Turning Red

Turning Red – Review

With Turning Red, Pixar continues its recent trend of allowing diverse voices within the studio to tell new (and clearly very personal) stories. Directed by Domee Shi, who also made the delightful short Bao,...
The Green Knight

The Green Knight – Review

The story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is steeped in ambiguity - we don’t even know the name of its original author - and countless writers have attempted to make sense of it over the years (including...
Luca

Luca – Review

After giving us all an existential crisis with Soul, the folks at Pixar have taken things down a few notches with Luca. It’s a charming story about two boys - Luca (Jacob Tremblay) and Alberto (Jack Dylan...
A shot of Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins in The Father

The Father – Review

Adapted by Florian Zeller from his stage play of the same name, The Father is a film about the ravages of time in the vein of Michael Haneke’s Amour. But while Haneke presented his subjects with clinical...
Army Of The Dead

Army of the Dead – Review

The first 20 minutes of Army of the Dead are an absolute joy to watch. After an efficient, no-nonsense explanation of how the zombie apocalypse came to pass, we’re treated to a bombastic montage showing the...
Riz Ahmed Sound Of Metal (1)

Sound of Metal – Review

This film was previously reviewed in April 2021 for its digital release. Early on in Sound of Metal, a group of deaf addicts sign a prayer that’s common in 12-step programmes: “God grant us the serenity...
Radioactive

Radioactive – Review

Radioactive should have been a slam dunk. The life of Marie Curie is ripe for cinematic adaptation, and this one is directed by Marjane Satrapi, the French-Iranian filmmaker behind the autobiographical...
The Hunt

The Hunt – Review

It’s easy to see why The Hunt was shelved last year following a spate of mass shootings in the US. Not because it’s violent – it is, but not emphatically more so than many other films released since –...
And Then We Danced

And Then We Danced – Review

There’s a curious paradox at the heart of And Then We Danced. The traditional dancing practised at the Georgian National Ensemble in Tbilisi is built on discipline and hyper-masculinity. “There is no room...
The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man – Review

It seems oddly fitting that The Invisible Man should be released mere days after the conviction of sex offender Harvey Weinstein. Once part of the ill-fated ‘Dark Universe’, now in the hands of director...
Frozen II

Frozen II – Review

Frozen II can’t quite recapture the lightning its predecessor managed to bottle, but it’s still an entertaining ride that goes to some interesting places.