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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Snapshot Review

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Snapshot Review

Jake Kasdan's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle's plot is weak, features an absentee villain and is devoid of emotion. Thankfully comedy refreshed a rebooted concept, bringing new energy to the typical archetypal cast of angst-ridden teens.[...]
Ready Player One (2018) Snapshot Review

Ready Player One (2018) Snapshot Review

Joseph Wade has described Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' (2018) as "one of the best teenage adventure movies of the past 20 years" and "an instant family classic" in his spoiler free review of the Tye Sheridan movie, here.[...]
Dark River (2018) Review

Dark River (2018) Review

Clio Barnard's 'Dark River' focuses on "universal themes of womanhood, hunter versus hunted, righteousness versus evil and the way of nature versus god in a way comparable to the works of one of the silver screen's greatest ever poets, Terrence Malick" in what Joseph Wade describes as a film that "must be seen by anyone who wishes to support this art form we know and love" in his review.[...]
Walk Like A Panther (2018) Flash Review

Walk Like A Panther (2018) Flash Review

'Walk Like A Panther' may have had a relatively poor screenplay, but it was still an uplifting film. Read Joseph Wade's shortened review of the wrestling-inspired film, here.[...]
Lady Bird (2017/18) Review

Lady Bird (2017/18) Review

Greta Gerwig's "anything but ordinary" 2018 awards season headliner 'Lady Bird' is a film where the performances of Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf "are the heart and soul of the film", according to Jason Lithgo's review of the Best Picture nominee, here.[...]
The Post (2018) Review

The Post (2018) Review

Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' (2018) "abandons obvious extravagance to focus its tightly knit story on the nuggets of wonder we can find in the pursuit of truth, those we consider to be truth seekers, and the very idea of truth itself." Joseph Wade's review...[...]
Darkest Hour (2018) Review

Darkest Hour (2018) Review

'Darkest Hour' (2018) is "so anti-Europe and pro-war that only in 2018 could a film such as this have been made" according to Joseph Wade's review of the Joe Wright movie starring Gary Oldman, available here.[...]
'Before Christmas' (2016) Short Film Review

'Before Christmas' (2016) Short Film Review

Sophie Grant has reviewed Chuyao He's short film 'Before Christmas' (2016), "eight-hundred and ninety-six seconds [she] couldn't get back".[...]
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017/18) Review

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017/18) Review

Martin McDonagh's 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' (2017/18) is "a standout of the year as regards performance" that "bleeds into your subconscious" with "dictatorial precision". Full review:[...]
The Shape of Water (2017/18) Review

The Shape of Water (2017/18) Review

'The Shape of Water' (2017/18), the new movie from fantasy-horror director Guillermo Del Toro, is a "beautifully crafted whimsical fairy tale" according to Joseph Wade's review of the film.[...]
Justice League (2017) Review

Justice League (2017) Review

'Justice League', starring Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot, is "one of the largest blends of bad ideas put to screen in 2017" according to Joseph Wade's review of the DC Comics adaptation.[...]
Falsified (2017) Short Film Review

Falsified (2017) Short Film Review

Short film 'Falsified' (2017), from screenwriter-actor Ashley Tabatabai and director Stefan Fairlamb, is "a little too unsure of itself to be what it is clear that the film could potentially be" according to Joseph Wade's review.[...]
Paddington 2 (2017) Review

Paddington 2 (2017) Review

Luke Whitticase of Whitty Stuff has described the UK Box Office smash hit 'Paddington 2' as "an absolute delight; an utterly charming storybook adventure". The review...[...]
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Review

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Review

'Thor: Ragnarok' (2017) is "undeniably the funniest Marvel movie yet" according to Joseph Wade's review of Taika Waitit's Marvel movie starring Chris Hemsworth & Cate Blanchett.[...]
The Snowman (2017) Review

The Snowman (2017) Review

New Jo Nesbø movie adaptation, 'The Snowman' (2017) starring Michael Fassbender, is "an ineptly made mess" according to Cold Coffee Press writer Stephen Porzio in his review.[...]
Evil Dead (1981) A Retrospective Review

Evil Dead (1981) A Retrospective Review

Sam Raimi's 'Evil Dead' (1981) is the "heart and charm" of horror filmmaking according to Katie Doyle in her retrospective review of the horror classic, available here.[...]
The Meyerowitz Stories (2017) Review

The Meyerowitz Stories (2017) Review

The latest Netflix release, 'The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)', from 'Frances Ha' director Noah Baumbach and starring Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler & Dustin Hoffman, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.[...]
IT (2017) Review

IT (2017) Review

'IT' (2017), directed by Andy Muschietti, is a box office hit but is it a good horror movie? Take a look in our review by Holly Bowler.[...]
Mother! (2017) Review

Mother! (2017) Review

'Mother!', one of this year's most controversial movies - from Darren Aronofsky and starring Jennifer Lawrence - has been reviewed as 'having elements that are no less than spectacular' by Joseph Wade.[...]
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Review

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Review

'The Hitman's Bodyguard' (2017), one of this Summer's chart-topping action movies - starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson - has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.[...]