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Rating Title/Year Author
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 In it's relatively short runtime, we don't get as much insight into the world and its quirky inhabitants as we might like. 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
() 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
Ad Astra (2019) Jonathan Dean Roy is meant to be incognito, but of all the stars in Hollywood, none are less incognito than Pitt. That has been an issue before, but here, it isn't. He just slips easily into the background, which is some achievement, some acting. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Hustlers (2019) David Levesley Everything about Hustlers absolutely astonished me. It was juicy and nourishing yet brittle and venomous, familiar but different in all the right ways. I couldn't get enough of it. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
The King (2019) Jack King As much as I enjoyed The King, the overbearing thought I had was this: do we really need another dark, edgy period adaptation of the Henriad? EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Joker (2019) Jack King Much of what shouldn't work are sold in entirety by Phoenix's performance; if Joker ultimately proves anything it's that he's the best actor of his generation. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Jonathan Dean Funny, sad, beautiful, painful, poignant and slapstick. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
The Current War (2019) Jonathan Dean If, however, you want see how a Wikipedia page looks when millions of dollars are spent on it, then The Current War is for you. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
The Lion King (2019) Olive Pometsey While you can't fault Favreau's Lion King for its technical innovation and, yes, talking lions are still a thing of fantasy, it lacks the imagination of its predecessors. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Thomas Barrie People are beginning to question the bohemian sexual politics of Sixties counterculture. To the credit of Broomfield's film, it acknowledges the darker side of sunny Hydra. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Jonathan Dean It is a completely unique experience with obvious style and gut-punching substance and extremely funny as well. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
The Trip to Spain (2017) Stuart McGurk Set between the richness of their gleefully silly impressions and spiky chat, the overall feeling you get when watching The Trip [to Spain] is a kind of oddly contented melancholy. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Dorian Lynskey Warm, celebratory and unashamedly obvious, it's the cinematic equivalent of "Hey Jude"'s "na na na" coda. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) David Levesley While Toy Story 4 feels unnecessary in many ways, it finds things worth saying, story arcs to satisfy and will make you cry more frequently than it's predecessor managed. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
Diego Maradona (2019) Elliot Ross It uses the same techniques that made the director's earlier films so moving. The story unfolds at pace, with minimal narration and none of the talking heads that often clog up documentaries with layers of hindsight and personal recollection. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
The Hummingbird Project (2018) Jonathan Dean It is [Jesse] Eisenberg's best work in years. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Always Be My Maybe (2019) David Levesley There is just so much heart in Always Be My Maybe. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) David Levesley This is the sort of film that'll make you think cinema is dead. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Thomas Barrie The film's not perfect but if this is the next step in the grand tradition of high-school movies, then it's in good hands. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Jonathan Dean While, one suspects, Bohemian Rhapsody had [Freddie] Mercury weeping in his grave, the film of [Elton] John fits his life like an expensive sequinned glove. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Thomas Barrie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile gaslights its audience like Bundy did a nation. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019