Reviews

Journey’s End

“They sent us here to die”: this is the austere notion behind the heavyweight film Journey’s End. This sense of doom renders it distinct from recent contemporary film adaptations such as the heroic Dunkirk (2017) or even noble War Horse...

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread begins in 1950s Fitzrovia at the breakfast table of Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), a renowned dressmaker with a habit for stitching hidden messages into his garments (inside his own blazer is a lock of the hair of his dead...

Downsizing

The general concept of Downsizing, that of shrinking people down as a solution to over-population, is instantly intriguing. The final product however, whilst flirting with moments of greatness, never quite manages to fully utilise the excellent...

A Woman’s Life

What a sympathetic piece of cinema this is. A Woman’s Life is the French-Belgian drama film directed by Stéphane Brizé which follows Jeanne (Judith Chelma) through a considerable part of her existence (years pass by in the swiftness of a cut)....

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

In the latest in a long string of young adult dystopian films to hit the big screen, The Maze Runner trilogy concludes with its finale, The Death Cure. Critics have been harsh; after the immune youths escape the eponymous maze built to study what...

Early Man

It’s crazy to think that it’s been nearly thirty years since A Grand Day Out (1989), the legendary clay animation comedy adventure, first gained unprecedented popularity and established its protagonists Wallace and Gromit as icons of British...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Like many of acclaimed director-writer Martin McDonagh’s screenplays, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri weaves a complex and dark tale of hardship, with a tinge of Western sensitivity. Following the murder of her daughter, Mildred Hayes...

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