Backseat Mafia

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Rating Title/Year Author
Lords of Chaos (2018) Rob Aldam It's a great concept and is nicely shot but all too often feels like the product of some hipster committee meeting. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
() Rob Aldam DeadTectives is an unholy riot of paranormal high jinks and mystical mayhem. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
Gwen (2018) Rob Aldam An assured and exciting first outing which will hopefully launch the careers of both director and lead actor. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
Shadow (2018) Rob Aldam Zhang Yimou is back to his best. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
Chiwawa (Chiwawa-chan) (2019) Rob Aldam A thoughtful and touching drama wrapped in a lively and flashy mystery. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2019
() Rob Aldam A riveting and incredibly intelligent indie horror. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2019
() Rob Aldam Sadako doesn't really add much to the tale, but there are flashes of genius. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2019
The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Rob Aldam A darkly comedic and bitingly irreverent take on toxic masculinity and modern American culture. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2019
Hold Back the Dawn (1941) Rob Aldam A wonderful film which confounds expectations again and again. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
Ashes in the Snow (2018) Rob Aldam Brings the horror and suffering to life. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Kursk (2018) Rob Aldam Part disaster movie, part political thriller. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
Never Look Away (2018) Rob Aldam Epic in every sense of the word EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
() Rob Aldam A woozy fever dream EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2019
Prípad pro zacínajícího kata (1970) Rob Aldam Frequently abstruse, merrily inventive, wilfully downbeat and joyously chaotic. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
Stockholm (2018) Rob Aldam An interesting period piece which takes a lot of risks and mostly succeeds. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
The White King (2016) Rob Aldam The White King is an impressive adaptation which is believable whilst wearing a cloak of mystery. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
Under Fire (1983) Rob Aldam Combines beautiful cinematography, an Oscar-nominated score and great acting performances to create a febrile Central American thriller. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
The Sender (1982) Rob Aldam A strange and intriguing psychological thriller. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
On the President's Orders (2019) Rob Aldam Demonstrates what can happen when a regime decides to indiscriminately use a blunt instrument to solve a problem. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Rob Aldam Marianne & Leonard - Words of Love is a tender, delicate and intimate portrait of a love which never really died. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
Midnight Traveler (2019) Rob Aldam It's a delicate story of their love for one another and the pressures and strains this journey places on them as a unit. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
() Rob Aldam Watching and listening to Howson as he conjures magic on the canvass is akin to observing a dancer in full flow or an Olympic athlete. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Apollo 11 (2019) Rob Aldam A beautiful and meticulously constructed documentary which brings one of the most famous events in human history to life. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
For Sama (2019) Rob Aldam For Sama is an astonishing achievement. A moving memorial to all who died in the pursuit of freedom. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
A Dog Called Money (2019) Rob Aldam An interesting experiment which doesn't quite work. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
Odette (1950) Rob Aldam A beautiful restoration of a wonderful war film. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
Midnight Family (2019) Rob Aldam Featuring car chases, high jinks and life-threatening situations, Midnight Family is a fascinating glimpse into a morally ambiguous industry. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
() Rob Aldam An interesting and thoughtful look at the role AI robots are set to play in our futures. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
Escape Room (2019) Rob Aldam "It's fun whilst it lasts, but Escape Room takes a decent premise and quickly runs out of ideas and originality." EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
A Wild Stream (Una corriente salvaje) (2018) Rob Aldam A beautiful, gentle and tender film about a burgeoning relationship between two men. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2019
The Brink (2019) Rob Aldam The Brink gives him space to breathe and in doing so affords the audience a glimpse into what makes him tick. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
Hail Satan? (2019) Rob Aldam One of the most amusing documentaries you're liable to see this year. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
() Rob Aldam By collecting these accounts together and giving them the space to breathe, Dark Suns builds up a disturbing profile of a country which is infested by corruption and greed. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
() Rob Aldam Even if these movies are not your bag, Romantic Comedy will win you over. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
I Was Monty's Double (1959) Rob Aldam A classic British World War II yarn. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Rob Aldam A lovely, intelligent and warm comedy about a man who will do anything to reclaim his birthright. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Eating Animals (2017) Rob Aldam A timely and often disturbing look inside a multi-billion-dollar industry. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Dirty God (2019) Rob Aldam a credible, bold and compelling piece of cinema. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
Amaurosis (2017) Rob Aldam The Unseen is an impressive exercise in sleight of hand and emotional drama. Sinyor ramps up the suspense as he keeps the audience guessing until the bitter end. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
Nightfall (1956) Rob Aldam Jacques Tourneur has great fun playing with and subverting noir tropes. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
A Vigilante (2018) Rob Aldam A timely and important drama with a strong message. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
The Andromeda Strain (1971) Rob Aldam Does a great job of bottling up and then slowly releasing tension. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Thunder Road (2018) Rob Aldam An inventive, distinctly personal and highly impressive indie drama from a major new voice. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Starfish (2016) Rob Aldam A beautifully realised meditation on grief, loss and suffering. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
Freedom Fields (2018) Rob Aldam Freedom Fields is a bold and vibrant documentary which looks at Libyan society in the years following the revolution through the microcosm of the women's football team. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2019
Blood on Satan's Claw (1970) Rob Aldam A fiendish folk horror which is both extremely creepy and deliciously demonic. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
La Ronde (1950) Rob Aldam A magical portmanteau piece which is full of charm and personality. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (2018) Rob Aldam It all adds up to a lively and thoughtful portrait of a highly driven and supremely talented athlete. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
Julius Caesar (1953) Rob Aldam A wordy historical blockbuster with a dramatic flourish. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
The Woman in the Window (1944) Rob Aldam The story itself is smartly done; mixing realism and intrigue to produce an entertaining crime drama EDIT
Posted May 18, 2019