Lupita Nyong'o Us

Us – Review

In compelling horror-thriller Us, Jordan Peele turns his forensic eye on the ways in which humans are their own worst enemies – packing in home invasion, zombies and high concept sci-fi tropes on the...
The Kindergarten Teacher

The Kindergarten Teacher – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 18/10/2018.  Most of us will one day be made to face our own mediocrity, contend with the fact we’re only ordinary and...
Marighella

Marighella – Berlinale 2019 Review

Democracy only returned to Brazil in 1989, but the threat of another backslide into authoritarianism is dangerously imminent today. Far-right agitator Jair Bolsonaro was elected president in January 2019 and...
Cold Pursuit

Cold Pursuit – Review

It’s an odd feeling to have a potentially career-ending story about Liam Neeson hit the headlines hours before seeing his latest film. It’s even stranger to digest when that film is a darkly comic and,...
Hotel Artemis

Hotel Artemis – Review

Hotel Artemis is set during one chaotic night in the eponymous hotel, run by The Nurse (an incredible Jodie Foster) as an emergency hospital for criminals, and is apparently somehow not a John...
Soldado

Sicario 2: Soldado – Review

Sicario 2: Soldado is an all-you-can-eat buffet of Trumpian anxieties – Mexican drug cartels are smuggling terrorists from the Middle East across the border into Texas. CIA enforcer Matt Graver (Josh Brolin)...

Red Sparrow – Review

Let's get the elephant out of the room straight away: Red Sparrow is not a pseudo-Black Widow. Despite some undeniably shared DNA and a similar title, this is a different beast. But, marketed as a slick, sexy...
Liam Neeson

The Commuter – Review

Of all the thriller directors that Liam Neeson has worked with in his latter day reinvention as an action movie star, Jaume Collet-Serra probably knows best how to tap into Neeson’s presence. In The...
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...