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Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 The Addams Family (2019) Philip De Semlyen Its celebration of misunderstood outsiderdom is too generic to amount to much more than a bargain-basement 'Despicable Me'. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/5 The Beach Bum (2019) Dave Calhoun You'll need a lot of patience - or weed - to stick with Harmony Korine's paper-thin, larky portrait of a literary bum in crisis. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/5 Black and Blue (2019) Alex Godfrey This cheesy thriller is the quattro formaggi of cop films. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 Grâce à Dieu (2018) Philip De Semlyen There's no grandstanding here; François Ozon's interest is in showing how these vile acts can warp lives before they've even got started. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 Official Secrets (2019) Philip De Semlyen While it'll do nothing to restore trust in the august bodies that rule the land, it's a pacy, palm-clammying watch. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/5 Hitsville: The Making of Motown (2019) Hanna Flint It's far more clean-cut than Motown's origins ever were...but if you're a sucker for the hits of the '60s and '70s, this is a nostalgic temptation you won't want to miss. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
3/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Joshua Rothkopf Heroically, Double Tap's new actors, rare though they are, save it from being completely brain-dead. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
3/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Tomris Laffly As the nemesis to Angelina Jolie's red-lipped siren, Pfeiffer gives us exactly what we want -- the same hissing Catwoman attitude she heated up for Mother! EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
4/5 Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2019) Philip De Semlyen As the tragedy unfolds, there's a strange solace in seeing this captivating enigma somehow emerging intact. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/5 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Philip De Semlyen 'El Camino' may not hit the highs of the show, but it's definitely not unpicking its legacy either. For fans, it'll be tucked away in a Netflix crawlspace, waiting to be rediscovered. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
5/5 Parasite (2019) Dave Calhoun This is a dazzling work, gripping from beginning to end, full of big bangs and small wonders. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
5/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Joshua Rothkopf The film goes deeper than the brothers ever have into a genuine affection for their various schemers, and that makes all the difference. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
2/5 Gemini Man (2019) Dan Jolin As impressive as the two Will Smiths trick is, you'll be just as aware of the movie's hoary script and a fist-gnawingly awful turn by Clive Owen as the villain. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 The Day Shall Come (2019) Sophie Monks Kaufman Where 'Four Lions' is meticulously thought-through, this is a more scattergun sketch of politically motivated inhumanity. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 Farming (2018) Philip De Semlyen This is movie terrain that's land-mined with potential clichés, and 'Farming' definitely steps on a few. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 American Woman (2018) Dave Calhoun It's a reminder that Sienna Miller is a talent too often underrated. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
1/5 Lucy in the Sky (2019) Tomris Laffly Co-screenwriters Hawley, Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi offensively pin Lucy's breakdown and consequent ill-fated road trip on NASA's ingrained sexism, bypassing an empathetic assessment of her unraveling cognitive state. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
4/5 Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) Philip De Semlyen This sheep-quel mixes the same jolliness and English eccentricity with a Spielbergian sci-fi twist - and pulls it off with typical Aardman charm. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
4/5 The Irishman (2019) Joshua Rothkopf After a while, you adjust, or rather, you get tired of probing the slightly-off evidence of your eyes and the headache it produces. There's a lot of fun to distract you. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 Good Posture (2019) Greer McNally All in all, there are moments of beauty in Dolly Wells' poetic and promising debut, but she still feels like a director finding her feet. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 Werewolf (Wilkolak) (2018) David Hughes It takes considerable chutzpah to make a horror film set during the Holocaust, but there's nothing exploitative about 'Werewolf'. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 Abominable (2019) Joshua Rothkopf There's comfort to be had in executing on such a durable formula, and -- life lessons accompanied by Coldplay's treacly "Fix You" aside -- Abominable usually resembles the swift adventure it wants to be. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
3/5 Judy (2019) Philip De Semlyen Its trump card, of course, is Zellweger, who blows through the film in a gust of jittery energy, wounded ego and half-buried star quality. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
3/5 F (2010) Time Out Staff Grounded by Schofield's central turn, F makes much of its limited resources, locking us into its nocturnal world and throwing away the key. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
3/5 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Anna Smith An invented scenario might have been easier to accept as entertainment. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
