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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Coming 2 America (2021) Sarah Cartland Brimming with joie-de-vivre (and nostalgia). EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2021
4/5 Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Sarah Cartland A delightfully silly, warm and moving film, and a paean to middle-aged female friendship. Also I discovered I'd been pronouncing "culottes" wrong my whole life. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
5/5 The Father (2020) Sarah Cartland Simply superb. A devastating and claustrophobic horror story that plays out - through all those doors - like a grim farce. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2021
2/5 The Reckoning (2021) Sarah Cartland The central section is tortuous in every sense, though that's balanced by some striking visuals and an understanding of the mechanics of persecution (and how accusers leverage them). EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2021
4/5 I Care a Lot (2020) Sarah Cartland Pike is mesmerising, while every character is horrible, which makes this an enjoyably risk-free watch. I only rooted for someone if it looked like they were about to die. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2021
3.5/5 Willy's Wonderland (2021) Sarah Cartland An eye-popping, oddball blast - imagine Cage's previous psychedelic revenge thriller Mandy crossed with the Tellytubbies. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2021
4/5 News of the World (2020) Sarah Cartland A stunning, rhythmic drama about what makes a home, a family and a country, set on a vast canvas that is anything but sprawling. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2021
4/5 Saint Maud (2019) Sarah Cartland An eye-opening feature debut from Rose Glass. Morfydd Clark is brilliantly unsettling as she exposes the maelstrom swirling beneath Maud's self-righteous piety. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
5/5 The Dig (2021) Sarah Cartland A gem of a movie, quiet but thrilling, artfully weaving themes of life, death and the shadows we leave behind. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
3.5/5 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Sarah Cartland Profoundly moving and often upsetting, though it does take some odd turns towards the end. Kirby is exceptional. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2021
2/5 Blithe Spirit (2020) Sarah Cartland Offering broad humour rather than piercing wit, Blithe Spirit feels like a 1980s sitcom. Leslie Mann almost saves the day as the ghostly Elvira: blonde of hair and breathy of tone, she's like a murderous Marilyn Monroe. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
3/5 Locked Down (2021) Sarah Cartland It's got more holes than my bubbling sourdough starter, but Locked Down is frenetic fun. Hathaway and Ejiofor are madly watchable as Linda and Paxton, everything they know cracking at the seams. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
3.5/5 The Midnight Sky (2020) Sarah Cartland Profoundly moving and visually stunning, as extinction brings with it a final surge of energy and beauty. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2020
4/5 The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (2020) Sarah Cartland Illuminating, entertaining and musically joyous, this is both a sometimes cautionary tale of fame and family, and a chance to set the record straight. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
4/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Sarah Cartland A charming if messy blockbuster, overflowing with drama, love, spectacle and a great big dollop of earnestness. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
4/5 Greenland (2020) Sarah Cartland A thoughtful, compelling take on disaster and our reactions to it - though the almost unfathomable scale of the approaching cataclysm makes Greenland a sometimes dispiriting watch. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3/5 Songbird (2020) Sarah Cartland At its most interesting when holding a mirror up to us now, but magnified - a new, new, new normal. Songbird's world is recognisable but frightening, grubby but hard to look away from. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2020
1/5 Shark Exorcist (2015) Sarah Cartland So bad even Satan has taken himself off the credits. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
3/5 The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) Sarah Cartland Fun, festive, and - like Santa Kurt's hair - bouncier than a 1970s kid on a spacehopper, its strengths outweigh the overlong running time and standard storyline. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
2.5/5 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Sarah Cartland The peril is mild in this gorgeous but soulless remake, even though the future of all the world's children is at stake. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
2.5/5 A Christmas Gift From Bob (2020) Sarah Cartland Treadaway is impressive once again but the film's cheesy festive do-goodery and pantomime villainy sit uneasily alongside its moving core messages about how society treats people like James. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2020
2.5/5 The Secret Garden (2020) Sarah Cartland I was underwhelmed by The Secret Garden but not the secret garden. The film feels soulless, its magic and reality uneasy (flower)bedfellows; while the garden is a gorgeously tangled, artfully curated wilderness. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2020
3.5/5 Rebecca (2020) Sarah Cartland Kristin Scott Thomas is the best thing at Manderley, though the film is not without other charms, Maxim de Winter's horrid mustard suit notwithstanding. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2020
4/5 Relic (2020) Sarah Cartland James builds up the tension using recognisable horror ideas and visuals before twisting them into something that we don't want to recognise, then bringing it so terrifyingly close we can't pretend it isn't real. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
3/5 Say Your Prayers (2020) Sarah Cartland Lightly but determinedly skewering religious obsessives, professional atheists and literary festivals, this battle between the righteous and the self-righteous is funny and rather moving. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2020
