Retrospective Reviews

‘Jurassic Park’ at 30 – Review - 'Jurassic Park' turns 30. Steven Spielberg's dinosaur classic movie avoids cliché, is driven by character, and is a genre-defining piece even now. Review by Martha Lane.
‘The Truman Show’ at 25 – Review - After 25 years, Peter Weir's 'The Truman Show' starring Jim Carrey is a meticulously crafted, stylistically subversive, titanic cultural influence. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
‘Frances Ha’ at 10 – Review - Greta Gerwig co-writes and stars in 'Frances Ha', from 'Marriage Story' director Noah Baumbach, a poignant watch for anyone undergoing construction in their life. Review by Emi Grant.
‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ at 85 – Review - Director Michael Curtiz and star Errol Flynn bring Robin Hood to life in the greatest ever film adaptation of the British legend, a Technicolor masterpiece. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
‘Speed Racer’ at 15 – Review - 15 years on from the release of the Wachowskis' 'Speed Racer', the all-star anime adaptation is rightly undergoing some critical reappraisal. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
‘Vertigo’ at 65 – Review - Alfred Hitchcock thriller 'Vertigo' (1958) is a perfect case study for how perception changes art. Now 65, it is Hitchcock's greatest achievement. Review by Rob Jones.
‘Mud’ at 10 – Review - Jeff Nichols' 'Mud' at 10 - atmospheric, touching, well-written and well-acted. Matthew McConaughey stars in what remains a remarkable film. Review by Martha Lane.
‘The Birds’ at 60 – Review - At 60-years-old, archetypal natural horror (creature feature) 'The Birds' continues to exemplify director Alfred Hitchcock's mastery of suspense. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

‘Army of Darkness’ at 30 – Review - 'Evil Dead' trilogy conclusion 'Army of Darkness' turns 30, and it's more ridiculous than ever before. From the mind of Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell. Review by Kae M.
Tuesday (2015) Short Film Review - 'Tuesday' (2015), the debut short film from 'Aftersun' writer-director Charlotte Wells, "feels like a small peak through the looking glass" at the much-celebrated filmmaker's traits. Review by Joseph Wade.