Dark Phoenix

X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Review

Critiquing an X-Men film is now all relative, given how increasingly hit and miss the series has become – but after the nadir of 2016's Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix proves a pleasant surprise. While not hitting...

Red Sparrow – Review

Let's get the elephant out of the room straight away: Red Sparrow is not a pseudo-Black Widow. Despite some undeniably shared DNA and a similar title, this is a different beast. But, marketed as a slick, sexy...
Jennifer Lawrence

Mother! – Review

Both booed and applauded at the end of its first screening at Venice Film Festival, Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! is a raucous, vicious horror-thriller that also happens to be utter nonsense. It hangs together...
2pas

Passengers – Review

Passengers opens with a genuinely cinematic sequence, free of dialogue and even human characters. We’re introduced to the Avalon – a hyper-futuristic spaceship which nevertheless still echoes 2001 with its...
X Men Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse – Review

Singer jumps at this second chance to establish the characters he first brought to the screen 16 years ago, unleashing new powers and revisiting old stories with typical invention. This is when he and the film...
Joy

Joy – Review

After a colourful introduction to Hollywood with high profile bust-ups on previous sets, David O. Russell has developed into one of the most dependable and Oscar-friendly directors on the...