Boy Erased

Boy Erased – Review

In Deep Impact/Armageddon tradition, Joel Edgerton’s sophomore directing effort is the second film about young people subjected to gay conversion therapy released in a matter of months. As such, Boy Erased...
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Destroyer – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 16/10/2018. You can’t even look at a still of Destroyer without discussing the elephant in the room. Nicole Kidman blows...
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The Upside – Review

Red flags marked the road to release for The Upside, a remake of 2011 French odd-couple runaway hit Intouchables, with its March 2018 release date scrapped amid the seismic scandal of one-time producer Harvey...
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Aquaman – Review

Skulking onto the scene as the first DC movie after the ignominious critical reception and woeful box office performance of Justice League, James Wan’s Aquaman has both everything and nothing to prove –...
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Destroyer – LFF 2018 Review

You can’t even look at a still of Destroyer without discussing the elephant in the room. Nicole Kidman blows everything else out of the water – the confidence in her performance is astounding. While no...
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The Killing Of A Sacred Deer – Review

This was originally reviewed on 22/05/17 as part of Cannes Film Festival.  If you ever get invited to a Cannes beach party, never play "Would You Rather… ?" with Yorgos Lanthimos. The Greek...
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The Beguiled – Review

Colin Farrell fucks his way to freedom in this intoxicating remake of Don Siegel and Clint Eastwood’s 1971 Southern Gothic. Sofia Coppola’s version is faithful to the original, but adopts a more restrained...
Lion

Lion – Review

Lion, at first glance, has a cracking set of credentials. A blockbuster cast of newcomers and screen veterans? An unbelievable true story that spans decades and continents? A nifty use of the internet and...

Secret In Their Eyes – Review

Secret in Their Eyes has a split-time narrative, and whilst the actors are youthanised for the 13-year flashbacks, their personalities are euthanised too. Ejiofor, Kidman and Roberts are clearly giving it...
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Genius – Berlinale 2016 Review

Regardless of its subject matter, calling a film Genius is, naturally, a risky move; that said, while the film fails to live up to its namesake, it's a starry, solid account of a literary icon and the man who...