Movie Reviews Editor's Picks

  • Downsizing Review (61st BFI London Film Festival)

    Alexander Payne is one of cinema’s most brilliant and consistent directors to come into the fold in the last two decades with films that have not only balanced heart and humour to wonderful effects but bring us some of the most eclectic group of characters. Whether it was Miles & Jack as they made their way through the luscious vineyards of California, Warren Schmidt and his travelling RV or…
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  • The Disaster Artist Review (Toronto International Film Festival)

    Tommy Wiseau’s mystery has captivated the underbelly of pop culture for more than a decade, ever since he unleashed The Room on audiences in 2003. A twisted, undecipherable romantic drama, hailed as the “best worst movie” of all time, it has left a unique footprint in cinema, one that brings folks together, gets them laughing and begging for answers to questions like: Who is Tommy Wiseau,…
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  • The Shape of Water Review (Toronto International Film Festival)

    Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a true labor of love for the filmmaker. We’ve seen him tackle mainstream blockbuster material with Pacific Rim and Hellboy, but this new, surreal love story has more in common with his adored 2006 film, Pan’s Labyrinth.

    It holds the same gentle dark fantasy backbone, using dense colours to tell its story, which follows a mute woman, Eliza (Sally…
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  • Mother! Review

    In cinema one of the most engaging of elements is a filmmakers ability to provoke, to entice conversation, and have several likeminded people find themselves miles apart in their own interpretation of art, how we can all watch the same thing and yet each seem to watch something so different to the next. In that regard, Darren Aronofsky’s mother! is an astounding triumph, as a feature we can…
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Action Movie Reviews

  • The Lego Ninjago Movie Review

    In the same vein as its predecessors, The Lego Ninjago Movie is a fast-paced, heartwarming, and visually inventive animated feature that exceeds expectations.
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  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

    Sequels are hard. For every successful film there’s always talk of another entry, a follow-up installment that will explore the “mythology” of the created universe – whether super or not – and bring back all those things you loved and more. But the balancing act between bringing the familiar and the new together whilst still servicing the characters and the story is hard. For every worthy…
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Adventure Movie Reviews

  • The Mountain Between Us Review

    While generic in parts, this ordinary film is elevated by its extraordinary leading duo.
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  • The Lego Ninjago Movie Review

    In the same vein as its predecessors, The Lego Ninjago Movie is a fast-paced, heartwarming, and visually inventive animated feature that exceeds expectations.
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  • The Shape of Water Review (Toronto International Film Festival)

    Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a true labor of love for the filmmaker. We’ve seen him tackle mainstream blockbuster material with Pacific Rim and Hellboy, but this new, surreal love story has more in common with his adored 2006 film, Pan’s Labyrinth.

    It holds the same gentle dark fantasy backbone, using dense colours to tell its story, which follows a mute woman, Eliza (Sally…
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  • The Dark Tower Review

    For a film that’s trying to be grand and epic, The Dark Tower doesn’t amount to anything more than a series of fantasy and young adult clichés.
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Drama Movie Reviews

  • Downsizing Review (61st BFI London Film Festival)

    Alexander Payne is one of cinema’s most brilliant and consistent directors to come into the fold in the last two decades with films that have not only balanced heart and humour to wonderful effects but bring us some of the most eclectic group of characters. Whether it was Miles & Jack as they made their way through the luscious vineyards of California, Warren Schmidt and his travelling RV or…
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  • The Party Review

    This chamber piece is very easy to indulge in and get on board with – though for a filmmaker this talented, it does feel somewhat easy as it’s hard not to expect just a little bit more.
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  • Brawl in Cell Block 99 Review (61st BFI London Film Festival)

    Vince Vaughn has noticeable change his acting tact in recent years with a focus more on maturing as an actor after a string of comedy hits that have put him in good stead. The likes of Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up and Dodgeball are the most notable of his “funny period” but with his success came more of the same, seeing him pigeon-holed as the same character over and over forcing a bit of…
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  • Last Flag Flying Review (61st BFI London Film Festival)

    Director Richard Linklater has made some of the most interesting films of the last decade or two: his brilliant coming-of-age dramedy Everybody Wants Some was one of last year’s most revered films while his Before… Trilogy has gathered many an admirer over the years since its inception and remains to this day the great example of a romance film of the last two decades. And, of course, who…
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Comedy Movie Reviews

  • Downsizing Review (61st BFI London Film Festival)

    Alexander Payne is one of cinema’s most brilliant and consistent directors to come into the fold in the last two decades with films that have not only balanced heart and humour to wonderful effects but bring us some of the most eclectic group of characters. Whether it was Miles & Jack as they made their way through the luscious vineyards of California, Warren Schmidt and his travelling RV or…
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  • The Party Review

    This chamber piece is very easy to indulge in and get on board with – though for a filmmaker this talented, it does feel somewhat easy as it’s hard not to expect just a little bit more.
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  • Home Again Review

    So horrendously mawkish it’s hard to get your head around in parts.
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  • Brad’s Status Review

    Brad’s Status isn’t afraid to tackle some uncomfortable situations and make its characters unlikable on occasion. Even when Brad is at his worst, though, Stiller’s subtle performance brings a real humanity to the character we can all see ourselves in.
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Sci-fi Movie Reviews

  • Blade Runner 2049 Review

    Just as Villeneuve turned in a modern science fiction masterpiece with last year’s Arrival, he’s done the same in Blade Runner 2049.
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  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day 3D Review

    To say Terminator 2: Judgement Day 3D is the best movie released this summer would be doing it down. It’s one of the best movies released all year and still one of the greatest action movies ever made. And they don’t make them like this anymore.
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  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Review

    Although it’s definitely one that will leave people on the fence, Valerian is fortunately given a boost thanks to its leads.
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  • Transformers: The Last Knight Review

    In the seemingly never-ending procession of summer blockbusters that are now part of a gigantic, expanded universe that is all the rage right now, it’s the turn of the Robots in Disguise to join the party with the fifth installment in the wildly successful franchise based on the popular cartoon and toys from the 1980’s. It has now been a decade since the first film smashed its way onto the…
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Fantasy Movie Reviews

  • The Shape of Water Review (Toronto International Film Festival)

    Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a true labor of love for the filmmaker. We’ve seen him tackle mainstream blockbuster material with Pacific Rim and Hellboy, but this new, surreal love story has more in common with his adored 2006 film, Pan’s Labyrinth.

