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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 The Call of the Wild (2020) Jamie East It's easy to watch and kids of all ages will love it. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
2/5 Little Joe (2019) Jamie East Too much arthouse and not enough entertainment. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
4/5 Greed (2019) Jamie East A funny, brash swipe at you-know-who - but it could have sharpened its teeth a little more. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
4/5 Onward (2020) Jamie East Despite all the strangeness that brings, it works - in a kind of Weekend at Bernies meets Ghost way. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
2/5 The Public (2018) Jamie East Credit to Estevez for making this but it's quite thin, offers no real solutions and has tired characterisations. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2020
4/5 EMMA. (2020) Jamie East It's funny, poignant, cutting and very good indeed. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2020
2/5 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Hanna Flint Unfortunately, the script's humour is not nearly sharp or quick-witted enough to warrant more than a few cursory laughs from the audience. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2020
4/5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Jamie East Too much is crammed into the first hour and often there is far more style than substance. But the last half hour is perfect and it left me wanting more. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
1/5 Dolittle (2020) Hanna Flint But despite a menagerie of big voices to keep him company, Dolittle has no bark or bite. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
5/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Jamie East This is a film that should have been too twee, schmaltzy and far too sentimental for us cynical Brits. But I found myself completely captivated and drawn in. A really charming, lovely film. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
3/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Jamie East Surreal, confusing, funny and shocking, it does not entirely succeed. But there is more than enough here to merit a visit. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
3/5 Richard Jewell (2019) Grant Rollings It's an ugly approach that badly sours what could have been a really good movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
1/5 The Turning (2020) Jamie East Utterly ridiculous and not worth your time. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
3/5 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Jamie East But this is less Dickens' thinly veiled autobiography and more a brilliant filmmaker having a whole lot of fun with a classic. Bravo. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
4/5 Waves (2019) Jamie East If you are a parent, it is heartbreaking - if you are a young adult it is terrifying. But as filmmaking goes, it feels vital. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
5/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Jamie East It is extraordinary and unlike any film I've seen in years. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2020
2/5 Seberg (2019) Jamie East Stewart is the only saving grace in this misfire of a film - she really does own the screen. It's just a shame the makers don't do her, or the legacy of Jean Seberg, justice. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2020
4/5 1917 (2019) Jamie East Considering the subject matter, I was left extremely impressed but not particularly moved. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2020
4/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jamie East The anti-Semitism is treated with the scorn it deserves and its maker's wit runs through it pleasingly. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
4/5 The Gentlemen (2020) Jamie East Although at times it feels completely out of step with the modern world, The Gentlemen is an hilarious, foul-mouthed bonanza. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
5/5 Little Women (2019) Linda Marric Do not miss this - it's wonderful. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2020
2/5 Spies in Disguise (2019) Hanna Flint Frustratingly, the story isn't that original and too often it feels like you're watching sequences and plot points lifted from better action, superhero and spy movies. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2019
1/5 Cats (2019) Jamie East Are all the cast being held hostage? EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Jamie East An enjoyable, emotional end to a saga that is such a huge part of our lives. May the Force we be with you, always. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 Pink Wall (2019) Jamie East Less is more - and the movie is all the better for it. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
4/5 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Jamie East Thankfully, despite this feeling like a bit of a walk-through now and then, the performances save the day. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
5/5 Marriage Story (2019) Jamie East See it immediately. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 Honey Boy (2019) Jamie East LaBeouf delivers more than he has for years, but this could be an otherwise staid recovery story were it not for Jupe's performance. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Lucy in the Sky (2019) Jamie East Directed by Noah Hawley - the showrunner of the most-excellent Fargo - Lucy In The Sky completely misses the point of virtually everything it tries to tackle. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
3/5 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Grant Rollings Old school intrigue is replaced by so much of Norton's one-man political grandstanding that the film not only feels off rhythm... Thankfully, it picks up the pace again for a rousing finale that does enough to erase the off-key moments. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 The Two Popes (2019) Jamie East What starts as a historical scribe of the unusual sequence of events that led the Vatican to have two living popes, gently subsides into an affectionate, humourous and delicate look at faith, forgiveness and progression. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
2/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) Howell Davies The only saving grace is the occasional, but genuinely great, action scenes, including a car chase that will have you on the edge of your seat. But forget heaven, these angels will take you to purgatory. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
5/5 Knives Out (2019) Jamie East It says a lot that one of the year's most entertaining films is also its most straightforward. There's little here except a tight, smart script and a bunch of extremely talented actors. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
5/5 The Irishman (2019) Jamie East Rest assured, you will want to set aside a whole evening for this - and then want to watch it again straight away. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
3/5 The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) Jamie East A cursory tale that it's well worth planning things in advance as much as possible, this is a gnat's breath away from being a complete disaster, but is saved by a first-time director's naive faith it will all be saved in the edit. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
2/5 Them That Follow (2019) Jamie East So yes, Olivia knocks the socks off everything as per usual, but by the time this film turns from a mildly chilling thriller to a gory romance, I was already checking my watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
3/5 21 Bridges (2019) Jamie East The journey is fast-paced enough to get the point before you scoff too much and the cast go a long way to smoothing over the cliché crinkles. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
3/5 Last Christmas (2019) Jamie East While it doesn't feel particularly Christmassy, I still felt better walking out of the cinema than I did going in. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2019
3/5 Little Monsters (2019) Jamie East Some of the gags work well, however - one in particular, involving a photograph - while Nyong'o's dazzling screen presence and the charming kids elevate this just above your typical zom-com. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2019
4/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Jamie East The cars do look incredible and every time we venture on to the track the movie goes up a gear as director James Mangold makes it feel like you are in the pit lane. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2019
4/5 The Report (2019) Jamie East It is restrained, captivating and completely vindicating to all opponents of the Iraq War. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2019
4/5 Luce (2019) Jamie East A moral whodunnit, fully intending to create one hell of a conversation on the way home from the cinema. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
4/5 The Good Liar (2019) Jamie East A solid film from two absolute greats. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
3/5 Driven (2018) Jamie East There's a really good story in there, but the makers chose to focus on all the wrong parts. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
3/5 The Aeronauts (2019) Jamie East [T]he Aeronauts did nothing but, erm, deflate me. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
3/5 After the Wedding (2019) Jamie East I wanted to be swept along by the heft of it, and there are moments it could have happened, but in the end it was merely a waft. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Jamie East [F]or a feel good story of how baby steps can help you focus on what matters, it hits its mark. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Jamie East In spite of this, Doctor Sleep is a solid, entertaining follow-up to one of the scariest ever films. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 Black and Blue (2019) Jamie East Only Fast & Furious actor Tyrese Gibson... is up to the task of going toe to toe with Harris when the adrenaline pumps so hard that her nervous system threatens to implode. Without them, Black And Blue wouldn't leave a mark. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
2/5 The Addams Family (2019) Jamie East Aside from an amusing Uncle Fester it's not funny enough, there's nothing for anyone over the age of 11. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019