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Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Lewis Knight The Witches is a rather flat adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic of the same name, but does boast a delightfully camp performance from Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2020
5/5 Wolfwalkers (2020) Chris Hunneysett joyously magical EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
4/5 Over the Moon (2020) Chris Hunneysett muscles in on Pixar territory as a vehicle for tender heartbreak, goofy laughs and eye-popping visuals EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
4/5 Summer of 85 (2020) Lewis Knight Summer of 85 is an earnest coming-of-age romance that makes the most of its colourful eighties aesthetic and charming performances from newcomers Félix Lefebvre and Benjamin Voisin. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
4/5 Ammonite (2020) Lewis Knight Ammonite is a gorgeous and understated period drama that works best as a character study of the often unappreciated Mary Anning, played by a magnificent Kate Winslet. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2020
4/5 Body of Water (2020) Lewis Knight Body of Water is a powerful and hard-hitting tale of a struggle with anorexia which shows the talent of first-time feature director Lucy Brydon and a gripping performance from Sian Brooke. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2020
4/5 Undine (2020) Lewis Knight Undine is a cryptic modern fairy tale from director Christian Petzold that boasts some beautifully restrained performances from Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2020
5/5 The Human Voice (2020) Lewis Knight The Human Voice is an utterly gorgeous short film from Pedro Almodovar that features a glorious performance from Tilda Swinton. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2020
5/5 Nomadland (2020) Lewis Knight Nomadland is a soulful character study from Chloe Zhao that features an awards-worthy performance from Frances McDormand as an untethered yet haunted traveller. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2020
3/5 Rebecca (2020) Lewis Knight Netflix's Rebecca is a serviceable period romance that is exceedingly pleasing on the eyes but fails to provide a truly gripping a take on Daphne du Maurier's Gothic masterpiece EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
4/5 Another Round (2020) Lewis Knight Another Round is a riotous and thoughtful study of alcohol consumption that balances comedy and character study, anchored by a versatile lead performance from a top-form Mads Mikkelsen. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 Mogul Mowgli (2020) Lewis Knight Mogul Mowgli is an affecting piece of cinema and an electric performance from star/co-writer Riz Ahmed proves he is one of Britain's finest talents. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Lewis Knight The Trial of the Chicago 7 is an ever-relevant and riveting tale of systemic corruption, buoyed by excellent performances and another fast-paced Aaron Sorkin script. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
4/5 Supernova (2020) Lewis Knight Supernova is a moving examination of a couple grieving for their still-living partners, with beautifully understated performances from Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
3/5 My Zoe (2018) Lewis Knight My Zoe is an ambitious family drama that goes to some unlikely and undercooked places, but it is hard to not admire the work from triple-threat Julie Delpy. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2020
5/5 Saint Maud (2019) Chris Hunneysett best British horror in years EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2020
5/5 Saint Maud (2019) Lewis Knight Saint Maud is thoroughly atmospheric, unsettling, and uncompromisingly tragic character study that proves both director Rose Glass and star Morfydd Clark are new talents to behold. The ending will leave your jaw on the floor. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
4/5 The Boys in the Band (2020) Lewis Knight The Boys in the Band is a charming revival of a landmark gay drama that boasts moving and nuanced turns from its talented ensemble, especially from Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
4/5 Rocks (2019) Lewis Knight Rocks is a heartbreaking and heartwarming British coming-of-age drama that boasts an excellent ensemble of young performers, particularly lead Bukky Bakray. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
3/5 Nocturnal (2019) Lewis Knight Nocturnal is a well-acted kitchen sink drama that shows off Cosmo Jarvis' brooding masculine charisma. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
4/5 Monsoon (2019) Lewis Knight Monsoon is a contemplative character study of a man returning to his ancestral land with a charismatic and naturalistic lead performance from Henry Golding. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
4/5 Miss Juneteenth (2020) Lewis Knight Miss Juneteenth is an authentic tale of motherhood and chasing dreams, told with heart and realism, and with an excellent lead performance from Nicole Beharie. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
3/5 Hurt by Paradise (2019) Linda Marric Although the storyline itself is not always entirely coherent, it is never boring, and is both handsomely acted and full of charming and surreal moments. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2020
4/5 The Devil All the Time (2020) Linda Marric This is a genuinely thrilling, gorgeously acted and at times deeply unsettling gothic tale full of surprising twists and turns. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2020
4/5 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Chris Hunneysett an uplifting power chord of love EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
