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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Benediction (2021) Lewis Knight Benediction is an incredibly moving and beautifully realised biopic of Siegfried Sassoon from director Terence Davies and star Jack Lowden has never been better. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2021
5/5 Dune (2021) Lewis Knight Dune is the sci-fi epic of a generation that is breathtaking, thought-provoking and gripping with a cast at the top of its game. Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson are the true stand-outs. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2021
5/5 The Power of the Dog (2021) Lewis Knight The Power of the Dog is a haunting psychological drama from director Jane Campion that boasts a career-best performance from Benedict Cumberbatch. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2021
4/5 The Phantom of the Open (2021) Lewis Knight The Phantom of the Open is a biographical golf comedy with an unlikely hero that will both make you laugh and cry. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2021
4/5 The Lost Daughter (2021) Lewis Knight The Lost Daughter is an achingly sad directorial debut from Maggie Gyllenhaal that serves to showcase the myriad talents of star Olivia Colman. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2021
5/5 Belfast (2021) Lewis Knight Belfast is a beautifully personal ode from Sir Kenneth Branagh to growing up and having an immortal connection to one's roots. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2021
4/5 Last Night in Soho (2021) Lewis Knight Last Night in Soho is a flawed but highly entertaining and gorgeous film with style and scares in abundance from director Edgar Wright. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2021
2/5 Halloween Kills (2021) Lewis Knight Halloween Kills fails to live up to the revitalised energy of its predecessor by offering a disappointing gore-fest with very little fun and the poor execution of its only fascinating themes. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2021
4/5 The Last Duel (2021) Lewis Knight The Last Duel is a gritty, handsome and well-acted historical drama from Ridley Scott but it is certainly leading lady Jodie Comer who steals the show. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2021
4/5 Spencer (2021) Lewis Knight Spencer is a powerful, gorgeously shot and well-acted psychological drama from Pablo Larraín with a top-form turn from Kristen Stewart - but may prove too uncomfortable for some. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2021
4/5 The Harder They Fall (2021) Lewis Knight The Harder They Fall is an entertaining new offering to the Western genre but one made all the fresher with passionate direction from Jeymes Samuel and a charismatic ensemble. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2021
5/5 No Time to Die (2021) Chris Hunneysett dramatically impressive, wryly funny, and profoundly emotional. Craig gives it all he's got left in the tank EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2021
4/5 No Time to Die (2021) Lewis Knight No Time To Die is a fitting swan song for Daniel Craig's James Bond era: moody, action-packed, imperfect and surprisingly bold. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2021
5/5 The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021) Lewis Knight The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is a wonderfully peculiar biopic that will make you cry and laugh in equal measure with a perfectly cast ensemble of players - including Benedict Cumberbatch at his most likeable. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2021
4/5 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Lewis Knight Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a visually impressive, mythologically rich and heartfelt origin story that boasts laughs, grief and romance along with a great double-act from Simu Liu and Awkwafina. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2021
4/5 Mysterious Island (1961) Chris Hunneysett {A} still very watchable film, one of the superior adaptations of Verne's book EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2021
3/5 Mysterious Island (1951) Chris Hunneysett their love of the game is just about enough to overcome myriad shortcomings and jolly the audience along with them EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2021
5/5 The Mysterious Island (1929) Chris Hunneysett Discarding fidelity for crazed creative ambition, it hits the creative sweet spot between the outrageous spectacle of Fritz Lang's classic, Metropolis, and the gung ho whizz bang of Buster Crabbe's Flash Gordon adventure serial. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2021
5/5 Zola (2020) Lewis Knight Zola is a fiercely entertaining rollercoaster ride from director Janicza Bravo and features pitch-perfect performances from Taylour Paige and Riley Keough. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
2/5 Jungle Cruise (2021) Lewis Knight Jungle Cruise may boast two charismatic stars but it is a tiresome cocktail of cliches, occasionally good dad jokes, and borrowing from previous better films. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2021
3/5 Old (2021) Lewis Knight Old sees M Night Shyamalan offering some memorable escapism with twists, turns, and some heady moments of body horror - even if not everything about it lands as one might hope. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
4/5 Black Widow (2021) Chris Hunneysett you wait six years for one James Bond movie to arrive and now two are coming along at once EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2021
4/5 Black Widow (2021) Lewis Knight Black Widow sees Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff get her much-needed swan song in this thrilling but imperfect Marvel outing that also boasts a wonderful arrival to the MCU with Florence Pugh. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2021
4/5 F9 The Fast Saga (2021) Lewis Knight F9 offers Fast & Furious fans exactly what they would expect but takes proceedings to even more outlandish, cheesy and amusing places than they have ever been before. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2021
4/5 In the Heights (2021) Lewis Knight In The Heights is a vibrant and ambitious musical with some gorgeous imagery, touching performances, energetic songs and dance numbers, and a true sense of place and purpose. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2021
