Reviews

Us (2019) Review

Us (2019) Review

Jordan Peele returns with his latest horror outing 'Us' (2019), a film Kieran Judge has described as "a startling vision by one of the new masters of the dark side of humanity".[...]
Aliens (1986) Retrospective Review

Aliens (1986) Retrospective Review

In his retrospective review of James Cameron's 'Aliens' (1986), Lucas Hill-Paul describes the famous sequel as "a landmark in action-horror". Read the full piece here.[...]
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) Snapshot Review

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) Snapshot Review

"More The Temple of Doom than The Last Crusade", Jan de Bont's 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' follow up 'The Cradle of Life' starring Angelina Jolie is 8/24 according to Craig Sheldon.[...]
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) Snapshot Review

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) Snapshot Review

In watching 2001 video game adaptation 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' starring Angelina Jolie, "you might just find yourself unearthing some fun" according to Craig Sheldon in his review.[...]
Alien (1979) Retrospective Review

Alien (1979) Retrospective Review

Ridley Scott's 'Alien' (1979) pairs "genuine, spine-tingling horror and thematic resonance" to create a classic of horror and sci-fi. Lucas Hill-Paul reviews...[...]
The Thing (1982) Review

The Thing (1982) Review

John Carpenter’s The Thing is a suspense-riddled, snow-covered sci-fi horror and Kurt Russell is the fiery cherry on top of a perfectly-iced paranoia cake.[...]
Captain Marvel (2019) Review

Captain Marvel (2019) Review

It has taken us 21 movies to get the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first female-fronted solo superhero movie, but is it any good? Our Captain Marvel review...[...]
Cruel Intentions (1999) 20th Anniversary Review

Cruel Intentions (1999) 20th Anniversary Review

Doesn’t time fly when you’re playing duplicitous sex games? It’s hard to believe that 20 years have gone by since Cruel Intentions' seductive step-siblings Kathryn and Sebastian writhed onto cinema screens.[...]
Birds of Passage (2018) Review

Birds of Passage (2018) Review

Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra's 'Birds of Passage', a Colombian picture chronicling country's Marijuana Bonanza, has "the literary feel of a modern classic". Lucas Hill-Paul 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.[...]