The Raid 2 – Review

Get ready for your new favourite fight scenes. Baseball Boy. Hammer Girl. The hotplate. The mudbath bloodbath. And oh boy, if you thought Gravity was visceral cinema then the kitchen showdown is here to...

The Quiet Ones – Review

The Quiet Ones has its moments: some tense, atmospheric, quiet ones, and some VERY LOUD ONES! Pogue utilises the (clichéd) old house setting effectively, and the cattle-prod scares give equally predictable...

Divergent – Review

There's one major problem for Divergent, and it begins with T, H, and G. In a world where "Katniss Everdeen" was just a meaningless string of syllables, this teen-centric adventure might just about get by; but...

Noah – Review

Darren Aronofsky's liberal retelling of the classic Genesis myth is notably epic in both its newly modernised relevance, and its biblically requisite sense of scale. However, much of the tale's innate...

Tom at the Farm – Review

Spectacularly prolific French-Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan returns to the scene with his fourth feature (note: he's just turned 25), a brooding, beguiling thriller set amid the Quebecois countryside where...

The Double – Review

The Double sees Jesse Eisenberg thumping his two favourite masks - milksop and  scumbag - together as if they were a pair of cymbals. This doppelgänger nightmare is something we should want to digest...

Twenty Feet from Stardom – Review

Though its accessibility has drawn scorn from fans of "serious" documentary-making, this VH1-vibed account of sadly-overlooked backing singers should win anyone over. It's the magnetic personalities as much...

Afternoon Delight – Review

Though expecting to hate the tale of beauty and the button-down, it turns out writer-director Jill Soloway has actually created a frequently amusing slice of mumblecore realism. Finally Kathryn Hahn has...

The Past – Review

“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” - L.P. Hartley There are echoes of Hartley’s The Go-Between in Asghar Farhadi’s latest, depicting children caught in the fallout of...

A Long Way Down – Review

Adapted from a Nick Hornby novel, A Long Way Down tells the story of four people who become unlikely companions when they all attempt to commit suicide on New Year’s Eve. Unfortunately, the film...