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Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 Sorry Angel (2018) Kate Muir [A] baggy, irritating drama where everything is sacrificed for art. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 Cradle of Champions (2018) Kate Muir Boxing fans will enjoy the brutal training and moving stories before the final clash. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
4/5 Minding the Gap (2018) Kate Muir The documentary is riveting in its intimacy. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 The White Crow (2018) Kate Muir Ivenko has the dashing handsomeness of Nureyev, and makes a fine stab at some of the performances. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
1/5 Five Feet Apart (2019) Kate Muir While the film is doubtless well intentioned, there is no forgiving the atrocious dialogue, tacky ballads, and cheesy exploitation of the situation... EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
4/5 Us (2019) Kate Muir Us takes us on a deeply weird journey into the conflicted heart of America, but it begins in traditional horror-movie territory. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
4/5 Escape From Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess (2018) Christopher Stevens Sometimes it was difficult to believe this was a true report and not the plot of a Rudolph Valentino silent movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
4/5 Benjamin (2018) Brian Viner A tender, funny and, at times, painful film. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 Ben Is Back (2018) Brian Viner Hedges and Roberts do their substantial best to keep it real, but there's a final-act lurch into melodrama that seems at odds with the earlier sensitivity. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/5 What Men Want (2019) Brian Viner What Men Want will make you ask questions of yourself... Chiefly, why didn't you stay at home? EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 Fisherman's Friends (2019) Brian Viner I can't deny that I sauntered out of the screening of this clunky, sometimes clumsy, but redeemingly engaging and warm-hearted film with a smile on my face. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 Rosie (2018) Brian Viner While films like this can feel issue-led where they should be character-led, that pitfall is sidestepped by Doyle's sensitive script. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Brian Viner Best of all, it gives Gyllenhaal, of whom we don't see nearly enough on the silver screen, a chance to shine. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Brian Viner Captain Marvel isn't exactly marvellous. But it doesn't disappoint, either. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
2/5 Serenity (2019) Brian Viner Knight has made better films than this, and films that treat women more generously. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 What They Had (2018) Brian Viner Anyone who has lost a relative to dementia will find plenty of common ground with the family depicted in this piercingly well-observed domestic drama, an impressive debut feature by writer-director Elizabeth Chomko. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/5 The Aftermath (2019) Brian Viner It's that kind of film, I'm afraid. One in which the snow is deeper than the characters, and the parquet floors less wooden than the plot. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Brian Viner A drama which starts off as a playful comedy only to knock you sideways with its emotional depths. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
5/5 Capernaum (2018) Brian Viner I loved every minute of this movie, which seems largely improvised, yet is brilliantly crafted by director and co-writer Nadine Labaki. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
4/5 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Brian Viner Despite using some hackneyed biopic devices, director Mimi Leder does a fine job. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
1/5 Cold Pursuit (2019) Brian Viner It's a deeply unpleasant picture, all the more offensive for its veneer of comedy, stretched ever-more thinly over a carnival of brutality. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/5 A Private War (2018) Brian Viner A Private War, while not an easy watch, is worth seeing, mainly for Pike's swaggering performance... EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/5 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Brian Viner Cornish makes the most of the west-of-England setting, and has crafted a film well worth a half-term outing. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
2/5 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Brian Viner Without having seen the original, all this would be quite impossible to follow. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
2/5 Instant Family (2018) Brian Viner Anders attempts to distil the myriad complexities of adoption into a two-hour slab of entertainment. Whether that's a worthy objective or not, it's not an easy one. Unsurprisingly, he fails. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/5 Boy Erased (2018) Brian Viner A quartet of performances make it worth seeing. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Brian Viner Restraint is conspicuously absent, especially in terms of the running-time: a bum-numbing two hours and 22 minutes. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Brian Viner The movie is such a non-stop assault on the eyes and ears that it's not merely a challenge to keep up with everything that's going on, but a headache. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Brian Viner Overall the film is less than the sum of its extravagant plaudits. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 All Is True (2018) Brian Viner All Is True contains many pleasures, not least of which is Zac Nicholson's cinematography. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Brian Viner It's a sad, sometimes funny, always intriguing tale, an extreme example of the way biographers can live their subjects' lives vicariously. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/5 Green Book (2018) Brian Viner [A] sweet, engagingly unsubtle picture. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
5/5 Roma (2018) Brian Viner It is ravishingly shot and at times deeply moving. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
Destroyer (2018) Brian Viner Destroyer is carried by Kidman's impressively committed performance. Alas, an unwieldy plot and some clumsy writing don't really do her justice. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
2/5 Second Act (2018) Brian Viner A distinctly mediocre comedy. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/5 The Mule (2018) Brian Viner The Mule is stubbornly watchable. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
Vice (2018) Brian Viner It's almost as if McKay, and his editor Hank Corwin, cannot shrug off a cinematic form of attention deficit disorder. It would be wrong to call them one-trick ponies, though. They have dozens of tricks. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/5 Monsters and Men (2018) Brian Viner Green hammers the audience with his message, instead of letting us find it ourselves. Nevertheless, this is a watchable and relevant film. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 Beautiful Boy (2018) Brian Viner It's a very well-made, sad, sensitive and touching film. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
2/5 Glass (2019) Brian Viner Aptly enough, the deficiencies of Glass are entirely transparent: a terrific cast, let down by a director whose primary motivation seems to be to entertain himself, not his audience. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/5 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Brian Viner If the Scottish Tourist Board doesn't endorse this film, for doing for rugged mountains and heathery glens what the TV series Poldark does for Cornish clifftops, then it's missing a trick. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/5 Colette (2018) Brian Viner An interesting film telling a worthwhile, true story... EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 The Front Runner (2018) Brian Viner What we are left with is an efficient period drama that never quite justifies its own running time of a shade under two hours, or our viewing time. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 The Upside (2018) Brian Viner There's a fair amount to admire in Neil Burger's film, but if you want a proper treat, seek out Les Intouchables. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
5/5 Stan & Ollie (2018) Brian Viner It's about the love between husbands and wives, and about the love Laurel and Hardy engendered in their audiences, but mostly it's about the love they had for each other, all the more poignant for being stretched almost to snapping point. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
Life Itself (2018) Brian Viner If you're not worn down by its many saccharine contrivances, you might well be undone by the relentless, smart-alecky way characters talk to one another. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
Welcome to Marwen (2018) Brian Viner Maybe Zemeckis is to blame, for trying to sanitise and sentimentalise mental illness. Then again, what can we expect from the man who brought us Forrest Gump? EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
Holmes & Watson (2018) Brian Viner I counted six laughs and three walk-outs. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
3/5 Bumblebee (2018) Brian Viner Knight deserves particular credit for weaving together so skilfully what are, in effect, two quite different staples of movie story-telling - the chippy teen who is out of step with the world, and the fighting alien robots. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/5 Bird Box (2018) Brian Viner This horror-thriller is rarely scary and only fitfully suspenseful... EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018