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Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 Little Women (2019) Freda Cooper Blending the classic and contemporary with consummate skill, Greta Gerwig makes this favourite story both pertinent and relevant and does it in glowing style. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
5/5 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Luke Walpole Jumanji: The Next Level is, for the want of a more original word, hilarious. DeVito, Glover and Awkwafina all deliver laughs, while the original quartet are excellent. It's Christmas, it's silly season, and it's five stars. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
4/5 Bombshell (2019) Linda Marric While some might have some misgivings over its more comedic aspects, there is still a lot to admire about a film that manages to successfully highlight the similarities between the current administration and a media empire's seemingly untouchable status. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 So Long, My Son (Di jiu tian chang) (2019) Katie Smith-Wong So Long, My Son offers a compelling yet heartbreaking exploration of grief, politics and family in China. Guided by captivating performances from Wang Jinchun and Jong Mei, it packs an emotional punch. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2019
4/5 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Linda Marric I loved its imperfections almost as much as its beautifully stripped down and ramshackle quality. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 Atlantics (2019) Daniel Goodwin Diop mends magic and realism with a dab hand winningly making her sublime, dreamy debut unique and frequently stunning. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2019
3/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) Linda Marric A passable, if a little predictable, addition to a tired old franchise. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/5 Ophelia (2018) Emily Breen Redeemed by its conclusion, Ophelia is a lopsided but well-intentioned movie which lost its way when it lost focus on its source material's original audience. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
4/5 Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2017) Daniel Goodwin Despite the potential double product cross marketing MO, Super Size Me 2 resounds as a heart-felt follow-up and Spurlock's best film since the original. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
4/5 The Report (2019) Linda Marric In direct contrast with the overtly melodramatic feel of his Soderbergh collaborations, Burns here presents a sober and decidedly tame story which despite its lack of an obvious hook, still manages to be both convincing and thoroughly engaging. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
4/5 Frozen II (2019) Linda Marric With some impeccably-judged gags and two brilliant central performances courtesy and Menzel and Bell, the film feels every bit as spritely and as acerbic as its predecessor, even if the plot can seem like a bit of slog at times. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
3/5 Last Christmas (2019) Amanda Keats Last Christmas is so full of charm and goodness - especially from Clarke - that you forgive it all the cheese and unsurprising plot. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
3/5 Driven (2018) Rich Phippen A crazy enough true story, written well enough to warrant attention, even if it doesn't quite deliver the emotional impact the story promises. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
1/5 Midway (2019) Rich Phippen Read the book. Play the video game. Just don't waste your life watching Midway. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 I Lost My Body (2019) Katie Smith-Wong Poignant, heartbreaking and powerful, I Lost My Body is simple in its execution but its delivery makes it understatedly endearing. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
5/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Luke Channell A heart-pounding, nerve-shredding, funny masterpiece with a compelling, all-time best performance from Sandler. Uncut Gems is a truly electrifying trip which should catapult the Safdie brothers into the mainstream as experts of high-octane cinema. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
2/5 After the Wedding (2019) Emily Breen By the time THE tearjerking moment creaks around we refused to cry from sheer spite. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Rich Phippen It turns out Hollywood found a way after all. A horror masterpiece from Mike Flanagan. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
5/5 Grâce à Dieu (2018) Linda Marric Overall, Francois Ozon has given us a story that is both compassionate and honest. He has also managed to pepper it thought with moments of disarming tenderness. A truly heartening and devastating account. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Emily Breen The film thrusts some sharp jabs about class, privilege and cultural appropriation into our tickled ribs, lest we forget that Rudy's moviemaking adventures came about through necessity at a time which was anything but funny for those who lived through it. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
2/5 Black and Blue (2019) Daniel Goodwin What we're left with is passable urban action jaunt which, despite being bolstered by some fitting realism thanks to its grim, inner city locations and acting, resounds as nothing more than sub-par corrupt US cop fodder which passes time but rarely rivets EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 The Addams Family (2019) Emily Breen Anyone hoping the reanimated Adammses would tango straight to your heart like Raul Julia will be disappointed. For a less critically discerning audience, of 10 years old and under, The Addams Family may just become your new best fiends this Halloween. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Scott Davis It loses its way as its thunders towards its big finish, but as a good man once said: "it will not stop, ever, until you are dead". Well, there's life in this old machine yet. n EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
