Reviews

A Hidden Life (2019) Review

A Hidden Life (2019) Review

A war drama and true life story that combines the early narrative accomplishments of screenwriter-director Terrence Malick's earlier career with the visual motifs of his later work. Starring August Diehl. Joseph Wade's review.[...]
Last Christmas (2019) Review

Last Christmas (2019) Review

Last Christmas (2019) is the George Michael-inspired, festive romcom written by Emma Thompson, directed by Paul Feig and starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding. But is it a new Christmas classic? Sophie Butcher reviews...[...]
Ema (2019) Review

Ema (2019) Review

"One of the most alive, bustling, energetic and effervescent movies of 2019", 'Ema' from 'Jackie' director Pablo Larraín, starring Gael Garcia Bernal is "a film of the year". Joseph Wade's review.[...]
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Review

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Review

Sam Sewell-Peterson explains how "'Terminator' movies should always be chase movies, and [Dark Fate] is one hell of a taut and gripping one". His review of the new Terminator franchise entry from Tim Miller.[...]
Parasite (2019) Snapshot Review

Parasite (2019) Snapshot Review

Bong Joon-ho's Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winning thriller 'Parasite' is the latest film to prove that genre filmmaking is back. Jacob Davis reviews.[...]
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Review

Jojo Rabbit (2019) Review

A satire from 'Thor: Ragnarok' director Taika Waititi that, even when examining Nazis, proves "love will always win over hate in the end" according to Bradley Weir in his review of 'Jojo Rabbit' (2019).[...]
Doctor Sleep (2019) Review

Doctor Sleep (2019) Review

Mike Flanagan honours two distinct visions of 'The Shining' in his adaptation of Stephen King's 'Doctor Sleep' starring Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.[...]
The Aeronauts (2019) Review

The Aeronauts (2019) Review

Tom Harper film 'The Aeronauts' (2019) starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones "transforms reality into something poetic and magical that demands to be seen on the biggest screen possible", according to Holly Weaver in her review.[...]
The Shining (1980) Retrospective Review

The Shining (1980) Retrospective Review

"Humans are scarier than ghosts" and Stanley Kubrick's precise vision for Stephen King's 'The Shining', released in 1980, explores that. Sam Sewell-Peterson offers a retrospective review of the horror classic.[...]
Sorry We Missed You (2019) Review

Sorry We Missed You (2019) Review

'I, Daniel Blake' was "our quiet rage", 'Sorry We Missed You' is an impassioned cry for help. Joseph Wade reviews the latest film from Ken Loach, the Cannes nominated 'Sorry We Missed You'.[...]



Countdown (2019) Review

Countdown (2019) Review

An app that counts down to when you die, and a premise that reaches too deep to find logic according to Jacob Davis in his review of 'Countdown' (2019).[...]
The Lighthouse (2019) Snapshot Review

The Lighthouse (2019) Snapshot Review

Films like Robert Eggers' 'The Lighthouse' (2019) "are why cinema exists", the Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe starring movie being "engrossing and mysterious", according to Jacob Davis in his review.[...]
The Cell (2000) Review

The Cell (2000) Review

"if you like really weird things that go all-in on the weirdness, 'The Cell' (2000) is worth a watch" according to Jacob Davis in his review of the Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn and Vincent D'Onofrio starring film.[...]
Waves (2019) Review

Waves (2019) Review

Trey Edward Shults' 'Waves' (2019) starring Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Taylor Russell "is a cautionary tale about lack of communication" with strong, potentially award earning performances. Pagan Carruthers reviews.[...]
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Review

The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Review

'The Peanut Butter Falcon' (2019), headlined by Down's Syndrome actor Zack Gottsagen, Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson, has a soaring message according to Sam Sewell-Peterson.[...]
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Review

Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Review

Zombieland: Double Tap (2019), from director Ruben Fleischer and starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone, is too self-congratulatory. Sophie Butcher reviews...[...]
Jexi (2019) Review

Jexi (2019) Review

Jexi (2019) starring Adam DeVine and Alexandra Shipp pits humanity against technology as DeVine must choose between his phone and a new romantic interest in this movie romcom. Jacob Davis reviews.[...]
Official Secrets (2019) Review

Official Secrets (2019) Review

Keira Knightley heads an all-star British cast for 'Official Secrets', a political thriller from 'Eye in the Sky' director Gavin Hood about the true story of Katherine Gun. Joseph Wade reviews.[...]
Gemini Man (2019) Review

Gemini Man (2019) Review

Ang Lee action movie 'Gemini Man' (2019) starring Will Smith in two opposing roles may be a technical marvel, but is it an exciting movie? Jacob Davis reviews.[...]
Honey Boy (2019) Review

Honey Boy (2019) Review

"A moving reflection, perhaps even an exorcism" from the pen of Shia LaBeouf, directed by Alma Har'el and starring Lucas Hedges - our review from Pagan Carruthers.[...]