Suite Française – Review

Suite Française shows the civilian casualties of war, taking attention far from the frontline to an untroubled countryside. Williams and Schoenaerts display a compelling chemistry in their doubly...

Run All Night – Review

There's nothing about Run All Night that you haven't seen before in a dozen other Liam Neeson movies, though this one's assured execution makes it an entertaining watch at least. While Neeson could (and...

Still Alice – Review

Still Alice is increasingly immersive, with dynamic camerawork and layered soundscapes replicating Alice’s perceptions for the audience, and conveying her alarmingly rapid decline. In comparison,...

Chappie – Review

From the brief setup and first exhilarating droid deployment (complete with bot’s-eye view camerawork), Chappie appears to fulfill the premise’s potential to be this director’s masterwork. Watch with...

The DUFF – Review

Based on Kody Keplinger's teen novel, The DUFF aims to be this generation's Mean Girls. Labelled a 'Designated Ugly Fat Friend’, Bianca Piper (Mae Whitman) enlists popular jock Wesley 'Wes' Rush (Robbie...
Catch Me Daddy

Catch Me Daddy – Review

The spirit of Barry Hines and Ken Loach is clear to see in this electrifying thriller about honour killings. Like the classic '80s drama Threads, a social-realist view of life on the Yorkshire moors...

Focus – Review

Focus is a film of clear halves; a time jump refreshes the narrative just as you start to wonder if its hackneyed premise is actually going anywhere. Despite a somewhat predictable conclusion, Ficarra and...

It Follows – Review

Suburban paranoia gets an anxious new neighbour in David Robert Mitchell's stylishly mounted teen horror It Follows, which is essentially Nightmare on Elm Street dressed as a daydream. Here, the bored yet...

The Wedding Ringer – Review

14 years after it was actually written, The Wedding Ringer finally makes it to screen. Was it worth it? Well, no, but… Had it been released all those years ago the story might be different; wouldn’t it...

Cake – Review

Cake has all the ingredients of a good film. It has a compelling narrative about emotional and physical pain which is refreshingly explored with wit and sleight of hand. The beautiful cinematography captures...

Project Almanac – Review

Project X meets The Butterfly Effect in this story of time-travelling teens, sponsored by Microsoft and Maserati. It wouldn't be a Michael Bay production without obscene product placement and lots of staring...

Blackhat – Review

Blackhat is that rarest of things: a thriller with an almost meditative pulse. The art of hacking is explored with a perfunctory and workmanlike rigour, as are the cast, let down by Foehl’s script. The...

Predestination – Review

Ethan Hawke swaps Boyhood for boredom in Predestination, the latest film to get lost in time travel. Despite a promising premise and outlandish imagination, Predestination fails overall to be fresh or...