Things Heard And Seen

Things Heard and Seen – Review

A young family uproot to a 19th century farmhouse in upstate New York after the husband lands a coveted academic position. The wife puts her artistic dreams on hold to support him and look after their young...
Mamma Mia Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Review

Whether Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again reads like a cheer or a threat depends entirely on how much you enjoyed the first film. Let’s be honest, you know exactly what you’re getting here. Nominally a Mamma...
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First Reformed – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 01/06/2018 as part of Sundance London. Paul Schrader has returned with First Reformed, an understated but extremely powerful tale of a man in doubt of his own...
Clive Owen In Anon

Anon – Review

From Andrew Niccol, who gave us Gattaca and The Truman Show, comes Anon, a pulpy noir detective thriller. Except that it's not thrilling. Anon is one of those films where you imagine that the writer sat around...

Gringo – Review

Sold as a dark action-comedy, and boasting a surprisingly A-list cast, Gringo has all the makings of a successful crime drama right from the outset. The film follows Harold (Oyelowo), a down-on-his-luck...
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The Last Word – Review

The Last Word is a rare and unusual treat which ignores the obsessive boundaries of Hollywood genre filmmaking, and is all the richer for it. It takes a while to find its groove, however; the opening,...

Ted 2 – Review

Moving away from Ted’s tiring and prehistoric gender dynamic (mostly), Ted 2 introduces a more inspiring goal…freedom. Comparing Ted’s plight to slavery is of course ridiculous, and MacFarlane treads...

While We’re Young – Review

While We’re Young is a natural progression from Baumbach’s Frances Ha, yet it breaks new ground by using older protagonists to provide a fresh perspective on twentysomething New Yorkers. Meanwhile, it...