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Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021) Dulcie Pearce The fly-on-the-wall convers-ations between the Eilish family often go on far too long and creep into the toe-curlingly pretentious. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
3/5 The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) Dulcie Pearce A more narrow focus might have delivered more powerful results. Luckily, these muddles can't distract from Day's powerful presence and her magical singing... EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
4/5 I Care a Lot (2020) Dulcie Pearce I Care A Lot is a movie deserving of your attention. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
3/5 Pelé (2021) Dulcie Pearce We also see how negativity about this superstar did, for a while, undermine his love for the game. But when you see Pele playing with a smile on his face, it lifts your spirits. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
3/5 To Olivia (2021) Grant Rollings Bonneville, though, isn't worthy of that golden ticket. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
3/5 Baby Done (2020) Dulcie Pearce THERE are plenty of comedies about modern and freaked-out parents-to-be - but this offering from director Curtis Vowell holds its own in the genre. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
5/5 76 Days (2020) Dulcie Pearce Unforgettable, important and historically significant footage. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
4/5 The White Tiger (2021) Dulcie Pearce The pace is fast, the voiceover engaging and some of the performances so realistic it feels like you could be watching a documentary. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
3/5 Beginning (2020) Dulcie Pearce Accomplished but unsettling. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021
Stardust (2020) Dulcie Pearce Absolute Beginners might have done a better job. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
2/5 The New Music (2021) Dulcie Pearce Jodie and Will are underdeveloped and deserve more. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
3/5 Blithe Spirit (2020) Dulcie Pearce Though Dame Judi is superb, of course, even her character gets lost in the chaos. Overall, this famous stage play fluffs its lines on screen. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
3/5 Robin's Wish (2020) Dulcie Pearce Robin's Wish is both a loving tribute and a gentle call to action. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
4/5 Mayor (2020) Dulcie Pearce A thought-provoking, considered and respectfully made film. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
2/5 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Dulcie Pearce But with the long silences, frustrating dialogue and unlikeable characters, this film has many pieces that simply don't fit together. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
2/5 Dreamland (2019) Dulcie Pearce It's not clear if this wants to be a coming-of-age movie, a love story or a traditional outlaw tale with a twist. Less Dreamland, more snoozefest. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
2/5 The Midnight Sky (2020) Dulcie Pearce So, overall, this movie certainly won't make the Earth move. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
3/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Dulcie Pearce A good somewhat clichéd sequel and not as wonderful as her OG outing. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
4/5 Mank (2020) Dulcie Pearce Oldman is the standout gem in this pretty magical movie that will stand the test of time. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
2/5 A Christmas Carol (2020) Dulcie Pearce LET'S face it, there is no better adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous story than The Muppet Christmas Carol. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
4/5 The Prom (2020) Dulcie Pearce This fiercely fun film will leave you wanting an encore. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
4/5 Audrey (2020) Dulcie Pearce The late, great screen beauty Audrey Hepburn, as this fascinating new documentary reveals, was different to the most iconic of the characters she played on film. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2020
2/5 Possessor: Uncut (2020) Dulcie Pearce [T]he only way you would get me to sit through this again would be if someone took possession of my body and made me do it. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2020
3/5 Jungleland (2019) Dulcie Pearce We've seen these characters a thousand times before but Hunnam and O'Connell have the sense to give these losers a likeable edge. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2020
1/5 Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Dulcie Pearce This is meant to be a story of a young man pulling himself out of a potentially miserable future. But it's just miserable. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
3/5 You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020) Grant Rollings By the end of this documentary, you cannot dislike David Arquette. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
5/5 Uncle Frank (2020) Dulcie Pearce While this isn't the happiest of families, you'll certainly leave this film wishing Frank was your uncle. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
3/5 Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story (2020) Laura Stott This is a knockout treat for boxing devotees. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
4/5 Billie (2020) Laura Stott An additional angle probing the death of journo Linda Lipnack Kuehl - who recorded interviews in the film during the Sixties - adds little to this fascinating if disconcerting watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
4/5 Finding Jack Charlton (2020) Dulcie Pearce But if you want to watch a sporting documentary that is about more than lifting trophies then seek out Finding Jack Charlton. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
4/5 Relic (2020) Dulcie Pearce Relic will give you the scare you need this Halloween - but might leave you with a furrowed brow. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2020
4/5 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Dulcie Pearce While the Democrats and liberal American's will like this a lot more than a British audience, it's still a 'high five' from me. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2020
3/5 The Secret Garden (2020) Dulcie Pearce This version of The Secret Garden has a few smiles and lot of beauty, it could do with not digging so deep into the serious side of life. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
4/5 Rebecca (2020) Dulcie Pearce Yet this Rebecca is mostly glorious to watch - even though you will probably be team Danvers by the end of it. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
3/5 Eternal Beauty (2019) Dulcie Pearce Empathetic, brutal and often funny... EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
4/5 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Dulcie Pearce All in all, I plead guilty to enjoying this courtroom drama. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
2/5 Kajillionaire (2020) Dulcie Pearce While I understand what July is trying to make with this wannabe indie film - honestly I do - its chaotic script and unlikeable characters render the movie a lot like its title: Difficult. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
3/5 I Am Woman (2019) Dulcie Pearce This well-made, sturdy biopic is heart-warming - and Cobham-Hervey's performance is captivating. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
5/5 Saint Maud (2019) Dulcie Pearce Saint Maud is a unique, strangely beautiful film, which is both thrilling and provocative. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
2/5 Schemers (2019) Dulcie Pearce This is so low-budget you're not sure if the gig scenes are meant to look authentically lame or they literally couldn't afford the extras. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2020
4/5 Miss Juneteenth (2020) Dulcie Pearce Despite their hardships, this film never gets lost in self-pity or cliché. It is a story of hope and resilience - and deserves the crown for that. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2020
4/5 David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020) Dulcie Pearce This incredibly important documentary pulls no punches - and will have you reaching for a reusable cup or joining the Greta Thunberg fan club the moment the credits roll. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
3/5 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Dulcie Pearce Winter seems more comfortable back in the role than Reeves, who can appear a little too startled at times. But there are some gentle titters to be had, with the gents meeting elderly versions of themselves as compulsive liars. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
4/5 The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Dulcie Pearce The film is a joyous resurgence of a long-lost genre from the cinema - the classic, uncomplicated romcom. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
2/5 Savage (2019) Dulcie Pearce This story of supposed biker gang brotherhood never gets the exhilaration it needs. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
3/5 The New Mutants (2020) Dulcie Pearce It tastes decent enough, especially on post-lockdown diet days, but you wouldn't rush to have it again. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2020
4/5 Les misérables (2019) Dulcie Pearce Fights escalate at realistic rates and seemingly small events grow to unmanageable levels, turning one ordinary day on the job into the worst day of their lives. And you will be reaching for the beta-blockers to get through the last five minutes. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2020
3/5 Project Power (2020) Jamie East This bombastic Jamie Foxx action thriller has potential, but is ultimately all fur coat and no knickers. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
4/5 Perfumes (2019) Jamie East When Harry Met Sally for people old enough to know better.   EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
5/5 Host (2020) Jamie East CREATIVITY in lockdown has been underwhelming for most people but thankfully for the film industry there are at least some people with enough impetus to get off their arses and make something great. Host is exactly that. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020