It Chapter Two

It Chapter Two – Review

How do you make a film that’s half an adaptation of one of the greatest horror novels ever written, and a sequel to the highest-grossing horror movie of all time? Andy Muschetti’s answer seems to be: by...
Pain And Glory

Pain and Glory – Review

It’s easy to throw a film like Pain and Glory into all sorts of boxes – boxes marked ‘self-portrait’, ‘self-indulgent’ and ‘love letter to cinema’ – but that would be to cheapen a beguiling...
Midsummar

Midsommar – Review

If anyone was worried that burgeoning horror auteur Ari Aster was going to mellow out after his disturbing debut, you can sleep easy. Aster’s latest (which shares more than a passing resemblance to...
Spider Man Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home – Review

Spider-Man: Far From Home is the perfect film to follow the triumph and heartbreak of Avengers: Endgame, and deliver a fitting epilogue to Marvel’s Phase 3. It’s a teen film in every meaning of the word,...
Support The Girls

Support the Girls – Review

Mumblecore master Andrew Bujalski has always been preoccupied with the world of work and how it shapes people’s lives. His latest film, Support the Girls, puts an explicitly feminist slant on that topic,...
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Child’s Play – Review

"A white guy murdered in the middle of a watermelon patch. Poetic." This isn't a line from Jordan Peele's latest horror-infused racial satire Us, nor does it come from the atrocious reboot of Shaft. This is a...
Brightburn

Brightburn – Review

There’s a whole subgenre of superhero comics that came about from asking ‘what if?’ As in, what if Batman was a vampire? What if the Avengers had been around in Elizabethan England? Now David...
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Danny – Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 Review

What is one spurred to do when facing their own mortality? Co-directors Aaron Zeghers & Lewis Bennett evoke this question throughout Danny: a flawed, if immensely personal, 50-minute documentary compiled...
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Gloria Bell – Review

2017's A Fantastic Woman, Chilean director Sebastián Lelio's fifth film, was celebrated as a critical darling for a multitude of well-earned reasons – not least being Lelio's rich characterisation of Marina...
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High Life – Review

Travelling at 99% of the speed of light, Clare Denis’s latest feature High Life sees Robert Pattinson’s Monte attempt to raise a baby daughter in deep space. Focusing on three distinct periods in Monte’s...
Woman At War

Woman at War – Review

Benedikt Erlingsson’s hero, the titular Woman at War, is, at first glance, an ordinary woman: Hella (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) leads a perfectly mundane existence as a choir director, cycling cheerfully...
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Bel Canto – Review

Set amidst domestic tension within a non-descript country in Latin America, Bel Canto predominantly follows the perspective of Roxanne Coss (Julianne Moore), an American opera star performing at the private...
Avengers Endgame

Team Talk – Avengers: Endgame

It feels like it’s been a long wait since last year’s Infinity War, with only Captain Marvel and Ant-Man and the Wasp to satiate our MCU cravings after the fallout of Thanos’ snap. With this much hype...
Greta

Greta – Review

Neil Jordan's last film, the underrated vampire tale Byzantium, focused on an unconventional mother-daughter relationship to riveting effect. Now he returns to the same well for Greta, albeit with mixed...