Reviews

Billy Madison (1995) Retrospective Review - Does Adam Sandler's 'Billy Madison' (1995) stand up to modern day audiences in 2020? Jacob Davis reviews the film that launched the Sand-Man's career 25 years ago.
Disney Pixar Kitbull Oscars Kitbull – Oscar Nominated Animated Short Review - Disney Pixar have been nominated in the Oscars Animated Short Film category in 2020 for 'Kitbull' the story of a kitten and a pitbull making friends in bad circumstances. Joseph Wade reviews this Rosana Sullivan film.
Review Poster Walk, Run, Cha-Cha – Oscar Nominated Documentary Short Review - Nominated for the Documentary Short Oscar in 2020, 'Walk, Run, Cha-Cha' from director Laura Nix is more than just a dance movie. Joseph Wade reviews...
In the Absence – Oscar Nominated Documentary Short Review - In 2014, 250 school children drowned to death when their ferry sank off the coast of South Korea. 2020's Oscar nominated documentary short 'In the Absence' explores the ethical quagmire that led to this disaster. Joseph Wade reviews.
Hair Love Oscar Nominee Hair Love – Oscar Nominated Animated Short Review - From Sony Pictures Animation, the Oscar nominee about a little girl with big hair, 'Hair Love', from writer-director Matthew A. Cherry and starring Issa Rae, reviewed.
The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) Review - 'The Death of Stalin' screenwriter-director Armando Ianucci tackles the bane of the English classroom's Charles Dickins, in his adaptation of 'The Personal History of David Copperfield' starring Dev Patel. Katie Doyle reviews.
Turning 2020 Movie Review The Turning (2020) Review - “Huh?” seems to be the only response you'll have. Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard and Brooklyn Prince star in 'The Turning', a 2020 horror from Floria Sigismondi, reviewed by Jacob Davis.
Bad Boys Movie Review Bad Boys for Life (2020) Review - Are the Bad Boys really "for life"? Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews the third installment in the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence action-comedy franchise 'Bad Boys'.
Just Mercy 2020 Film Just Mercy (2020) Review - Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson star in Destin Daniel Cretton's 'Just Mercy', the true story of a man attempting to clear a prisoner on death row of a crime he didn't commit. Annice White reviews.
Spring Breakers (2012) Review - "A fascinating movie", Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' (2012) starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez is more than what you might expect. Full review here.
1917 Oscar Nominated Film 1917 (2019) Review - It's rare to see a film about World War I, but Sam Mendes' '1917', photographed by Roger Deakins, becomes a pretty fine example of the sub-genre according to Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Kristen Stewart Underwater Film Underwater (2020) Review - Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel and T.J. Miller star in Christopher Eubank directed Sci-Fi 'Underwater' (2020). Full movie review courtesy of Jacob Davis.
Bombshell 2020 Film Review Bombshell (2020) Review - Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie star in 'Bombshell', the dramatisation of the Fox News takedown that came before #MeToo as we know it. Read our review, as written by Sophie Butcher.
The Grudge (2020) Review - Despite some positive aspects, the new version of 'The Grudge', from director Nicolas Pesce, fails offer enough to warrant the franchise resurrection. Jacob Davis reviews.
Uncut Gems Movie Review Uncut Gems (2019) Review - Safdie Brothers film 'Uncut Gems' (2019), starring Adam Sandler, brings the myth of Sisyphus to life in a movie that provides "joy in the struggle", according to Jacob Davis in his review.
Little Women Gerwig Movie Little Women (2019) Review - "Little Women will be the Greta Gerwig movie that will establish her as one of the most important filmmakers of the 21st century". Katie Doyle reviews 'Little Women' (2019) starring Saoirse Ronan and an ensemble of talent.
Cats Movie Musical Review Cats (2019) Review - The Tom Hooper directed adaptation of stage musical "Cats" is "cat-tastrophic" and "uncomfortable to say the least". Pagan Carruthers reviews the film starring the likes of Taylor Swift.
Marriage Story Netflix Film Marriage Story (2019) Review - Netflix original drama 'Marriage Story' (2019) from screenwriter-director Noah Baumbach, starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, is a complex and human tale of divorce according to Sam Sewell-Peterson in his review.
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Review - Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan are joined by Danny Devito, Danny Glover, Awkwafina and more in the sequel to 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle', 'Jumanji: The Next Level'. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.
