Greed

Greed – LFF 2019 Review

With a rollout soured by director Michael Winterbottom being pressured by Sony to make its end credits less political, Greed arrives with little question when it comes to its anti-corporatist credentials....
Stan And Ollie

Stan & Ollie – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 21/10/2018. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy’s brand of amicable slapstick remains in high esteem for its purity –...
Stan And Ollie

Stan & Ollie – LFF 2018 review

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy’s brand of amicable slapstick remains in high esteem for its purity – without agenda, the duo distilled comedy down to its simple, singular objective of making people laugh;...
Ideal Home

Ideal Home – Review

Ideal Home follows Paul (Paul Rudd) and Erasmus (Steve Coogan). Paul produces Erasmus’ cooking show, featuring cultural appropriation and oblivious decadence, highlighting the couple’s separation from the...
Mindhorn

Mindhorn – Review

Plenty of films shoot on the Isle of Man, but Julian Barratt’s new comedy Mindhorn is one of the few to set itself in this particularly quaint corner of the UK. With a rural murder-conspiracy investigated by...

Northern Soul – Review

It started with director Elaine Constantine remortgaging her house and has ended up the sleeper hit of the autumn box office. This boisterous, bubbling slice of 1970s small-town "oop North" tells a familiar...

Philomena – Review

From Stephen Frears, director of The Queen, Philomena is a funny yet thought-provoking film. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan give strong performances as Lee and Sixsmith, but the true star is ultimately the...
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa – Review

Finally! Norwich Alan Partridge gets the big-screen treatment the world has demanded. While Alan has changed – his hair longer, his waistline larger, his expressions less subtle – Coogan still inhabits...