5/5 The Father (2020) Lewis Knight The Father is a moving and disorientating psychological drama that boasts another career-defining performance from the masterful Anthony Hopkins. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2021
5/5 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916) Chris Hunneysett this sets an extraordinarily high bar that many of the subsequent adaptations of Verne fail to reach EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2021
5/5 In the Heights (2021) Chris Hunneysett dances into auditoriums to raise your spirits as well as the roof EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
2/5 The Woman in the Window (2021) Lewis Knight The Woman in the Window is a puzzling mix of Hitchcockian thrillers from yesteryear, but there's enough twisty fun to enjoy amongst its sloppy execution. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2021
5/5 High Society (1956) Chris Hunneysett sparkling fresh and brilliant entertainment EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2021
3/5 Firebird (2021) Lewis Knight Ultimately, Firebird is not a revolutionary Queer romance by any means but it is a glossy love story with conviction and genuine historical tragedy. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2021
4/5 Sublet (2020) Lewis Knight Ultimately, Sublet is a vivid and well-acted drama from filmmaker Eytan Fox that examines the commonalities and differences at play between two generations of gay men. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2021
3/5 My First Summer (2020) Lewis Knight My First Summer is a sun-soaked tale of grief that also shows the healing power of love and human connection, even if some elements feel somewhat thinly drawn. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2021
3/5 Jump, Darling (2020) Lewis Knight Even though it may be somewhat too slight, Jump, Darling is a touching and intimate drama that also proves to be a powerful swan song for the legendary Cloris Leachman. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2021
3/5 Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Lewis Knight Zack Snyder's Justice League is a DC Comics epic that will be a delight for fans despite its lengthy runtime and some unnecessary plot detours that may turn-off general audiences. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
5/5 Petite Maman (2021) Lewis Knight Petite Maman is a sublime light fantasy from director Celine Sciamma that tackles the enduring power of mother-and-daughter relationships across more than one generation. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
4/5 I'm Your Man (2021) Lewis Knight I'm Your Man is a charming robo-romance that boasts a memorable turn from Dan Stevens as a dashing but appropriately awkward android named Tom. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2021
4/5 Ordinary Love (2019) Lewis Knight Ordinary Love is a hard watch but the performances ensure that you are supporting these characters every step of the way. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2021
3/5 Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Lewis Knight Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar is an utterly barmy, random, and cartoonish comedy that works especially well as a showcase for Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo's talents, but really won't be for everyone. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
4/5 I Care a Lot (2020) Lewis Knight I Care A Lot is a gloriously fun dark comedy thriller that boasts a wonderful supporting cast and a deliciously evil star turn from Rosamund Pike. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
4/5 Kajillionaire (2020) Lewis Knight Ultimately, Kajillionaire is an imperfect but a witty and enjoyable adventure with a character who feels like a misfit but will find her own way to grow. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2021
4/5 Dead Pigs (2018) Lewis Knight Dead Pigs is a charming, quirky, and unique directorial debut from Cathy Yan and is another sign of her promising future in cinema. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
4/5 The World to Come (2020) Lewis Knight The World to Come is a beautifully realised drama detailing a hidden and burning desire with strong lead performances from Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
4/5 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Lewis Knight Judas and the Black Messiah is a powerful and gripping historical thriller that boasts fiery turns from both Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2021
3/5 Land (2021) Lewis Knight Land is a visually-appealing and delicate feature debut for director Robin Wright and boasts another strong performance for the accomplished actress, even if its journey feels somewhat cliché and unoriginal. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
3/5 Eight for Silver (2021) Lewis Knight Eight for Silver is a brutal take on a classic horror monster from director Sean Ellis, but ultimately proves overlong and says less than it promises in its fiery opening half-hour. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
3/5 In The Earth (2021) Lewis Knight In the Earth may not live up to its early promise but it once again proves that Ben Wheatley's visceral filmmaking is so well suited to the unpredictability of horror. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
4/5 Passing (2021) Lewis Knight Passing is a gorgeously crafted literary adaptation from first-time feature director Rebecca Hall, who provides career-best work from Tessa Thompson and a luminous performance from Ruth Negga. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
5/5 Mass (2021) Lewis Knight Mass is a powerful chamber piece that blisters with searing emotion thanks to deft direction and writing from Fran Kranz and devastating performances from Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Reed Birney, and - most of all - Ann Dowd. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2021
3/5 On the Count of Three (2021) Lewis Knight On the Count of Three is a morose buddy comedy that, while uneven, boasts genuine chemistry between director-actor Jerrod Carmichael and charismatic co-star Christopher Abbott. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2021