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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Away (2019) Jack Hawkins Gints Zilbalodis deserves big kudos for realising this awesome three-year passion project, which weaves an acutely personal metaphor into an epic open-world adventure. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
5/5 Bad Boy Bubby (1993) Jack Hawkins A proverbial cult classic that's as wild and unpredictable as its primitive central character. Please, watch this instead of Forrest Gump. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
5/5 In the Company of Men (1997) Jack Hawkins Ultimately, In the Company of Men may be a meditation on personal evil. And on a note as dour as that, I'd urge you to watch In the Company of Men, a 90s indie that's truly deserving of 'hidden gem' status. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
5/5 Kinsey (2004) Jack Hawkins Historical films should serve to reanimate the past with honesty, insight and a certain degree of entertainment,Bill Condon's Kinsey is a preeminent example of this, and it also has the uncommon distinction of real, unadulterated accuracy. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
5/5 A Simple Plan (1998) Jack Hawkins It's a bona fide thriller that will cause your teeth to grind, your toes to curl, and your brain to consider, "What would I do?" EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
2/5 Schemers (2019) Jack Hawkins The shallow script and hackneyed influences compromise Conor Berry's devil-may-care performance. However, fans of the era may find something in it. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
5/5 Robin's Wish (2020) Alex Clement Raw, utterly heartbreaking, incredibly insightful and inspiring to watch, this documentary leads with compassion and is an essential film. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
4/5 The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (1990) Adam Solomons A triumph of a revisitation -Coppola's recut breathes new life into his final Godfather film. While it does not elevated to the quality of its predecessors there is a weight, a gravitas to this new film, which makes it finally worthy of the name. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
4/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Rich Phippen Another triumph for Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman 1984 is not afraid to explore implications of loss and questions of identity alongside the usual fantastic action. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
4/5 Other Music (2019) Adam Lowes A beautiful and bittersweet eulogy for a community brought together by a shared passion as they fight to keep a dream alive. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
3/5 The Midnight Sky (2020) Scott Davis While there is nothing wholly original in The Midnight Sky, Clooney provides the star power to bring gravitas and a thoughtful touch to this particular end of the world. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
3/5 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Adam Solomons Boseman is brilliant and bewitching in his final role, even if the film around him doesn't quite come together. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
2/5 Lost at Christmas (2020) Lisa Giles-Keddie Beautifully shot with likeable leads, the film is let down by uneven editing, loose direction and a script which doesn't make the most of the charming premise. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
4/5 I'm Your Woman (2020) Sam Inglis A fine 70s styled thriller which sees Julia Hart going from strength to strength, anchored by a terrific Rachel Brosnahan. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
3/5 Somebody's Hero (2011) Dave Roper If you can shed that cynicism, let your guard down and enjoy it for what it is, I'm sure you'll have as good a time with it as I did. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
3/5 The Prom (2020) Emily Breen Flashy, excessive and ostentatiously showy, The Prom lacks the self awareness and nuance needed for any emotional points to hit home. Populated by big names and bigger egos this relentlessly upbeat film may be hollow but you'll be too dazzled to notice. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
4/5 County Lines (2019) Euan Franklin A nauseous, bleak, and brilliant debut from youth worker Henry Blake, which creates awareness of these amoral criminal systems EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
5/5 Finding Jack Charlton (2020) Rich Phippen An essential film, made with love for the man, his life and his enduring legacy. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2020
5 Uncle Frank (2020) Alex Clement Uncle Frank is an epic journey of self discovery, love and acceptance. A thoroughly heartwarming, joyful yet deeply emotional film. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
3/5 The Sunlit Night (2019) Emily Breen It's a beautifully made film, with an engaging central exploration of identity. The second half does overload the film however, and some of the grace of the central journey becomes lost. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
3/5 A Christmas Gift From Bob (2020) Emily Breen A sweet slice of festive, feel-good entertainment. Despite some narrative meandering and seasonal indulgence this is a fine return to the big screen for Bob. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2020
3/5 The Bike Thief (2020) Sam Inglis An engaging drama that also has something say about the precarious state of people in insecure work. It could be more developed around the edges, but promises interesting things for Matt Chambers. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2020
2/5 Spell (2020) Emily Breen Despite a decent cast and an immersive atmosphere, the wayward uneven tone cannot breathe any life into this horror by numbers. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
3/5 Let's Scare Julie (2020) Ben Robins As an exercise in setting mood and stretching a budget, there's certainly a great deal to be admired here, but all-in, Let's Scare Julie can't really be recommended for its horror. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
3/5 Spare Parts (2020) Ben Robins Fun enough, but lacking the junky, punky, all-out wackiness many might be hoping for. About as paint-by-numbers as punk rock gladiator movies can get. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
