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Suburbicon – Venice 2017 Review

With mystery films, it’s often said that trailers should be avoided, and that going in blind is the best way to watch them. Suburbicon is an exception to this rule, as the final product bears very little...
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...

Ex Machina – Review

Alex Garland is in confident control from Ex Machina’s boldly brisk beginning to perfectly-pitched end. Carefully composed shots, swift cuts and succinct dialogue bestow the tumultuous pace and visual...

A Most Violent Year – Review

A quickening tension squeezes every frame of A Most Violent Year, tautened by Alex Ebert’s needling score. Chandor directs with a vice-like grip and, with DoP Bradford Young, frames the broken silhouettes...

The Two Faces of January – Review

Hossein Amini's pleasing adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel of the same name falls victim to its meagre 12A rating; often willing to broach the mature themes demanded of it, yet never fully...

In Secret – Review

In Secret feels like a film that has sat in stasis, waiting - to get made, for its cast to stabilise, for its leads to maybe even make it big. In a claustrophobic, stagey Paris primarily existing within a...