Reviews

Us (2019) Snapshot Review

Us (2019) Snapshot Review

Jordan Peele directed 'Us' (2019) "is the best movie of 2019 so far" according to Jacob Davis in his snapshot review.[...]
Wild Rose (2019) Review

Wild Rose (2019) Review

Jessie Buckley "simply owns the screen" in Tom Harper's 'Wild Rose' (2019), the tale of a Glaswegian ex-con turned country singer intent on visiting Nashville. Joseph Wade's review.[...]
Captive State (2019) Snapshot Review

Captive State (2019) Snapshot Review

'Captive State' (2019), the new film from writer-director Rupert Wyatt starring John Goodman and Machine Gun Kelly, reviewed by Jacob Davis.[...]
Shazam (2019) Review

Shazam (2019) Review

'Shazam!' (2019), the latest film from the DCEU starring Zachary Levi and directed by David F. Sandberg has made a few waves, but has it been for good or bad reasons? See here in Jacob Davis' review.[...]
Unplanned (2019) Review

Unplanned (2019) Review

The Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon anti-abortion movie from PureFlix is "a poorly reconstructed facsimile of reality"; "a Gish gallop caught on film". Jacob Davis reviews.[...]



The Dirt (2019) Review

The Dirt (2019) Review

From the director of 'Jackass' and 'Bad Grandpa' comes the Mötley Crüe biopic that promises drink, drugs and rock 'n' roll but leaves you with "thoughts of what could have been".[...]
Gotti (2018) Review

Gotti (2018) Review

Just say Gambi-No! 'Gotti' (2018) from director Kevin Connolly and starring John Travolta "is the worst of what cinema has to offer". Jacob Davis' full review, here.[...]
Ray & Liz (2018) Review

Ray & Liz (2018) Review

Richard Billingham's 'Ray & Liz' (2018), starring Justin Sallinger, is "a superbly photographed document" but features a "mean-spirited smugness" according to Lucas Hill-Paul in his review.[...]
Us (2019) Review

Us (2019) Review

Jordan Peele returns with his latest horror outing 'Us' (2019), a film Kieran Judge has described as "a startling vision by one of the new masters of the dark side of humanity".[...]
Aliens (1986) Retrospective Review

Aliens (1986) Retrospective Review

In his retrospective review of James Cameron's 'Aliens' (1986), Lucas Hill-Paul describes the famous sequel as "a landmark in action-horror". Read the full piece here.[...]



Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) Snapshot Review

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) Snapshot Review

"More The Temple of Doom than The Last Crusade", Jan de Bont's 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' follow up 'The Cradle of Life' starring Angelina Jolie is 8/24 according to Craig Sheldon.[...]
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) Snapshot Review

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) Snapshot Review

In watching 2001 video game adaptation 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' starring Angelina Jolie, "you might just find yourself unearthing some fun" according to Craig Sheldon in his review.[...]
Alien (1979) Retrospective Review

Alien (1979) Retrospective Review

Ridley Scott's 'Alien' (1979) pairs "genuine, spine-tingling horror and thematic resonance" to create a classic of horror and sci-fi. Lucas Hill-Paul reviews...[...]
The Thing (1982) Review

The Thing (1982) Review

John Carpenter’s The Thing is a suspense-riddled, snow-covered sci-fi horror and Kurt Russell is the fiery cherry on top of a perfectly-iced paranoia cake.[...]
Captain Marvel (2019) Review

Captain Marvel (2019) Review

It has taken us 21 movies to get the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first female-fronted solo superhero movie, but is it any good? Our Captain Marvel review...[...]
Cruel Intentions (1999) 20th Anniversary Review

Cruel Intentions (1999) 20th Anniversary Review

Doesn’t time fly when you’re playing duplicitous sex games? It’s hard to believe that 20 years have gone by since Cruel Intentions' seductive step-siblings Kathryn and Sebastian writhed onto cinema screens.[...]
Birds of Passage (2018) Review

Birds of Passage (2018) Review

Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra's 'Birds of Passage', a Colombian picture chronicling country's Marijuana Bonanza, has "the literary feel of a modern classic". Lucas Hill-Paul reviews.[...]
Fighting With My Family (2019) Review

Fighting With My Family (2019) Review

Even if you've never seen a wrestling match in your life, 'Fighting With My Family' is enough to get you hooked. Joseph Wade's review of Stephen Merchant's film about WWE wrestler Paige, starring Florence Pugh, Nick Frost and The Rock.[...]
Shoplifters (2018) Review

Shoplifters (2018) Review

Hirokazu Koreeda's Oscar-nominated Foreign Language film 'Shoplifters' is "humanist poetry on film". Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.[...]
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018/19) Review

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018/19) Review

Marielle Heller's 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' starring Oscar nominated Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant "should have been nominated for Best Picture". Sam Sewell-Peterson's review.[...]



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