Reviews

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....

A Wrinkle in Time

Maya Angelou once said, “the desire to reach the stars is ambitious, the desire to reach hearts is wise.” Following her fierce, critically acclaimed documentary 13th (2016), about the intersections of race and mass incarceration, director Ava...

Proud Mary

Whilst all the promotion material and a retro opening sequence promised a neo-blaxploitation action romp, Proud Mary never delivers on its potential. Rather than a homage to Foxy Brown (1974) and the like, director Babak Najafi gives an initial...

The Square

Directed by Ruben Östlund, The Square chronicles the personal and public crises faced by Christian (Claes Bang), the well-respected curator of an art museum in Stockholm. His family and love life become intertwined with his attempts to set up a...

Sweet Country

Directed by Warwick Thornton, ​Sweet Country ​is a brutal but piercingly moral film set in the Australian outback some time after the first world war. Sam Kelly (Hamilton Morris) lives with his wife Lizzie (Natassia Gorey Furber) on a farm run...

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