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Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Zehra Phelan King's approach to this story is unique. Spotlighting the Judas figure with a brush of compassion but never taking away from the enormity of his actions is a fresh take on the biopic. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
3/5 How to Stop a Recurring Dream (2021) Zehra Phelan Ed Morris is off to a flying start to his feature film career. He captures the pain and anguish of fragmented families that bury their issues under the carpet with potent realism. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
3/5 Coming 2 America (2021) Zehra Phelan A lazy script forgetting this was supposed to be a comedy and its try-hard attitude that dunks this blah revisiting into the less than impressive follow-up pile. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
4/5 Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Zehra Phelan Filled to the brim with an excellent Asian-American voice cast, you're guaranteed to feel all the feels, especially as we gallop towards an end that delivers a colourful burst of heartfelt cries of unity. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
2/5 Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Zehra Phelan A catastrophic comedy that would have been best cut down to a 20-minute sketch show, just so we don't have to sit through the pain of Jamie Dornan's excessive musical numbers for one. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
2/5 Bliss (2021) Zehra Phelan While trying to emulate the dizzying heights of the Matrix, Owen Wilson and Selma Hayek are left floating through the void of a derivative mess EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
3/5 The Dig (2021) Zehra Phelan Don't be fooled by the digging and the dirt, this Netflix feature is one of those rare hidden gems just waiting to be unearthed. Quintessentially English, full of charm and tenacity Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan put in star performances. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
4/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Zehra Phelan A soaring ride of adrenaline that champions women as the stronger sex. Jenkins teaches us lessons whilst delivering that nourishing Friday night popcorn fodder. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
3/5 Godmothered (2020) Zehra Phelan A modern-day Elf for feminists, whilst enjoyable for its escapism, won't be turning any frogs into princes any time soon. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
4/5 Uncle Frank (2020) Zehra Phelan A drama full of mental turmoil, whilst having a bucket load of charm, threatened to drown in a subject just a tad water-downed for mainstream audiences. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
3/5 A Christmas Gift From Bob (2020) Zehra Phelan A tear-jerker to fill all our hearts with a little festive spirit and to remind us all of the power of human kindness EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
4/5 One Night in Miami (2020) Zehra Phelan Lead by an eloquently laden dialogue-heavy storyline, its mere presence of its four leading men is nothing but mesmerizingly captivating. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
4/5 Supernova (2020) Zehra Phelan A beautiful and tender love story in which dementia dictates the rules and unearths truly flawless performances from both its leading men. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2020
4/5 The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) Zehra Phelan When life gives Radha Blank lemons, she makes lemonade and sticks two fingers up those who use age to stop you doing what makes you happy. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
4/5 Les misérables (2019) Zehra Phelan Ladj Ly's feature directorial debut clings to the provocative nature of La Haine with empathy and ferocity. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
3/5 Tenet (2020) Zehra Phelan Christopher Nolan's mind-bending melting pot of confusion is a visually epic phenomena, but its vagueness and headache-inducing storyline leave a sour taste. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2020
3/5 Suburbicon (2017) Zehra Phelan A mixture of the racial tones, the murderous plot and the humour makes this a confusing mess of storytelling. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
3/5 Wonder (2017) Zehra Phelan Manipulates the tear ducts and the heartstrings with a choking effect with a lack of investment into its supporting characters diluting the inoffensive script of any edgy nuance. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
3/5 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Zehra Phelan A spunky ball of energetic entertainment, with a whole lot of fun and heartwarming moments. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
2/5 Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Zehra Phelan Shockingly disappointing, it's undeniably time for the tired Bella's and its creative team to finally hang-up its boots. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
3/5 The Greatest Showman (2017) Zehra Phelan A festive musical treat with an enchanting performance from Jackman and a feel-good soundtrack you'll be hunting down as soon as you leave the cinema. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
4/5 All the Money in the World (2017) Zehra Phelan A soaringly gripping story that sucks you from the very beginning, transporting you on a thrill ride of unfathomable proportions. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
3/5 Darkest Hour (2017) Zehra Phelan There is no doubt, had it not been for Oldman and the visually stunning composition of the film, Joe Wright's prelude to Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk could have been a completely different film. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
4/5 The Post (2017) Zehra Phelan Multi-layered rich visitation to the era of 1971, is a timely stirring masterpiece and a reminder of how far we have come. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
5/5 Coco (2017) Zehra Phelan Sumptuously delightful, tenderly heartfelt with humour and culture, Coco is an emotional triumph. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
3/5 The Commuter (2018) Zehra Phelan The cliché plot and the predictability of its outcome hurtling at high speed throughout the storyline make The Commuter a surprisingly fun Friday night pleaser. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
3/5 Early Man (2018) Zehra Phelan Light-hearted humour frequently falls on deaf ears giving an air of a rush job to get this completed, Bland runs through its defence and lands a spectacular free kick. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
5/5 Journey's End (2017) Zehra Phelan Stripes back to just the essentials and delves deep into the souls of those forced onto the front lines of doom. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
5/5 Phantom Thread (2017) Zehra Phelan A sumptuously crafted masterpiece of icy opulence, elegance and a rigid yet bold humour. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
4/5 Black Panther (2018) Zehra Phelan Coogler firmly sports his crown in blurring the lines between the cultural importance Black Panther is set to play in bringing down the dinosaur illusions of Hollywood. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
5/5 The Shape of Water (2017) Zehra Phelan Simply beautifully enchanting and brutally mysterious, visually luscious and mesmerising, del Toro is a cinematic genius. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
4/5 You Were Never Really Here (2017) Zehra Phelan A psycho-drama that evokes the splendour of Martin Scorsese' Taxi Driver with a broodingly paced plot, relying heavily on suggestion than any real brutality. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
3/5 A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Zehra Phelan A glimmer of a heart but has a massive hole in its universal soul, lacklustre performances and a weak plot with more holes than Swiss cheese. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
4/5 Tully (2018) Zehra Phelan With many light-hearted touches, the doom and gloom of what, at times, seems like a single parent scenario dissipates. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
4/5 The Rape of Recy Taylor (2017) Zehra Phelan Tough yet really inspiring, A timely, articulate voice that bellows with brave audacity. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
4/5 Studio 54: The Documentary (2018) Zehra Phelan Embodies the hedonistic voice of the essential and legendary club; an end of a definitive era that strips bare the sugar coating with forthright honesty and absolutely no shame. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
2/5 Overboard (2018) Zehra Phelan Trying too desperately to be funny has exerted the opposite desired effect; the finished product is dull as dishwater. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
3/5 Adrift (2018) Zehra Phelan A one-woman crewed voyage of grit and determination, one that frequently gets lost in its convoluted storyline. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
4/5 Leave No Trace (2018) Zehra Phelan Taps into the gut-wrenching possibilities of the kindness of humanity; it is delicately compelling and intricately detailed. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
3/5 Whitney (2018) Zehra Phelan Visually crisp and full of not to be missed Whitney moments; but instead of striking the high emotional notes, it pursues an eyebrow-raising peaceful route which feels all too controlled. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
3/5 Uncle Drew (2018) Zehra Phelan Never trying to be anything other than it says on the tin, it's an hour and a half of clichéd entertainment. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
3/5 An American Pickle (2020) Zehra Phelan Director Brandon Trost by no means has made a groundbreaking comedy but it's Borat like feel, gives this an all too relevant tongue in cheek vinegary stab at those who take themselves way too seriously. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2020
4/5 Incredibles 2 (2018) Zehra Phelan It doesn't try to be funny, it just effortless is. It's a heartfelt joy with a commendable stab at social commentary. A roller coaster of a ride this is one sequel and superhero movie that beats the enemy with graceful joy. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2020
2/5 Skyscraper (2018) Zehra Phelan The vertigo-inducing thriller delivers a forgettable popcorn feast. There is a sense of déjà vu here and not even Johnson's charisma can spark a flame of excitement into this CGI blaze. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Zehra Phelan Utterly ludicrous, joyously fun and has an emotional arc which will stick in the back of your throat. If you are expecting that all glittery, spandex-wearing cast number you will not be disappointed with copious amounts of laughter bringing you to tears. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Zehra Phelan McQuarrie's eye for slick, flawless and stunning filmmaking paired with Cruise's slightly unhinged grip of action fodder has created spectacular, pure unadulterated blockbuster awesomeness. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2020
3/5 Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Zehra Phelan With a plot that at times is a bit wishy-washy, it's a sequel that appears to be a shrinking violet, a solid stand-alone that provides as much fun as its Marvel parent arms of the Universe. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (2018) Zehra Phelan If there is one superhero film you take the kids to this summer, Teen Titans Go! To The Movies should be your number one choice purely for the amount of fun that will appeal to both sets of audience goers but for the pure audacity. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2020
3/5 Christopher Robin (2018) Zehra Phelan Beautifully shot, the story, however, lacks any remarkable originality. It doesn't offer anything new and quite frankly, we have all seen this before. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 BlacKkKlansman (2018) Zehra Phelan Lee's joint is undoubtedly a raging inferno of all too relevant social commentary. It's a powerhouse spine-tingler which proactively manages to kick racism in the balls at brute force. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2020