    It holds the same gentle dark fantasy backbone, using dense colours to tell its story, which follows a mute woman, Eliza (Sally…
    Read More »

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  • The Dark Tower Review

    For a film that’s trying to be grand and epic, The Dark Tower doesn’t amount to anything more than a series of fantasy and young adult clichés.
    Read More »

    IT is NOT a remake!
    susanna finn
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  • A Ghost Story Review

    C’s journey from denial to acceptance is powerfully portrayed through visuals, giving A Ghost Story the essence of a silent picture.
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  • Transformers: The Last Knight Review

    In the seemingly never-ending procession of summer blockbusters that are now part of a gigantic, expanded universe that is all the rage right now, it’s the turn of the Robots in Disguise to join the party with the fifth installment in the wildly successful franchise based on the popular cartoon and toys from the 1980’s. It has now been a decade since the first film smashed its way onto the…
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Thriller Movie Reviews

  • The Foreigner Review

    The Foreigner is like two different movies. One movie is a revenge flick and the other is a political thriller.
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  • Thoroughbreds Review (61st BFI London Film Festival)

    There’s always so many treats coming out of the Sundance Film Festival at the start of every new year but gosh darn it if we struggle to see some of them here in old Blighty. Over the years, many of those “expensive” films find there way into cinemas but others don’t – lost at sea to maybe never see the light of day with only a fleeting DVD release to showcase some upcoming talents. With any…
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  • Happy Death Day Review

    When Edge of Tomorrow came out a few years ago, everybody wrote it off as a Groundhog Day knockoff with explosions. Against all the odds, though, Doug Liman’s film managed to be clever, funny, and fresh despite its familiar premise. The same can be said about Happy Death Day.
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  • Brawl in Cell Block 99 Review (61st BFI London Film Festival)

    Vince Vaughn has noticeable change his acting tact in recent years with a focus more on maturing as an actor after a string of comedy hits that have put him in good stead. The likes of Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up and Dodgeball are the most notable of his “funny period” but with his success came more of the same, seeing him pigeon-holed as the same character over and over forcing a bit of…
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Crime Movie Reviews

  • Suburbicon Review (Toronto International Film Festival)

    Seeing the names Joel and Ethan Coen attached to a film is an instant cause for excitement — place George Clooney in the director’s chair and you’d be lying to yourself if Suburbicon weren’t high on your list this festival season. Clooney behind the camera is comfortable and clean cut, perhaps too subdued for a script that unfolds in an explosive, messy display of tonal confusion and…
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  • Crown Heights Review

    Even if it only has a small impact, Crown Heights will have done its job if it resonates with at least one lawyer, judge, or juror that’ll decide the outside of a person’s life.
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  • Detroit Review

    An all too pertinent affair, studying the conflict between the black and white communities in the States, which, if you turn on the news anytime soon, you’ll notice is still depressingly relevant.
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  • Logan Lucky Review

    Logan Lucky is about a group of criminals that seem dumb on the surface, but turn out to be smarter than they appear. Likewise, the film itself is much smarter than the ads might have you think.
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Animation Movie Reviews

  • The Lego Ninjago Movie Review

    In the same vein as its predecessors, The Lego Ninjago Movie is a fast-paced, heartwarming, and visually inventive animated feature that exceeds expectations.
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  • The Emoji Movie Review

    Evidently inspired by the likes of Wreck-It Ralph and Inside Out – this film comes without the charm not comedic sensibilities of either film
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  • Cars 3 Review

    The pertinent themes that are studied within this Brian Fee endeavour are evidently interesting and deserving of cinematic treatment – and yet Cars 3 feels tedious in parts, with several sections of the movie that simply pass the time.
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  • Despicable Me 3 Review

    Did you like the first two Despicable Me movies? Do you even kind of have a soft spot for Minions? Then you’ll like Despicable Me 3 just fine.
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Horror Movie Reviews

  • Happy Death Day Review

    When Edge of Tomorrow came out a few years ago, everybody wrote it off as a Groundhog Day knockoff with explosions. Against all the odds, though, Doug Liman’s film managed to be clever, funny, and fresh despite its familiar premise. The same can be said about Happy Death Day.
    Read More »

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  • Mother! Review

    In cinema one of the most engaging of elements is a filmmakers ability to provoke, to entice conversation, and have several likeminded people find themselves miles apart in their own interpretation of art, how we can all watch the same thing and yet each seem to watch something so different to the next. In that regard, Darren Aronofsky’s mother! is an astounding triumph, as a feature we can…
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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer Review (Toronto International Film Festival)

    There is a torturous, biting audio that surrounds Yorgos Lanthimos latest surreal picture, The Killing of a Sacred Deer. It drones on from scene to scene, sometimes leaving completely, but lurking alongside the visual, ready to add that piercing sonic climax.

    We follow cardiologist Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell in full black comedy form, wearing a survivalist beard) as he navigates life or…
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  • It Review

    As haunting as It can be, what really makes the film special is the authentic dynamic between the young actors.
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