Reviews

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place is a revelatory reflection on just how terrifying silence can be. This new sci-fi thriller written by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, with help from director John Krasinski, sets the viewers on a mission to actively participate in the...

120 BPM

120 BPM is a film full of life, in all of its glories and despondencies. It follows the progress of the Paris chapter of the HIV/AIDS activist group ACT UP during the 1990s. The protests that the members enact are punchy and lively; they disrupt...

Ready Player One

Spectacle for the sake of spectacle has become an all-too-common problem for contemporary Hollywood. Cohesive narrative and characterisation can often get lost in the maze of technological showmanship. Unfortunately, Ready Player One is a film that...

Isle of Dogs

Isles of Dogs is a love letter to man’s best friend. Revisiting the techniques used in Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Wes Anderson has created a handmade feast of intelligent and dynamic stop-motion animation. The film is set in a dystopian Japan after...

Journeyman

Journeyman, Paddy Considine’s second feature, is a boxing film, and as such has the hallmark training montages, press conferences and bloody-fight scenes to prove it. But, much like Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw (2015), it is less concerned with the...

Annihilation

Alex Garland’s sophomore directorial effort Annihilation begins with solder-turned-scientist Lena (Natalie Portman) dealing with the sudden reappearance of her military husband Kane (Oscar Isaac), who has been missing for a year. Only Kane seems...

Unsane

Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy) is being obsessively stalked by David Strine (Joshua Leonard). She files a restraining order, and relocates from Boston to Pennsylvania. She starts a new job as a data analyst in a bank, and is beginning a new life....

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