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Rating Title/Year Author
Gravity (2013) Ellen Killoran Those of us who have never traveled beyond the earth's atmosphere -- hell, maybe even those who have -- will be easily convinced that Cuaron's outer space is the real deal. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2018
4.5/5 Padmaavat (2018) Chetna Kapoor It's an epic film. A visual delight not to be missed. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2018
2/5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Richard Dove Over-funded, bloated, self-important and virtually immobile, The Last Jedi bears more than a passing resemblance to Jabba the Hutt. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2017
3/5 Battle of the Sexes (2017) Ben Skipper Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs are two characters worth building a film around, and the film does well to portray both as more complex than they might have been in less capable hands, but the actual match they had doesn't make for a great conclusion. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2017
5/5 Paddington 2 (2017) Ben Skipper Beyond all the brilliant actors involved, the team behind the camera is thoroughly deserving of merit too. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2017
Girls Trip (2017) Toyin Owoseje For all its X-rated gags, Girls Trip never strays far from its main messages: The importance of female solidarity and living your truth. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2017
4/5 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Ben Skipper Homecoming is great fun and provides an excellent foundation for a series we hope continues for many more years to come. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2017
5/5 War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Ben Skipper Matt Reeves does an exquisite job balancing tone and keeping a serious franchise about a ridiculous situation consistent and sincere. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2017
All Eyez on Me (2017) Alicia Adejobi Tupac's legacy deserves better -- and so do the fans. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2017
1/5 Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Ben Skipper You've seen it all before, and considering that includes Earth being torn asunder by an enormous mechanical monstrosity, that says a lot. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2017
1/5 The Mummy (2017) Ben Skipper Taken on its own, The Mummy is your standard sub-par summer blockbuster. The kind that will be forgotten very quickly. What makes the film worse is its standing as the apparent starting block for an ambitious new film series. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2017
4/5 Wonder Woman (2017) Ben Skipper Wonder Woman succeeds because it understands the character. Not only that, it lets her shine in an origin story that may hit familiar beats at times, but is driven by great character work, a clever script and two great leading performances. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2017
2/5 Baywatch (2017) Amy West Try as it might to have heart, the film still ends up being little more than an unrelenting invitation for cinemagoers to ogle. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
4/5 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) Shekhar H Hooli [Baahubali 2 is] a routine revenge drama, but what makes the movie spectacular is the grand treatment. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2017
2.5/5 Alien: Covenant (2017) Amy West There's a serious lack of dread throughout. Xenomorph pops out, someone dies instantly, repeat; it all happens so fast, you barely sense the fear. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2017
4/5 Mindhorn (2016) Amy West If you've not chuckled by the film's final act, just know that you are humourless. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2017
3/5 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Amy West It brings the fun and is packed full of belly-laugh moments and dazzling visuals. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2017
3/5 Their Finest (2016) Amy West Their Finest may not be a particularly thrilling roller coaster, but its continual shifts between being brilliantly funny, progressive and poignant and downright tragic mean that you are constantly kept on your toes. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/5 The Fate of the Furious (2017) Ben Skipper The series might be adhering to an established formula too strictly at this stage, but as long as it remains this riotously enjoyable I'm not going to say no to another. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2017
3.5/5 Ghost in the Shell (2017) Amy West Ghost in the Shell is visually gorgeous, as it conjures up a futuristic world resembling outings such as The Matrix and Blade Runner. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/5 Personal Shopper (2016) Amy West The problem is that it's hard to really build spine-tingling suspense when you figure out pretty early on that this is a story that isn't really going to go anywhere. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/5 Get Out (2017) Amy West This isn't some inside joke, it's a universal lesson learnt... even if that lesson is expertly disguised by a brilliantly bizarre and truly bonkers story set in the 'burbs. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/5 Beauty and the Beast (2017) Amy West Musical lovers are sure to be thinking about it for hours afterwards and any Disney fan that has seen the trailers and is eagerly awaiting its release will certainly not be disappointed as it maintains that Gothic fairy-tale feel. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/5 Kong: Skull Island (2017) Amy West Regardless of its flaws, there's still a fair few things to like about Kong: Skull Island. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/5 Viceroy's House (2017) Amy West With its poignant themes and unquestionably powerful story, it's a wonder why in its final moments, Viceroy's House never quite reaches the memorable or moving heights that it should have. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/5 A Cure for Wellness (2016) Amy West Sometimes overwrought yet unrelentingly absorbing. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2017
