Jane

Jane – Review

This was first reviewed on 16/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. Despite its proficiency in inspiring emotion, Jane can at points feel like it’s a little lacking in depth. There are countless details...
STRANGLED 2

Strangled – Review

Wholly unrelenting and uncensored, Hungarian writer-director Arpad Sopsits’ Strangled (A Martfüi Rém, in its native translation) is a true crime neo-noir that rarely lets up. Strangled effectively...
GoodTime

Good Time – Review

Not a jump down the rabbit hole as much as a squeeze through the other end of the telescope, Good Time is when the bass drops at 3am and you can’t remember your own name. Josh and Benny Safdie use every...
Jane

Jane – LFF 2017 Review

Despite its proficiency in inspiring emotion, Jane can at points feel like it’s a little lacking in depth. There are countless details in Goodall's work that are glossed over in quick montages, details that...
American Made

American Made – Review

Barry Seal lived the kind of life that is destined to one day be made into a feature film. And on paper, there’s no actor more perfect for the role of Seal himself than Tom Cruise. Think about it: Seal was a...
Logan Lucky

Logan Lucky – Review

At a time when white supremacists are marching in the streets, “Ocean’s Eleven in Trump’s America” could have easily become a two-hour middle finger to the Bible Belt. So perhaps the most surprising...
The Hitman's Bodyguard

The Hitman’s Bodyguard – Review

Anton Chekhov is reputed to have said "Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." The Russian playwright was clearly far from the minds of the team behind The Hitman's...
Shin Godzilla

Shin Godzilla – Review

In Japanese, the word "shin" can be translated as "new" – appropriate, considering Shin Godzilla is technically a soft reboot for Toho’s 50-year franchise – but it can also mean "pure" or "true". One...
The Book of Henry

The Book of Henry – Review

Gregg Hurwitz's screenplay for The Book of Henry has been searching for a director since the late 1990s. Watching the film, it’s not difficult to see why. Tonally, it’s all over the place. It starts as...
Ansel Elgort;Jon Hamm;Eiza Gonzalez;Jamie Foxx

Baby Driver – Review

From the first car chase – set to ‘Bellbottoms’ – Baby Driver makes its mission clear in a manner not unlike Damien Chazelle's crossover hit La La Land: this is another untraditional musical....
Ghost in the Shell 2017

Ghost in the Shell – Review

Even ignoring the anime adaptation, Rupert Sanders’ take on Ghost in the Shell feels like well-trodden ground. Many (or all) of the film's stylistic cues feel borrowed, whether it’s the gratuitous...
Sweet dreams

Sweet Dreams – Review

There's something so Italian about big, wholesome families with a lot of extra love to give. In Sweet Dreams, an Italian film from director Marco Bellocchio, we watch the life of a man struggling to cope with...