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...

Fury – LFF Review

Within the crowded canon of war films, few capture the horrors of combat with such authenticity and bombast as Fury. The pertinent violence and chaos that punctuates throughout supplies the film with a...