie worth seeing in the cinema for its sheer spectacle, impeccable choreography, and heartwarming songs. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Gabriella Geisinger The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a well crafted, if narrow, anthology about life in the West, with a hefty gloss of cinema-magic. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
2/5 Peterloo (2018) Gabriella Geisinger Peterloo has the extraordinarily long runtime of two hours and 34 minutes. Each minute can be felt passing, and painstakingly so. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
4/5 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Stefan Kyriazis The tears I shed in the cinema were for the glorious exhilaration of it all. Freddie shed his tears in private for his own demons and unimaginable pain - and perhaps that is the way it should stay. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
5/5 The Hate U Give (2018) Gabriella Geisinger The Hate U Give should be seen by everyone, but especially by those who move through the world with the veil of white privilege - because as triumphant as The Hate U Give is as a movie, it is even more so for what you can learn from it. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2018
4/5 Selma (2014) Henry Fitzherbert An urgent, thought-provoking and timely history movingly brought to life. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2018
2/5 Venom (2018) George Simpson It's plain old 'meh'. A film that feels like what you'd expect from a below average superhero flick circa 2004, like Ghost Rider or Fantastic Four. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2018
2/5 Redcon-1 (2018) Andy Lea Some of the gory comedy succeeds but too often the action scenes get lost in a fog of flashbacks and slow-motion spatters. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 Anchor and Hope (2017) Andy Lea The performances are excellent, the dialogue is witty and the canals of north London are beautifully shot. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 Black '47 (2018) Andy Lea Frecheville doesn't have Clint Eastwood's charisma but momentum is maintained by the film's elegant cinematography, stirring soundtrack and thrilling shoot-outs. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 The Wife (2017) Andy Lea Close delivers a wonderfully understated performance that uses a very different set of acting muscles to the role that led to her first Best Actress nomination in 1989. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 A Star Is Born (2018) Stefan Kyriazis This film grapples with fame, family, integrity, love and sacrifice. It succeeed emphatically in conveying the overwhelming love its two central characters feel. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/5 The House With a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Andy Lea The film is nicely shot and Black and Blanchett have some amusing lines. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 A Simple Favor (2018) Andy Lea Feig effortlessly weaves together the mystery and comedy before it all falls apart in the preposterous final act. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/5 Mile 22 (2018) Andy Lea An entertaining but pretty blatant bid to launch a new Bourne-style espionage franchise. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 The Little Stranger (2018) Andy Lea Abrahamson allows dread to build very slowly in this handsome period chiller. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Lucky (2017) Andy Lea It is a perfectly pitched swansong for one of America's greatest film actors. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
The Predator (2018) Andy Lea The action scenes are forgettable, the mythology is confusing and the bad taste comedy is hopelessly off-target. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
The Rider (2017) Andy Lea There is nothing here that approaches a conventional plot so the pace can feel slow. It is a memorable film but the story feels a little thinly spread. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Andy Lea Chu's film brings the wealth porn of Dallas and Dynasty back with a bang. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
King of Thieves (2018) Andy Lea I suspect it was Marsh's attempt to add an authentic edge to the glossy crime caper that was his undoing. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Gabriella Geisinger Crazy Rich Asians has done the impossible - created a romantic comedy not only funny and dazzling but politically relevant too, without betraying its genre-bound duty to warm the heart. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2018
Against the Law (2017) Virginia Blackburn This was a really thought-provoking drama with a justified undercurrent of anger at the way gay men were treated. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Andy Lea This touching, gently amusing coming-of-age drama is set in 1993 but its subject matter is perhaps even more relevant now. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2018
2/5 Final Score (2018) Andy Lea Bautista is a capable fighter but shaky cameras make a lot of the action hard to follow and the writers haven't made the most of the film's unusual setting. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 Hurricane (2018) Andy Lea Rheon makes a persuasive lead as pilot Jan Zumbach despite having to perform half of his lines in subtitled Polish. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2018
4/5 American Animals (2018) Andy Lea The complex relationship between truth and fiction lies at the very heart of this fascinating crime film. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2018
4/5 Puzzle (2018) Andy Lea The contest may be a little short on drama but in the end all the pieces fit together with a very satisfying snap. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2018
5/5 The Wife (2017) Gabriella Geisinger Resentment and vindication make Close's performance electric, her moments on screen practically vibrating with thinly but imperviously veiled emotion. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2018
2/5 Action Point (2018) Andy Lea If you can remember the pair's MTV heyday, these attractions will seem tame. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
4/5 The Man From Mo'Wax (2016) Andy Lea Director Matthew Jones offers fascinating snapshots of the last golden age of underground music and the final flowering of British youth culture. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
5/5 Upgrade (2018) Andy Lea This gory, pulpy and gleefully preposterous sci-fi movie is best enjoyed if you don't take it too seriously. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018