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) Ellen Killoran There are a lot of moving parts in Birdman, and Iñárritu does a superb job of keeping them together. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2017
4/5 Logan (2017) Amy West A truly affecting and gritty human story. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2017
3.5/5 Patriots Day (2016) Amy West Throughout, Patriots Day does walk the line between moving historical account of a real-life tragedy and hokey soap opera. Fortunately, it manages to be much more of the former than the latter. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2017
4/5 John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Amy West While it may not be quite as slick and polished as the first instalment and its occasionally over-the-top gags will not sit well with some, John Wick: Chapter 2 knows what fans want and it undoubtedly delivers. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2017
3.5/5 Hidden Figures (2016) Amy West It's helpful that the acting trio sell the somewhat saccharine story well. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 Fences (2016) Amy West Every viewer will be able to relate to one aspect or another. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2017
All We Had (2016) Maria Vultaggio Lacks the depth and drama of the source material. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Prescription Thugs (2015) Maria Vultaggio If you want to see a documentary about the director's life and how drugs affected him personally, then go see this film. If you're looking for something about what society can do to combat a problem that has turned into an epidemic, look the other way. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Jackrabbit (2015) Maria Vultaggio Jackrabbit is exciting in theory, but lacking in execution. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Maraviglioso Boccaccio (2015) Maria Vultaggio Wondrous Boccaccio sets out to tell five stories filled with love, lust, loss and loyalty, but instead falls flat. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Dream/Killer (2015) Maria Vultaggio A powerful, disturbing look into the American judicial system. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2017
AWOL (2016) Maria Vultaggio It grabs the audience's attention from the beginning. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Women Who Kill (2016) Maria Vultaggio Not exactly a comedy and not precisely a horror flick, Women Who Kill ultimately falls flat. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Custody (2016) Maria Vultaggio The movie is packed with complex characters from different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Moonlight (2016) Amy West What it does manage to say -- be it about community, tolerance, gay masculinity or most obviously, the concept of inevitability -- it puts across beautifully and poignantly. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2017
Youth in Oregon (2016) Maria Vultaggio Youth in Oregon delivers a heart-wrenching look at euthanasia without being preachy. It talks about dying with dignity and dying amid a sea of love. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2017
3/5 Raees (2017) Sushmita Sen Overall, Raees is a typical Bollywood masala drama. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Amy West While a biopic doesn't usually include such direct nods to the people that it centres on, here, it makes all that you've just watched appear so much more powerful and moving and will have you thinking about it for days after you've seen it. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 Sing (2016) Amy West [Further in] scope than the film's various promotional material suggests. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 Jackie (2016) Amy West A brilliant depiction of shock. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/5 Split (2016) Amy West When put against the already-existing acclaimed movies, how does The Sixth Sense director M Night Shyamalan's latest fare? Relatively well it turns out and commendably so. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/5 xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Asmita Kundu Vin Diesel's action packed scenes make the movie worth every penny. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2017
5/5 Manchester by the Sea (2016) Amy West Manchester By The Sea is the film that packs enough wallop to force movie fans, and cinema-goers in general, to sit up and take serious notice. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2017
4.5/5 Margarita, With a Straw (2014) Prarthna Sarkar Margarita is not your usual drink. It's bitter than what's served customarily yet soothes your innards once down the throat. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2017