Sally Hawkins

The Shape of Water – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 31/08/17 as part of Venice Film Festival. Anticipation for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water has been sky high, thanks to its prestigious cast and a beautiful...

The 15:17 to Paris – Review

When it comes to films that portray true acts of heroism, it feels uncompassionate to do anything other than praise them. However, sometimes we’re left in the sticky position where there really isn’t that...
Colin Firth

The Mercy – Review

Director James Marsh follows up 2014’s The Theory of Everything with The Mercy, another distinctly British drama. Starring Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth, this is, at first glance, an extraordinarily twee...
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Black Panther – Review

Black Panther is the first Marvel instalment of 2018, and it’s opening the year with a bang. Featuring an enormously talented cast, the film tells the story of the Black Panther T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman)...
Loveless

Loveless – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 21/09/17 as part of London Film Festival. Apocalypses loom large in the world of Loveless, from the impending implosion of a family that gives the film its story to its...
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...
Makala

Makala – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 21/09/17 as part of London Film Festival. In Swahili, "makala" means "charcoal". Emmanuel Gras’s observational documentary follows Kabwita Kasongo as he journeys 50...

Den of Thieves – Review

If you’ve watched Gudegast and Butler’s previous collaboration, London Has Fallen, then you probably already know what to expect from their most recent crime caper: lots of guns, lots of explosions, and an...
Journeys End

Journey’s End – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 07/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. In adapting a play to the screen, there’s a tough balance to strike. You have to retain the essence of the original...
Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. – Review

After wallowing in the shadows of Los Angeles for his excellent directorial debut Nightcrawler, Dan Gilroy steps into the light (mostly) for his second film, Roman J. Israel, Esq. Truth be told, he seems to...
Steve Carell

Last Flag Flying – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 10/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying is full to the brim with clichés. Three Vietnam veterans are suddenly reunited having...
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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...
Coco

Team Talk – Coco

January is terrible isn't it? It's dull, grey and it rains. Endlessly. If only there was a new animated flick, bursting with colours, vibrancy and soulful music... ? Luckily for us, Disney in all their...
Liam Neeson

The Commuter – Review

Of all the thriller directors that Liam Neeson has worked with in his latter day reinvention as an action movie star, Jaume Collett-Serra probably knows best how to tap into Neeson’s presence. In The...