Mad Max: Fury Road – Review

There aren't enough expletives or adjectives to express quite how much you need to see Fury Road. Its brutal war-torn world, built on the liquid viscera of blood, milk and oil, is a dystopia; but the future...

The New Girlfriend – Review

New Girlfriend is technically striking, often conveying narrative visually in brave compositions, and Pascal Marti’s cinematography is as fluid as the characters’ identities. Ozon’s latest is riddled...

The Age of Adaline – Review

With an omniscient voiceover, supernatural premise and bland romance, The Age of Adaline could be a mash-up of Pushing Daisies and a Nicholas Sparks novel. After a whistle-stop tour of 20th century US...

A Royal Night Out – Review

A Royal Night Out takes two happy-go-plucky princesses from the Ritz to the rubble. V.E. Day in London is thoroughly recreated with tremendous production and costume design, lending to an all-encompassing...

Top Five – Review

Chris Rock isn’t quite himself in Top Five. He may be playing a stand-up turned film star, but his character is actually Andre Allen, a man struggling to be taken seriously considering his past in...

Big Game – Review

The Finnish countryside provides an original and undeniably beautiful setting for this latest addition to the "Die Hard in a " genre of action movies. Immortal badass Samuel L. Jackson does a great job of...

Spooks: The Greater Good – Review

The transition from stonking hit BBC TV series to feature film is deftly handled with Spooks, meaning the uninitiated can still enjoy full disclosure. Disappointingly, however, it’s rather like an...

Samba – Review

In Samba, as in their last crowd-pleaser Les Intouchables, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano know how to see the bright side of a bad situation. The jokes consistently hit their mark, while never detracting...

Far from the Madding Crowd – Review

Vinterberg’s adaptation easily ticks the required boxes of a successful period drama. The sets are ready to be stepped onto, and there’s artistry and homeliness to the costuming. Moreover, Vinterberg...

Stonehearst Asylum – Review

This is not a horror film. To say more would spoil the surprise(s). Instead, know that Stonehearst Asylum is frequently fantastic, utterly assured, and fully committed to pulling one genre switcheroo after...