Gringo – Review

Sold as a dark action-comedy, and boasting a surprisingly A-list cast, Gringo has all the makings of a successful crime drama right from the outset. The film follows Harold (Oyelowo), a down-on-his-luck...

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...
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It Comes at Night – Review

Trey Edward Shults' second feature is one that comes from a place of deep anguish. As the director himself has previously pointed out, the film was made following the death of a relative, and the first thing...
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Loving – Review

Its fascinating subject and a pair of wonderfully nuanced performances - from the glowing and defiant Ruth Negga in particular - can't keep Loving from feeling somewhat safe and unadventurous, helmed though it...
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Jane Got A Gun – Review

Like Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man and countless other projects from development hell, Lynne Ramsay’s Jane Got a Gun is a film that will only ever exist in audience’s minds. It’s curious then, if nothing...
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Black Mass – LFF Review

Ably supported by a heavyweight cast, superior acting reigns supreme throughout this engrossing enough story. Black Mass sees Johnny Depp exhibit a predictably excellent transformation into cold-eyed...
Rebecca Hall And Jason Bateman In The Gift

The Gift – Review

High-flying but unsettled couple Simon and Robyn (the convincingly slimy/angelic pairing of Bateman and Hall) encounter Gordo, Simon’s intense high school classmate. His gradual imposition on their lives...

Exodus: Gods and Kings – Review

Ridley Scott may be 77, but he’s making films with the energy and ambition of a man half his age. His direction is masterful and with DoP Dariusz Wolski he brings an exquisite painterly detail to this...