4/5 Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story (2020) Sarah Cartland Wright's fascinating and entertaining documentary about the unsung heroines of film and TV shows it's still sometimes two steps forward and one step back (probably in high heels and off a tall building). EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
3.5/5 The Devil All the Time (2020) Sarah Cartland Campos creates a very definite sense of place, of oddballs and innocents infected by their environment. The area where everything happens, the big woods and small towns, comes across as a landlocked Bermuda Triangle. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2020
3/5 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Sarah Cartland Amiable, amusing, and approaching TENET levels of incomprehensibility regarding both time travel and Missy's current relationship status. Jillian Bell is fabulous; her counsellor a gently-raised eyebrow in human form. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/5 She Dies Tomorrow (2020) Sarah Cartland The kind of film that feels deeply personal in different ways to different people. It's a weirdly funny and unconventional watch, often gripping but eventually unsatisfying. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
4/5 Enola Holmes (2020) Sarah Cartland A boisterous and clever delight, with an energetic and effervescent performance from Millie Bobby Brown. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2020
4/5 () Sarah Cartland Armstrong's accomplished feature debut weaves in pointed nods to our instant disaster-as-entertainment culture, goldfish bowl social media existence and populist politics. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
4/5 Tenet (2020) Sarah Cartland Gloriously mind-bending bunkum, done with such conviction you really will believe your eyes. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
4/5 Unhinged (2020) Sarah Cartland A grimy, nervy, back-to-basics thriller that will entertain you, scare you and quite possibly result in you allowing more people to merge in ahead of you in traffic queues. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2020
2.5/5 The One and Only Ivan (2020) Sarah Cartland The One And Only Ivan is quietly affecting, with unexpected nuance around human frailties. Unfortunately while it admirably dodges over-earnestness, as a viewing experience it errs on the dull side. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2020
3.5/5 Project Power (2020) Sarah Cartland A standard thriller hiding underneath up-to-date trappings, Project Power is pacy and entertaining, though it could do with more crazy superpowers. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2020
3.5/5 1BR (2019) Sarah Cartland By forcing us to confront the seductiveness of conformity as well as its dangers, writer-director David Marmor paints a fresh picture of old themes. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
4/5 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) Sarah Cartland A total joy. Bill and Ted are so cartoonish, when they have a bright idea I half-expect to see fizzing lightbulbs on their heads. But their relationship is touching and very human, and it turns out we were all pronouncing Socrates wrong. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
4.5/5 The Woman in Black (1989) Sarah Cartland Few locations are creepier than misty tidal islands, even without the ghosts. 30 years on this is still instantly gripping, and a richly intoxicating experience; the joy of sinking into a horror story so thoroughly frightening and so beautifully executed. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2020
4/5 An American Pickle (2020) Sarah Cartland At times its story is stretched thinner than the skin of the permanently affronted, but it's often hilarious and both Rogen and Rogen are a joy. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2020
3.5/5 Summerland (2020) Sarah Cartland I'm not a fan of stories where a child has to thaw out an older, cantankerous grouch. Luckily both Bond and Arterton are remarkable, she as a damaged woman deflecting her hurt, while trying to cope with the pull-push of resurfaced, painful memories. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
3.5/5 Impetigore (2019) Sarah Cartland Deliciously atmospheric and heady with supernatural intrigue, Impetigore highlights how roots can keep you trapped as much as anchored. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
3/5 The Way Back (2020) Sarah Cartland It's an agreeable formula - I quite enjoyed being manipulated as each predictable plot point popped up - made more engaging because the performances are so sweet and thoughtful. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2020
5/5 Clemency (2019) Sarah Cartland Woodard and Hodge are faultless as two people moulded by a relentless, cynical system. One of 2019's best films. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
3.5/5 Well Groomed (2019) Sarah Cartland A sympathetic, engaging and often eye-popping documentary, though it skirts the bigger questions. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
3.5/5 Greyhound (2020) Sarah Cartland It's almost old-fashioned in its sincerity though at only 90 minutes it's as far from a slow burn as you can get. Schneider delivers tension and sheer terror by the bucketload. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
4/5 Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019) Sarah Cartland A hugely enjoyable small town thriller which treats its neon tropes with loving care. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2020
3/5 Think Like a Dog (2020) Sarah Cartland Think Like A Dog won't set the world on fire (unless someone lights Henry's particularly noxious, house-clearing farts) but it's good-natured and engaging, bounding along like a puppy in a cornfield. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2020
3/5 SCOOB! (2020) Sarah Cartland Nicely animated, though the plot is messy. The origins story, with lonely tween Shaggy meeting up with the then-unnamed Scooby, is actually rather moving. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2020
4/5 The Beach House (2019) Sarah Cartland Part squelch sci-fi, part eco-horror, The Beach House raises far more questions than it answers, but it's still an impressive and disorientating debut. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2020
4/5 The Old Guard (2020) Sarah Cartland An intelligent, action-filled thriller and a study of what true love means, especially when time is your enemy. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2020