The Upcoming

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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 The Tunnel (2019) Andrew Murray Alongside a scattering of subpar performances from smaller parts and a hitchhiker subplot that goes nowhere, the main issue with this film is that it tries too hard to get audiences emotionally invested in every character EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2021
5/5 Possum (2018) Andrew Murray The most disturbing bedtime story you'll ever see, Possum ... is a deeply unsettling tale that gradually crawls under the skin to shake its audience to the very core. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
5/5 Under the Silver Lake (2018) Andrew Murray Under the Silver Lake is a fever dream of cinematic wonderment. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
4/5 Murder Me, Monster (2018) Andrew Murray Alejandro Fadel's Murder Me, Monster is a thought-provoking and a viciously delirious thriller that morphs the murder mystery and monster movie genres together into its own horrifying and twisted entity. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
4/5 Possessor: Uncut (2020) Andrew Murray Once again proving himself to be as provocative and imaginatively horrific as his father, Cronenberg equally disturbs and delights viewers with Possessor, the weirdest and most unique horror film in recent memory. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
1/5 The Glass Man (2011) Andrew Murray A film that fails to live up to the names of its central cast, The Glass Man shatters on impact. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
3/5 A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio (2019) Andrew Murray Nightmare Radio packs a lot of contemporary talent into one package but with its uninspired central narrative, viewers might ask whether it would be better to watch the shorts separately instead. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
3/5 Spiral (2019) Andrew Murray Though it's not the scariest, wittiest or most original contemporary horror out there, Spiral is nevertheless an enjoyable and satisfyingly creepy flick that genre fans won't regret seeing. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
3/5 Anything for Jackson (2020) Andrew Murray Anything for Jackson may not be anything especially groundbreaking or terrifying, but it's an enjoyably schlocky and utterly entertaining romp that horror fans are sure to love, if they don't take it too seriously. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
2/5 The Midnight Sky (2020) Andrew Murray However, underneath all the shiny visuals and lip service to concepts that other modern sci-fi epics have handled with more finesse, this flick is remarkably shallow in its execution. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
2/5 The Call (2020) Andrew Murray Like everything else in this production, all the encompassing mystery, suspense and promise that enticed viewers in the first place slowly fizzles out by the climax. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
4/5 MLK/FBI (2020) Andrew Murray The director does a commendable job of condensing decades of America's past and delivering it in an insightful manner EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
3/5 Persian Lessons (2020) Andrew Murray With Biscayart and Eidinger giving their strongest performances yet, Persian Lessons manages to end on a note that's both gripping and heartfelt, making it one of the first hidden gems of the year. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
4/5 Quo Vadis, Aida? (2020) Andrew Murray banić's film is yet another stark reminder of humanity's unrelenting cruelty. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
2/5 23 Walks (2020) Andrew Murray A textbook case of trying to do too much, 23 Walks' overly ambitious script is what ultimately undermines itself and the central stars' shining performances. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
2/5 Chaos Walking (2021) Andrew Murray Chaos Walking is supposed to be the start of a trilogy. The best thing to come out of this film is that its dismal reception may mean the sequels will never be made. One can only hope that's the case. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
4/5 Rurangi (2020) Andrew Murray An understated but nevertheless monumentally moving drama, Rūrangi is a web series that should be added to your binge list. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2021
2/5 My Wonderful Wanda (2020) Andrew Murray n short, it takes an awfully long time for not a lot to happen. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2021
3/5 Surge (2020) Andrew Murray With no real sense of climax, the only viable option is to decelerate events back to normality. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2021
The Old Ways (2020) Andrew Murray Director Christopher Alender blends supernatural and body horror to bone-crunching effect in The Old Ways, a chilling horror outing that has its roots in Latin-American folklore. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2021
4/5 Spring Blossom (2020) Andrew Murray Writer-director Suzanne Lindon's ... dazzling directorial debut once again proves that there's nothing more romantic than Parisian cafés and sun-bleached boulevards. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2021
3/5 Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation (2020) Andrew Murray This picture is a compelling examination of Capote and Tennessee, and a fitting tribute to the impact their work continues to leave on our contemporary culture. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2021
4/5 Vicious Fun (2020) Andrew Murray Cody Calahan's latest feature has the makings of a future cult favourite. It's fabulously bloody, gleefully self-aware, and thoroughly entertaining from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2021
4/5 Dreams on Fire (2021) Andrew Murray The Tokyo clubs pulsate with sound and are home to a plethora of unique scenes. Dreams on Fire is a ticket to them all, consistently surprising and inspiring throughout. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2021
3/5 The Woman with Leopard Shoes (2020) Andrew Murray Watching game-changing discoveries play out on a phone screen in the heat of a claustrophobic murder mystery sucks a lot of the tension away and no amount of exclamation marks (there are a lot of them) can make texting suspenseful. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2021
3/5 Sweetheart (2021) Andrew Murray Morrison proves a rising talent to look out for with Sweetheart. The frustration is that this debut reveals the director is capable of doing far more than what's here. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2021
3/5 Wildland (2019) Andrew Murray Wildland...is an evocative portrait of the darker side of family. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2021
2/5 Killing Escobar (2021) Andrew Murray Killing Escobar misses the target by a mile. It should have been a story of survival, camaraderie and violence. Instead, it's a group of veterans reliving the glory days while acting as hard as they can for the camera. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2021
3/5 A Brixton Tale (2021) Andrew Murray A Brixton Tale is an ambitious first feature from its directors. In addition to constructing a touching central romance, [it also looks at] issues of class, race, drugs, and toxic masculinity within contemporary British culture. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2021
4/5 Voice of Silence (2020) Andrew Murray The result is a constantly twisting plot that will keep viewers gripped from beginning to end. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2021
3/5 Back to the Wharf (2020) Andrew Murray As a mood piece, Back to the Wharf is a gleeful blend of family drama and classic noir. As a drama, however, Xiofeng's film falls noticeably short. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2021
2/5 The Swordsman (2020) Andrew Murray The Swordsman should have been a simple and stylish action adventure. Instead it is so overburdened by its excessive padding that it ultimately collapses under its own weight. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2021
4/5 Black Bear (2020) Andrew Murray Black Bear is an extraordinarily strange film. Whether it's a dream, a warped version of reality or something much darker, Levine's feature will undoubtedly fascinate cinephiles for years to come. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2021
4/5 Jumbo (2020) Andrew Murray Merlant is divine in the leading role and her surprisingly touching connection with a piece of machinery - as ridiculous as it sounds - is one of the most captivating and moving onscreen relationships in recent memory. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2021
4/5 The Toll (2021) Andrew Murray Taking inspiration from the likes of Fargo, Pulp Fiction and A Fistful of Dollars, the Welsh director's film delivers in being a viciously entertaining and slyly self-aware thriller. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
3/5 The Mauritanian (2021) Andrew Murray The Mauritanian is ultimately a noble attempt at a humanitarian film that fails to inject enough humanity to get the results that it wants. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
3/5 In the Shadows (2020) Andrew Murray One part steampunk dystopia, another existential nightmare, In the Shadows is a fascinating concept that doesn't go far enough with its material to make the impact it should. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
3/5 Creation Stories (2021) Andrew Murray "Moran's biopic is a riotous whirlwind of music and drugs." EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
5/5 Minari (2020) Andrew Murray "A monumentally moving and all-round heart-warming piece of cinema." EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
3/5 Dusty & Me (2016) Andrew Murray As far as British indie films go, there are certainly funnier out there with a whole lot more creativity, but for anyone looking for a feel-good adventure to keep the family entertained on a rainy afternoon, they can't go wrong with Dusty & Me. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
2/5 Never Here (2017) Andrew Murray There may be some viewers willing to find meaning in the various puzzles Theron puts on screen, but the rest of us will be far too disinterested to care by the time the credits roll. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
3/5 The Man Who Surprised Everyone (Chelovek, kotoryy udivil vsekh) (2018) Andrew Murray The Man Who Surprised Everyone is a surprising and bold film that approaches an important issue in a unique way. It's disappointing that it wasn't able to make a bigger statement. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
4/5 The Guardians (2017) Andrew Murray [A]n elegant portrait of everyday life in an era plagued by devastation. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
4/5 News of the World (2020) Andrew Murray Guided by endearing performances from Hanks and Zengel, News of the World is a vast and ambitious genre piece. Its only downfall is that the road the pair travel doesn't really lead to anywhere. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
3/5 The Domestics (2018) Andrew Murray A whistle-stop tour of wicked creativity with an added serving of dark humour, this Warriors meets Escape From New York thriller ... makes for one hugely entertaining flick. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
4/5 Mario (2018) Andrew Murray Simultaneously serving as a touching romantic drama and a critical exploration of masculinity within football, Mario is a poignant work of contemporary cinema. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
2/5 The Butterfly Tree (2017) Andrew Murray It may look like a vibrant and heartfelt story, but its colourful façade masks an empty and deeply uncomfortable situation. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
1/5 Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018) Andrew Murray Utterly nonsensical and incomprehensible, Escape Plan 2 is as mindlessly bland an action flick as they come. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
4/5 Summer 1993 (2017) Andrew Murray [A]n incredibly touching and dramatically moving coming-of-age tale that utilises phenomenal performances and downplayed direction to deliver maximum impact. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
3/5 Ploey (2018) Andrew Murray In short, Flying the Nest is a feature that has far better animation than it deserves. While attempts are made to develop the movie's simplistic plot, its forgettable, band delivery prohibits the film from soaring. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021