Tokyo Godfathers (2003) Review - 'Tokyo Godfathers' (2003), from visionary Anime director Satoshi Kon, is an unlikely Japanese Christmas film with progressive messages and a real heart. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews...
Cameron Diaz Holiday Movie The Holiday (2006) Review - It has become one of the Christmas holiday season's most recognisable staples since its release in 2006, but does Nancy Meyers' 'The Holiday', starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black still hold up? Francesca Militello reviews.
Star Wars Episode IX Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Review - The final instalment of the 'Star Wars' Skywalker saga has arrived, but does it fulfil expectations and conclude the franchise effectively? Joseph Wade reviews.
Black Christmas Movie Review Black Christmas (2019) Review - The sorority slasher is back - directed by Sophia Takal and starring Imogen Poots, this remake of Black Christmas is transported to modern times and given a thoroughly feminist spin. Read our review, as written by Sophie Butcher.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) Review - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), from screenwriter John Hughes and starring Chevy Chase, is "highly entertaining farce" according to Bradley Weir in his review.
Rian Johnson Last Jedi Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Review - In defense of 'The Last Jedi', Jacob Davis breaks down how and why Rian Johnson's Skywalker Saga 'Star Wars' entry is deserving of praise. His review.
Knives Out Film Review Knives Out (2019) Review - 'Knives Out' (2019), a modern whodunnit from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson, starring an ensemble headlined by Daniel Craig, as reviewed by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Charlie's Angels Movie 2019 Charlie’s Angels (2019) Review - "Whilst the tone can be offputting, it doesn’t detract entirely from some enjoyable elements" - Elizabeth Banks' 'Charlie's Angels', starring Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott, reviewed by Sophie Butcher.
BR2049 Film Review Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Review - "a simply marvellous blend of technical skill and emotional resonance", Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner 2049' starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford is "simply an achievement". Harrison Thorne reviews.
Ford v Ferrari Review Ford v Ferrari / Le Mans ’66 (2019) Review - New James Mangold film 'Le Mans '66'/'Ford v Ferrari' (2019) starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale is "more than an exciting adventure into the world of motorsport made for motorsport enthusiasts" according to Francesca Militello's review.
2011 Iranian A Separation Film A Separation (2011) Review - Asghar Farhadi's 'A Separation' (2011) is the "film that stands out above all else" from the 2010s, according to Bradley Weir's review of the Oscar-nominated movie.
Review Movie A Hidden Life A Hidden Life (2019) Review - A war drama and true life story that combines the early narrative accomplishments of screenwriter-director Terrence Malick's earlier career with the visual motifs of his later work. Starring August Diehl. Joseph Wade's review.
Last Christmas 2019 Review Last Christmas (2019) Review - Last Christmas (2019) is the George Michael-inspired, festive romcom written by Emma Thompson, directed by Paul Feig and starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding. But is it a new Christmas classic? Sophie Butcher reviews...
Ema (2019) Review - "One of the most alive, bustling, energetic and effervescent movies of 2019", 'Ema' from 'Jackie' director Pablo Larraín, starring Gael Garcia Bernal is "a film of the year". Joseph Wade's review.
Terminator 5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Review - Sam Sewell-Peterson explains how "'Terminator' movies should always be chase movies, and [Dark Fate] is one hell of a taut and gripping one". His review of the new Terminator franchise entry from Tim Miller.
Parasite Film Review TFM Parasite (2019) Snapshot Review - Bong Joon-ho's Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winning thriller 'Parasite' is the latest film to prove that genre filmmaking is back. Jacob Davis reviews.
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Review - A satire from 'Thor: Ragnarok' director Taika Waititi that, even when examining Nazis, proves "love will always win over hate in the end" according to Bradley Weir in his review of 'Jojo Rabbit' (2019).
Film Review Doctor Sleep 2019 Doctor Sleep (2019) Review - Mike Flanagan honours two distinct visions of 'The Shining' in his adaptation of Stephen King's 'Doctor Sleep' starring Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.
Aeronauts Movie Tom Harper Review The Aeronauts (2019) Review - Tom Harper film 'The Aeronauts' (2019) starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones "transforms reality into something poetic and magical that demands to be seen on the biggest screen possible", according to Holly Weaver in her review.
The Shining (1980) Retrospective Review - "Humans are scarier than ghosts" and Stanley Kubrick's precise vision for Stephen King's 'The Shining', released in 1980, explores that. Sam Sewell-Peterson offers a retrospective review of the horror classic.
