The Giver – Review

Based on Lois Lowry’s 1993 novel, The Giver begins promisingly before sinking into the depths of mediocrity. The film is further spoiled by bad timing as it awkwardly follows the recent raft of newer teen...

Life of Crime – Review

Life of Crime is fine. Characters are played gamely; costumes are pleasingly authentic; the story... proceeds. Really, this isn’t one for superlative adjectives. Fleetingly snappy - the minimum...

Sex Tape – Review

Annie had it all: two great kids, a loving marriage with radio producer husband Jay and a financially successful blog (?). Today though, her life’s about to turn upside down! After handing out half a...

If I Stay – Review

Heavily infused with music and relying on a flashback format, Forman’s novel seems ideal for the audio-visual medium of film. Yet Cutler’s unenergetic debut betrays the influence of the Nicholas...

Let’s Be Cops – Review

Overly reliant on the undoubted chemistry between its two leads, Let’s Be Cops joins a pantheon of inoffensive, yet instantly forgettable, summer comedies. Ryan (Johnson) and Justin (Wayans Jr.) are two...

Into the Storm – Review

What this tornado flick lacks in sharks, it makes up for in stunning visual effects, and is certainly the most fun disaster movie since The Day After Tomorrow. Excuse Armitage’s dodgy accent, the...

What If – Review

Despite its title this isn’t a film about ‘if’, it’s about ‘when’. Yet as it progresses, sometimes ploddingly, to the inevitable conclusion the long-awaited coupling of Wallace (Radcliffe) and...

The Expendables 3 – Review

Much of the dialogue is incomprehensible, the young blood is bland (though ninety seconds of screentime apiece doesn't help), and the acting comes down to a game of smirk or grimace - but The Expendables 3 is...

YouTube: Top 5 Worst CGI Moments

CGI has revolutionised the way in which stories are told and films are made.  The technique has come a long way since it originally started blessing our screens. However, it isn’t always done right – in...

Lucy – Review

Visually overflowing, and just about as ludicrous as it is "clever", Luc Besson's latest relies so heavily on pseudo-intellectualism that its outer world quickly falls away to pseudo-reality. Though...

God’s Pocket – Review

A sparing script immerses the viewer in the working-class environ of God’s Pocket, allowing impeccable editing, whiplash choreography and top-notch silent acting to take centre stage. It’s Hendricks who...

The Inbetweeners 2 – Review

In a slight re-jig of the lads-on-tour formula of The Inbetweeners Movie, this second theatrical outing proves returning writers can get still get mileage out of running jokes from the original series. But...

Hide and Seek – Review

Joanna Coates' feature debut centres realism in a place often found, yet often lost. Coates' uncluttered depiction of a polyamorous utopian society comfortably avoids falling into sexual fantasy, instead...