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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Aladdin (2019) Linda Marric The cast impresses, especially Smith filling some enormous boots, and there is both a rush of nostalgia and magic to make this film well worth your time. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
3/5 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) Jo-Anne Titmarsh No-one shoots like Tarantino, and this is a film which preaches ably to the converted. However a lack of restraint blunts the impact. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
4/5 () Jo-Anne Titmarsh Another triumph for Dupieux, with obesession, murder, some fine laughs and a troubled soul lost in time - Deerskin is one to watch. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
4/5 Rocketman (2019) Jo-Anne Titmarsh A triumphant film from Dexter Fletcher, with a star performance from Taron Egerton. Warts and all - this is easily one of the films of the year. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
4/5 () Jo-Anne Titmarsh Another swipe at the miserable state of England, and those who press down on others to maintain the status quo. This is searing, raw and important filmmaking. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
4/5 Brightburn (2019) Daniel Goodwin Creepy, gory awesome fun that's also smart, scary, subversive and massively entertaining. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
5/5 () Jo-Anne Titmarsh A masterpiece, pure and simple. Céline Sciamma returns to Cannes with a stunning film everyone should experience. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
5/5 () Jo-Anne Titmarsh A stunning piece of work, with two exceptional performances at its heart. The Lighthouse is a superlative piece of filmmaking on every level EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
3/5 () Jo-Anne Titmarsh A remarkable debut from Silverstein, with some fine performances shining a new light on familiar ground. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
2/5 Breakthrough (2019) Linda Marric A bold tale of faith is lifted by some decent performances, however the inert narrative breaks the spell. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
5/5 Woman at War (2018) Linda Marric Full of heart and soul, Woman. at War is a triumphant and exciting film, and unlike anything you've seen before. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2019
3/5 () Linda Marric An enjoyable family film, however a muddled plot means the fun goes on a little too long. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
4/5 Yesterday (2019) Amanda Keats Yesterday is utterly joyous and smile-inducing throughout. It's a glorious celebration of the intoxicating beauty of music, human connection and the beautiful British summertime. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
3/5 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Linda Marric The film is buoyed by an impressive performance from Efron. However the narrative omissions and screenplay deficiencies, which appear to stem from the filmmakers' veneration of the central character, dull the impact of the film. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
5/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Scott Davis Avengers: Endgame goes galaxies beyond expectations and exceeds anything that any of us could have imagined. The perfect end to an incredible series of films. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
1/5 Let There Be Light (2017) Linda Marric Godawful. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
4/5 The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) Jon Lyus As absurd as its passage to the big screen, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is a visual and emotional triumph. Though there is unevenness in the mix, it remains a pure cinematic joy. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/5 Dragged Across Concrete (2018) Daniel Goodwin Zahler delivers another brain blisteringly brilliant thriller, fuelled by cracked characters, shocking (but not excessive) violence and stunningly crafted story-telling. Let's hope he remains this prolific and provocative. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 Hellboy (2019) Linda Marric A convoluted and uneven trek over the same familiar ground lets the film down, despite some sterling work from David Harbour, Sasha Lane and Ian McShane. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/5 Trautmann (2018) Linda Marric A compelling story told with a keen eye on the complicated human dynamics at play. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
MacGruber (2010) Gary Phillips MacGruber is funny, at times eye wateringly funny but it is by no means an inspired comedy or one that will appeal to everyone as it's rude, crude and at times plain stupid but it's definitely funny. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/5 Se rokh (2018) Linda Marric A wonderfully well-observed love letter to Iran and its traditions.. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
2/5 Out of Blue (2018) Linda Marric A chaotic swirl of universes and ideas with an excellent lead performance from Clarkson, however the central narrative gets lost in the furious mix. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 The Vanishing (2018) Linda Marric An intriguing and effective mystery, with some fine performances which help build the suspense. A flat script lets the film down, but there's more than enough to enjoy here. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
4/5 Pet Sematary (2019) Linda Marric A stunning and fantastically executed adaptation of one of the most iconic horror stories of our times. Smart, brilliantly acted and genuinely terrifying throughout. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