3/5 Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2019) Linda Marric Beyond some unnecessary wild speculations, Mystify does a decent job in offering up a clear narrative arc which is more than enough to keep us hooked till the very end. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 () Luke Channell Bolstered by a cast who share a scintillating chemistry, Caton-Jones' Our Ladies portrays the vibrant and nuanced nature of girlhood in hilarious and moving ways. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Katie Smith-Wong Overall, there are a lot of things to enjoy about Zombieland 2 such as imaginative zombie kills and its wonderful cast. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/5 Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) Zehra Phelan Another wonderful animated adventure from the masters - Aardman have succeeded once more with a laugh-a-minute movie perfect for all the family. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
4/5 Abominable (2019) Fiona Francia You will feel like you have been on a wonderful yet slightly trippy tour of China! EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Amanda Keats Visually spectacular fun with a lot of magic but a bit too dark for some little ones EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
5/5 Waves (2019) Scott Davis A profound, human and emotionally resonant film that is as good as anything from the turn of the decade. Just wonderful. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
5/5 The Irishman (2019) Linda Marric The Irishman is cinema at its purest and most real form. To quote the master himself, go see it on the biggest screen you can lay your hands on. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Katie Smith-Wong It's unclear as to where this story takes audiences unless the viewer is a fan of motorsports. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
4/5 Harpoon (2019) Adam Lowes Harpoon manages to remain tense and highly watchable throughout and is an altogether smarter and more accomplished film than your standard modern B-movie offering. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
4/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Katie Smith-Wong Overall, Jojo Rabbit is uneven at times but ultimately offers sweetness, comedy and an idiotically hilarious Hitler. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
4/5 Farming (2018) Zehra Phelan A visceral exploration of identity and tribalism. Farming is emotionally powerful; a well made and unflinching look at the people who are lost in the madness of crowds. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
4/5 The King (2019) Linda Marric Timothée Chalamet proves once again that he truly is the real deal. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Rich Phippen It's an extremely well-produced film that achieves what it sets out to do, namely shock an audience with the horror of those events, it's just hard to call it entertainment when there's nothing to enjoy here. However it is certainly worthy of respect. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/5 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Rich Phippen It's almost as if Stallone himself has killed someone undeserving, just to afford him the opportunity to make the story work. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
4/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Adam Solomons The Peanut Butter Falcon is a life-affirming odyssey with an incredible dynamic between the lead actors. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 American Woman (2018) April McIntyre American Woman may not be the vanguard when it comes to films that tackle similar issues, but Scott has found a sensitive and balanced way of storytelling, there's a feeling of organic progression within this understated yet urgent narrative, EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
5/5 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Linda Marric The Last Black Man In San Francisco is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best films you'll see in 2019. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
2/5 The Goldfinch (2019) Linda Marric A beautifully shot mess. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
4/5 Clemency (2019) Linda Marric A brave, emotionally charged and brilliantly acted drama centred around the thorny subject of Capital Punishment. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
4/5 Deerskin (2019) Linda Marric At 1h 17min, Deerskin is careful not to overstay its welcome, and interestingly enough, this is what makes it so goddam watchable. It's sharp, complex and above all genuinely funny. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
3/5 () Adam Solomons A competent and occasionally poignant slice-of-life depiction of an anxious life in an indifferent world. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 Hustlers (2019) Linda Marric Hustlers is brash, often crude and unabashedly chaotic, but it is its "buddy movie" sensibility which ultimately wins the day. A robustly made, beautifully acted and decidedly engaging story about some unlikely heroines. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
2/5 Lucy in the Sky (2019) Adam Solomons Noah Hawley's feature debut stutters at lift-off, despite a strong if muddled leading performance by Natalie Portman. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
5/5 Marriage Story (2019) Adam Solomons Take: Scarlet Johannson and Adam Driver are effortlessly brilliant in Noah Baumbach's Netflix divorce drama. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 Proxima (2019) Adam Solomons Take: Eva Green soars in this sensitive space drama from Alice Winocour, which delves deep into the human consequences of being an astronaut - and a mother. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
5/5 Ad Astra (2019) Linda Marric A masterpiece, with a career best performance from Pitt. An astonishing cinematic journey, and a soulful meditation on love and loss. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019