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Surveillance

Snowpiercer

Intriguing, but generally incomprehensible sci-fi gobbledegook.


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31st Aug 2020

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Buffaloed

Fun, textbook indie comedy.


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30th Aug 2020

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Jumani

The Next Level

Marginally less fun sequel, but still plenty of laughs.


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16th Aug 2020

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21 Bridges

Surprisingly enjoyable plane movie, though it owes a lot to the magnificent Copland.


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8th Aug 2020

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Yesterday

Entertaining Brit-com, though it’s a bit on-the-beaten-path for Danny Boyle.


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13th Apr 2020

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Juliet, Naked

Mildly enjoyable, thoroughly forgettable Nick Hornby pic ...once you get past the contrived set up.


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4th Apr 2020

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The Lion King

Impeccably realised remake, but it’s emotionally flat.


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15th Mar 2020

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Galveston

Standard festival thriller, with some style and decent moments - but it’s all a bit thin.


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10th Mar 2020

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Horse Girl

Text book indie, literally days out of Sundance. Interesting until it gets a bit too wacky.


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9th Feb 2020

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Phantom Thread

Considered character study that strays into pretentiousness here and there.


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25th Jan 2020

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Rocketman

Enthusiasticly directed sequence of unrelated musical set pieces.


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31st Dec 2019

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Avengers

Endgame

Yet another biggest-battle-yet, with more than a passing nod to BTTF2.


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30th Dec 2019

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Captain Marvel

Decent origin story, with charm and some 90s nostalgia.


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27th Dec 2019

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Star Wars

The Rise of Skywalker

Freestyle bouillabaisse with all the ingredients, but no chef.


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27th Dec 2019

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Frozen 2

Surprisingly strong sequel that gets going after a convoluted start.


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24th Nov 2019

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The Mule

Casual drama from Clint Eastwood, with the man himself anchoring things through a charming turn.


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16th Nov 2019

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Vice

Stylish but incoherent Cheney biopic, hampered by another one-note turn from Bale.


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5th Oct 2019

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Minding the Gap

Interesting doc following the lives of 3 teens becoming adults, tied together by skateboarding.


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28th Sep 2019

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Two For Joy

Predictably grim seaside coming-of-age indie. Decent enough, but you’ve seen it before


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13th Jul 2019

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Coraline

Out-there kids fable with an old school Tim Burton vibe.


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16th Jun 2019

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Tallulah

Decent, but slightly muddled parenting indie.


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28th Apr 2019

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Sicario 2

Soldaro

Surprisingly stylish sequel that drops the ball in classic straight-to-VHS style halfway through.


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6th Apr 2019

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Hold the Dark

Opaque Alaskan thriller from Jeremy Saulnier, with little regard for convention.


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1st Apr 2019

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The Dirt

Fun biopic that runs out of steam about when the band did.


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25th Mar 2019

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Bird Box

High concept sci-fi that stretches its concept a little thin.


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19th Mar 2019

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A Quiet Place

Laborious, high-concept alien horror. While the concept is good, the beats are all well telegraphed.


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2nd Mar 2019

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Isn’t It Romantic

Witty, if a little obvious, post-meta rom-com.


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1st Mar 2019

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The Lego Movie 2

The Second Part

It’s literally a re-hash of all the themes of the first one with a few less jokes.


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23rd Feb 2019

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Unsane

Slight, but sometime engaging iPhone feature.


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26th Jan 2019

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Rampage

Bog standard entry into The-Rock-action-movie genre. As much personality as a computer game.


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3rd Jan 2019

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Avengers

Infinity War

This time it’s really, really serious. Seriously.


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27th Dec 2018

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The Greatest Showman

It’s a musical ...but slick direction makes it just about bearable.


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24th Dec 2018

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England is Mine

Dry Morrissey biopic that gets arty by avoiding using any Smiths songs.


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7th Oct 2018

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The Only Living Boy in New York

Decent rehash of vintage indie movie tropes.


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7th Oct 2018

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Ingrid Goes West

Sympathetic retread of Single White Female, with added #hashtags.


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26th Aug 2018

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Jumanji

Welcome to the Jungle

Fun updated reboot with added Breakfast Club.


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26th Aug 2018

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Song to Song

It’s a cover version of every other Mallick pic, but the setting is inspired and the improv from Gosling is enjoyably enthusiastic.


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8th Aug 2018

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Anthropoid

Small scale wartime espionage flick. Decent, but a bit laboured.


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15th Jul 2018

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American Made

Derivative but fun romp through 80s CIA drug and gun running.


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12th Jul 2018

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Bone Tomahawk

Brutally violent, post-Tarantino western. It’s all a bit mechanical.


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2nd Jun 2018

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Solo

A Star Wars Story

Reasonable, forgettable addition. Overfilling that mysterious back story.


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1st Jun 2018

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Last Flag Flying

Unofficial sequel to The Last Detail. Surprisingly slight effort from Linklater.


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29th Apr 2018

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Spider-man

Homecoming

A third crack at Spider-man. Fun-ish, but it’s zero-stakes, zero-jeopardy. Bit smug too.


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31st Mar 2018

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Wonder Woman

Another garish super-hero flick. Slightly above average, mainly by being more old-fashioned.


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30th Mar 2018

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Slow West

Overly dry, eccentric western. Jarmuschian overtones.


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16th Mar 2018

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21 Years

Richard Linklater

Career retrospective doc that keeps it fun and doesn’t outstay it’s welcome.


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11th Mar 2018

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By the Sea

Slated by the critics, this is a stylish, slight, small movie - with two massive stars in it.


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6th Jan 2018

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Kong

Skull Island

Fun, original take on an otherwise ageing property. Apocalypse Now meets Watchmen.


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5th Jan 2018

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I, Daniel Blake

Bleak, real-time journey through the realities of living on benefits.


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25th Dec 2017

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Lucky Logan

Amiable, zero jeopardy comedy from Soderbergh. Slightly unsure what it’s trying to be.


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2nd Dec 2017

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