Reviews

The Irishman (2019) Review

The Irishman (2019) Review

New Martin Scorsese film 'The Irishman', starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, is "a thrilling, nostalgic and self-retrospective gangster movie" according to Joseph Wade in his review.[...]
Portrait of A Lady on Fire (2019) Review

Portrait of A Lady on Fire (2019) Review

New Céline Sciamma film 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' offers "some of the most extraordinary filmmaking this century" according to Joseph Wade in his review of the Queer Palm winning film.[...]
Joker (2019) Review

Joker (2019) Review

After all the controversy, was the powerful performance from lead actor Joaquin Phoenix enough to save 'Joker' (2019) from failure? Joseph Wade reviews.[...]
The Last Tree (2019) Review

The Last Tree (2019) Review

2019 Shola Amoo movie 'The Last Tree' is "a British offering that will not only make you think about its message and feel towards its characters, but also encourage you to take in the very essence of cinema as an art form". Joseph Wade's review.[...]
The Farewell (2019) Review

The Farewell (2019) Review

'The Farewell' (2019) starring Awkwafina "marks Lulu Wang out as a vivid talent" according to Sam Sewell-Peterson in his review.[...]
Ad Astra (2019) Review

Ad Astra (2019) Review

'The Lost City of Z' filmmaker James Gray has teamed with Brad Pitt for 'Ad Astra', a space exploration film being likened to 'Apocalypse Now'. Joseph Wade reviews.[...]
1st Summoning (2019) Review

1st Summoning (2019) Review

"Found Footage is a subgenre that requires creativity and a semblance of originality... this film fails on both counts." Raymond Wood directs '1st Summoning', Jacob Davis offers the horror movie review.[...]
Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Review

Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Review

Did 'Rambo: Last Blood' manage to pay fitting tribute to the franchise's 4 previous iterations under the direction of Adrian Grunberg? Check out Jacob Davis' review to find out.[...]
Downton Abbey (2019) Review

Downton Abbey (2019) Review

Could the 'Downton Abbey' movie recapture the heart of the television series or did it sell out to a more reductive, cinematic experience? Annice White reviews,[...]
Border (2018) Review

Border (2018) Review

Ali Abbasi movie 'Border' (2018), also known as Gräns, is "one campfire story you're not going to forget in a hurry" according to Sam Sewell-Peterson in this review.[...]



The Souvenir (2019) Review

The Souvenir (2019) Review

While "at times you struggle to understand what makes these characters worth your attention", "you’ll find yourself more invested than you realised you could be". Sophie Butcher of The Cine Blog reviews Joanna Hogg drama 'The Souvenir'.[...]
It Chapter Two (2019) Review

It Chapter Two (2019) Review

Jacob Davis thinks "Bill Skarsgård was so phenomenal that he made Tim Curry’s version of the character seem less like an Eldritchian horror and more like a weirdo at a circus." His full review here.[...]
Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition - Review

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition - Review

"A peerless insight" into the career of Stanley Kubrick, Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition offers "inspiring experience to cinephiles young and old".[...]
Little Women (1994) Retrospective Review

Little Women (1994) Retrospective Review

Gillian Armstrong's 'Little Women' (1994) starring Winona Ryder is one to "watch during the lazy nights of Christmas and New Year’s Day, underneath a throw with a hot chocolate: man or woman, brothers or sisters" according to Katie Doyle.[...]
Overcomer (2019) Review

Overcomer (2019) Review

New Kendrick Brothers movie 'Overcomer' (2019) is "a visual “and then”, like a toddler telling a story", according to Jacob Davis' review.[...]
Dragonworld (1994) Review

Dragonworld (1994) Review

"Fortunately, Dragonworld is incredibly entertaining because it’s so stupid" are the words of Jacob Davis in his review of the 1994 picture from writer-director Ted Nicolaou.[...]
47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Review

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Review

The Johannes Roberts directed sequel to the surprisingly well received '47 Meters Down', '47 Meters Down: Uncaged', starring Corinne Fox, reviewed by Jacob Davis.[...]
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Review

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Review

Jacob Davis reviews new horror movie 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' from the mind of Guillermo Del Toro and directed by Andre Ovredal.[...]
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Review

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Review

Perhaps "the precise moment we can pinpoint as Tarantino signing his career's own death warrant", 2019 release Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, reviewed by Joseph Wade.[...]
The Emoji Movie (2017) Review

The Emoji Movie (2017) Review

"The Emoji Movie is a legendarily bad film", but is it worth all of the vitriol? Jacob Davis explores in his review of the Sony Pictures Animation movie, here.[...]