Oscar Isaac

Triple Frontier – Review

After an extraordinarily troubled pre-production and subsequent Netflix distribution, Triple Frontier may have been best left in the drawer. The action thriller follows five ex-special forces friends who...
Life itself 2018

Life Itself – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 15/10/2018. You know the dude in Starbucks, the one with the thick-rimmed glasses, chequered shirt and a macchiato...
Life Itself

Life Itself – LFF 2018 review

You know the dude in Starbucks, the one with the thick-rimmed glasses, chequered shirt and a macchiato who’s forever working on his screenplay? Well, Life Itself is that very screenplay, and somehow it’s...
At Eternity's Gate

At Eternity’s Gate – Review

This review was published as part of our Venice film festival coverage on 03/09/2018.  With At Eternity’s Gate coming out less than a year after Loving Vincent, the life of Vincent van Gogh seems like...
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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...