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Rating Title/Year Author
Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur (2019) Daryl Bär There's a great deal to absorb in A White, White Day. It's quiet, it's mournful but not without brief moments of levity and hope. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
Eli (2019) Joel Fisher Many may tire of the clichés and predictable jump scares that litter the movie, but for those who know exactly what they want from a horror movie and are not expecting to be blown away, Eli is enough fun to entertain. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2019
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Caillou Pettis While it does have its fair share of issues, Zombieland: Double Tap is still a worthy sequel with tons of bloody zombie fun, incredible humor, and boasts an excellent cast with great chemistry. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2019
() Mark Goodyear Slow and unassuming, Talking About Trees sneaks up on you and becomes incredibly moving. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
Martin Eden (2019) BRWC Staff While not the worst film of 2019, Martin Eden does not come close to reaching its full potential. Patrick Coyle-Simmons, BRWC EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
The Addams Family (2019) Caillou Pettis Even though The Addams Family suffers with its villain and gets bogged down with pointless scenes, it makes up for it with great humor, funny characters, and a great moral. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
The Addams Family (2019) Naseem Ally Even though The Addams Family suffers with its villain and gets bogged down with pointless scenes, it makes up for it with great humor, funny characters, and a great moral. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
Jexi (2019) Caillou Pettis Jexi is an annoying, frustratingly unfunny misfire, with one of the weakest scripts of the year, and a moral that gets lost along the way. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Callum Forbes It's a tough one. It's a decent bit of mindless, blood-soaked fun with a strong performance from Stallone and some decent moments of emotion, which is what you'd expect from Rambo. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Caillou Pettis El Camino is an utterly mesmerizing epilogue to Breaking Bad and offers an extremely gripping story, terrific writing, and a riveting performance from Aaron Paul. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
Judy (2019) Mark Goodyear Judy, we won't forget you, I promise. This is a film that enhances the grandeur of a star from the past and does so with enough empathy and kindness to make it one of the finest films of the year. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2019
An Audience of Chairs (2018) Callum Forbes I liked An Audience of Chairs fine. But I wanted to like it more than just fine. It feels like there was a great story to be told, but the film was flatly directed and simplified to sometimes cartoonish levels. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2019
Joker (2019) Caillou Pettis Joker is a highly devastating, deeply disturbing, and devilishly twisted story of a tortured man that excels in every level, especially Joaquin Phoenix's masterful performance. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
() BRWC Staff 'The Waiter' is neither new or different, but Krikris' talent is exciting. If this film is anything to go by, we should be keeping an eye on his progress. - Matt Keay, BRWC EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
() Fergus Henderson If Balagov can refine his more brutal and left-field instincts, and learn a little more discipline and humility, he very well make a film to place among his country's hefty canon. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
Liam Gallagher: As It Was (2019) Naseem Ally 'Liam Gallagher: As It Was' is a refreshing portrait of a musical icon told in a manner that is not just flattering to the artist in question, but an honest assessment of their life thus far. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
Joker (2019) Mark Goodyear Joker is a disturbing look through the eyes of a mad man who blames the world for his insanity, one told via career-best work from Todd Phillips and the performance of a lifetime by Joaquin Phoenix. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
The Beach Bum (2019) Mark Goodyear The Beach Bum may completely lack competent storytelling, but it's still an intriguing character study, nonetheless. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
The Laundromat (2019) Naseem Ally The Laundromat may leave you feeling in conflict, as this film projects the notion of it wagging it's finger at you, for not being disappointed that wag the finger about how unfair it is, and how the common folk should fight against austerity. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
Scarborough (2018) Joel Fisher Scarborough plays at a distance to its audience, making them feel like observers rather than getting them involved and so the end result feels somewhat empty. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly (2019) Joel Fisher Whether you're a fan of Ai Weiwei's work or you are completely unaware of him, Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly shows not only the importance of activism and freedom of speech but also highlights that wherever you are in the world... EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
() Mark Goodyear Ride Like a Girl has a huge heart, and that's enough to carry it over the finish line. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
The King (2019) Mark Goodyear The King is epic and reserved in equal measure, finding the perfect balance along the way. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
() Mark Goodyear Not Quite Adults tosses mud at the wall to see what sticks and misses the wall. With hollow characters and a generic plot, this film is not quite good enough for 2019. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
Toxic Beauty (2019) Esme Betamax I was expecting a Supersize Me for makeup, but it's much more sophisticated than that. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
Ad Astra (2019) Caillou Pettis James Gray's Ad Astra is a hypnotic and philosophical space epic with terrific performances throughout, and explores heavy themes in a deep, moving way. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
Love in the Sixth (2015) Louise McLeod Tabouis Klassens is clever and funny, and this is obvious in her film. Although the breakout musical moments create bumps in the narrative (Up Late Talking is my favourite), they perfectly suit Klassen's collage of life in a community. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Caillou Pettis Rambo: Last Blood is disappointly bland and lifeless, with an incredibly predictable story, cliché villains, and its action scenes are few and far between. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
() BRWC Staff Low Low' loses steam in the third act, slipping under the heft of the previous hour, selling the emotional weight of its emotional conclusion short. It's a party at which I wouldn't want to stay too long. - Matt Keay, BRWC EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Ad Astra (2019) Mark Goodyear Ad Astra reaches for the stars and never lets go, taking us on a deep and wondrous journey reminding us never to lose sight of what's right in front of us. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Beyond the Bolex (2017) Joel Fisher For those who understand the drive and passion behind filmmaking, the documentary has all the heart and passion of its visionary inventor. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
() Mark Goodyear Label Me's bold audacity makes for an impactful viewing experience. Keruser seems a more than capable director and will be one to watch in the coming years. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Beats (2019) Dan Barnes Dramatic, funny and moving, Beats is a film based in one specific moment, telling a story that will touch many more. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
Candy Corn (2019) Jack Ford In the end, Candy Corn is not a bad film - it's well made and everyone involved give it their all, but that's all trapped by a stale script and an inability to provide any real scary moments. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
The Farewell (2019) Mark Goodyear The Farewell is a heartfelt ode to the complexities of family relationships. Lulu Wang has developed into a filmmaker of great merit after only two films, and that is a staggering achievement. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
The Go-Between (1971) Fergus Henderson The stars rarely align as perfectly as they did when Losey and Pinter decided to make this film. Seek it out, it is truly ageless. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
The Goldfinch (2019) Caillou Pettis While the cast is great and it has terrific cinematography from Roger Deakins, The Goldfinch is a disappointingly boring, slow, and uninspired film. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Euphoria (2012) Ben Hooper Brooke Palsson's performance as Michelle isn't a bad one, but it lacks the emotional weight and magnetism to truly engage the audience with the story. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Freaks (2018) Esme Betamax Freaks takes Marvelesque mutants and puts them in an environment akin to Shyamalan's shaky supernatural joint Signs (2002). Although it contains all the right elements Freaks struggles to break new ground. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Strange but True (2019) Mark Goodyear Strange but True is at its best when it builds upon the concept of subjective truth, and that happens enough for this to be worth watching. However, it almost loses itself in dull character backstories and wild conspiracy theories. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Out of Blue (2018) Joel Fisher Out of Blue could have been a detective story that leant into the clichés with reckless abandon and given its audience an interesting story, great performances and enough to keep them interested. Unfortunately, it fails on all accounts. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Ladyworld (2018) Alex Secker Ladyworld the DVD winds up looking great, and promising intrigue, but ultimately stumbling along and failing to give me anything that might help me delve a little deeper into this world. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
() Mark Goodyear A Good Woman is Hard to Find is slow and at times empty, but Sarah Bolger elevates the experience to heights every other aspect could never have achieved without her. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
It: Chapter Two (2019) Caillou Pettis It Chapter Two is a rare sequel that improves upon its predecessor with an invigorating cast, a compelling story, hair-raising scares and heart-wrenching emotion. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
() Grace Williams Although this film is not quite Garth Marenghi's Dark Place, or Dracula, Dead and Loving It, it certainly has a certain charm and an A* for effort. I'd very much like to see what this director can create on a larger budget. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Caillou Pettis 47 Meters Down: Uncaged follows the same trope-ridden cliches of the first, with yet another batch of annoying characters, nonsensical moments, and weak cinematography. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
The Bestowal (2018) Mark Goodyear The Bestowal thinks it's a whole lot smarter than it really is. de Burgh's characters preach his message to little effect, but still manage to form a genuine emotional bond as a duo which is something to be proud of. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Such a Funny Life (2019) Naseem Ally With a running time of just over eighty-three minutes, this is a digestible film. It manages to draw you into David's life within the first fifteen minutes and doesn't feel like a drag. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2019
Feedback (2019) Grace Williams There's some generically British script weaved into this film which can occasionally be off putting, but certainly doesn't take away from the overall impact. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
() Ben Challoner The setup is simple but effective, the characters are fun and relatable, the victims are well chosen and sufficiently annoying, and the conclusion is satisfying thanks to two really great central performances. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2019