Kris Hitchin Sorry We Missed You Sorry We Missed You (2019) Review - 'I, Daniel Blake' was "our quiet rage", 'Sorry We Missed You' is an impassioned cry for help. Joseph Wade reviews the latest film from Ken Loach, the Cannes nominated 'Sorry We Missed You'.
Countdown 2019 Horror Movie Review Countdown (2019) Review - An app that counts down to when you die, and a premise that reaches too deep to find logic according to Jacob Davis in his review of 'Countdown' (2019).
Lighthouse Robert Eggers Movie Review The Lighthouse (2019) Snapshot Review - Films like Robert Eggers' 'The Lighthouse' (2019) "are why cinema exists", the Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe starring movie being "engrossing and mysterious", according to Jacob Davis in his review.
The Cell Movie Review The Cell (2000) Review - "if you like really weird things that go all-in on the weirdness, 'The Cell' (2000) is worth a watch" according to Jacob Davis in his review of the Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn and Vincent D'Onofrio starring film.
Waves Poster Landscape Waves (2019) Review - Trey Edward Shults' 'Waves' (2019) starring Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Taylor Russell "is a cautionary tale about lack of communication" with strong, potentially award earning performances. Pagan Carruthers reviews.
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Review - 'The Peanut Butter Falcon' (2019), headlined by Down's Syndrome actor Zack Gottsagen, Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson, has a soaring message according to Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Zombieland 2 Film Review Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Review - Zombieland: Double Tap (2019), from director Ruben Fleischer and starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone, is too self-congratulatory. Sophie Butcher reviews...
Jexi (2019) Review - Jexi (2019) starring Adam DeVine and Alexandra Shipp pits humanity against technology as DeVine must choose between his phone and a new romantic interest in this movie romcom. Jacob Davis reviews.
Official Secrets Film Review Official Secrets (2019) Review - Keira Knightley heads an all-star British cast for 'Official Secrets', a political thriller from 'Eye in the Sky' director Gavin Hood about the true story of Katherine Gun. Joseph Wade reviews.
Gemini Man (2019) Review - Ang Lee action movie 'Gemini Man' (2019) starring Will Smith in two opposing roles may be a technical marvel, but is it an exciting movie? Jacob Davis reviews.
Honey Boy Film Review Honey Boy (2019) Review - "A moving reflection, perhaps even an exorcism" from the pen of Shia LaBeouf, directed by Alma Har'el and starring Lucas Hedges - our review from Pagan Carruthers.
Netflix The Irishman The Irishman (2019) Review - New Martin Scorsese film 'The Irishman', starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, is "a thrilling, nostalgic and self-retrospective gangster movie" according to Joseph Wade in his review.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire Review Portrait of A Lady on Fire (2019) Review - New Céline Sciamma film 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' offers "some of the most extraordinary filmmaking this century" according to Joseph Wade in his review of the Queer Palm winning film.
Joker (2019) Review - After all the controversy, was the powerful performance from lead actor Joaquin Phoenix enough to save 'Joker' (2019) from failure? Joseph Wade reviews.
The Last Tree (2019) Review - 2019 Shola Amoo movie 'The Last Tree' is "a British offering that will not only make you think about its message and feel towards its characters, but also encourage you to take in the very essence of cinema as an art form". Joseph Wade's review.
The Farewell Film 2019 The Farewell (2019) Review - 'The Farewell' (2019) starring Awkwafina "marks Lulu Wang out as a vivid talent" according to Sam Sewell-Peterson in his review.
Ad Astra Film Poster Ad Astra (2019) Review - 'The Lost City of Z' filmmaker James Gray has teamed with Brad Pitt for 'Ad Astra', a space exploration film being likened to 'Apocalypse Now'. Joseph Wade reviews.
1st Summoning (2019) Review - "Found Footage is a subgenre that requires creativity and a semblance of originality... this film fails on both counts." Raymond Wood directs '1st Summoning', Jacob Davis offers the horror movie review.
Last Blood Movie Review Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Review - Did 'Rambo: Last Blood' manage to pay fitting tribute to the franchise's 4 previous iterations under the direction of Adrian Grunberg? Check out Jacob Davis' review to find out.
2019 ITV Movie Downton Abbey Downton Abbey (2019) Review - Could the 'Downton Abbey' movie recapture the heart of the television series or did it sell out to a more reductive, cinematic experience? Annice White reviews,
Border (2018) Review - Ali Abbasi movie 'Border' (2018), also known as Gräns, is "one campfire story you're not going to forget in a hurry" according to Sam Sewell-Peterson in this review.
