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Rating Title/Year Author
No Time to Die (2021) Thomas Barrie It's extremely rare for a film of this scale to be this affecting. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2021
F9 The Fast Saga (2021) Thomas Barrie It is undeniably a lot of fun and the villains, frankly, are the best bit. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2021
A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Alice Kemp-Habib The film oscillates between several storylines and it is just as thrilling as the first. But it is also a blatant foray into franchise territory. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2021
Black Bear (2020) Thomas Barrie There's something promising lurking at the bottom of this murky soup of a psychological thriller. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2021
The Mauritanian (2021) Ben Allen Without even attempting to assess the post-9/11 scars on the American psyche that enabled this kind of reprehensible behaviour, it catastrophically fails its audience. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2021
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Stuart McGurk It's gloriously shameless in its silliness. It doesn't care one bit about your cynicism. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2021
Corona (2020) Olive Pometsey The film's message is important, but it would have perhaps been more powerful had it not been filmed with such haste. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
Locked Down (2021) Olive Pometsey Locked Down isn't a bad film, but, again, there is something slightly grim about watching other people Zoom their bosses during your own free time. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
Songbird (2020) Olive Pometsey The second obstacle that Songbird stumbles over is the fact that the future it depicts feels increasingly unrealistic each day... EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Steve Rose The overall mood is funereal, though most funerals are shorter than this. Stretched over four hours, Snyder's limitations as a visual stylist also become apparent. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
Cherry (2021) Stuart McGurk While some films are not the sum of their parts -- and Cherry is also that -- Cherry is more specifically not the sum of its remarkable Tom Holland performances. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2021
Coming 2 America (2021) Olive Pometsey Sure, Coming 2 America is cheesy, formulaic and relies heavily on its predecessor's reputation. However, it's also occasionally heartwarming, full of joy and doesn't take itself too seriously. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2021
I Care a Lot (2020) Olive Pometsey Through half-concealed smiles when met with technically bad news and a fiendish glint in her eye, Pike has mastered the art of portraying the corrupt pretender, lulling audiences into a sense of sinister security as she enacts her evils. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
Malcolm & Marie (2021) Olive Pometsey Both actors do enough with the material to make you believe that something interesting might happen in Malcolm & Marie, but the trouble is that something never arrives. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
Stardust (2020) Dylan Jones A film that, remarkably, seems to get incrementally more awful the longer it lasts. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
Pieces of a Woman (2020) Olive Pometsey Matha's story, with Kirby at the reins, is a powerful study of rebuilding after loss, continuing to march forward when all you want to do is yell into the abyss. Given the current state of the world, we could perhaps all learn from it. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Stuart McGurk Wonder Woman 1984 doesn't just seem to be set in the 1980s, it gives every impression to have travelled from there. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Olive Pometsey There's no getting around the fact that Ma Rainey's Black Bottom feels like a play, but there was perhaps no more fitting way for Boseman to show the world the extent of his talent before he passed away. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
The Prom (2020) David Levesley Its constant straddling of the past, the present and the future -- mocking and enjoying all three at once -- leaves it feeling like a glib melange of half-baked progressive ideals. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
The Boys in the Band (2020) David Levesley The Boys in the Band deserves to be held up as one of the 20th-century's most important plays, but a revival that doesn't challenge the boundaries of the original work feels like a wasted opportunity. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2020
Tenet (2020) Stuart McGurk Tenet is by no means a disaster -- it's a solid three-starrer... Nolan's film have always demanded the largest canvas -- but safe to say this is one time reversal film you probably won't immediately want to watch again. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
Project Power (2020) Stuart McGurk It's a great setup, just a shame the rest of the film doesn't know what to do with it... EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2020
The Speed Cubers (2020) Ben Allen The Speed Cubers, about competitive Rubik's Cube solving, is a surprisingly affecting look at a subculture for shy, mathematically inclined teens... EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
Unhinged (2020) Stuart McGurk It's sort of terrible, it's sort of obvious and I also sort of loved it. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2020
