• Thunder Road Review

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    Jim Cummings’ low budget black comedy Thunder Road opens, as is customary with most of the films I watch these days, at a funeral.

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  • Godzilla: King of Monsters Review

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    It seems like everything has a cinematic universe these days, and Warner Bros third entry in their ‘Monsterverse’ is Godzilla: King of Monsters.

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  • Destroyer Blu-ray Review

    Monday, May 27, 2019

    I’m a little sceptical when Hollywood pin ups don some unflattering makeup and expect to be critically lauded for this. But Nicole Kidman is unrecognisable as a dishevelled detective in new thriller Destroyer.

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  • Beautiful Boy Blu-ray Review

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    When it comes to movies based on true-life drug abuse, there’s a fine line between sickly-schmaltzy and crushingly gritty. As is the case with Beautiful Boy

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  • The Hustle Review

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    This week sees the release of The Hustle, a film which shares its name with the grifter-based BBC show and acts as a gender-reverse remake of 1988’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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  • Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Review

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    Pokémon is a 1990’s-spawned Japanese computer game series involving pocket monsters. How do I know this? I googled it – like many other similarly uninitiated film-reviewers who turned up for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

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  • Amazing Grace Review

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    I sat down to watch Sydney Pollack and Alan Elliot’s Amazing Grace hoping it would be an informative and moving account of Aretha Franklin’s life. It’s not, but that’s no bad thing.

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  • Dragged Across Concrete Review

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Steven Craig Zahler, the man behind brilliantly violent films Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99, is back with a brutal new film, Dragged Across Concrete.

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  • The Sisters Brothers Review

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your kin. It’s a kin’ problem that Jacques Audiard gets to the heart of in The Sisters Brothers

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  • The White Crow Review

    Friday, March 22, 2019

    Directed by and featuring Ralph Fiennes, The White Crow tells the story of Rudolf Nureyev’s journey from his birth on The Trans-Siberian Express to his emergence as a ballet prodigy

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May
30

Thunder Road Review

Jim Cummings’ low budget black comedy Thunder Road opens, as is customary with most of the films I watch these days, at a funeral.

Read More
May
29

Godzilla: King of Monsters Review

It seems like everything has a cinematic universe these days, and Warner Bros third entry in their ‘Monsterverse’ is Godzilla: King of Monsters.

Read More

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May
27

Destroyer Blu-ray Review

I’m a little sceptical when Hollywood pin ups don some unflattering makeup and expect to be critically lauded for this. But Nicole Kidman is unrecognisable as a dishevelled detective in new thriller Destroyer.

Read More
May
20

Beautiful Boy Blu-ray Review

When it comes to movies based on true-life drug abuse, there’s a fine line between sickly-schmaltzy and crushingly gritty. As is the case with Beautiful Boy

Read More
May
10

The Hustle Review

This week sees the release of The Hustle, a film which shares its name with the grifter-based BBC show and acts as a gender-reverse remake of 1988’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Read More
May
10

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Review

Pokémon is a 1990’s-spawned Japanese computer game series involving pocket monsters. How do I know this? I googled it – like many other similarly uninitiated film-reviewers who turned up for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

Read More
May
9

Amazing Grace Review

I sat down to watch Sydney Pollack and Alan Elliot’s Amazing Grace hoping it would be an informative and moving account of Aretha Franklin’s life. It’s not, but that’s no bad thing.

Read More
Apr
18

Dragged Across Concrete Review

Steven Craig Zahler, the man behind brilliantly violent films Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99, is back with a brutal new film, Dragged Across Concrete.

Read More

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