4/5 The Last Tree (2019) Philip De Semlyen As with his debut feature 'A Moving Image', a spikily insightful look at gentrification in Brixton, Amoo is always looking to subvert lazy cultural assumptions. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
4/5 Sea of Shadows (2019) Dave Calhoun This murky, compelling tale exists at the crossroads of corruption and idealism. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Bordertown (1935) Tom Milne Beautifully shot by Tony Gaudio, well acted, grippingly directed, the film makes acutely acerbic points about privilege and prejudice; but typically of Warners in its social conscience mode, settles in the end for the status quo. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
4/5 Waves (2019) Joshua Rothkopf The artistic evolution Shults is undergoing makes him as exciting as anyone at work -- he's as sharp as the young Darren Aronofsky, and his heart is only growing larger. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
1/5 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Joshua Rothkopf Stallone may not be the best custodian of his own legacy. Graying, splotchy and barely intelligible, he turns in a self-negating performance, just as ugly on the inside. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/5 Halston (2019) Cathy Brennan Hard-partying designer Halston goes under the microscope in this hit-and-miss doc. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
4/5 Colette (2018) Cathy Brennan Keira Knightley is magnetic in a Paris-set period drama with a dollop of queer feminist energy. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
5/5 América (2018) Cathy Brennan This stunning Mexico-set doc about three brothers caring for their ailing grandma leaves a mighty impression. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Philip De Semlyen Yes, it's basically an episode of the show stretched out to two hours, but like the Crawley family silver, it's so polished you can practically see your face in it. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Joshua Rothkopf No points for knowing who takes the racing trophy, or for knowing which version of Ford v Ferrari -- the half-smart business fable or the rough-and-ready boys' own adventure -- ultimately wins you over. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
4/5 Hustlers (2019) Helen O'Hara This is a deeply feminist film, one where men are given less screen time than the cameoing Cardi B and Lizzo. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
2/5 The Goldfinch (2019) Joshua Rothkopf It's terrible when a beloved novel arrives onscreen with a self-important thud, and that's putting it diplomatically in the case of The Goldfinch. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Joshua Rothkopf In its precision, Jojo Rabbit may remind you of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, another comedy in which clownish forces of fascism squared off against love, humor and elegance -- both movies feel like they come from the same universe. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
() David Thompson Bardem's neo-realist pretensions look a trifle thin now, but the film's portrait of a town riddled with prejudice and hypocrisy still packs a weighty punch. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Bienvenido Mister Marshall (1953) Rob Stone An amazing satire of what Spain and Spanishness was reduced to during the dictatorship, cooked up with equal parts anarchy and compassion and flavoured like an Ealing comedy. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/5 Knives Out (2019) Joshua Rothkopf Do not expect subtlety; it's the kind of movie that tells you the "game's afoot" twice. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Joshua Rothkopf Hanks, comfortable in his twinkly-eyed wheelhouse, is properly supportive -- it's a supporting role -- while Rhys becomes the movie's little boy, diving into his own daddy issues, hopefully resolving them in time to write the big heroic cover story. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
3/5 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Joshua Rothkopf On brightly lit lawns captured by cockeyed Terry Gilliam-esque camera angles, the film comes to fizzy, jaunty life -- nearly all of Iannucci's aggression has been squeezed into storyboarding. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
4/5 Monos (2019) Joshua Rothkopf In between these atmospheric moments, something coheres in your head, a nightmarish thought. Is this our future? EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Joshua Rothkopf Even as it drifts into narrative indiscipline, you appreciate the movie's attempt to make sense of a troubled, beclowned present. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 The King (2019) Philip De Semlyen A meaty piece of historical drama, it mixes power plays, canny twists and brutal, widescreen medieval battles with a refreshing lack of deference for the Shakespeare plays on which it's loosely based. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
2/5 The Laundromat (2019) Philip De Semlyen It's like 'Titanic', only with 90 minutes of the iceberg regaling you with its ocean-liner-sinking skills while sipping a Mai Tai. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
5/5 The Dreyfus Affair (2019) Philip De Semlyen It's going too far to say that it looks like an Auguste Renoir painting and plays like a Jean Renoir movie - but not by much. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
5/5 () Philip De Semlyen It's the exuberant yin to the stately yang of 'Jackie', Larrain's last film, and it's full of the pheromones of sexual discovery and the piss and vinegar of toxic relationships. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
5/5 Joker (2019) Philip De Semlyen This is a truly nightmarish vision of late-era capitalism - arguably the best social horror film since Get Out - and Joaquin Phoenix is magnetic in it. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2019