Reviews

Darkest Hour

I admit I had my reservations about Darkest Hour, a historical drama following Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) during his first two months in office. While Churchill is certainly a figure to be admired and celebrated, did we really...

Rey

I think you’ll know within minutes whether Rey, a new film by Chilean-American director Niles Atallah, is your thing or not. It’s the (at least partially true) story of Orélie-Antoine de Tounens, a nineteenth century French lawyer who travelled...

Brad’s Status

The name Brad’s Status alludes to the film’s central subject, and to the social media platforms its titular character is tormented by. Brad (Ben Stiller) owns a non-profit organisation, and has a contented wife (Jenna Fischer) and a talented...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Flying into cinemas this December with all lasers firing is Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth instalment in the long-running space opera that began in 1977. Picking up where 2015’s The Force Awakens left off, The Last Jedi sees Rey (Daisy...

The Disaster Artist

Some time around the turn of the millennium, Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau in an acting class. Sestero was mesmerised simultaneously by Wiseau’s peculiarities – his over-the-top acting, his bizarre appearance, his unidentifiable accent and the...

Suburbicon

In his latest collaboration with the Coen brothers, George Clooney the actor shone in his whimsical portrayal of a politically confused film star in Hail Ceasar! As a director, however, Clooney seems to still be playing the role of a politically...

Daddy’s Home 2

Let’s get it out of the way; Daddy’s Home 2 is decidedly average if not poor. That being said, for a festive sequel to another so-so festive film, ‘decidedly average if not poor’ is probably the best anyone could hope for. In a male...

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