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...