One Room With A View

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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Us (2019) Alex Goldstein Demanding repeat viewing, it's another superior showcase for Peele's bloody dissection of humanity with razor-edged wit. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
2/5 Sorry Angel (2018) Jack Blackwell Too slight and breezy to fill out its epic ambitions but too heavy to be a fun rom-com, Sorry Angel ends up caught between two worlds, failing to really do justice to either. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
1/5 Triple Frontier (2019) Carmen Paddock Nothing offered by Triple Frontier is new to its genre, unless it is the exceptional meaninglessness of its central conflict that refuses to justify the stakes it begs for. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
3/5 London Town (2016) Tori Brazier Formulaic writing is lifted to a higher level by a talented ensemble plus real stand out performances from Huttlestone and Rhys Meyers - even if their scenes together are contrived. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
1/5 () Joni Blyth It must be said that the filmmaking of Chameleon is technically faultless, and the actors sell the material they are working with admirably (bad drunk acting aside). Unfortunately a bizarre and upsetting plot...is anything but coherent. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
5/5 The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Tom Bond Watching Autopsy was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. I left the cinema needing a hug, a cup of tea and a cry. What more could you want from a horror film? EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 Layla M. (2016) Joni Blyth Layla M. is as topical as it is heartbreaking. This atypical coming-of-age story is a fantastic debut for Nora El Koussour. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/5 Goldstone (2016) Joni Blyth A cracking finale picks up the momentum, but Goldstone ultimately adds up to less than the sum of its parts. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
5/5 13TH (2016) Calum Baker What we have here is an honest-to-god portfolio of horror and insanity, an exceedingly well-structured talking-head essay on the (black) body politic... EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 Storks (2016) Joni Blyth It gets the laughs in thanks to a delightfully weird streak - all wrapped up in a pleasantly banal animated style. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 Porto (2016) Rachel Brook The feature format is misjudged and the screenplay needed some fleshing out, but Porto is elegant, eloquent, and clearly the work of a technically skilled director. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 Inferno (2016) Bertie Archer It's no mystery why Inferno works...viewers can sit back and enjoy the journey. It is not, however, as clever as it thinks it is. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 Don't Think Twice (2016) Joni Blyth While Don't Think Twice might not be as hilarious as you'd expect from this cast, it's great to see them flex their muscles with more dramatic material. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/5 '76 (2016) Joni Blyth Despite an intriguing historical setup, '76 struggles to tell a cohesive political story, and loses its thread as the personal subplots overshadow the events of the coup. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 We Are X (2016) Tori Brazier Although incredibly successful underdogs, We Are X undeniably grabs its audience and has them rooting for X Japan's final breakthrough. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 Doctor Strange (2016) Sam Kerridge Not only the best-looking Marvel film but one of the most mind-bending and striking visual experiences in cinema, Doctor Strange is easy to recommend, even if it does lack some of the charm and depth of its MCU siblings. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Bertie Archer It's a role Cruise plays perfectly, without veering into cruise-control, seen-it-all-before repetition. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 Women Who Kill (2016) Joni Blyth A killer cast and smashing first-time directing from Ingird Jungermann elevates Women Who Kill beyond hipster overkill and towards something much more interesting. This macabre horror-comedy will follow you all the way home. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 Nocturama (2016) Joni Blyth Ultimately the film fails to leave any lasting impression beyond the controversy of its premise. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) David Brake Although far from perfect, this fragmented, curious and cautious tale of our connected world makes for essential viewing. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 Busanhaeng (2016) Andrew Daley With a combination of incredible casting, rapid pacing and great scripting, Train To Busan is the best South Korean zombie film you'll ever see. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016) David Brake This is an enjoyable and insightful, albeit light-touch, dive into the work of a fascinating individual. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 Girls Lost (2015) Rachel Brook Girls Lost boasts thoroughly individuated characters and committed performances, plus a sparing screenplay which utilises visual storytelling instead of resorting to dialogue-as-exposition. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
