Mandy

Mandy – Cannes 2018 Review

When Nic Cage’s performance is the most normal thing about a film, you know you’re dealing with something truly extraordinary. The first thing you notice about Mandy is its look. It’s like...

Girl – Cannes 2018 Review

“Enjoy puberty while it lasts.” This well-meaning advice from the titular girl’s father (Arieh Worthalter) is a cruel joke to most teenagers, let alone trans teens. Lara is a 16-year-old trans girl,...
Tully

Tully – Review

How many positive depictions of motherhood in cinema can you think of? Whether it’s with body horror or performance anxiety, filmmakers over the years have made it very clear that being a mother is no bed of...
Bpm

BPM (Beats Per Minute) – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 21/05/17 as part of Cannes Film Festival. Acclaimed writer/director Robin Campillo returns with BPM (Beats Per Minute), an incendiary and challenging film about the Act...
Ready Player One

Ready Player One – Review

Steven Spielberg: we’re not angry, we’re just disappointed. And also quite angry, to be honest. The man himself could be blindfolded and still direct one of the best films of any given year, but in...
Mute

Mute – Review

We honestly couldn’t tell you what happens in Mute. And that’s not a spoiler warning. Alexander Skarsgård is a mute bartender searching for his missing girlfriend, Paul Rudd is a black-market surgeon and...
Cloverfield Paradox

The Cloverfield Paradox – Review

When a film is released with next to no warning or hype, it means one of two things: a car crash is being cleaned up before too many people see it, or the finished film is so good it will grab attention...
1tf

Phantom Thread – Review

Dresses are designed to bring even the dullest body alive with colour, shape and style; to make the ordinary beautiful. And they are also designed to control: to tighten the breath, to project personality and...
DarkestHour

Darkest Hour – Review

There are countless ways to approach a life as iconic as Winston Churchill’s, and Darkest Hour makes the wise choice of zeroing in on what truly set the man apart from his contemporaries. When predecessor...