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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 The Call of the Wild (2020) Peter Bradshaw It's a robust and old-fashioned entertainment with some real storytelling bite. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2020
5/5 Ghost (1990) Peter Bradshaw Rubin's script is a lethally effective tragicomic fantasy. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/5 EMMA. (2020) Peter Bradshaw A sweet natured Emma, though a little too modest. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
4/5 The Lost Boys (1987) Peter Bradshaw The Lost Boys, in its artless way, asks us to consider that being for ever young isn't a sweet Edwardian evocation of innocence, but a vision of pure hell, like vampirism. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
2/5 The Photograph (2020) Adrian Horton The abundance of talent and some snappy banter add much needed pulse to a film which prioritizes looks over heart, but it can't save a script that's sketch-deep. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
4/5 First Love (2019) Peter Bradshaw It's bizarre and very unwholesome. But weirdly inspired. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
4/5 Jihad Jane (2019) Cath Clarke Perhaps the tragedy here is how terrorism in the home so frequently goes unpunished. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
2/5 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Steve Rose All in all, like its fast-moving, attention-deficient hero, this just feels like a rush job. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
2/5 Spycies (2019) Cath Clarke Here's a manic, soulless animated kids' caper, with a hug-a-hippo message for our eco-anxious times awkwardly bolted on. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
2/5 () Luke Buckmaster For better or, more often, for worse, it is a collection of fragments. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
3/5 When Lambs Become Lions (2018) Peter Bradshaw This is certainly a taut and well-filmed atmospheric piece. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
2/5 A Paris Education (2018) Peter Bradshaw It's the sort of thing that I usually roll over for. But there isn't much in the way of lightness or plausibility. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
Klute (1971) Derek Malcolm This is done with remarkably little dialogue but with a tremendous sense of tension and atmosphere. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
The Touch (1971) Derek Malcolm It is perhaps not one of the Swedish directors great works. But for three parts of the way, it rivets the attention, not least because he has secured from Bibi Andersson a performance that is superb even by her exalted standards. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) Derek Malcolm David Tomlinson does his English Fred MacMurray act rather well, Miss Lansbury is as watchable as always and the children aren't too awful. It'll take a mint of money, but not mine. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
Walkabout (1971) Derek Malcolm There is always this feeling that Roeg, the cameraman for Fahrenheit 451 and Far from the Madding Crowd has a positive and original talent bursting to be developed. It's just a case of what that talent is going to find to say. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
3/5 To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) Ann Lee To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You doesn't quite match its predecessor for heart fizzing romance... but it's just as entertaining and charming anchored by a supremely likable central performance from Condor. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
4/5 () Luke Buckmaster There is much to appreciate in this film; much to like. You don't just watch it in big bright colours; you remember it in big bright colours too. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2020
2/5 Horse Girl (2020) Adrian Horton The ambition of Horse Girl ultimately gets the better of it, turning what could be a dark but insightful depiction on signs missed in a mental health crisis into an agreement on one's madness EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
1/5 Dolittle (2020) Peter Bradshaw It really is horribly inert, and every time Downey opens his mouth to say something unintelligible, the film dies a bit more. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
2/5 () Peter Bradshaw For this film to burden itself with such a messy and ineffective conceit in such a short film was a misstep. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
4/5 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2020) Peter Bradshaw There are real gems among these short films. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
4/5 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary (2020) Peter Bradshaw There are real gems among these short films. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
4/5 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2020) Peter Bradshaw There are real gems among these short films. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
2/5 Break On Thru: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek and The Doors (2018) Cath Clarke This lineup of well-preserved mostly male musicians gives the show the bland atmosphere of a celebrity tribute band. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/5 Fando et Lis (1968) Peter Bradshaw It's a movie that should really be watched in a basement through a cloud of weed smoke, in the company of hippies who, in the immortal words of Alexei Sayle, are in the habit of weaving their own hemp-substitute bags out of dried snot. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Peter Bradshaw This film is a blitz of bad taste, a cornucopia of crass, and it is weirdly diverting - more than you might expect, given the frosty way Suicide Squad was received critically - and engagingly crazy. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
2/5 Plus One (2019) Peter Bradshaw A formulaic mashup of Four Weddings and a Funeral and My Best Friend's Wedding. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
3/5 Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Cath Clarke Enjoyably ludicrous low-budget psychological-horror... EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
4/5 The Lodge (2019) Benjamin Lee A film that manages to burrow its way under your skin and stay there right through to the horrifying end. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
Internet Famous (2016) Charlie Lyne An assured, culturally observant piece of contemporary satire. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
3/5 One Piece: Stampede (2019) Phil Hoad Every time you think director Takashi Otsuka has hit a ceiling for either ridiculousness or destructiveness, he effortlessly busts through both. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
3/5 Richard Jewell (2019) Peter Bradshaw In many ways, it is a very good story, efficiently told - and that's down to the excellent and very plausible performance from Paul Walter Hauser. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
4/5 () Benjamin Lee There are strong performances from Dirisu and Mosaku, acing roles of great technical and emotional difficulty, securing our investment in their journey, one that has greater stakes than the average haunted house horror. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
4/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Peter Bradshaw A really entertaining and touching film. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
3/5 Queen & Slim (2019) Peter Bradshaw This is a punchy, watchable film... EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
3/5 Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall (2019) Leslie Felperin The illuminating discussion that springs from close friends, lovers and collaborators and even Marshall himself in some archive material, makes the trip worth it. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
4/5 Talking About Trees (2019) Cath Clarke [A] witty and engaging cinephile documentary... EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
1/5 Jak zostalem gangsterem. Historia prawdziwa (2020) Peter Bradshaw There's something dire about these joyless, inanimate cliches. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
4/5 Minari (2020) Benjamin Lee Minari offers an encouraging and engaging view of the immigrant experience while also recognising the hardships that go alongside. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
4/5 () Peter Bradshaw Another very enjoyable collection. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
3/5 The Rhythm Section (2020) Peter Bradshaw Morano puts together good fight scenes, robust stunt work and tasty car chases. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
2/5 Quezon's Game (2020) Cath Clarke The story is a real-life political chess game with the makings of a gripping race-against-the-clock thriller; but here it drags out into sluggish, dull and unconvincing melodrama. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
2/5 The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) Benjamin Lee As a two-hour film packed with too much and somehow not enough, The Last Thing He Wanted is a thing that no one wanted. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
4/5 () Benjamin Lee There's a crackling chemistry between Thompson and Asmogha, a genuine pulse-quickening connection that's impossible to feign and rare to witness. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
4/5 The Father (2020) Benjamin Lee For those who can stomach it, it'll stay with you, for longer than you might like. I know it will stay with me. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
2/5 Wendy (2020) Jordan Hoffman Wendy is undoubtedly self-assured and in-your-face, and the gorgeous location photography certainly has an impact. But it's wrecked by chapters so lengthy they become simply excruciating. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
4/5 The Nest (2019) Benjamin Lee A film with a delicate slow build that feels fitting for a director who's also taken his time to make it. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
2/5 Downhill (2020) Benjamin Lee While Louis-Dreyfus fares well with the smaller moments, Ferrell doesn't quite convince with a performance that's forever threatening to break out into his more familiar showboat shtick. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
3/5 Promising Young Woman (2020) Benjamin Lee The film around her has its flaws but [Mulligan has] never been better, fulfilling her initial promise as a young actor and then some. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020