2023 Film Reviews

Wish (2023) Review - Disney's 100th birthday release 'Wish' is a disingenuous, one dimensional, form of corporate self-fellatio that is insufferable to watch. Ariana DeBose and Chris Pine star. Review by Mark Carnochan.
Napoleon (2023) Review - Ridley Scott reunites with 'Gladiator' star Joaquin Phoenix for historical epic 'Napoleon', a film about Napoleon Bonaparte's conquests that had a lot of potential. Review by Joseph Wade.
Thanksgiving (2023) Review - For the most part, Eli Roth's slasher horror 'Thanksgiving' (2023) does exactly what it says it's going to. It gives a good, bloody slasher flick. Review by Kieran Judge.
Dashing Through the Snow (2023): Review - 'Dashing Through the Snow' (2023), Disney's direct-to-streaming Christmas offering from Tim Story starring Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, is a one-watch-and-done festive adventure. Review by Martha Lane.

Embers (2023) Review - Christian Cooke's 2023 feature 'Embers' breaks down our understanding of therapy and mental illness, achieving a short, sharp shock that lingers in the mind. Review by Kieran Judge.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (2023) Review - The prequel to 'The Hunger Games' is another worthy entry into the canon, 'The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' offering a rich and intriguing peak into the past. Review by Margaret Roarty.
Saltburn (2023) Review - Emerald Fennell has done it again. 'Saltburn' (2023) is like a Shakespearean episode of 'Skins' with a dash of 'Succession', and Barry Keoghan offers a special performance. Review by Mark Carnochan.
The Marvels (2023) Review - Nia DaCosta takes on 'The Marvels' (2023), a "decent enough time at the movies" that doesn't quite top the canon of Marvel Cinematic Universe offerings. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Dream Scenario (2023) Review - Kristoffer Borgli's 'Dream Scenario' (2023) seems like a dream scenario for star Nicolas Cage, and is an effortlessly watchable and compelling film in its own right. Review by Rob Jones.
Poor Things (2023) Review - Emma Stone stars as Bella, a remarkable creation formed by the hands of Willem Dafoe's Doctor, in Yorgos Lanthimos' most laugh-out-loud funny movie to date. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.