GoodTime

Good Time – Review

Not a jump down the rabbit hole as much as a squeeze through the other end of the telescope, Good Time is when the bass drops at 3am and you can’t remember your own name. Josh and Benny Safdie use every...
The Promise Oui

The Promise – Review

An impressive amount of access - and diligence - sets this true crime documentary apart from others. The Promise's angle of Jens Söring's possible (and protested) innocence - he claims to have provided a...
LiveByNight

Live By Night – Review

What makes a “bad film”? Does the whole shebang have to be rotten? Or is it just aspects - the director, the cast, the story, the idea? It might be these questions, and probably a few more, that will...
DOG EAT DOG Confused

Dog Eat Dog – LFF 2016 Review

Paul Schrader’s new film Dog Eat Dog begins as it means to go on for the proceeding 90 minutes: a coked-up Willem Dafoe terrorises a woman and her daughter in a scene that has pretty much zero relevance to...
Good People

Good People – Review

Way back when, Good People would likely be hitting a supermarket’s DVD bin with a big fat “4.99!” sticker slapped on the case. Now it’ll shuffle onto Netflix under “Crime Films”, 1.5 red stars...

Life of Crime – Review

Life of Crime is fine. Characters are played gamely; costumes are pleasingly authentic; the story... proceeds. Really, this isn’t one for superlative adjectives. Fleetingly snappy - the minimum...

Ride Along – Review

He may look gruff and wave a gun around but fear not - this is still Ice Cube at his Are We There Yet-iest. That is largely down to Ride Along being the Chris Tucker Kevin Hart show through and through. The...