Avengers Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War – Review

Thanos has been waiting a long time, but by Titan it was worth the wait. With notable exceptions, Marvel has a villain problem – no more. Thanos is an imposing menace, ruthlessly efficient yet surprisingly...
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Pass Over – Review

Spike Lee’s Pass Over brings Antoinette Nwandu’s play of the same name to the screen, delivering something that’s neither a fresh work nor your run-of-the-mill filmed play. Pass Over begins with shots...
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The Leisure Seeker – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 03/09/17 as part of Venice Film Festival. Paolo Virzi’s The Leisure Seeker wastes no time getting started. No sooner are we introduced to its world than we are...
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Funny Cow – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 17/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. Funny Cow is literally Maxine Peake’s show, as she narrates her tough life – and the film – from a later point of success...

Kodachrome – Review

Netflix’s latest original movie comes with a disclaimer warning that it contains product placement. With the title being the brand name of a type of Kodak film, and a proud declaration that it was shot on...
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Rampage – Review

A giant gorilla, a super-sized armoured alligator, a flying mega wolf and Dwayne Johnson appear in a film. It’s the beginning of a great joke and therein lies the problem with Rampage. Stuck in attempting to...
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Come Sunday – Review

After Netflix boasted 700 original releases for 2018 at a cost of $8 billion, the film and TV streaming powerhouse has been making good on that promise, with new thumbnails continuously being added to an...
Custody

Custody – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 11/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. “Who is the worst liar?” asks the judge in charge of deciding whether a father will be allowed to have custody of his son,...
Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 05/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. To call a movie set in two distinct time periods a "film of two halves" might seem overly trite, but unfortunately, it’s the...
Love Simon

Love, Simon – Review

Mean Girls. Clueless. 10 Things I Hate About You. The teen comedy pantheon already sets a very high bar, and not every film reaches it. Good news, then, because Love, Simon is a big-hearted, well-rounded...

Ghost Stories – Review

Based on the Olivier Award-nominated play, Ghost Stories is at once an old-fashioned British horror flick and yet very much not what you expect. The premise sees professional debunker Professor Phillip Goodman...
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A Quiet Place – Review

A Quiet Place is, believe it or not, a quiet movie (not for fans of bringing loud movie snacks to the cinema). Following a family surviving in a world overrun with monsters with highly sensitive hearing –...
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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...
Isle Of Dogs

Isle of Dogs – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 19/02/18 as part of Berlinale Festival. It’s hard to decide which elements of Isle of Dogs are the definitive "perfect fit" for Wes Anderson. Obviously Fantastic Mr....