Ad Astra

Ad Astra – Review

Famously beloved by the French critics, and buried by Weinstein, the cinema of James Gray has a low-key grandeur. Unlike some of his contemporaries in the “major US auteur” game, he doesn’t showboat so...
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Cannes Festival coverage on 23/05/2019. It’s impossible to view Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as anything other than a filmmaker in the twilight of his...
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War Machine – Review

As Obama announces the upcoming withdrawal of troops, General Glen McMahon (Pitt) laments eight years wasted on a losing battle. You can sympathise; War Machine is only two hours, but almost every minute is...
Allied

Allied – Review

Subterfuge and seduction are a hair’s width apart in this tense thriller from veteran director Robert Zemeckis. As first collaborating field agents, and then lovers, Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard...
Voyage Of Time

Voyage of Time – Venice 2016 Review

30 years in the making makes a decent marketing line for Terrence Malick’s latest film Voyage of Time. With such a line and a pedigree name attached, it can’t help but underwhelm even if it does indeed...
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The Big Short – Review

Though boldly stylised with, for instance, a winking Margot Robbie cameo, The Big Short fails to deliver a consistent moral standpoint, and ironically falls into the kind of cheap hypocrisy of some of its...