20th century women

20th Century Women – Review

Great films help us deal with life by telling stories we can relate to. Just like us, the characters are flawed and often struggle to deal with their situations. But as the movie progresses, they come to...
Douglas Smith InTHE BYE BYE MAN

The Bye Bye Man – Review

What is it with scary movies and Friday the 13th? Every year a glut of cheaply-made trash is dumped onto our screens in an attempt to cash in on the 'unluckiest day'. Take 2015's zombie flick Condemned....
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Triple 9 – Review

Director John Hillcoat is a master of the visceral, slightly depressing mood, so it's a surprise that he's whipped a completely different rabbit out of the hat with Triple 9. This occasionally clever...
Angelina Jolie Directing Unbroken

Top 10 Actor-Directors

Alfred Hitchock, regarded by many as the greatest director of all time, once said he thought “all actors should be treated like cattle”, which gives you a good idea as to why the auteur and the talent...
Burnt

Burnt – Review

Bradley Cooper sizzles as manic head chef Adam Jones in this undercooked restaurant drama about a former drug addict in search of career redemption in the big city. Barreling his way through scene after...
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Mississippi Grind – Review

A nuanced performance from leading man Ben Mendelsohn elevates this by-the-numbers buddy movie into a stuttering character study about good people who do bad things. Taking its cue from classic The Sting,...
The Intern

The Intern – Review

Robert De Niro excels as a lonesome widower in Nancy Meyers’ quirky yarn about intern life in the ultra-hip creative world of… Brooklyn? Ol’ Bobby Milk stars opposite the enchanting Anne Hathaway,...
Palio film review

Palio – Review

"È un gioco, non è un corso,"* says a battered former jockey, illustrating perhaps the starkest difference between Italian horse-racing documentary Palio, and the vastly superior Senna. In that...
A Syrian Love Story

A Syrian Love Story – Review

Love, hatred, fear, laughter, sadness; you name it, Sean McAllister’s heart-breaking documentary about a family of Syrian refugees has it in spades. As compelling a romance as any you’ll find on screen,...