2/5 El Prófugo (2020) Lisa Giles-Keddie The Intruder walks its own path, striding in and out of genres with momentum. However, this wayward nature proves the film's undoing as audiences can become disconnected with the emotional journey. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2020
4/5 The Stylist (2020) Ben Robins An incredibly empathetic new stab at the psycho killer drama that demands a serious watch from every self-respecting horror fan. A massive win for indie horror. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
3/5 Summer of 85 (2020) Sarah Cook Summer of 85 is a tender hearted affair, with genuine affection for its characters. What elevates this film is the depth and sheer propulsion of feeling that Ozon brings to the screen. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
3/5 Shirley (2020) David Sztypuljak Elisabeth Moss offers a fearless and unrepentant portrayal of a complex and compelling literary figure. Served by a fine cast, assured directed, though it does fall into self-indulgence on occasion, Shirley is a powerful and timely film. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
4/5 Never Gonna Snow Again (2020) Lisa Giles-Keddie Alec Utgoff gives a tremendously nuanced performance as the central maypole around which Szumowska and Englert's film dances. Keenly observed notes on class, prejudice and identity pervade this must-see film. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
4/5 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Rich Phippen Zemeckis and Hathaway are clearly having great fun with this magical, maniacal tale. The perfect Halloween treat, with just the right amount of trick in the mix. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
4/5 Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You (2020) Gloria Daniels-Moss Energetic, insightful and unafraid to be lead by the emotional and personal side of the creative arts, this is a must-see documentary for fans. And for pretty much everyone else too. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
3/5 Most Wanted (2020) Gloria Daniels-Moss Marred by some incoherent stylistic choices, Target number One is a solid thriller, with Harnett and the cast doing fine work. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
4/5 Relic (2020) Lisa Giles-Keddie Relic is true fright fest thanks to intelligent storytelling and extraordinary special effects that effortlessly blend reality and fiction. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
4/5 Undine (2020) Lisa Giles-Keddie A blissful and impassioned fairy tale with two commanding leads. The mystery is sometimes obscured but it never loses it hold over you. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
3/5 Ammonite (2020) Liam Macleod Once again Lee displays mastery of cinematic intimacy, creating a charged, propulsive narrative. Sadly the minimalist dialogue leaves a hole in the centre of this beautiful period piece, which the fine performances from the film's leads cannot close. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
4/5 180 Degree Rule (2020) Lisa Giles-Keddie An astonishing feature debut from Farnoosh Samadi, navigating the tangled web of relationship set against expectations and societal limitations. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
5/5 Possessor: Uncut (2020) Luke Channell Cronenberg's slick storytelling, gut-wrenching violence and killer performances from Riseborough and Abbott combine to form an utterly haunting, blood-drenched sci-fi thriller. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
3/5 Shadow in the Cloud (2020) Adam Solomons Roseanne Liang's WWII action-horror flick is ambitious and admirable,if a little silly EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
4/5 Time (2020) Adam Solomons Garrett Bradley's arresting documentary does justice to its subjects where America cannot EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
4/5 A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting (2020) Emily Breen A beloved book brought to vivid life with an engaging cast, a smart script and imagination a mile wide. Perfect family viewing for Halloween. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
2/5 The War With Grandpa (2020) Lisa Giles-Keddie A fun, family comedy, with some great turns from a stellar cast. It's nothing spectacular, and some of the comedy drags a little, but this performances make it a worthwhile endeavour. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
3/5 Another Round (2020) Daniel Goodwin With a spirited turn from Mikkelsen, and a steady hand with the high concept from Vinterberg this is a fun, if surprisingly light, film. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
4/5 Supernova (2020) Luke Channell Elevated by nuanced, heart-wrenching performances from Firth and Tucci, Supernova paints an intimate, tender portrait of romance in this devastating tearjerker. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 Mogul Mowgli (2020) Luke Channell Buoyed by a sensational career-best performance from Riz Ahmed, Mogul Mowgli delivers a unique, powerful study of culture, identity and family. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
3/5 200 Meters (2020) Liam Macleod A strong lead performance from Ali Suliman brings a compelling touch to this unbalanced, but engaging film. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
5/5 Soul (2020) Liam Macleod It is hard to think of another film this year so rich in character or so powerful in its emotional weight. Pixar had the ambition to make something as life-affirming and inspiring as A Matter of Life and Death for children. And they succeeded. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
4/5 One Night in Miami (2020) Liam Macleod Fuelled by some smart writing and a group of magnetic performances, One Night in Miami is a captivating movie, once it gets going. King directs with an assured hand. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
4/5 Wolfwalkers (2020) Liam Macleod Another triumph for Cartoon Saloon. With some excellent voicework and the vividness of the images this is a work of art, perfect for all the family. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
4/5 The Reason I Jump (2020) Liam Macleod A brilliant attempt to use cinema to help others experience the world in a very different way. The documentary is one of the most detailed, intense, sensory experiences to be released all year. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020