Joanna Hogg The Souvenir Movie Reviewed The Souvenir (2019) Review - While "at times you struggle to understand what makes these characters worth your attention", "you’ll find yourself more invested than you realised you could be". Sophie Butcher of The Cine Blog reviews Joanna Hogg drama 'The Souvenir'.
It Chapter Two (2019) Review - Jacob Davis thinks "Bill Skarsgård was so phenomenal that he made Tim Curry’s version of the character seem less like an Eldritchian horror and more like a weirdo at a circus." His full review here.
Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition - Review Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition – Review - "A peerless insight" into the career of Stanley Kubrick, Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition offers "inspiring experience to cinephiles young and old".
Gillian Armstrong Little Women Little Women (1994) Retrospective Review - Gillian Armstrong's 'Little Women' (1994) starring Winona Ryder is one to "watch during the lazy nights of Christmas and New Year’s Day, underneath a throw with a hot chocolate: man or woman, brothers or sisters" according to Katie Doyle.
Overcomer Film Review Overcomer (2019) Review - New Kendrick Brothers movie 'Overcomer' (2019) is "a visual “and then”, like a toddler telling a story", according to Jacob Davis' review.
Dragonworld (1994) Review - "Fortunately, Dragonworld is incredibly entertaining because it’s so stupid" are the words of Jacob Davis in his review of the 1994 picture from writer-director Ted Nicolaou.
47 Metres Down 2 Review 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Review - The Johannes Roberts directed sequel to the surprisingly well received '47 Meters Down', '47 Meters Down: Uncaged', starring Corinne Fox, reviewed by Jacob Davis.
Scary Stories 2019 Movie Review Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Review - Jacob Davis reviews new horror movie 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' from the mind of Guillermo Del Toro and directed by Andre Ovredal.
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019) Review - Perhaps "the precise moment we can pinpoint as Tarantino signing his career's own death warrant", 2019 release Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, reviewed by Joseph Wade.
The Emoji Movie (2017) Review - "The Emoji Movie is a legendarily bad film", but is it worth all of the vitriol? Jacob Davis explores in his review of the Sony Pictures Animation movie, here.
Lion King Movie 2019 The Lion King (2019) Review - "While The Jungle Book enhanced the magic of its predecessor, The Lion King did the opposite." Samuel Sybert reviews 'The Lion King' (2019).
The Cook the Thief His Wife and Her Lover The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989) Snapshot Review - Peter Greenaway directed Michael Gambon and Helen Mirren in 'The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover' (1989), a "dark and disturbing" movie according to reviewer Jacob Davis.
Gwen (2019) Review - "Moody, tense and visually stunning, 'Gwen' (2019) is a dark delight that holds back no punches and speaks of some cold, hard truths in the world." Kieran Judge reviews.
Crawl Film Review 2019 Crawl (2019) Review - "Does this movie really expect me to believe that a college swimmer that can't even win in practice is outswimming an 8-million year old killing machine?" Jacob Davis reviews 'Crawl' (2019).
Demolition Man Movie Review Demolition Man (1993) Snapshot Review - Imagine a film about a defrosted Sylvester Stallone, a nightmarish sexual simulator and Wesley Snipes saying "what's your boggle". You don't have to imagine it any more, because it exists and it is absolutely worth your time. 
Far from Home 2019 Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) Snapshot Review - New Spidey movie 'Spider-Man: Far from Home' (2019) marks the 22nd entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kieran Judge reviews the film starring Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Midsommar Movie Review Midsommar (2019) Review - "With Midsommar, Aster has scored again, topping his first film with a truly horrific nightmare drenched in sunlight." Samuel Sybert reviews 'Midsommar' starring Florence Pugh.
Danny Boyle Yesterday 2019 Yesterday (2019) Review - He's woken up in a world where The Beatles don't exist and it's up to him to reintroduce the music to them. Himesh Patel and Lily James star in Danny Boyle's 'Yesterday'. Katie Doyle's review.
The Dead Don’t Die (2019) Review - Bill Murray and Adam Driver star in the latest movie from Jim Jarmusch, a zombie survival movie titled 'The Dead Don't Die'. Joseph Wade reviews.
Selena Gomez Another Cinderella Story Another Cinderella Story (2008) Review - "I hope she was paid a pile of cash for this pile of trash." Jacob Davis reviews 'Another Cinderella Story' starring Selena Gomez and Jane Lynch.
