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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Honey Boy (2019) Lewis Knight Honey Boy is a moving portrait of fatherhood, abuse, and redemption that is anchored by a superb turn from Shia LaBeouf as his own father, laying his soul bare on camera. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
5/5 The Irishman (2019) Chris Hunneysett soars with artistic brilliance on every level EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
4/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Chris Hunneysett there's always something great to look at, and the smaller woodland creatures are distractingly funny and super cute EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
4/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Lewis Knight Uncut Gems is an acquired taste as it aims to provoke audience anxiety and concern, but those in its thrall are rewarded with laugh-out-loud moments, the edge of your seat tension, and a great showcase for Adam Sandler's talents. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
4/5 The King (2019) Lewis Knight The King tries to tackle too much in its run time, but a host of great performances and atmospheric handling of warfare and backstabbing makes this a historical epic hit for Netflix. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2019
4/5 Abominable (2019) Chris Hunneysett an irresistible avalanche of charm, fun and excitement EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/5 The King (2019) Chris Hunneysett The combination of politics, plotting and medieval mud should appeal to Game of Thrones fans, but it's a long trek to get to the bloody fields of Agincourt EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/5 Gemini Man (2019) Chris Hunneysett Twice as much Will Smith adds up to far less than half the fun EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
2/5 Rare Beasts (2019) Lewis Knight Rare Beasts is a chaotic, flawed, but promising debut from Billie Piper in the role of director. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
5/5 Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Lewis Knight Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a heartrending and sensual tale of longing, female solidarity, and heartache that is thrillingly performed by its cast and vividly directed by Celine Sciamma. A love story for the ages. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
5/5 Marriage Story (2019) Lewis Knight Marriage Story is one of the year's best films and an unrelentingly honest, bittersweet piece of open-hearted cinema from director Noah Baumbach. Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver have never been better. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
5/5 Matthias & Maxime (2019) Lewis Knight The film is one of longing, nostalgia, and hope for the future, and a future of which looks bright for Dolan's directorial career. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Lewis Knight Its biting satire and message against the illogical and hateful messages depicted ensure that many will be sold on how the beloved Jewish director from New Zealand brings Nazi Germany to life. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
5/5 Waves (2019) Lewis Knight Despite clearly being a film of two halves and filling a lengthy runtime, Waves delivers a moving, empathetic, shocking, and sensual film. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
5/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Lewis Knight With elements of the gothic, dark fairy-tale, and incomprehensible handling of time, The Lighthouse remains incredibly elusive throughout, which only serves to make it more hypnotic as it weaves its dark web before it reaches its chilling climax. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
4/5 Werewolf (Wilkolak) (2018) Chris Hunneysett underpinned by a faith in the resilience of humanity to defeat its worst demons EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
5/5 The Report (2019) Lewis Knight Adam Driver continues to prove himself at delivering affecting but understated performances and slides into the leading role of an unlikely pen-pushing hero with a believable sense of gravity but also the sense of an everyday man. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
5/5 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Chris Hunneysett ruthless in trimming the sprawling story to a manageable size, and is absolutely faithful to the tone and spirit of Dickens EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
5/5 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Lewis Knight The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a visually stunning, rapturous, and highly personal examination of class, race, and gentrification in a modern urban landscape and is one of the year's best pieces of cinema. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
5/5 Knives Out (2019) Lewis Knight Knives Out is what a good trip to the cinema is all about. It is a witty, surprising, and terrifically performed film from Rian Johnson and an all-star modern classic whodunnit that subverts expectations. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
3/5 Waiting for the Barbarians (2017) Lewis Knight Despite its allegorical trappings, Waiting for the Barbarians is very on the nose and very clear in its message from the outset and throughout. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
4/5 Ready or Not (2019) Chris Hunneysett guarantees a gory good time EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
2/5 The Goldfinch (2019) Chris Hunneysett begins to peter out as soon as it starts EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
5/5 Joker (2019) Chris Hunneysett drags you kicking and screaming inside the worldview of a man as he goes violently insane EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
4/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Lewis Knight A heartwarming buddy comedy, The Peanut Butter Falcon is a modest film that is filled with emotion, humour, and empathy with charming performances across the board. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
4/5 The Laundromat (2019) Chris Hunneysett smart, brisk, gleefully inventive EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
3/5 The Farewell (2019) Chris Hunneysett thoughtful, funny and well observed EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/5 The Kitchen (2019) Chris Hunneysett lots of heat but not enough spice EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/5 Judy (2019) Chris Hunneysett a sympathetic portrait but no new insight and shies away from the full horror of her life EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 Ad Astra (2019) Chris Hunneysett On a third visit I'll probably love it EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
2/5 Nomis (2018) Chris Hunneysett ill-judged, silly and grim EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 Hustlers (2019) Chris Hunneysett glossy, muscular and funny EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
5/5 Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (2019) Chris Hunneysett not really a war film at all EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Chris Hunneysett the film-makers sensibly resist the temptation to do anything other than build on their established crowd-pleasing formula EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Chris Hunneysett great performances power a dark and emotional narrative which erupts into a psychotic trippy nightmare EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/5 The Informer (2020) Chris Hunneysett a twisty story which holds its best tricks until the end EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
2/5 A Million Little Pieces (2018) Chris Hunneysett for the greatest stretch this is dull slog EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
4/5 Mrs. Lowry & Son (2019) Chris Hunneysett Director Adrian Noble provides a claustrophobic canvas for his stars to bring a testy and tender relationship to full drawn life. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2019
5/5 Bait (2019) Chris Hunneysett thrillingly mixes cutting social observations and elements of folk horror with an almost documentary air EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2019
3/5 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Mark Adams But at least Butler has just the right amount of rugged wolfish charm to carry the film on his broadish shoulders, and deliver what feels like computer-generated lines with some eye-twinkling gusto. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
3/5 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Lewis Knight Building to a gratifying finale, the tale seems to end at a natural point before a very uninspired final scene tries to set up a sequel that this story definitely doesn't need. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
5/5 Dolor y gloria (2019) Lewis Knight Pain & Glory is another victory for the auteur Pedro Almodovar and sees Antonio Banderas deliver a career-best performance as an ageing artist undergoing an existential crisis. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
5/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Chris Hunneysett I loved every richly evocative, shamelessly entertaining and nostalgia-riven minute EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
3/5 Good Boys (2019) Chris Hunneysett will undoubtedly appeal to teenagers EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
4/5 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Chris Hunneysett stuff about teamwork, eco-awareness and education is hidden among the tunnels, traps, and poisonous frogs, but it doesn't slow down the often rollicking fun EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
3/5 Batman: Hush (2019) Lewis Knight Overall, Batman Hush is an enjoyable slice of DC animation, but it will certainly irritate purists who don't like liberties taken with their source material. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
4/5 Good Boys (2019) Lewis Knight Good Boys is at its best when it captures the subtle ways in which kids think they know everything and they really understand nothing. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 Opus Zero (2017) Chris Hunneysett By choosing to substitute plot in favour of a discourse on the relationship between reality, filmmaking and memory, this may test the patience of the casual viewer. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
2/5 Playmobil: The Movie (2019) Chris Hunneysett Despite this seemingly difficult to get wrong premise, it quickly runs out of energy, interest and fun. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Chris Hunneysett for those of us old enough to have been a small town older teen at the time, this is a moving and uplifting nostalgia trip EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019