2/5 Five Feet Apart (2019) Linda Marric A flawed and deeply contrived story about an impossible love which adds almost nothing to the current trend for Sick-Lit adaptations. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/5 Us (2019) Linda Marric A thrilling, complicated and brilliantly well-acted sophomore offering from a director who is at the top of his game right now. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
4/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Scott Davis The MCU introduces a bright, brilliant light to their universe. Captain Marvel is a complete triumph, with wit, spectacle and a sense of wonder which gives the MCU's future a compelling trajectory. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 Children of the Snow Land (2018) Linda Marric A film that shines like a star a million miles away from the usual multiplex fare. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 Fisherman's Friends (2019) Linda Marric A film that is big on charm, but fails to engage fully. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 What Men Want (2019) Linda Marric The film's charm offensive breaks down most of the narrative barriers to enjoyment, and with Erykah Badu and Tracy Morgan making great hay with their roles, this turns out to a fun film. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 Ben Is Back (2018) Linda Marric A poignant, engaging and beautifully acted examination of addiction and familial love. Roberts and Hedges are superb. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
2/5 Serenity (2019) Linda Marric A meandering mess which is utterly preposterous and bizarrely entertaining. Has to be seen to be believed. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
5/5 Eighth Grade (2018) Luke Channell Charming, poignant, hilarious and cringe-inducing Eighth Grade is a modern coming-of-ager made with real candour and features a spellbindingly lovable performance from Fisher. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/5 The Aftermath (2019) Scott Davis A trio of excellent performances (with Knightley standing out) save this film from an anchored and rarely inspiring narrative. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
4/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Zehra Phelan A hugely likeable and very funny film which is served extremely well by a fine script and the continued rise and rise of Florence Pugh's star. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2019
4/5 Honey Boy (2019) Nathan McVay A stunning career-defining performance from Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy is a difficult watch but a transformative film. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
5/5 Mid90s (2018) Linda Marric Truly outstanding. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
4/5 Instant Family (2018) Linda Marric Moving, endearing and entertaining. This is a far more thoughtful and accomplished family comedy than expected. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/5 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Linda Marric While Happy Death Day isn't perfect by a long shot, the film definitely does a great job in making its audience hanker for all those '90s slashers nobody seems to be interested in making nowadays. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
2/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Rich Phippen What should have been a thrilling CG spectacular is needlessly hamstrung by a chaotic narrative, bloodless antagonists, and an over-confident franchise hope. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 América (2018) Linda Marric A heartbreaking portrait of vulnerability and the frailty of a family readjusting to tragedy. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
5/5 Burning (2018) Linda Marric This is a landmark film, stunning in execution and engrossing in its narrative. A trio of excellent performances give the film a magnetic quality under the assured hand of Lee Chang-dong. Destined to be one of the films of the year. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Steven Neish Beautiful, heartfelt, its ambition matched by its execution. The trilogy ends on a triumphant, heart-swelling high. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
2/5 Glass (2019) Linda Marric Frustrating and mediocre, and not the Unbreakable sequel many fans have waited 18 years for. McAvoy impresses once again, however the lack of narrative rigour makes it hard to care. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
3/5 The Mule (2018) Linda Marric A range of fine performances save The Mule from the age and rage of Eastwood's later films, Taissa Farmiga, Bradley Cooper and Michael Pena are on fine form, and worth watching. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
4/5 Fyre (2019) Linda Marric An expertly crafted exploration of the crass zenith of influencer culture. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2019
3/5 Tides (2017) Linda Marric Beautifully shot, and commendably acted Tides is let down only by the decision to let the story wind and flow by itself. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 Stan & Ollie (2018) Linda Marric A heartwarming and hilarious celebration of two Hollywood icons, with incredible performances from its cast and an assured directorial hand. An utter joy. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 Welcome to Marwen (2018) Amanda Keats Carell is superb and the film has some really emotional moments but Welcome to Marwen is ultimately unsatisfying. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019