Treacle Short Film Review Treacle (2019) Short Film Review - 'Treacle' (2019), the new short film from Mini Productions, written by and starring April Kelley, and directed by Rosie Westhoff, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.
2014 Gramps Goes to College Gramps Goes to College (2014) Analytical Review - "Just when you think that this movie has no more turns to take, it gets even nuttier." Jacob Davis' review of 'Gramps Goes to College' from director Chips Rossetti and writer Donald James Parker.
Toy Story 4 Film Review Toy Story 4 (2019) Review - Woody and the crew are back for the latest Disney Pixar instalment of Toy Story, 'Toy Story 4' (2019). Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Annie Potts star, Becca Seghini reviews.
Sound of Silence 2019 Film Review The Sound of Silence (2019) Review - Peter Sarsgaard and Rashida Jones star in the feature debut of Michael Tyburski, The Sound of Silence, a story of a man connecting the pitches of sound in New York City. Joseph Wade reviews.
Firecrackers (2019) Review - 'Firecrackers', a new coming of age drama from Jasmin Mozaffari, could become the debut feature of 2019. Joseph Wade reviews.
L'Empereur de Paris Movie Review The Emperor of Paris (2019) Review - L'Empereur de Paris (The Emperor of Paris) from acclaimed 'Mesrine' director Jean-François Richet, starring Vincent Cassell and Olga Kurylenko, movie review.
Help 1965 Beatles Film Review Help! (1965) Retrospective Review - The Beatles' 2nd movie, 'Help!' (1965), is a gem of British surrealist comedy with a problematic backdrop that can't go unseen in the contemporary landscape. Katie Doyle reviews.
Venezia (2019) Review - Rodrigo Guerrero's powerful, cinematic 2019 release 'Venezia' asks us to ponder the very nature of existence in a profound visual journey. Joseph Wade reviews.
Ray Comfort 7 Reasons 7 Reasons (2019) Analytical Review - Evangelist turned filmmaker Ray Comfort has turned his attentions towards abortion in his latest documentary '7 Reasons'. Jacob Davis reviews.
Ham on Rye 2019 Movie Review Ham on Rye (2019) Snapshot Review - "If you like works that are off the beaten path" Tyler Taormina's 'Ham on Rye' (2019) may be the film for you. Jacob Davis reviews.
The Mountain Jeff Goldblum Tye Sheridan The Mountain (2019) Snapshot Review - 'The Mountain', the 2019 release from 'Entertainment' director Rick Alverson, starring Tye Sheridan and Jeff Goldblum, as reviewed by Jacob Davis.
Greener Grass (2019) Review - 'Greener Grass', the 2019 comedy from Dawn Luebbe and Jocelyn DeBoer, is "a bold comedy that is also incredibly detailed". Jacob Davis reviews.
X-Men Dark Phoenix Dark Phoenix (2019) Review - Do Fox's X-Men go out with a bang or a whimper in Simon Kinberg's 'Dark Phoenix' (2019)? Sophie Turner, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender star in this movie reviewed by Joseph Wade.
Ma Octavia Spencer Tate Taylor Movie Review Ma (2019) Review - Octavia Spencer is the titular 'Ma' in a new horror-thriller from Tate Taylor, director of 'The Help'. Jacob Davis reviews.
Netflix Rom Com 2019 Review Always Be My Maybe (2019) Review - 'Always Be My Maybe', the latest movie rom-com from Netflix, starring and written by Ali Wong and Randall Park, reviewed by Joseph Wade.
King of the Monsters Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Review - Part 3 of Legendary's titan-centered cinematic universe 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' from director Michael Dougherty has hit the big screen. Is it worth the hype? Check out our review by Jacob Davis for more.
A Hard Day's Night Beatles Movie Review A Hard Day’s Night (1964) Retrospective Review - "With the likes of 'A Hard Day’s Night', their music and joie de vivre of their early days will never die." Katie Doyle's review of 'A Hard Day's Night' starring The Beatles.
Brightburn (2019) Review - 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn attached his name to horror-superhero film 'Brightburn', but was it worth it? Jacob Davis outlines in his spoiler-filled review.
Booksmart (2019) Review - Olivia Wilde's 2019 coming of age comedy 'Booksmart' is a "genuinely funny" and hearty movie "headlined by two superlative performances" according to Joseph Wade in this review.
The Fool (2019) Review - From Evangelist Ray Comfort comes 'The Fool' (2019), a documentary on how he takes atheists to task on their atheism. Jacob Davis reviews.