Edge of Tomorrow – Review

Edge of Tomorrow exploits its premise for dramatic and comic effect, but its repetitious scenes of death/rebirth ruin the sense of danger and tension; at times it’s like watching someone else play a video...

Pompeii – Review

While Gladiator was a modernised and engaging pastiche of the ancient historical epic, Pompeii is written and delivered with the soulless hum of a photocopier. Things heat up around the midway point,...

Locke – Review

Following his feature-length directorial debut, Hummingbird, long-time writer Steven Knight directs again with a tense, witty, high-concept thriller set entirely inside a car. Hardy is a magnetic presence,...

The Quiet Ones – Review

The Quiet Ones has its moments: some tense, atmospheric, quiet ones, and some VERY LOUD ONES! Pogue utilises the (clichéd) old house setting effectively, and the cattle-prod scares give equally predictable...

The Past – Review

“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” - L.P. Hartley There are echoes of Hartley’s The Go-Between in Asghar Farhadi’s latest, depicting children caught in the fallout of...