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Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 White Riot (2019) Linda Marric Shah presents a highly relevant reminder of what can be achieved when people unite against the forces of division. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2020
4/5 Mulan (2020) Katie Smith-Wong Director Niki Caro's modern update may take things in a different direction, but it makes Mulan a more empowering character. Thanks to her creative eye and Liu Yifei's star turn, Mulan is the best live-action Disney adaptation to date. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
1/5 Hope Gap (2019) Linda Marric The film's biggest failing is that, unfortunately, Bening is terribly miscast here.Her wandering accent - is it Cockney? is it Home Counties? - becomes more jarring the longer we go on. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
3/5 Project Power (2020) Alex Flood For most of our on-screen heroes, their powers are given to them at birth. So it's refreshing to watch a movie which democratises that process - in Project Power, even the least privileged can be Superman or Captain America for five minutes EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
4/5 An American Pickle (2020) Alex Flood In lesser hands, the subtle political comments could overpower the film's whimsical tone. But thanks to Rogen's restrained but moving performance, and Rich's smart script, we're gifted an entertaining piece of comfort comedy EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
3/5 Young Ahmed (2019) Linda Marric Young Ahmed can't resist the odd moment of melodrama, which sometimes feels out of place in an otherwise undiluted piece of social realism. This might not be vintage Dardennes, but it is still one of their most daring works to date. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2020
4/5 Summerland (2020) Linda Marric Swale does a fantastic job in subverting a potentially workaday narrative into something far more complex, and this is where her genius really lies. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2020
3/5 The Invisible Man (2020) Alex Flood Fear of the unknown is what drives us to be afraid, not fear of the thing itself. The Invisible Man, regrettably, fails to realise this EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
2/5 The Hunt (2020) Alex Flood This genre mish-mash quickly runs out of ideas and it all ends in one of the laziest, most creatively deficient finales for years EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
4/5 Vivarium (2020) Alex Flood Senan Jennings proves a genius find as the ghoulish youngster who terrorises his adopted mum and dad. Not since The Omen's chubby-cheeked hellraiser has a kid come across so disturbing EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
4/5 The Lovebirds (2020) Alex Flood A witty send-up of the buddy comedy genre that benefits greatly from its two leads' electric chemistry EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
4/5 Banana Split (2018) Alex Flood If you're looking for a quick hit of wholesome comedy to remind you why life is still worth living (even in these hellish times), then Banana Split is great. But as a calling card for its writer-star Hannah Marks, it's even better. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
4/5 The Vast of Night (2019) Alex Flood In an overly-caffeinated blockbuster arena, this little ode to movies they literally don't make anymore is a real treat EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
3/5 Arkansas (2020) Ella Kemp Despite the strong cast, Arkansas is mostly just recycled scenarios from better movies that fail to create much of an original impact when strung together. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2020
4/5 Clemency (2019) Linda Marric Chukwu's devastating and complex character study advances the discourse around capital punishment beyond the usual contrived talking points. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2020
3/5 Lost Transmissions (2019) Ella Kemp The lack of attention to detail comes from a script which is more interested in its political message than in believable world-building. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2020
2/5 Burden (2018) Ella Kemp Burden feels like a prime example of misguided energy, where the focus is placed on a white man learning to repent for a lifetime of evil, rather than praising a Black man who shows kindness. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
3/5 The Booksellers (2019) Linda Marric Overall, this is the kind of documentary you might find mid-week on BBC4, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Expect to be beguiled if nothing else. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2020
Hooking Up (2020) Emily Maskell this road map of Darla's exploits, originally marked out as a self-medicating trip, ends up with as many plot holes as the highway has potholes. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2020
4/5 Dating Amber (2020) Ella Kemp Confused adolescents think out loud about the expiry dates of their own happiness, without ever tying down their stories to any sort of clichéd melodrama. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2020
3/5 Astronaut (2019) Ella Kemp McLeod can be poetic, but what is most prominent is Angus' level-headed intelligence, conveyed in a whip-smart performance by Dreyfuss. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2020
4/5 Selah and the Spades (2019) Ella Kemp By focusing on the slippery dynamics between peers rather than their vices, Selah and The Spades avoids the nightmarish outcomes often prompted by drug-infused storylines. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2020
3/5 School Life (2019) Ella Kemp School Life avoids resolutions that are too easy, twists of fate that magically fix the messy realities these kids live in. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2020
3/5 Lost Girls (2020) Ella Kemp Because of the ongoing mystery, Lost Girls could have benefited from meatier psychology to dissect what happens to a person forced to wait in the dark for so long. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2020
4/5 All the Bright Places (2020) Ella Kemp It's a film of open hearts, of unafraid kisses, of never-ending grief often lived in silence. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
4/5 Taylor Swift: Miss Americana (2020) Ella Kemp A spirited, earnest portrait of a self-aware and staggeringly influential artist. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
3/5 The Rhythm Section (2020) Ella Kemp Barbara Broccoli has asked the world to support brilliant new female characters beyond Bond - but hasn't quite given us one here. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
2/5 Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace (2020) Ella Kemp A little more than a hot mess. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
3/5 The Two Popes (2019) Ella Kemp With whimsical direction and performances, the potentially ponderous, opaque political picture is elevated into something altogether enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/5 The Party's Just Beginning (2018) Ella Kemp Gillan painstakingly injects good intentions into despair - understanding that pain is multifaceted, and the need to laugh is key to staying afloat. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2019
3/5 Judy & Punch (2019) Ella Kemp The assured fairytale is smart and entertaining, but does often seem like a blown-up short. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
3/5 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Ella Kemp Brewer brings his material to life with bold enthusiasm, and finds a joyous team to help him honour one of the greats. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
2/5 Wounds (2019) Ella Kemp Wounds is plagued by the vast emptiness that motivates its leading man. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
4/5 The Beach Bum (2019) Ella Kemp The Beach Bum is a film of vignettes, of cartoonish coincidences that link arms and stroll down promenades together. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
2/5 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Ella Kemp Most emotional moments are indulgent and inconclusive, adding unnecessary layers of fan service to an already complete product. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019