Mr. Holmes – Berlinale 2015 Review

A sensitive and touching central performance from Ian McKellen is the most recommendable element of the functional but limited Mr. Holmes. Sadly the protagonist is failed on nearly all sides, hamstrung by...

The Interview – Review

Satire should be served bubbling; so acidic that it burns the spoon on which it is being delivered from. The Interview, by comparison, is a trampled clot of stinging nettles with some tired genital jokes...

Jupiter Ascending – Review

Jupiter Ascending is simply disappointing. The Wachowskis' latest film is confused, creative, crazed, colourful and contradictory, the original promise squandered by schlocky rehashes of the directors’...

The Gambler – Review

Quoth Kenny Rogers: If you're gonna play the game, boy, you gotta learn to play it right. Jim Bennett (Wahlberg) can’t play it right - can’t play anything right - and so skulks along like a sullen...

Mortdecai – Review

Kyril Bonfiglioli would choke on his afternoon port if he could see what's become of his cult '70s novels. Johnny Depp turns the deliciously depraved Charlie Mortdecai into a prancing caricature, with a...

American Sniper – Review

Is it possible to laud individual greatness when it’s in service of an unjust cause? This is what Eastwood tries in American Sniper, and he fails miserably. Chris Kyle’s skill and bravery are undeniable...

Taken 3 – Review

Olivier Megaton’s second and final contribution to the Taken franchise offers reinvention through self-destruction, but does little with it once risen from the ashes. Taking little from either side of its...