Dunkirk review: “Very few filmmakers are as visionary and revolutionary as Mr. Nolan”

An unconventional summer blockbuster poised to become not just one of this year’s best films but probably a milestone in action filmmaking – Christopher Nolan’s latest opus is a cinematic accomplishment of Titanic (nod intended) proportions.

July 21, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ review: No more monkeying around!

The third prequel/reboot to 1968’s Planet of the Apes, rounds off the Caesar’s story while laying the path back to the original movie.

July 12, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


‘A Man Called Ove’ review: finds the real meaning of community

Ove Lindahl has laid out the plastic sheeting, set up the stool and even tied the noose.

July 3, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


‘Baby Driver’ review: dizzying heists

Colour me a fool but I’ve never cared much for Edgar Wright’s films.

June 29, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


‘Centre of my World’ review: family feuds and first loves

Centre of my World (original German title Die Mitte der Welt) is the latest feature film from writer/director Jakob M.

June 27, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Slack Bay review: curiously warm whimsy and anarchic rhythm

I will level with you: I have never seen a Dumont film.

June 13, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Dying laughing review: the best way to go, surely?

We’ve all heard of “sad clowns”; the idea that comedians, and the people who make us laugh the most, actually conceal a heavy heart full of misery.

June 13, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


The Mummy review: Mo’ mummy, mo’ problems

Tom Cruise headlines this reboot to the family-friendly franchise from the early 2000s.

June 13, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


My Cousin Rachel review: a superannuated tale of romance and murder

Notting Hill director Roger Michell’s comes to the silver screen again; brandishing all the associated charm, drama and sumptuous décor of the never out-of-vogue BBC costume drama.

June 8, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


‘Baywatch’ review: not waving just drowning

If you’re of an age to remember the halycon days of the original Baywatch well, this is just what you might expect from a late 2010’s reboot.

May 30, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge’ – Another Sea-quel

It’s been six years since the last Pirates film was released and rather than continue with another standalone instalment, this time the franchise harkens back to the original by building on the old cast as well as including some new blood.

May 23, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


‘Colossal’ review: fantasy and stark reality

Colossal is the latest foray into the writing/directing role for brilliant Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes) and jumps straight into a world of magic realism.

May 18, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


‘The Levelling’ review: tragedy, loss and deep unresolved family issues

The Levelling is a telling of intense familial drama, written and director by newbie, Hope Dickinson Leach.

May 18, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Jawbone review: squares up against personal demons

Jawbone on first appearances is a rather macho affair with all its boxing, illegal fight clubs and Ray Winstones’s cockney boldness but in fact there are more universal themes at the core of this film, touching on topics such as alcoholism, poverty, homelessness, loneliness and loss.

May 12, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Tomcat review: handheld camerawork with a thriller edge

An indescribable act of madness flummoxes the otherwise passionate and loving relationship between Viennese couple Stefan and Andreas.

May 12, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Alien Covenant review: grandiose and gruesome

If you’re still gestating Ridley Scott’s Prometheus unsure of whether it was exactly a welcome addition to the Alien family, Covenant may complicate things further.

May 12, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Mindhorn review: delivers hilarious and slightly surreal laughs

Julian Barratt is Mindhorn, the Isle of Man’s finest TV detective, sporting a robotic eye which can literally see the truth.

May 2, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Lady Macbeth review: Florence Pugh stars in a subversive make-over

Russian novella ‘Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District’ by Nikolai Leskov, receives a subversive make-over, through the eyes of director William Oldroyd.

April 28, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


The Promise review: an epic across the Turkish and Armenian landscape

The Promise is an epic across the Turkish and Armenian landscape, seeking to bring to light all the atrocities that happened in the Armenian Genocide at the fall of the Ottoman empire.

April 27, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Clash review: pulls the audience into the conflict and leaves them there

Fans of Egyptian director Mohamed Diab will be aware of his previous work Cairo 678 and his contemporary take on Egyptian culture and society.

April 23, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview