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Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019) Adam White Homecoming, in all its inspiring and mythologizing glory, doesn't just cement her legacy as a musical force,... but as a woman eager to ensure that others like her will follow in her footsteps, too. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
2/5 A Dark Place (2018) Tim Robey Donny Devlin, a socially awkward garbage collector in a Pennsylvanian backwater, could have been a great Scott character if the writing and direction were more up to snuff. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
2/5 Red Joan (2018) Robbie Collin It's a simplistic take on a potentially fascinating subject: right cast, wrong film. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 Loro (2018) Robbie Collin Despite its uneven pacing and structure, there are individual moments that astound. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 Greta (2018) Tim Robey Huppert loves to dance on the lacquered surface of civility and then plunge a spiked heel right through it, and for as long as the film is happily indulging her whims, it's a trashily good time. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 Guava Island (2019) Adam White As a film it is slight, but not unsatisfying, instead existing as a thoughtful, dreamy tribute to art, love and people power. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2019
4/5 The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Ed Power The Inventor was a devastating warning of where these unchecked messianic tendencies lead and the lives they can destroy along the way. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/5 Wild Rose (2018) Tim Robey Finally, it's the marrying of Rose-Lynn's country ethos with her own struggle - as far removed as Glasgow might seem from snakeskin and cowboy hats - that makes everything click into place. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
2/5 Little (2019) Tim Robey For all that the film features frazzled brainstorming sessions while Jordan's employees plan their next technology pitch, it too often resembles exactly the same thing. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/5 Mid90s (2018) Robbie Collin Mid90s cares less about making you laugh than enveloping you in the moment, even when the moments consist of nothing more than killed time - daft small talk, the lazy throb of hip hop, the therapeutic purr and slap of skateboard wheels on concrete. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
1/5 Hellboy (2019) Robbie Collin Ugly, obnoxious and yowlingly witless, with nothing to say for itself that doesn't start with the letter F. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/5 () Chris Harvey Given that the film had to serve as both tribute and re-examination of the crime, it was lucid and powerful. But there remained an impression that there was more to say. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
2/5 () Helen Brown After an hour of gloomy interiors and dusky cab rides - Fox told us she had "shed new light" on the murders. Can TV close this case now, please? EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
2/5 The Unicorn Store (2017) Adam White It's more often than not something of a slog, its insights shrug-worthy and its tone jarring in its shifts from candy-coloured whimsy to weepy dramatics. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
5/5 Happy as Lazzaro (2018) Tim Robey Like early Pasolini, Rohrwacher's films are on the level with their subjects - there's no swank or pretension. They seem to muck in with the communities they're about. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 Wonder Park (2019) Robbie Collin Wonder Park feels like a tribute act from every angle, but there are worse things children's films can do than openly mimic the greats. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 Trautmann (2018) Ed Power The Keeper's insistence on seeing the good in all its characters and giving them the happy ending they were probably denied in real life has its charms. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 Missing Link (2019) Tim Robey Laika may not be conquering the world with this outing. But if every studio's three-star films were as bounteous with the eye candy, we'd be in clover. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
Happy Feet (2006) Sukhdev Sandhu Miller ensures that a conceit - dancing penguins! - that might have seemed best left to the jokey attachments that clog up email inboxes is supple enough to carry a sardonic parable about the hypocrisy of Western consumers. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
The Holiday (2006) Sukhdev Sandhu The Holiday is as corny as it gets, but in a cinemascape full of macho grunting and aggressive irony, Meyers is perhaps right to believe that corniness is what women - and their boyfriends - will be wanting... EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
In the Cut (2003) Sukhdev Sandhu The thriller elements are half-baked and predictable. The violence is never scary nor repellent. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005) Sukhdev Sandhu A total sham. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Marie Antoinette (2006) Sukhdev Sandhu Whatever the film's structural failings and historical gaps, it's great to see such a distinctive directorial vision coming out of Hollywood. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
I, Robot (2004) Sukhdev Sandhu Leaving aside the sub-Matrix hokum about Spooner's sweet-potato-loving grandmom, the movie humiliates itself - and embarrasses us - by the amount of time it spends plugging a glamorous car... EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
3/5 White Tide: The Legend of Culebra (2018) Tom Ough This laughable yet laugh-inducing documentary has probably helped save him from the financial ruin that he was trying to escape with his cocaine adventure. Maybe he wasn't so stupid after all. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
The Yes Men (2003) Sukhdev Sandhu Its willingness to mock not just the men in power suits but the journos and news organisations who swallow their FTSE gibberish is salutary indeed. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Head-On (2004) Sukhdev Sandhu A punky, noisy romance full of life and emotion and ideas that captures the moment in the style of contemporary classics such as My Beautiful Laundrette and Trainspotting. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) Sukhdev Sandhu The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is so knowing and so arch: the first part striving for a faux-grandiosity that the second part tries to undercut by its pseudo-geekiness... but ends up being plain annoying. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
American Dreamz (2006) Tim Robey Begins really quite well, but ends with three zeds, not one. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Hot Rod (2007) Tim Robey The Jackass-ification of mainstream American comedy continues, but where are the laughs? EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) Tim Robey Whizzily underwhelming... EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
Reign of Fire (2002) Tim Robey The poor dragons - on screen not nearly enough as it is - stand no chance pitted against this kind of heavyweight ham. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
MacGruber (2010) Paul Gent A brash, intermittently funny, but predictably disposable movie, just about good enough for a switch-off-brain DVD rental. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 The Highwaymen (2019) Robbie Collin Costner and Harrelson get to talking, the light lands on their features just so, and the film casts its own curmudgeonly spell. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/5 Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2018) Robbie Collin [A] lovingly assembled, rollickingly funny documentary... EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
2/5 At Eternity's Gate (2018) Tim Robey Everyone's fighting a script, credited in part to Buñuel's great collaborator Jean-Claude Carrière, that is chronologically antsy to an alienating degree. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
2/5 Out of Blue (2018) Robbie Collin Unfortunately, its odd mix of hard-boiled noir and cod-metaphysical waffle comes together in a way that defies you to take any of it seriously... EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
2/5 Dumbo (2019) Robbie Collin A Dumbo remake which fails to jerk tears has to be counted as a failure, regardless of the secondary pleasures on offer, which aren't inconsiderable. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 Shazam! (2019) Robbie Collin The film doesn't remotely feel assembled to a franchise-building template: rather, it's jauntily at ease doing its own thing throughout, which is by turns infectiously silly and unexpectedly warm-hearted. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
3/5 Minding the Gap (2018) Robbie Collin It's as if all its director Bing Liu had to do was put the idea for his film at the top of a steep hill, give it a prod, then keep filming as natural forces took care of the rest. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
5/5 Us (2019) Robbie Collin The showpiece scares in Us are the opposite of ordinary horror jolts: its big shocks dawn slow, and they don't recede. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/5 The White Crow (2018) Mark Monahan A serious-minded, often beautiful, utterly heartfelt character study that nevertheless lacks its astonishing protagonist's fleet-footedness and only partly captures what made him tick. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
4/5 () Jasper Rees McCullin's England has a pleasing consistency. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
4/5 Girl (2018) Eleanor Halls I found the film both informative and profound. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 () Philip Horne Very uneven, but entertaining. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
2/5 Fisherman's Friends (2019) Robbie Collin It's a tale that lends itself more naturally to an item on breakfast TV than an entire feature film. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
2/5 What Men Want (2019) Robbie Collin What Men Want is pure shrug cinema: not bad so much as wispily superfluous, which may not come as a surprise if you can recall the similarly disposable 2000 original. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
2/5 Ben Is Back (2018) Robbie Collin The whole is rather less than its constituent parts - which didn't really fit together in the first place. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 Java Head (1934) Philip Horne There are numerous hugely enjoyable performances. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
4/5 Arcadia (2016) Gabriel Tate At once a celebration and elegy, warning and fairy tale, this was a striking, troubling and above all intoxicating film. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019