Reviews

The King

Rarely is a film as unexpectedly effective as The King, delivering on and exceeding expectations set by its marketing. Part historical drama, part adaptation of three of Shakespeare’s plays, it should in no way be viewed as an accurate retelling...

Dolemite Is My Name

The phrase “feel-good movie of the year” gets thrown around ad nauseum in trailers and reviews. That title might be a little lofty for Dolemite Is My Name, but there’s no denying it falls under the first half of that quote. Based on a true...

Le Mans ’66

After receiving widespread acclaim for his direction of Logan, James Mangold’s return with Le Mans ’66 (titled Ford v Ferrari in North America) once again demonstrates his ability to evoke awe and adrenaline while largely avoiding the cringes...

Monos

Alejandro Landes’ hypnotic thriller Monos is a daring leap into experimental, dark and gritty cinema. Eight child soldiers amidst an unspecified conflict in an undisclosed location attempt to follow the orders of their omnipresent, tyrannical...

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Preview

The latest Star Wars trilogy concludes this Christmas with the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and there is no reason not to be excited. The latest run of Star Wars movies have taken a lot of flak, receiving mixed feedback both from...

The Irishman

Scorsese’s latest crime epic is as impressive as it is ambitious, worthy of the excitement it generated as soon as the incredible cast, which includes the likes of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, was announced. Although The Irishman is better suited...

Sorry We Missed You

Put simply, Ken Loach has done it again. The director that brought us Kes and I, Daniel Blake has provided yet another important, harrowing insight into the lives of the less fortunate. Sorry We Missed You is a scathing attack on the gig economy...

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