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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 The Many Saints of Newark (2021) Alex Flood On the basis of this, David Chase has enough original ideas in his trunk to keep The Sopranos motoring down New Jersey's highway for decades EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2021
Last Night in Soho (2021) Ryan Leston Wright has embarked upon a fascinating different direction, clearly distinct from what he's done before. It could be one of his greatest hits. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2021
5/5 Oasis Knebworth 1996 (2021) Alex Flood It's a reminder of those special teen years - when a plastic cup filled with warm lager and a sunny afternoon in a park makes for the biggest adventure of your life EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2021
2/5 Superhost (2021) Dan Stubbs The film's fun first act suggests we're watching a comedy. After that, the joke is on you, because the film quickly becomes a by-the-numbers rats-in-a-trap horror in which shifting motivations are revealed. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2021
4/5 Dune (2021) Alex Flood Villeneuve has made it very clear he'd rather his movie be viewed on the big screen. And he's right. The scale is jaw-dropping. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2021
Benjamin (2018) Olly Richards Simon Amstell's first feature is a heartwarming, brutal self-portrait... EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2021
4/5 Candyman (2021) Lou Thomas The new Candyman is the bee's knees. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2021
4/5 Kandisha (2020) Dan Stubbs Even if you know where this film is going from a quarter of the way through, it's hugely entertaining to watch it play out. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2021
4/5 Vicious Fun (2020) Dan Stubbs This sidestep into comedy horror is a bold one - because it's not easy to balance laughs and scares as competently as this - but it all works. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2021
4/5 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend (2020) Beth Webb Ellie Kemper shines in a fiercely funny multi-choice romp. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2021
4/5 Reclaiming Amy (2021) Rhian Daly It works as a sweet tribute to a daughter, friend and mercurial talent who left us far too soon -- don't be surprised should you find yourself reaching for the tissues repeatedly. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2021
3/5 Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (2020) Elle Hunt A funny yet frustrating encore...after vowing to quit stand-up forever in her breakthrough show, Hannah Gadsby returns on playful and defensive form. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2021
4/5 Eugenia (2018) Ali Shutler A psychological morality-bender [that] explores power, wealth and coercion. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2021
4/5 () Linda Marric Rose Matafeo's side-splitting missive to millennials... The Kiwi comic tackles K-pop, masturbation and Alex Kapranos during her riotous standup special. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2021
4/5 In the Heights (2021) Nick Levine You'll leave with a smile on your face wanting to stream the soundtrack - a sure sign of a job well done. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2021
4/5 The Amusement Park (1973) Dan Stubbs George Romero's lost thriller meditates on horror's final taboo... EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2021
2/5 The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) Nick Levine In all honesty, there's no point investing in a succession of cobbled-together and nonsensical plot developments that lead to a climax on - where else? - a luxury yacht. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2021
4/5 In The Earth (2021) Lou Thomas It will be a pleasure to forget most aspects of the coronavirus era but In the Earth could easily become a late-night cult film that rewards repeat viewings. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2021
1/5 The Superdeep (2020) Dan Stubbs Russian borehole horror is just that - boring and full of plot holes... EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2021
3/5 F9 The Fast Saga (2021) Nick Levine Like so many things in the F&F franchise, it shouldn't work but somehow does. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2021
3/5 Shoplifters of the World (2021) Mark Beaumont Go expecting a cinematic fan letter rather than anything Wilde-worthy and this is one night that will, at the very least, open your ears. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2021
1/5 An Unquiet Grave (2020) Dan Stubbs This slow two-hander is a dark, doleful watch that is, somewhat ironically, lacking a little magic. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2021
4/5 Black Widow (2021) Alex Flood MCU newbies Florence Pugh and David Harbour steal a surprisingly adventurous spin-off. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2021
4/5 The Shape of Water (2017) Nick Reilly Ultimately, del Toro's masterpiece is an utter triumph in finding love and humanity in the most unlikely of places - and it asks us to do exactly the same. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
5/5 Lady Bird (2017) Nick Levine Though Lady Bird is a coming-of-age story with familiar tropes such as prom night and a disappointing first sexual experience, it's really a film about teenage aspiration. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
