Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep – Review

Almost forty years after Stanley Kubrick brought the Overlook Hotel to horrifying life, Mike Flanagan brings viewers right back into his world with his take on Stephen King’s sequel. By virtue of its source...
Zombieland Double Tap

Zombieland: Double Tap – Review

A sequel that no one really asked for or expected, Zombieland: Double Tap arrives 10 years after its predecessor. The first instalment offered guts and gore and was far from taking itself seriously, with...
Lff Judy And Punch

Judy & Punch – LFF 2019 Review

The most striking element of Mirrah Foulkes’ feminist reimaging of the quintessential, quaint British seaside entertainment – this time focusing on the humans behind the puppets – is its unevenness of...
The Irishman 1200x520

The Irishman – LFF 2019 Review

Though Martin Scorsese’s mooted upcoming films sound exciting, it’s hard to believe that they’re ever coming out at all. The Irishman has such an air of emphatic finality about it, and serves as such a...
Ordinary Love LIam Neeson Lesley Manville 1200x520

Ordinary Love – LFF 2019 Review

Few films commit to their titles like Ordinary Love. This is a movie of calm, contemplative realism that never falsely raises its stakes as it studies the effect of a cancer diagnosis on a retired couple in...
Ema Pablo Larrain 1200x520

Ema – LFF 2019 Review

No two Pablo Larraín films are quite the same but, even so, Ema marks a departure. An opaque story told mainly through dance and music, it has his stylistic flair but, sadly, lacks his usual ability to find...
Rocks TIFF 2019 1200x520

Rocks – LFF 2019 Review

If you’re going to make a movie about modern youth, you have to consult with modern youth. Too many films in this genre feel embarrassingly dated the instant they come out, and it’s to Sarah Gavron,...
Moffie Still 2 (1)

Moffie – LFF 2019 Review

It isn’t easy to imagine oneself feeling much sympathy for the characters of a film about the Apartheid-era South African army, upholding their violently racist laws. Perhaps Oliver Hermanus’s greatest...
UncutGems 0HERO 1200x520

Uncut Gems – LFF 2019 Review

As much as American cinema is based in LA, it’s New York that has always been the country’s most iconic on-screen destination. How well they use this manic city can be a real test for a filmmaker. For a...
Greed

Greed – LFF 2019 Review

With a rollout soured by director Michael Winterbottom being pressured by Sony to make its end credits less political, Greed arrives with little question when it comes to its anti-corporatist credentials....
The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird – LFF 2019 Review

A film like The Painted Bird does not want to be ‘liked’. It wants to shock, to disgust, to viscerally move, to make you reconsider just how civilised mankind really is. Seeking such reactions is a gamble...
49744 THE LAUNDROMAT Gary Oldman And Antonio Banderas 1200x520

The Laundromat – Review

If, at the start of the year, you were asked which Steven Soderbergh project sounded more exciting between ‘the one shot entirely on an iPhone’ and ‘the one starring Meryl Streep’, then it would have...
For The Birds KEY IMAGE Kathy Redman Yard

For the Birds – LFF 2019 Review

Despite its flippant title, For the Birds is a difficult watch. The documentary centres on Kathy Murphy, a rural New Yorker whose decades-long, all-consuming hobby of raising barnyard fowl has raised...