Reviews

The Strangers: Chapter One (2024) Review - 'The Strangers' worked because it was so minimal, the reboot/reimagining 'The Strangers: Chapter One' fails because it explains too much and concentrates on setting up two sequels. Review by Kieran Judge.
Tarot (2024) Review - The only time 2024 film 'Tarot' is bearable is when it's laughing at itself. Spenser Cohen and Anna Halberg direct Jacob Batalon and more in this bad PG13 horror. Review by Kieran Judge.
‘Dial M for Murder’ at 70 – Review - Now 70 years old, Alfred Hitchcock's tense thriller 'Dial M for Murder' (1954), starring Grace Kelly, is a better picture than most other directors could dream of. Review by Kieran Judge.
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024) Review - If George Miller is a god, and movie theatres our church, then 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga' is punishment for our sins. 'Furiosa' (2024) review by Mark Carnochan.
Run Lola Run (1998) Review - 'Run Lola Run' is a film all about consequences. Tom Tykwer's renowned German film (aka 'Lola Rennt'), starring Franke Potente, is well shot, paced and scripted. Review by Martha Lane.
The Idea of You (2024) Review - Anne Hathaway stars in 'The Idea of You', an age gap romance fantasy that avoids saying anything real but is better than it needs to be. Review by Margaret Roarty.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (2024) Review - 'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' (2024) seeks to update the classic 'Planet of the Apes' franchise for a new generation, and it looks fantastic in doing so. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Abigail (2024) Review - An ensemble cast bring to life criminals stuck in a horrifying situation in 'Abigail' (2024), a film that tries to be multiple things but falls short of being any. Review by Rob Jones.
Challengers (2024) Review - Zendaya, Mike Faist and Josh O'Connor star in the erotically charged tennis drama 'Challengers' (2024), an at times exhilarating but often underwhelming film from Luca Guadagnino. Review by Margaret Roarty.
‘Seven Samurai’ at 70 – Review - Akira Kurosawa samurai film 'Seven Samurai' speaks of the reality of the human experience in masterful ways, making it an unmissable experience even 70 years on. Review by Bella Madge.
The Book of Clarence (2023) Review - Jeymes Samuel follows 'The Harder They Fall' with the visually striking but narratively disjointed 'The Book of Clarence' starring LaKeith Stanfield. Review by Rehana Nurmahi.
Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver (2024) Review - Some lasting images contrast with expository dialogue in Zack Snyder's latest action-space opera 'Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver' (2024). Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
‘Sherlock Jr.’ at 100 – Review - Buster Keaton action-comedy 'Sherlock Jr.' (1924) features some of the best action moments in cinema, and is surprisingly sophisticated; an incredible film. Review by Kieran Judge.
Civil War (2024) Review - 'Civil War' (2023), from writer-director Alex Garland, is a taught and searing nightmare for the times that will frustrate as many people as it will please. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Charade (1963) Review - 'Charade' (1963), Stanley Donen's thriller starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, has it all: laughter, suspense and a killer romantic pairing. Review by Margaret Roarty.



Monkey Man (2024) Review - Dev Patel directs and stars in 'Monkey Man' (2024), a complicated and colorful bloodbath of an action movie from Monkeypaw Productions. Review by Emi Grant.
The First Omen (2024) Review - 2024 Omen prequel 'The First Omen', from director Arkasha Stevenson, comes via the studio handbook, lacking the originality necessary for success. Review by Kieran Judge.
Spellbound (1945) Review - Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman star in Alfred Hitchcock's psychoanalysis thriller 'Spellbound', a film with thrilling twists and turns and great performances. Review by Kieran Judge.
Psycho (1960) Review - 'Psycho' (1960), Alfred Hitchcock's masterful thriller starring Anthony Perkins, continues to influence writers, directors, and actors to this day. Review by Kieran Judge.
‘Hellboy’ at 20 – Review - 20 years on from its release, Guillermo del Toro comic book adaptation 'Hellboy' remains a fantastical monster-filled treat to behold. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (2024) Review - 'Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire' will make money, and people will get a kick out of the spectacle on the big screen, but it isn't good cinema. Review by Kieran Judge.
’10 Things I Hate About You’ at 25 – Review - At 25, '10 Things I Hate About You' invites us to remember how it feels to be young and foolish. It is one of the best teen comedies of all time. Review by Margaret Roarty.
‘The Matrix’ at 25 – Review - A quarter of a century after its release, 'The Matrix' remains a landmark in culture, a film with aftershocks that are still being felt today. Review by Kieran Judge.
‘The Sugarland Express’ at 50 – Review - Fifty years on from its release, Steven Spielberg's debut theatrical feature 'The Sugarland Express' remains a unique and underrated Spielbergian gem. Review by Daniel Allen.
Kong: Skull Island (2017) Review - King Kong movie 'Kong: Skull Island', from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, is a handsomely made picture with glorious visuals and an all-star cast. Review by Kieran Judge.