‘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

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki review: a focus on simplicity and its joyous place in the world

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki is the latest feature length offering from acclaimed Finnish writer/director Juho Kuosmanen.

April 23, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

The Sense of an Ending review: stunning performances from veteran actors

The Sense of an Ending hits the ground running with its leading cast.

April 23, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Fast and Furious 8 review: spectacular spectacles and silly fun

The Fast and Furious franchise has continued to entertain way beyond its shelf-life, stretching out into the niche of spectacular spectacles and silly fun.

April 12, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview