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Rating Title/Year Author
Escape From Tomorrow (2013) Jack Ford Escape from Tomorrow might be a bit too sardonic and extreme for some, but it is nonetheless a brave, unique and unforgettable experience. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Green Book (2018) Naseem Ally The comedic timing in this film is superb! EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
The Unicorn Store (2017) Joel Fisher It may seem that McIntyre's screenplay may be a little heavy handed when signalling the male stereotypes but Larson's performance never makes Kit into somebody unrealistically naïve as she manages to maintain a hopeful outlook on life. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Alex Cole I enjoyed my time watching Dumbo in many ways, but next time I switch on Dumbo, it'll probably still be a culturally problematic feature from 1941. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
() Daryl Bär What Nicholas Connor has accomplished is impressive. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Joel Fisher The script is hilarious and it's a refreshing change to see a superhero film that's not bogged down by what came before so it can have a chance to be its own thing. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Loro (2018) Gabriella Incalza A fascinating interpretation of what has driven Berlusconi to such feverish success, that desperate need to constantly underline his accomplishments and his status of an undisputedly powerful and virile man. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Capernaum (2018) Naseem Ally Yes, go and watch it - it's brilliant! EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Daryl Bär It's bad enough director Michael Dougherty squanders the scenery-chewing Charles Dance, we also have to endure the human slice of dry white, crustless bread that is Kyle Chandler. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
The Mule (2018) Jack Ford While it does fall into stereotype and is self-indulgent at times (there are two threesome scenes), it's agreeable and earnest throughout, as well as compelling in key moments. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Decade of Fire (2019) Dan Barnes This film is interesting throughout and Vazquez adds far more to the film than she takes away. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
() Fergus Henderson Unfortunately there is also something of a disconnect between the film's emotional core, which becomes clearer and more heartfelt as it goes, and the chilly, surreal execution. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
() Alex Secker While Murder Made Easy was serviceable it's nothing to write home about, and perhaps could have done with a little more Levin and a little less Christie. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
() Fergus Henderson Wade in the Water uses its sly, offbeat humour and truly unique character arc to show us that pain can be transformed into forgiveness and acceptance. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Greta (2018) Romy Somerset Go in with an open mind, and you'll at least have some fun. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Ash Is Purest White (2018) Joel Fisher A satisfying story of love, loss and retribution, Ash is Purest White is not in any way comparable to its Western counterparts and feels more nuanced and unexpected for that reason. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Siobhan Eardley Endgame is a truly special film, it is the culmination of years of hard work, which was all pieced together with such care and attention, I couldn't help but adore it. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Hellboy (2019) Joel Fisher The Hellboy reboot is a complete failure as far as characters, plot and emotional weight are concerned. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Softness of Bodies (2018) J Simpson The devils are in the details with Softness Of Bodies. There's fine performances all around, with props once again to Dasha Nekrasova. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Just Say Goodbye (2017) Alex Cole Tearful, is how I'd describe Just Say Goodbye in one word, I would only add that Just Say Goodbye deserves and needs a wider release. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Daryl Bär This narrative thread goes boldly nowhere and Sean Patrick Thomas' character (as the partner of the deceased husband) is unduly side-lined. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Yamasong: March of the Hollows (2017) Romy Somerset The entire film comes together beautifully; the visuals are breathtaking, the characters rounded and unexpectedly relatable, and the music and the writing all serve to enhance the original and exciting experience. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Daryl Bär Detective Pikachu articulates a fully realised world, rich with creatures and craftsmanship that someone with even a cursory knowledge of Pokémon can enjoy. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
The Texture of Falling (2018) Grace Williams The acting was so terrible, the plot so muddled and the reveal so underwhelming that as hard as I tried, I couldn't. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Dead Good (2018) Romy Somerset The film is moving, personal and original, and it feels important to have something that shines a tiny bit of light on times that can seem so lonely... EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
A Boy Called Sailboat (2018) Halli Burton There are several aspects of it that I did thoroughly enjoy, notably the picturesque cinematography, the script and the children. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
We the Animals (2018) Esme Betamax We the Animals is beautiful in a visceral way - more guts than heart. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Who Is Arthur Chu? (2017) Romy Somerset The directors have created something engaging and interesting with the material they have. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
5/5 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Megan Williams Charming, funny and a lot of fun. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Starfish (2016) Ben Hooper An introspective and evocative trip through grief and guilt, Starfish is an assured debut that heralds a distinctive new cinematic voice and vision. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
1/5 First Round Down (2016) Esme Betamax Tim Tucker, a pouty Ryan Gosling type played by Dylan Bruce, and his goofy Seth Rogen type sidekick Bobby (Rob Ramsay) get involved in humourless hi-jinx and armed robbery. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019
Top Knot Detective (2017) Esme Betamax Top Knot Detective pays homage to an era of television that embraced wooden acting and wonky sets so beloved by the likes of Matthew Holness, Matt Berry and Richard Ayoade. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Elizabeth Harvest (2018) Esme Betamax The attitude of the characters seems to be: this plan is diabolical, but Henry's mind is brilliant, so I have to go along with it, plus this is the way he is handling his grief. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
2.5/5 Mandao of the Dead (2018) Benjamin Gummery As a film it offers some interesting ideas but fails to land. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Se rokh (2018) Esme Betamax A series of disputes where each side believes things to be rigid and binary. Panahi is skilled in showing the audience not only this tension, but the grey areas that the protagonists cannot see. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
On the Basis of Sex (2018) Rosalynn Try-Hane Instead, On The Basis Of Sex is a formulaic biopic which is clearly endorsed because the real Ruth Bader Ginsberg turns up a the end. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
The Favourite (2018) Rosalynn Try-Hane The Favourite moves at a cracking pace and you'll be hard pressed to pick a favourite out of the three leading actresses. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
4/5 Two for Joy (2018) Benjamin Gummery The film perfectly captures the quiet depression of the British seaside and the troubles some young people in less that ideal situations suffer on a daily basis just by existing. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2019
4/5 Mail Order Monster (2018) Benjamin Gummery A poignant, well paced and emotional exploration of grief and more importantly how we continue with our lives that works equally well for adults and children alike; in-fact i would recommend watching this with your kids to help them understand grief. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2018
5/5 Match (2014) Benjamin Gummery Stewart's performance here is Electric; an in your face and no-holes-bared tour-de-force which gives us a full frontal look into his characters psyche; however some may find it overplayed at times it is a delight to watch none the less. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
3/5 Death Kiss (2018) Benjamin Gummery the film by no means excels but if treated (as I feel may have been intended) as an out-and-out B-Movie it delivers everything you would except. The scoring adds a very retro feel though I found it a little overpowering at times. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen (2017) Rosalynn Try-Hane King Cohen is an interesting and informative documentary of a man who should be better known in the mainstream: Larry Cohen. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2018
4/5 The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) Benjamin Gummery An insightful look into one individual's struggle with government information policy that has much wider implications. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2018
3/5 The Summer House (2014) Benjamin Gummery The subject matter is certainly controversial but I am not sure if this is merely shock cinema (the sex scenes are very graphic) for the sake of it or if there is a deeper story trying to be told here EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2018
3/5 Blunt Force Trauma (2015) Benjamin Gummery An interesting exploration in to the lives of gun-fighters but not much merit beyond that. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2018
3/5 Containment (2015) Benjamin Gummery The film is fairly well shot but again doesn't really stand out visually and thriller aspect of this film doesn't really hold up to expectation which is instead pinned on the story and drama. It plays like a taught thriller at times... EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2018
Spaghettiman (2016) Benjamin Gummery The film is un-ashamedly indie and un-ashamedly a comedy at it's core but I felt it actually punches well above it's weight when it came to the action sequences and choreography which excels above many B-movies with much larger budgets... EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2018
Sonita (2015) Benjamin Gummery An insightful look at the real-life of a refugee struggling against the traditions of her culture. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
LoveTrue (2016) Benjamin Gummery a very abstract and artistic approach to documentary film-making This is certainly an interesting take but will not be to everyones taste. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
In Pursuit of Silence (2015) Benjamin Gummery As an art film this is a success but if you are hoping for any form of story telling or structure that is lacking here. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018