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Rating Title/Year Author
() Simon Gallagher It's a great companion piece to the show and offers some great revelations and new insight. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
3/5 The Dirt (2019) Simon Gallagher Hurtles a little too quickly through the moments of substance in favour of fetishising the moments inspired by substances. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2019
4/5 Deadpool 2 (2018) Simon Gallagher David Leitch and Ryan Reynolds have done something quite incredible with the Merc With A Mouth's second REAL cinematic appearance... They made it better than the first one. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
5/5 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Simon Gallagher The MCU has arrived at one hell of a climax. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
3.5/5 Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019) Simon Gallagher Cumberbatch's accent, in particular, is so minutely well observed that it deserves awards on its own. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) Jonathon Carley I can't recommend it to Peter Cushing fans either as it is hardly his finest hour and he is in no way centre stage. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
2.5/4 Haunt (2014) Frank Ochieng However if your ideal horror ride consists of a slight, choppy-driven chiller with a wicked streak of understated genuine jolts then fine there is a certain abandoned haunted house in the woods that is waiting for your arrival not to mention your approval EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018) Jack Pooley Cooper and Gaga are both fantastic in roles that ask a lot of both of them. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
The Week Of (2018) Jack Pooley It's a simple premise and, to the surprise of just about nobody, it's executed with little panache, ingenuity, heart or even basic comic merit. It is a textbook example of what people mean when they say "straight to Netflix" in a negative way. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2018
Pumping Iron (1977) Simon Gallagher Schwarzenegger is irresistible, dominating every scene he appears in and offering the kind of T-Shirt slogan soundbites that continue to make him a favourite source for anyone looking for inspiration. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2018
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016) Ewan Paterson That said, the lack of a live action element and the transition to animation has allowed West's Batman to grow more bombastic, brilliant, and more brazenly silly than ever before EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2018
4/5 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Simon Gallagher If you're already a fan of Waititi, Ragnarok will be like a warm bath of his particular brand of humour, but if - for some reason - you like your comic book movie homogenous, it might not be for you. But maybe try broadening your horizons, yeah? EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2017
4/5 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Adrian Smith The Winter Soldier isn't simply a far more competent movie than its predecessor, The First Avenger, but is perhaps the most complete and assured MCU film since Iron Man. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2016
3/5 Blair Witch (2016) Alex Leadbeater Like most strong directors going into the bosom of a franchise there's some feeling of restriction to Adam Wingard's latest, but pure terror still works its way through. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/5 Sausage Party (2016) Alex Leadbeater If Sausage Party had been a twenty minute short it could have been a highlight of 2016. However, stretched to feature-length it's just another mildly funny stoner comedy. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/5 David Brent: Life on the Road (2016) Alex Leadbeater The big question any self-respecting fan of The Office has is whether there's even a point. Well, rest assured - it's more Alpha Papa than Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/5 Suicide Squad (2016) Alex Leadbeater Suicide Squad may not be the end of the DC Extended Universe, but it does hurt it, really, really bad EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2016
4/5 Jason Bourne (2016) Alex Leadbeater It looks like Summer 2016 is saving the best for last. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2016
4/5 Star Trek Beyond (2016) Alex Leadbeater Pegg has story and narrative structure down, although where he really wins is how he gives Star Trek back that philosophical side. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/5 Ghostbusters (2016) Alex Leadbeater Who ya gonna call? These guys, actually! EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2016
1/5 Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Alex Leadbeater Perhaps it's fate that Independence Day 2 was released over a week before the Fourth of July, showing upfront how far Resurgence is from fighting to be good cinema. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2016
2/5 Race to World First (2013) Alex Leadbeater While it may not be quite as damnable as some are making out (it's no 2016 companion to Fant4stic or anything), Warcraft is a pretty resounding disappointment. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2/5 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Alex Leadbeater For everything the film improves over the original, it ultimately winds up mired in the exact same problems. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2/5 La loi du marché (2015) Alex Leadbeater You could say he's discovering the measure of a man. You could also say this is a head-bangingly dull movie full of nothing. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2016
2/5 X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Alex Leadbeater An upsetting failure that sets the franchise back ten years. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2016
5/5 Captain America: Civil War (2016) Alex Leadbeater A near-perfect comic book movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2016
2/5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Alex Leadbeater At the end of the UK press screening there were pockets of cheers from the crowd and I literally could not hold in an exclamation of "Are you f*cking serious?" EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2016
Southbound (2015) Jack Pooley Like practically every horror anthology in existence it doesn't totally hit the mark, but Southbound on the whole is a demented, weird and occasionally hilarious selection of genre shorts. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2016
2/5 The Forest (2016) Simon Gallagher A morality tale that if you're good and helpful and choose not to pick away at darkness and evil you're a lot more likely to find yourself in something deep and odious and disastrous. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2016
1/5 The Brothers Grimsby (2016) Alex Leadbeater There are only really a handful of films I would say that I actively hate. Grimsby is one of them. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2016
3/5 Deadpool (2016) Alex Leadbeater The superhero genre is in trouble. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2016
2/5 Dirty Grandpa (2016) Alex Leadbeater Oh well, at least I can strike "See Robert De Niro wanking" off my bucket list. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2016
3/5 Goosebumps (2015) Alex Leadbeater Goosebumps is a nostalgia ride (even if you've never read the books). EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2016
5/5 The Revenant (2015) Alex Leadbeater Leonardo DiCaprio isn't even the best thing in this. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2016
5/5 Creed (2015) Alex Leadbeater Creed is as good as the original Rocky (seriously). EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2016
5/5 Spotlight (2015) Alex Leadbeater Deserves to be an Oscar favourite. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2016
3/5 Joy (2015) Alex Leadbeater Joy is a very stressful movie (and that's a very good thing). EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2016
2/5 The Danish Girl (2015) Alex Leadbeater There's Oscar bait, then there's The Danish Girl. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2015
4/5 Daddy's Home (2015) Alex Leadbeater Ferrell and Wahlberg make a perfect double act. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2015
5/5 The Hateful Eight (2015) Alex Leadbeater The culmination of Quentin Tarantino's entire career. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2015
4/5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Alex Leadbeater The best disappointing movie ever. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2015
3/5 The Peanuts Movie (2015) Alex Leadbeater Good, but not without grief. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/5 In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Alex Leadbeater A whale of a time (when the whale's in it). EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/5 Krampus (2015) Alex Leadbeater Forget the horror - Krampus is a sentimental Christmas movie first. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2015
3/5 The Good Dinosaur (2015) Alex Leadbeater This may not be the first sub-par movie we've got from Pixar, but it is their first squandering of an A-grade idea. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2015
3/5 Bill (2015) Alex Leadbeater You will chuckle a lot. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2015
2/5 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) Alex Leadbeater Young adult dystopia for dummies. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2015
4/5 Legend (2015) Alex Leadbeater If there's a legend in this film, it's Tom Hardy. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2015
3/5 The Visit (2015) Alex Leadbeater Stop the presses: M. Night Shyamalan has made a film that doesn't suck. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2015
3/5 Paper Towns (2015) Alex Leadbeater Nowhere near as bad as The Fault In Our Stars. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2015