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...

The Congress – Review

The Congress looks at the state of modern Hollywood - actresses battling ageism, the cannibalising presence of CGI and mo-cap – and reflects back a metafictional gem. Folman’s adapted script is cynical...

Guardians of the Galaxy – Review

Remember when you last looked up at the stars? Recall that sense of humbling wonderment combined with a mind-stirring curiosity at its potential? Guardians of the Galaxy fulfils your dreams and makes every...

Joe – Review

Adapted from the late Larry Brown’s novel of the same name, Joe commands exceedingly tight performances within a morally bereft universe. All aspects point to open-ended nihilism, as Joe’s modern wasteland...

The Purge Anarchy – Review

Sequels usually have to tick three boxes: darker, grittier and bigger, and The Purge Anarchy excels on all these fronts. The lean, mean flick adds further credence to this low-budget, high-return...

The House of Magic (3D) – Review

Featuring near every children's tale trope, The House of Magic possesses little imagination beyond a slight fusion of Toy Story and Over the Hedge. Sassy chihuahuas emit crude one-liners, fat people fall...

Begin Again – Review

Once creator John Carney again blends music and storytelling (in that order) in this likeable dramedy which slowly gets under the skin. Opening with an intelligent use of two perspectives which combine in...

Mr. Morgan’s Last Love – Review

Last Love begins with Michael Caine attempting an American accent and wandering the streets of a rose-tinted Paris, in mourning. Having fallen in with Poésy, herself nursing issues - “I like your beard,...