Reviews

American Made

American Made, Doug Liman’s action-packed biopic, follows the life of Barry Seal (Tom Cruise), a TWA pilot recruited by both the CIA and the Medellin Cartel in the 1980s. Whilst conducting covert reconnaissance missions for the CIA, Seal is roped...

It

I was shocked by It. Not by its intense horror but by its ability to successfully combine a coming of age drama with good traditional horror. The film’s core cast of kids are wonderful, both in terms of writing and acting. Each character has a...

Detroit

An animated prologue sketching the history of the ‘great migration’ of African Americans from the countryside to the industrialised ghettos of the city; a raid on a Detroit speakeasy; a concert cut short due to rioting in the streets and the...

The Limehouse Golem

Let us begin, my friends, at the end: Londoners are still baying for blood and thus the show is not over. The horrific series of murders which fill this grand stage are performances cheaper, and more thrilling, than the East-End music halls in which...

The Emoji Movie

I tried to like The Emoji Movie, I really did. I was prepared to ignore the awful press, the soulless premise and the cringeworthy advertisements and give it a go. But, ultimately, The Emoji Movie just has nothing to give. It opens like the Disney...

God’s Own Country

Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) is a young man working perfunctorily on his family’s farm. His father is too ill to run the farm himself, and his grandmother is too old. He clearly wishes to be elsewhere, and this mode of self-denial spills over...

Mindhorn

In the 1980s Richard Thorncroft (Julien Barratt) was a small-screen sensation as the titular star of Mindhorn, a television show set on the Isle of Man about a superhero detective whose bionic eye allows him to ‘literally see the truth’. Time,...

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