3/5 Enola Holmes (2020) Lewis Knight Enola Holmes is a breezy family adventure that confirms further stardom for Millie Bobby Brown. However, it is ultimately lacking in memorability and does not utilise its cast effectively. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2020
4/5 () Lewis Knight I'm Thinking of Ending Things is the weirdest film of the year so far and will stay with you for a long time afterwards - even if you're not entirely cast under its spell. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
4/5 Rising Phoenix (2020) Linda Marric In absence of the 2020 Paralympics, which has been postponed to next year due to COVID19, Rising Phoenix presents a timely opportunity to revisit some of the most memorable moments of this extraordinary event. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
4/5 Get Duked! (2019) Linda Marric Wickedly funny and smart. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
5/5 Matthias & Maxime (2019) Linda Marric Accessible, heartfelt and full of perfect attention to detail, it is one of Dolan's best films yet. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
5/5 Tenet (2020) Chris Hunneysett bold, epic and ingenious EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2020
2/5 Project Power (2020) Lewis Knight Project Power sadly fails to live up to its potential despite charismatic turns from Jamie Foxx and rising star Dominique Fishback, ultimately serving as a generic action flick. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
4/5 Babyteeth (2019) Lewis Knight Babyteeth is a profoundly moving tale of a young girl making the most of the time she has with her parents and lover, with stunning performances from Eliza Scanlen, Essie Davis, and Ben Mendelsohn. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
3/5 An American Pickle (2020) Lewis Knight An American Pickle is an uneven fish-out-of-water tale with odd couple elements that has some winning qualities in the dual performances of Seth Rogen, but never quite hits a home run. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
3/5 Spree (2020) Lewis Knight Overall, Spree is an entertaining commentary on social media evils, but do not expect it to say anything particularly original or profound. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
4/5 Perfect 10 (2019) Chris Hunneysett hugely accomplished and confident EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2020
4/5 Summerland (2020) Chris Hunneysett an uplifting meditation on love, longing and loss EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2020
The Girl (2012) Jane Simon Gwyneth Hughes's economical script delivers every descending step of Hedren's destructive relationship with the director, without ever tipping over into sensationalism. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2020
4/5 Unhinged (2020) Chris Hunneysett Russell Crowe rampages back into cinemas in this brutal road rage thriller EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2020
4/5 How to Build a Girl (2019) Lewis Knight How to Build a Girl is a sweet and winning adaptation of Caitlin Moran's semi-autobiographical novel, anchored by an endearing and charismatic performance from Beanie Feldstein who is quickly become a poster child for the coming-of-age genre. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
4/5 Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2019) Chris Hunneysett fascinating and inspirational EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
5/5 Bad Education (2019) Lewis Knight Bad Education is a darkly funny, cynical, but empathetic take on a true story with wonderfully layered turns from Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney. Director Cory Finley is a force to be reckoned with. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2020
3/5 The Old Guard (2020) Lewis Knight The Old Guard is an entertaining action romp that utilises the star-power of Charlize Theron but still remains a formulaic and superficial piece of work. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2020
4/5 Hamilton (2020) Lewis Knight Hamilton finally arrives on our screens as an immersive and original spectacle which proves the talents of creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and the rest of its diverse and passionate ensemble cast. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2020
4/5 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Lewis Knight Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is a colourful, camp, and cringe-worthy ode to the titular music competition and a reminder of why the weird and wonderful contest is so widely loved. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
5/5 Da 5 Bloods (2020) Chris Hunneysett I wish I'd been able to experience this on the big screen EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2020
4/5 The King of Staten Island (2020) Lewis Knight The King of Staten Island sees Pete Davidson deliver a refreshingly honest, raw, and personal comedy-drama that clearly speaks from his own life experience, even if it is a little uneven and overlong. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2020
3/5 The High Note (2020) Lewis Knight The High Note is a charming music dramedy but the whole is less successful than the sum of its parts. Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross make likeable heroines throughout even if the tale is a little by-the-numbers. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2020
3/5 The Lovebirds (2020) Chris Hunneysett enjoyable, undemanding and disposable EDIT
Posted May 22, 2020
4/5 The Dalai Lama: Scientist (2019) Chris Hunneysett I began watching with scepticism and ended with feelings of awe EDIT
Posted May 22, 2020