3.5/5 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Alex Flood We defy you not to laugh every time The Rock lets loose his eyebrow-tastic signature look. Robin Williams would have been proud. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
4/5 The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Larry Bartleet A fun but silly buddy movie that squeezes in some philosophy and romance too... EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
4/5 Truth to Power (2020) Alex Flood Sure he's a little older, a little plumper and a lot greyer, but the star of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power is as magnetic as ever and the film revolves around him. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
4.5/5 Captain America: Civil War (2016) Joe Passmore Is this the best Marvel film so far? EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
3/5 Pet Sematary (2019) James McMahon The remake of Stephen King's classic spirals into silliness more often than darkness... EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2021
1/5 Lucy in the Sky (2019) Douglas Greenwood Natalie Portman's talents are put to waste in this hapless story of an astronaut losing herself as she returns back to earth. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2021
2/5 The Truth (2019) Greg Wetherall This tale of familial strife is a frustrating hodgepodge that goes nowhere fast, wasting the stellar pairing of Juliette Binoche and Catherine Deneuve. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2021
4/5 Judy (2019) Alex Flood You can't have a film with only one character though - and Judy makes room for some interesting subplots... EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2021
3/5 Western Stars (2019) Douglas Greenwood Bruce Springsteen's filmic love letter to his latest album is sweet and spellbinding, if a little contrived at times. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2021
5/5 Waves (2019) Douglas Greenwood It's a profoundly human cinematic wonder. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2021
4/5 Greed (2019) Christopher Hooton Far and away the most impressive element of the film is its use of celebrities, who were seemingly queuing up to poke fun at themselves. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2021
1/5 Rattlesnake (2019) Rhian Daly This dreary, third-rate Netflix thriller has very little bite... EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2021
4/5 Satanic Panic (2019) Dan Stubbs Satanic Panic is one of the rare films that manages to find the right balance, in that it's a zippily scripted movie with some great dialogue... and buckets and buckets of bloody good fun. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2021
4/5 Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2019) Greg Wetherall A touching tribute to one of music's most misunderstood showmen... EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2021
2/5 Michael Jackson: Chase the Truth (2019) Mark Beaumont Ultimately it's the law, not the television producers or Twitter mobs on either side, who should chase down the truth of this. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2021
4/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Nick Reilly All considered, Blinded By The Light might just be the most refreshing effort to arrive in cinemas this summer. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2021
3/5 Just Mercy (2019) Douglas Greenwood ...what's left is a fine, crowd-pleasing piece of cinema made from masterpiece-worthy source material. It's capable of being far greater than this... EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2021
4/5 True History of the Kelly Gang (2019) Douglas Greenwood The effective overdose of machismo it delivers trumps its minor flaws. True Story Of The Kelly Gang is its director's gutsy and relentless return to form... EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2021
4/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Greg Wetherall At two hours and fifty minutes, It Chapter Two is unreasonably long. But it's hard to know what to take out and every section is loaded with memorable action moments. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2021
2/5 The Goldfinch (2019) Douglas Greenwood Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel touched millions. Now, in Hollywood's hands, the story of a broken young boy coming to terms with the death of his mother is painfully one note, and sort of pointless. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2021
5/5 Hustlers (2019) Douglas Greenwood What a delight it is that just when cinema is about to get snobbish and cerebral that a film as confident, slick and vivacious as this comes out of the woodwork and surprises people. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2021
3/5 Ma (2019) Alex Flood Certainly, no one could be bored by Ma, which is as unpredictable as its unstable protagonist. There's a ton of fun to be had here, just don't expect it to make any sense. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2021
2/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Nick Reilly A final farewell that rings like a death knell... EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2021
5/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Nick Reilly A sublime ending to a perfect franchise. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2021
4/5 Child's Play (2019) Dan Stubbs A daft but hugely enjoyable reboot for the Alexa generation. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2021