Themule

The Mule – Review

The Mule may be a film about drug cartels and police raids, but it’s also a film made by an 88 year-old. And even if his name is Clint Eastwood, that mature perspective defines the storytelling far more...
Dublin Oldschool

Dublin Oldschool – LFF 2018 review

In spite of its name, Dublin Oldschool spends very little time actually considering its distinct and characterful setting. Throughout, there’s a general disregard for any storytelling possibilities laid...
Soldado

Sicario 2: Soldado – Review

Sicario 2: Soldado is an all-you-can-eat buffet of Trumpian anxieties – Mexican drug cartels are smuggling terrorists from the Middle East across the border into Texas. CIA enforcer Matt Graver (Josh Brolin)...
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...

El Niño – LFF Review

El Niño possesses all the ingredients for an efficacious and addictive thriller. The eye-catching start - exploiting transit sights and sounds - ratchets up the tension and is followed by some action-packed...

Lucy – Review

Visually overflowing, and just about as ludicrous as it is "clever", Luc Besson's latest relies so heavily on pseudo-intellectualism that its outer world quickly falls away to pseudo-reality. Though...

The Counselor – Review

With a script by acclaimed novelist Cormac McCarthy, Scott’s latest is a movie of ideas given form as a thriller. Unjustly savaged by critics, the philosophical dialogue is at times difficult to follow...

Mystery Road – LFF Review

Australian filmmaker Ivan Sen writes, directs, photographs, scores, and edits his latest film, Mystery Road, revealing him to be a jack of all trades and master of… some. Clearly inspired by Westerns,...