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Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 Minding the Gap (2018) Jamie East We all have, at some point, had a group of friends that have acted like a surrogate family when our actual family is failing us. This film reminds us of how vital that network is and how lost most children are. Brilliant. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
2/5 The White Crow (2018) Jamie East Whilst the dancing is extraordinary and the final 20 minutes, where he decides to defect at the airport, are gripping and tense - I first had to wait 100 that I won't get back. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
5/5 Us (2019) Jamie East With his latest movie, Peele has created the first conscientious horror genre. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
1/5 The Prodigy (2019) Jamie East One to watch when there's no decent comedy left on Netflix. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 Ben Is Back (2018) Jamie East I enjoyed this, the performances are fantastic - but I preferred it without the drama, if that makes sense. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 Benjamin (2018) Jamie East Colin Morgan glues the whole thing together with an empathetic performance that manages to stop it falling into chaos as it sometimes threatens. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 Ray & Liz (2018) Jamie East Better performances might have been teased from the cast but given this is a debut, Billingham is clearly one to watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
5/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Jamie East Thrilling, gripping and spectacular. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
3/5 The Aftermath (2019) Jamie East There is a great film to be made here. Sadly, this isn't it. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Jamie East A British feel-good comedy that is both funny and feels good. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
1/5 Serenity (2019) Jamie East I can't recommend this film at all - or recommend it highly enough. Wonderfully awful. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Jamie East A bit of a cliched stomp, but entertaining enough and if it makes more people talk about RBG's achievements and seek out more - then great. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
2/5 Cold Pursuit (2019) Jamie East Think 'Taken' but with Tarantino directing it blindfolded having typed the script wearing boxing gloves. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
4/5 Capernaum (2018) Jamie East An important story, powerfully told but problematic at the same time. Worth watching? Definitely. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/5 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Jamie East While it feels very much a middle act in Joe Cornish's ascending journey, this will please the family just enough and offers the right balance of reality to make it believable. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
4/5 Jellyfish (2018) Jamie East Everything else in this film pales into insignificance when we're faced with one of the best breakout performances I think I've ever seen in Liv Hill. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/5 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Jamie East Fans won't feel too short-changed. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
4/5 Destroyer (2018) Jamie East Kidman is very good in it - but bloody WEIRD. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Jamie East All enjoyable and deftly delivered but, sheesh, I wish they'd relaxed a little. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 Boy Erased (2018) Jamie East It could fall into cliche but swerves it, although much of the second act feels repetitive. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
5/5 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Jamie East A near-as-you-can-get-to-perfect film. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Jamie East [McCarthy's] Lee demands our pity and attention - and you hate yourself for liking such a fundamentally horrible person. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Jamie East If this is the last i'll be sad - but also pleased that it's going out on such a wonderful high. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
4/5 Green Book (2018) Jamie East Such a cosy and ultimately heartwarming story won't satisfy everyone - but Mortensen and Ali are so good together it's absolutely worth soaking up the hope it proffers. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
3/5 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Jamie East I felt it too stylised, too fluid with history and spends the whole film building up to a moment that left me a bit nonplussed... EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 Beautiful Boy (2018) Jamie East Deeply touching. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/5 The Front Runner (2018) Jamie East Reitman delivers a robust and occasionally flashy film. I'm just not quite sure it manages to get it all across. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/5 Stan & Ollie (2018) Jamie East Sure, it is emotive and knows which muscles to flex at various points, but it isn't soupy. It is simply a lovely, unscandalous tale about two people who needed each other very much. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/5 Colette (2018) Jamie East It is funnier than you might expect and a timely look at prejudice and the creative process. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
5/5 The Favourite (2018) Jamie East I couldn't fault a single thing, it's seriously good fun. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
3/5 Welcome to Marwen (2018) Jamie East It's touching, funny and tragic and much like Tom Hanks as Gump or Michael J Fox as McFly, Zemeckis struck gold here with Carell - who can't do much wrong at the moment. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
3/5 Bird Box (2018) Jamie East I really enjoyed it for all its tense, gory, eerie, if not entirely original tropes. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
5/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Jamie East Splendid stuff. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
5/5 Roma (2018) Jamie East If you don't allow yourself 135 minutes this weekend to soak it in, we can't be friends. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
3/5 Mortal Engines (2018) Jamie East Part buddy movie, part origin, part legend setting - Mortal Engines has a lot to like about it, but Jeepers it really packs far too much in. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
2/5 Aquaman (2018) Jamie East People will be very cross that I don't "get" what was trying to be done, or that I didn't catch the comic references - but you know what? Get in the sea. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
5/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Jamie East Excelsior! EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
4/5 The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Jamie East The casting is so good it's almost rude... EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/5 Creed II (2018) Jamie East I bloody LOVED it. It hit every beat, tugged every string and left me feeling 12 again. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
4/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Jamie East First and foremost it's great fun, secondly it offers pretty strong feminist role models... EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
4/5 Disobedience (2017) Jamie East I loved it - gripping, heartbreaking, very sexy and the two leads have electric chemistry. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
4/5 Assassination Nation (2018) Jamie East It is brutal, angry, abrasive, brash, sexy, grotesque and deeply troubling - perfectly judging the mood of young women around the world. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2018
4/5 The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Jamie East Treat this as a female Bourne/Ethan Hunt and you will have a great time. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2018
3/5 Suspiria (2018) Jamie East Grotesque and problematic, but gets the thumbs up. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Jamie East Not all the chapters work as well as some, but as an entire 'being', it's deeply enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
1/5 Siberia (2018) Jamie East This is appalling. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 Bleed for This (2016) Jamie East As a classic boxing film, it's a carbon copy, but a very satisfying 12-rounder, just losing on points. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/5 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) Jamie East It's perfectly well made, with all the tricks, bits for the older audience and emotional touch-points we all now expect from an animation, but does tend to lose some of the spitefulness and quirks along the way. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
4/5 Wildlife (2018) Jamie East An assured debut from Dano and a genuinely heartbreaking portrayal of regret from Carey Mulligan with a final scene that will break your heart. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
4/5 Overlord (2018) Jamie East It's like a panel of Wolfenstein and Call of Duty: Nazi Zombie players were given $40 million and told to make a B-Movie horror. It's nuts, and quite brilliant. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018