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Surveillance

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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6 Days

Historical engaging, but languidly edited thriller surrounding the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege.


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5th Nov 2017

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The Lobster

Clever, quirky, black comedy parable that runs out of steam.


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23rd Aug 2017

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The Girl With All The Gifts

Reasonable zombie drama. More rewarding than Walking Dead, but still a bit derivative.


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14th Jul 2017

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Cake

Self-important, slightly contrived mainstream indie with the one with the good hair from Friends.


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8th Jul 2017

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Song to Song

More clichéd Terrence Malick. Amazing cinematography. Meandering improv. Great real-world settings.


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6th Jul 2017

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Jack Reacher

Never Go Back

Serviceable action sequel that ticks a lot of boxes without thinking outside of any.


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27th Jun 2017

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Jason Bourne

Tired, pointless rehash of a franchise that long ran out of steam.


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6th May 2017

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Money Monster

Tenuous financial hostage thriller, that doesn't add up to the sum of its parts.


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11th Feb 2017

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Green Room

Disappointing punk rock horror thriller, that doesn't make the best of its left field set up.


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9th Feb 2017

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Carol

Small scale period drama, anchored around strong central performances.


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15th Jan 2017

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10 Cloverfield Lane

Ambitious small scale sci-fi that drags a bit before it all gets a bit wacky.


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11th Jan 2017

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Zootropolis

Decent enough animated parable from Disney. Lacking the usual emotional Pixar punch.


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25th Dec 2016

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The Overnight

Arkward and occasionally hilarious Duplass-esque LA comedy. And only 75m long.


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26th Nov 2016

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Everybody Wants Some

Glacially paced re-hash/follow up to Dazed and Confused, with moments of fun. Great music.


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11th Nov 2016

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Black Mass

Boring, meandering re-tread of The Departed. Wannabe Scorcese, with a typically OTT Johnny Depp.


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19th Oct 2016

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20,000 Days on Earth

Pretty standard music promo from Nick Cave - extended to feature, executed with superior style.


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3rd Aug 2016

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