Reviews

Fighting With My Family (2019) Review

Fighting With My Family (2019) Review

Even if you've never seen a wrestling match in your life, 'Fighting With My Family' is enough to get you hooked. Joseph Wade's review of Stephen Merchant's film about WWE wrestler Paige, starring Florence Pugh, Nick Frost and The Rock.[...]
Shoplifters (2018) Review

Shoplifters (2018) Review

Hirokazu Koreeda's Oscar-nominated Foreign Language film 'Shoplifters' is "humanist poetry on film". Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.[...]
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018/19) Review

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018/19) Review

Marielle Heller's 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' starring Oscar nominated Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant "should have been nominated for Best Picture". Sam Sewell-Peterson's review.[...]
BlackKklansman (2018) Review

BlackKklansman (2018) Review

Nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, Spike Lee's 'BlackKklansman' is "the film America needs right now". Sam Sewell-Peterson's review.[...]
Black Panther (2018) Review

Black Panther (2018) Review

Nominated for 7 Oscars including Best Picture, Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' as reviewed by Sam Sewell-Peterson.[...]
Animal Behaviour (2018) Oscar Nominated Short Film Review

Animal Behaviour (2018) Oscar Nominated Short Film Review

2019 Oscar nominated short film animation 'Animal Behaviour' from David Fine and Alison Snowden of Snowden Fine Animation, is "a brilliantly funny piece of cinema" according to Joseph Wade's review.[...]
Weekends (2017) Oscar Nominated Short Film Review

Weekends (2017) Oscar Nominated Short Film Review

Nominated for a Short Animation Oscar in 2019, the Trevor Jimenez directed 'Weekends' (2017) is "an experience in artistry" according to Joseph Wade in his review.[...]
One Small Step (2018) Oscar Nominated Short Film Review

One Small Step (2018) Oscar Nominated Short Film Review

2019 Oscar nominated short film 'One Small Step', from Taiko Studios and screenwriter-directors Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas, is evidence that silent cinema can still be bone-chillingly heartbreaking according to Joseph Wade's review.[...]
Late Afternoon (2017) Oscar Nominated Short Film Review

Late Afternoon (2017) Oscar Nominated Short Film Review

2019 Oscar nominated short animated film 'Late Afternoon', from screenwriter-director Louise Bagnall and Cartoon Saloon, is "a delicately told tale" with "astute storytelling nous and a beautifully designed storybook style of animation" according to Joseph Wade in his review.[...]
Bao (2018) Oscar Nominated Animated Short Film Review

Bao (2018) Oscar Nominated Animated Short Film Review

2019 Oscar nominated Animated Short Film 'Bao', from Disney Pixar Animation Studios and directed by Domee Shi tells the tale of one woman's nurturing of a... dumpling. Yes, a dumpling. Joseph Wade's review.[...]



Deja View: You Saw Escape Room (2019) Already

Deja View: You Saw Escape Room (2019) Already

Jacob Davis shares his thoughts on horror film Escape Room (2019) and warns us that we may have seen this somewhere before.[...]
When Harry Met Sally (1989) Retrospective Review

When Harry Met Sally (1989) Retrospective Review

On its 30th Anniversary, Katie Doyle takes a retrospective look at just why When Harry Met Sally has been dubbed the greatest rom-com of all time.[...]
Ghostbusters (1984) Snapshot Review

Ghostbusters (1984) Snapshot Review

Ivan Reitman’s 80s classic Ghostbusters proves that deadpan humor (and nuclear-powered blasters) is the best defence against the dead, as Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson rid New York of paranormal pests.[...]
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.[...]