Reviews

The Beekeeper (2024) Review - David Ayer's action-thriller 'The Beekeeper' starring Jason Statham offers 100 minutes of badly shot action sequences and should buzz off. Review by Kieran Judge.
Network (1976) Review - Sidney Lumet and Paddy Chayefsky's 'Network' (1976) truly was a film ahead of its time, putting all ends of the political spectrum to task. Review by Kieran Judge.
Foe (2023) Review - Despite glimmers of 'Marriage Story', 'Her' and 'Black Mirror', Garth Davis' 'Foe' (2023) starring Paul Mescal and Saoirse Ronan is severely lacking. Review by Rehana Nurmahi.
Good Grief (2023) Review - Daniel Levy's feature directorial debut 'Good Grief' (2024), a Netflix Original, promises a lot but doesn't reach the heights of 'Schitt's Creek'. Review by Martha Lane.
The Boy and the Heron (2023) Review - 'The Boy and the Heron', thought to be the final film from Hayao Miyazaki, is up there with the best that Studio Ghibli has ever made. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Ferrari (2023) Review - Enzo Ferrari biopic 'Ferrari', from 'Heat' director Michael Mann and starring Adam Driver, reinforces negative stereotypes and fails in its mission. Review by Clotilde Chinnici.
Night Swim (2024) Review - Blumhouse horror 'Night Swim' (2024), starring Wyatt Russell and Kerry Condon, is derivative of 'The Shining' and other better horrors. Review by Kieran Judge.
One Life (2023) Review - 'One Life' (2023), the James Hawes BBC film starring Anthony Hopkins as "The British Schindler" Nicholas Winton, doesn't hit every mark but does strike a powerful chord. Review by Kieran Judge.
9 Highest-Scoring Films 2023 – The Film Magazine - The 2023 movie releases that received the highest review scores - 5 stars - from the insightful expert writers on The Film Magazine.
Rebel Moon (2023) Review - Zack Snyder's pitch for a new 'Star Wars' movie has been re-tooled for Netflix and the sci-fi epic 'Rebel Moon', a film sadly derivative of better movies. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Anyone But You (2023) Review - 'Easy A' director Will Gluck balances humor and heart in 2023 romcom 'Anyone But You' starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell that proves love doesn't get old. Review by Margaret Roarty.
‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ at 45 – Review - The 1978 sci-fi horror adaptation 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' starring Donald Sutherland remains an all-time classic 45 years on from its release. Review by Kieran Judge.
‘The Ten Commandments’ at 100 – Review - Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 silent epic 'The Ten Commandments' is impossible to watch without your mouth hanging open in awe. The artistry is astounding. Review by Margaret Roarty.
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (2023) Review - 'Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget' (2023), the 'Chicken Run' sequel almost a quarter of a century in the making, pales in comparison to the original. Review by Emi Grant.
Godzilla Minus One (2023) Review - Takashi Yamakazi's 'Godzilla Minus One' aka 'Gojira -1.0' (2023) has a very strong claim to being the best kaiju movie in 70 years. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.



Maestro (2023) Review - Bradley Cooper stars in and directs 'Maestro', a biopic on "West Side Story" composer Leonard Bernstein that is long overdue but served well. Review by Rob Jones.
Wonka (2023) Review - Timothée Chalamet might be the only saving grace of Paul King's barely passable 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' prequel 'Wonka' (2023). Review by Margaret Roarty.
Please Don’t Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain (2023) Review - 'Saturday Night Live' act Please Don't Destroy transition to the big screen with 'Please Don't Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain;, proving their talents as they do. Review by Mark Carnochan.
May December (2023) Review - Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore and Charles Metlon impressively belie their characters in Todd Haynes' awards frontrunner 'May December', a film that is hard to forget. Review by Connell Oberman.
Little Women (1933) Review - George Cukor's 1933 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" starring Katharine Hepburn is perfect for those who may need an umbrella during a sun shower. Review by Margaret Roarty.
It’s a Wonderful Knife (2023) Review - 'It's a Wonderful Knife' (2023) adds a twist to 'It's a Wonderful Life', creating a technically proficient 90-minute blast of a slasher movie with some real star power. Review by Kieran Judge.
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.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) Review - There is a universal truth at the core of John Hughes' 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' (1987), an exercise in empathy that has maintained its potency. Review by Connell Oberman.
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.