Danny Collins – Review

The opening of Danny Collins claims that it's "kind of based on a true story a little bit". It's kind of a good movie a little bit too. The slew of classic Lennon songs is a nice touch, but as late-in-life...

Results – Review

Director Andrew Bujalski gets away from the pointless, meandering angst of his usual 20-something subjects, and moves right on with Results to those 40-somethings that kind of have it figured out, but not...

San Andreas – Review

Deep within the ribcage of the West Coast, hibernating tectonic plates are about to brutally awaken from their slumber. Cities will fall, lives will be lost. California is stuck between The Rock and a hard...

Dope – Cannes 2015 Review

Edgy, sharp and witty, Dope quickly and confidently does the legwork of establishing its world and characters, but seemingly struggles to know what to do with them once it’s done. Dope is a hilarious...

Moomins On The Riviera – Review

Characterised by outlandish comedy and a zany colour palette, Moomins on the Riviera is a lovingly hand-drawn tribute to Tove Jansson’s creations. As with early morning children’s television, an exuberant...

Pitch Perfect 2 – Review

Anna Kendrick and her singing sisters are back. This time competing against a superior German group in a series of increasingly impressive arrangements and routines. Routine is the operative word and "second...

The New Girlfriend – Review

New Girlfriend is technically striking, often conveying narrative visually in brave compositions, and Pascal Marti’s cinematography is as fluid as the characters’ identities. Ozon’s latest is riddled...

A Royal Night Out – Review

A Royal Night Out takes two happy-go-plucky princesses from the Ritz to the rubble. V.E. Day in London is thoroughly recreated with tremendous production and costume design, lending to an all-encompassing...

Big Game – Review

The Finnish countryside provides an original and undeniably beautiful setting for this latest addition to the "Die Hard in a " genre of action movies. Immortal badass Samuel L. Jackson does a great job of...

Spooks: The Greater Good – Review

The transition from stonking hit BBC TV series to feature film is deftly handled with Spooks, meaning the uninitiated can still enjoy full disclosure. Disappointingly, however, it’s rather like an...

Samba – Review

In Samba, as in their last crowd-pleaser Les Intouchables, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano know how to see the bright side of a bad situation. The jokes consistently hit their mark, while never detracting...

Far from the Madding Crowd – Review

Vinterberg’s adaptation easily ticks the required boxes of a successful period drama. The sets are ready to be stepped onto, and there’s artistry and homeliness to the costuming. Moreover, Vinterberg...

Stonehearst Asylum – Review

This is not a horror film. To say more would spoil the surprise(s). Instead, know that Stonehearst Asylum is frequently fantastic, utterly assured, and fully committed to pulling one genre switcheroo after...

Child 44 – Review

"Then they came for me," bemoans the end of Martin Niemöller's poem, "and there was no one left to speak for me." In Child 44 Daniel Espinosa has crafted an interesting drama about the bureaucracy of...