Reviews

Submarine (2010) Snapshot Review

Submarine (2010) Snapshot Review

Richard Ayoade's 'Submarine' is "like a song by The Smiths wrapped in the sort of self-aware cinematic tropes that paint a picture of teenage nothingness as if it is most special and unique in its intricacies." From Joseph Wade.[...]
A Star Is Born (2018) Review

A Star Is Born (2018) Review

Bradley Cooper's 2018 version of 'A Star Is Born' co-starring Lady Gaga is "a strong all-american outing that is bound to get some awards season buzz" according to Joseph Wade's review.[...]
Fullmetal Alchemist (2017) Review

Fullmetal Alchemist (2017) Review

"The good points were few and far between, sporadically wedged between repetitive actions and dialogue, and tedious scenes of intense eye contact" according to Darcy Rae's review, here.[...]
The Lost Boys (1987) Snapshot Review

The Lost Boys (1987) Snapshot Review

The Lost Boys brought vampire narratives back into focus for the MTV-era with a peroxide mullet-sporting villain at the helm.[...]
Death Note (2017) Review

Death Note (2017) Review

Netflix "missed the point" of 'Death Note' in adapting it for their streaming service in 2017 according to Darcy Rae in her review of the Adam Wingard directed movie.[...]



Cold War (2018) Review

Cold War (2018) Review

Pawel Pawlikowski's new film 'Cold War' (2018), for which the director won Best Director at Cannes, is "a piece of almost indescribable beauty and impact" according to Joseph Wade's review.[...]
Commando (1985) – Snapshot Review

Commando (1985) – Snapshot Review

Arnold Schwarzenegger takes up one of his most iconic roles as khaki-clad, tree carrying wonder John Matrix, on a mission to retrieve his kidnapped daughter, and help Bennett let off some steam.[...]
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Review

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Review

Tom Cruise has still got it... and so does the 'Mission: Impossible' franchise, as proven by 'Fallout'. Joseph Wade's review...[...]
Set It Up (2018) Review

Set It Up (2018) Review

Refreshing, modern and worthy of your time, 'Set It Up' (2018) is a Netflix original that is unlikely to disappoint you - a modern take on the outdated tropes of the rom-com that'll bring a smile to your face.[...]
The Terminator (1984) Snapshot Review

The Terminator (1984) Snapshot Review

A film famously made as a result of high-temperature hallucinations, James Cameron created a nerve-twisting nightmare world of surrealist violence and bionic monstrosity.[...]



Working Girl (1988) Snapshot Review

Working Girl (1988) Snapshot Review

'Working Girl' proves that a simple plot can be transformed with a star-studded cast, and reminds us that rom-coms can be a backdrop to an empowering female narrative.[...]
Sicario 2: Soldado (2018) Review

Sicario 2: Soldado (2018) Review

"if 'Sicario 1' was a policy changing expose article from the New Yorker, the sequel was like a an hour of Sean Hannity on Fox News." Our review of the Stefano Sollima movie starring Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro.[...]
Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001) Review

Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001) Review

2001 football Mockumentary 'Mike Bassett: England Manager' starring Ricky Tomlinson has some "deliciously witty writing" and is "the perfect cure to World Cup years, be it tears of joy or disappointment", according to Katie Doyle's review.[...]
Overboard (1987) Snapshot Review

Overboard (1987) Snapshot Review

A film that entirely encapsulates its title, 'Overboard' holds a cast of the decade’s cherished regulars whose performances are sure to smack a smile on the sternest of faces – if they can overlook the whole slave labour kidnapping sub-plot.[...]
The Breadwinner (2017) Review

The Breadwinner (2017) Review

2018 Oscar nominee 'The Breadwinner' is "a carefully crafted concoction of direction, art and voice-acting [that] squeezes heartbreak, wrath, terror and joy from every frame" according to Katie Doyle's review of the animated movie.[...]
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Review

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Review

"The monsters are out of the closet, they're off the island and they're in your bedroom, but these monsters are not the ginormous prehistoric animals you might expect" according to Joseph Wade's review of 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' from J.A. Bayona.[...]
On Chesil Beach (2018) Flash Review

On Chesil Beach (2018) Flash Review

'On Chesil Beach' starring 'Lady Bird' Saoirse Ronan is "a movie that is not without its problems, but a British release that is worth celebrating nonetheless" according to Joseph Wade's review of the 2018 release, here.[...]
Ibiza (2018) Review

Ibiza (2018) Review

Joseph Wade has reviewed Netflix's summer party movie, and "complete waste of time", 'Ibiza' starring Gillian Jacobs; an unfunny comedy that "completely missed the mark in all aspects of the production".[...]
Adventures In Babysitting (1987) Snapshot Review

Adventures In Babysitting (1987) Snapshot Review

A stood-up babysitter gets more than she bargained for when her efforts to retrieve her stranded bestie at the bus station are hilariously sabotaged at every turn. Elizabeth Shue stars in 'Adventures in Babysitting', as reviewed by Elizabeth Howlett.[...]
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Review

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Review

The latest 'Star Wars' movie 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' is "fun but unessential" according to Joseph Wade in his review of the 2018 Ron Howard (Disney) release here.[...]



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