Reviews

Mary Queen Of Scots (2019) Review

Mary Queen Of Scots (2019) Review

Oscar nominated Josie Rourke historical drama 'Mary Queen of Scots' (2019) had the star power but did it also have the required impact? Francesca Militello reviews.[...]
Glass (2019) Review

Glass (2019) Review

M. Night Shyamalan has finally brought us the concluding story for the Eastrail 177 Trilogy, but is 'Glass' the conclusion audiences hoped for?[...]
Colette (2019) Review

Colette (2019) Review

Based on a true story, 'Colette' (2018/19) starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West, directed by Wash Westmoreland, is "a colossal bore" according to Joseph Wade in his review.[...]
Stan & Ollie (2019) Review

Stan & Ollie (2019) Review

New Laurel & Hardy movie biopic 'Stan & Ollie' starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, "has all the wit and charm of the double act's greatest works but, like those films, fails to capture the imagination beyond its performances" according to Joseph Wade's review.[...]
Bird Box (2018) Review

Bird Box (2018) Review

Susanne Bier's Bird Box envisions a family trying to survive with their eyes shut in suicide-riddled world, where the act of seeing can drive humanity to the brink of destruction.[...]
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Review

Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Review

'Mary Poppins Returns' starring Emily Blunt is "the best temporary antidote to our dark and twisted times" according to our review of the Disney film by Joseph Wade.[...]
The Favourite (2019) Review

The Favourite (2019) Review

Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Favourite' starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman "is by no means a typical period drama [...] but it did offer all of the splendour expected of such a film and was terrifically constructed from top to bottom" according to Joseph Wade in his review.[...]
Aquaman (2018) Review

Aquaman (2018) Review

2018 DC release 'Aquaman' from James Wan, starring Jason Momoa, features "some fun, distinguishable and easy to digest characters, as well as exciting and creative action set pieces".[...]
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Review

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Review

'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' (2018) is an "electric, atmospheric, festival of colour" and "may even be the best superhero film of 2018" according to Joseph Wade.[...]
Mowgli (2018) Review

Mowgli (2018) Review

Netflix release 'Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle' (2018), directed by Andy Serkis and starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch review.[...]



Bleach (2018) Review

Bleach (2018) Review

2018 live-action anime adaptation 'Bleach' from director Shinsuke Sato has been reviewed by Darcy Rae. Was it just another poor live-action adaptation or something more?[...]
Blue (2017) Short Film Review

Blue (2017) Short Film Review

Maryam Farahzadi's thought provoking 2D animated short film Blue is a wordless journey of finding acceptance from others and within yourself. Joseph Wade reviews.[...]
Meteorlight (2018) Short Film Review

Meteorlight (2018) Short Film Review

Short film 'Meteorlight' (2018) directed and animated by Jonny Eveson is "a piece of cinema indicative of a filmmaker with an immense talent for his craft". Joseph Wade's review.[...]
Outlaw King (2018) Review

Outlaw King (2018) Review

David Mackenzie's new Netflix Original film 'Outlaw King' starring Chris Pine is "a historical epic to remember - one that can satisfy visually and in terms of its brutality" according to Joseph Wade in his review.[...]
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Review

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Review

2018 Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is "a picture that settles for a greatest hits sing-along medley to let the audience do all the emotional work for themselves" according to Luke Whitticase of Whitty Stuff.[...]
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Review

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Review

Adapted from the works of E.T.A. Hoffman & Tchaikovsky comes Disney's 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms', an "enjoyable but not all that memorable watch".[...]
Peterloo (2018) Review

Peterloo (2018) Review

"If Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' was "our quiet rage", then Mike Leigh's 'Peterloo' was our very real, contemporary fears" according to Joseph Wade in his review of the 2018 film.[...]
Hymn of Hate (2018) Short Film Review

Hymn of Hate (2018) Short Film Review

"an effective tribute to the lost lives of World War I", Matt Kennard's 'Hymn of Hate' (2018) short is "a beautiful, moving picture delivered with skill and poise".[...]
First Man (2018) Review

First Man (2018) Review

Damien Chazelle's 'First Man', the tale of Neil Armstrong's journey to being the first man on the moon, starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.[...]
Halloween (2018) Review

Halloween (2018) Review

'Halloween' (2018) "transports you back to the original classic in terms of tone and atmosphere" for a "fun slasher movie" according to Rebecca Seghini in her review of the film, here.[...]