1/5 A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) Naomi Soanes Nothing other than a 'woe is me' tale of a drug addict who happened to be offered a second chance - with a few cat puns thrown in. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 The Accountant (2016) Bertie Archer This film is a cut above; all the pieces add together and the result is greater than the sum of its individually high-value parts. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 The Innocents (2016) Calum Baker An accomplished and moving drama about ignored narratives, womanhood and religion, The Innocents would perhaps be better served focusing less on the latter. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Tori Brazier It is suitably magical. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
5/5 Divines (2016) Tom Bond Divines is a thrilling and compassionate film that shows incredible promise...The bulk of the film is great in its own right, but the final 15 minutes simply leave you breathless, even if one twist is almost too cruel to believe. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
2/5 United States of Love (2016) Rachel Brook United States of Love fluctuates between frustrating, shocking and alienating its audience through its pace, content and stylisation. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 Allied (2016) Tom Bond Pitt and Cotillard are frustratingly close to nailing their characters, but despite missteps, create an engrossing spy thriller. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 Paterson (2016) Nick Evan-Cook Warm, heartfelt, and unpretentious, Jim Jarmusch's latest is an absolute delight. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 Bleed for This (2016) David Brake While Teller and Eckhart's adrenaline-fueled presence powers the movie forward with a wonderfully engaging energy, there are flaws aplenty here. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 Moana (2016) Louise Burrell Moana is without a doubt one of the strongest Disney offerings of recent years. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Naomi Soanes Steinfeld portrays Nadine in such a way that you can't help but relate to her insecurities. A dry and witty supporting turn from Harrelson is the cherry on top of the cake for this surprising gem of a film... EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) Tom Bond The film is strongest in its most outrageous, emotive moments, and along with the great performances it offers a lot to enjoy. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 Chi-Raq (2015) Eddie Falvey Utterly unafraid to point its finger, Chi-Raq is nothing less than a rousing success. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 Blair Witch (2016) David Brake Wingard and Barrett deliver a short, sharp movie with scares, shocks and solid characters. It's impressive that they've been able to revive a franchise many thought would remain extinct. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
3/5 The Infiltrator (2016) Marcus Beard Unrelentingly tense, it lets the audience blow off steam with well-timed humour. It certainly gets the heart pumping, but there's nothing much for the brain to do after you've left the cinema. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
2/5 Set the Thames on Fire (2015) J B Queree There are clever lines and inspired visuals - the film's saving graces - and a sense of offbeat aspiration, but sadly, the final product is as vague as London smog. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 A Date for Mad Mary (2016) Joni Blyth A moody score brings the film's sombre tone together - not that this film isn't hilarious when it wants to be. A Date for Mad Mary is a great showcase for some of the best talent coming out of the Emerald Isle. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Sophie WIng Funny (nay, hilarious), modern, intelligent, and good-willed, Bridget Jones's Baby proves that sequels aren't always a bad idea. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 Chasing Asylum (2016) Joni Blyth Shocking and challenging, Chasing Asylum is not an easy watch - nor should it be. Hopefully this film will get the wide release it deserves, and prove a catalyst for change to a shameful system. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
2/5 Mimosas (2016) Joni Blyth Like the mountains the caravan travels through, Mimosas is lofty, grand, and tremendously inaccessible; the film deserves credit for how resolutely it commits to being a challenging watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 A Plastic Ocean (2016) Joni Blyth A Plastic Ocean grabs your attention immediately, with what might be one of the greatest horror reveals in cinema...by the time the credits are rolling you'll be raring to run out and change the world. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
5/5 Down Under (2016) Joni Blyth With a gut-punch ending that is sure to leave an impression, and a flurry of belly-laugh moments along the way, this movie is a must-see. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
3/5 Incarnation (Inkarnacija) (2016) Joni Blyth Although rough around the edges, Incarnation makes full use of a limited budget and plays to its strengths, managing to feel both inventive and distinctive, even in a crowded subgenre. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 Imperium (2016) Bertie Archer Aside from Daniel Radcliffe's superb central performance, Imperium's strong core comes from director Daniel Ragussis' depiction of malign normalcy. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 Little Men (2016) Rachel Brook It may not awe or surprise but it's a lovely bittersweet experience and provides a lot of talking points. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
3/5 The Girl With All the Gifts (2016) David Brake Though falling short in obtaining the profundity it targets, McCarthy's attempt to question the definition of life, and who deserves it, is intriguing. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
3/5 Indivisible (2016) Rachel Brook Indivisible has a tragicomic parable-like plot that, while rather bare, predictable and sometimes tedious, also has great thematic depth EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019