The Old Guard (2020) Ben Allen It does just enough to spark some interest in the future of this Netflix movie franchise. Just. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2020
Everybody's Everything (2019) Ilana Kaplan Just like the music Lil Peep shared throughout his brief career, Everybody's Everything is meant to make you feel something. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
Irresistible (2020) Stuart McGurk Much like how some films are greater than the sum of their parts, Irresistible is nowhere near as bad as the sum of its failures. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
Disclosure (2020) David Levesley Sit down and watch Disclosure. Find an evening when the idea of anger, in an era of rage, is not too much to bear. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2020
The King of Staten Island (2020) Stuart McGurk The King Of Staten Island isn't about to win any awards, but it's a warm comedy bath to luxuriate in, and that's no bad thing right now. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2020
Becoming (2020) Olive Pometsey The portrait of Obama in Becoming is a familiar one, but no less impactful. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story (2020) Olive Pometsey Cyntonia Brown was sentenced to a life in prison, after killing a man in self-defence aged 16, but Netflix's latest documentary makes it abundantly clear that she was a victim too... EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2020
Bad Boys for Life (2020) Thomas Barrie What did you expect? It is ridiculous. It's meant to be. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Stuart McGurk To be clear up front: Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker is not a bad film. It's fun! Sort of. It's satisfying! Kind of. It's... a bit all over the place. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
6 Underground (2019) Thomas Barrie Not because of the pointless noise, the bad writing or the weird tacit endorsement of the military-industrial complex, but because I was worried I wouldn't be able to articulate just how bad the film is and how intensely unpleasant it is to watch... EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019) Bill Prince Two of America's greatest storytellers have delivered the best documentary of the year. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Jack King To be frank, it works sublimely. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
Frozen II (2019) Jonathan Heaf Throughout it's entirety, in fact, the plot is such that you can see the grouting, you can see the screenwriting glue between the much-mulled-over ideas. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) David Levesley Their privilege is rarely checked or acknowledged, while the plight of others is never really addressed even slightly. It all feels very worthy, hoping insight will outweigh specificity, but it's something we have, literally, seen before... EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
Very Ralph (2019) Teo van den Broeke The glimpse Lacy's film provides into the designer's everyday existence is as beguiling as it is inspiring. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) Jonathan Dean What a sledgehammer Baumbach has crafted. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
Last Christmas (2019) David Levesley I will watch this movie for many, many holidays to come; a reminder that sometimes small acts of kindness can make patches of the world a bit more bearable. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
Doctor Sleep (2019) Olly Richards At no point does Doctor Sleep shame the legacy of The Shining. It's an interesting, if mostly conventional, continuation of the story. It only feels distantly related, though. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) David Levesley In the first few frames of the movie we're promised the story of a man who has fled and now needs to build a new life. Instead, we get something much less subtle, much more obvious and much less fulfilling. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
Gemini Man (2019) Olive Pometsey Let's be clear, Gemini Man is not a terrible film, but it's the kind of film that would probably be better received on flight than in 3-D at your local iMax. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
Joker (2019) Stuart McGurk Gross isn't exactly a film-critic term. But then Joker isn't exactly a film. For one, it doesn't so much contain a plot as a series of brutal jolts to the senses. It doesn't so much contain characters as people who take and people who get taken. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
Judy (2019) Nick Levine Zellweger's performance deserves a nod on sheer power alone. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
The Goldfinch (2019) Caspar Salmon ...these failings mean that the central storyline of an orphaned boy taking refuge in art and love, which should carry a substantial sentimental load, feels strained and remote. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
Hitsville: The Making of Motown (2019) Dylan Jones Its broad pool of new interviews and excellent archive footage makes this a complete joy... EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
The Goldfinch (2019) Iana Murray [It] comes from a sincere place of exploring the deepest caverns of trauma and the unavoidable ugliness of being alive. The execution is far from perfect, but I think there's something to admire in the film's grandeur and ambition. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019) Daphne Bugler It is a reminder of why the show was so treasured, and a homecoming for everyone who fell in love with it. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019