Movie Reviews Editor's Picks

  • Phantom Thread Review

    Phantom Thread is a confusing, odd, dark, sharply funny and gorgeous 130-minute ride. Fans of Anderson will not be disappointed.

    Phantom Thread is a confusing, odd, dark, sharply funny and gorgeous 130-minute ride. Fans of Anderson will not be disappointed.
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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

    Good luck J.J, it won’t be too easy to top this one.

    Good luck J.J, it won’t be too easy to top this one.
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  • Paddington 2 Review

    Paddington 2 is a truly glorious, charming and tender piece of cinema.

    Paddington 2 is a truly glorious, charming and tender piece of cinema.
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  • 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…

    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 Tracy Flick’s ambitions of being class President. So it’s something of a crushing disappointment to…
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Action Movie Reviews

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Review

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a sequel that shouldn’t work. It’s about twenty years too late, the original film’s star is no longer with us, and nobody really asked for this story to continue. Strangely enough, though, director Jake Kasdan has made a successor that’s much more entertaining than it has any right to be.

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a sequel that shouldn’t work. It’s about twenty years too late, the original film’s star is no longer with us, and nobody really asked for this story to continue. Strangely enough, though, director Jake Kasdan has made a successor that’s much more entertaining than it has any right to be.
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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

    Good luck J.J, it won’t be too easy to top this one.

    Good luck J.J, it won’t be too easy to top this one.
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  • Justice League Review

    Justice League will leave you with hope for a better tomorrow.

    Justice League will leave you with hope for a better tomorrow.
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  • Thor: Ragnarok Review

    Thor: Ragnarok ridicules the formula of the genre and the characters that inhabit it with a deft execution and vital sense of affection that allows this to work.

    Thor: Ragnarok ridicules the formula of the genre and the characters that inhabit it with a deft execution and vital sense of affection that allows this to work.
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Adventure Movie Reviews

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Review

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a sequel that shouldn’t work. It’s about twenty years too late, the original film’s star is no longer with us, and nobody really asked for this story to continue. Strangely enough, though, director Jake Kasdan has made a successor that’s much more entertaining than it has any right to be.

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a sequel that shouldn’t work. It’s about twenty years too late, the original film’s star is no longer with us, and nobody really asked for this story to continue. Strangely enough, though, director Jake Kasdan has made a successor that’s much more entertaining than it has any right to be.
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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

    Good luck J.J, it won’t be too easy to top this one.

    Good luck J.J, it won’t be too easy to top this one.
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  • Justice League Review

    Justice League will leave you with hope for a better tomorrow.

    Justice League will leave you with hope for a better tomorrow.
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  • Paddington 2 Review

    Paddington 2 is a truly glorious, charming and tender piece of cinema.

    Paddington 2 is a truly glorious, charming and tender piece of cinema.
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Drama Movie Reviews

  • Phantom Thread Review

    Phantom Thread is a confusing, odd, dark, sharply funny and gorgeous 130-minute ride. Fans of Anderson will not be disappointed.

    Phantom Thread is a confusing, odd, dark, sharply funny and gorgeous 130-minute ride. Fans of Anderson will not be disappointed.
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  • The Greatest Showman Review

    A fantastical, somewhat contrived take on the life of P.T. Barnum.

    A fantastical, somewhat contrived take on the life of P.T. Barnum.
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  • The Post Review

    The Post brings together arguably our best living director (Steven Spielberg), arguably our best living actor (Tom Hanks), and arguably our best living actress (Meryl Streep).

    The Post brings together arguably our best living director (Steven Spielberg), arguably our best living actor (Tom Hanks), and arguably our best living actress (Meryl Streep).
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  • All the Money in the World Review

    It’s hard to talk about All the Money in the World without discussing its hectic production.

    It’s hard to talk about All the Money in the World without discussing its hectic production.
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Comedy Movie Reviews

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Review

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a sequel that shouldn’t work. It’s about twenty years too late, the original film’s star is no longer with us, and nobody really asked for this story to continue. Strangely enough, though, director Jake Kasdan has made a successor that’s much more entertaining than it has any right to be.

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a sequel that shouldn’t work. It’s about twenty years too late, the original film’s star is no longer with us, and nobody really asked for this story to continue. Strangely enough, though, director Jake Kasdan has made a successor that’s much more entertaining than it has any right to be.
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  • Battle of the Sexes Review

    While charming at times, and easy to indulge in at others – given the two filmmakers at the helm it was hard not to anticipate a film with a little more ingenuity than this.

    While charming at times, and easy to indulge in at others – given the two filmmakers at the helm it was hard not to anticipate a film with a little more ingenuity than this.
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  • Paddington 2 Review

    Paddington 2 is a truly glorious, charming and tender piece of cinema.

    Paddington 2 is a truly glorious, charming and tender piece of cinema.
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  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Review

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri may not be as rewatchable as McDonagh’s previous two films, but it is his most mature, timely, and important picture to date.

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri may not be as rewatchable as McDonagh’s previous two films, but it is his most mature, timely, and important picture to date.
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Sci-fi Movie Reviews

  • Thor: Ragnarok Review

    Thor: Ragnarok ridicules the formula of the genre and the characters that inhabit it with a deft execution and vital sense of affection that allows this to work.

    Thor: Ragnarok ridicules the formula of the genre and the characters that inhabit it with a deft execution and vital sense of affection that allows this to work.
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  • Geostorm Review

    Geostorm is like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs… minus the meatballs.

    Geostorm is like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs… minus the meatballs.
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  • 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.

    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.

    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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Fantasy Movie Reviews

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

    Good luck J.J, it won’t be too easy to top this one.

    Good luck J.J, it won’t be too easy to top this one.
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  • Justice League Review

    Justice League will leave you with hope for a better tomorrow.

    Justice League will leave you with hope for a better tomorrow.
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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,…

    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 Hawkins), who works as a janitor in a mysterious government laboratory. She keeps in the background,…
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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.

    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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Thriller Movie Reviews

  • Geostorm Review

    Geostorm is like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs… minus the meatballs.

    Geostorm is like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs… minus the meatballs.
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  • The Foreigner Review

    The Foreigner is like two different movies. One movie is a revenge flick and the other is a political thriller.

    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…

    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 luck, Thoroughbreds will form into the former for it is a darkly comic yet endlessly tragic thriller…
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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.

    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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Crime Movie Reviews

  • All the Money in the World Review

    It’s hard to talk about All the Money in the World without discussing its hectic production.

    It’s hard to talk about All the Money in the World without discussing its hectic production.
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  • Murder on the Orient Express Review

    It’s a shame to see such a wonderful story and cast not done justice too, as a film just lacking in that playful edge, too pedestrian in its execution

    It’s a shame to see such a wonderful story and cast not done justice too, as a film just lacking in that playful edge, too pedestrian in its execution
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  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Review

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri may not be as rewatchable as McDonagh’s previous two films, but it is his most mature, timely, and important picture to date.

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri may not be as rewatchable as McDonagh’s previous two films, but it is his most mature, timely, and important picture to date.
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  • The Snowman Review

    Every so often to sit down to watch a film and leave feeling as though you hadn’t experienced the movie the director had intended you to see. The Snowman is one such film – at least you certainly hope that to be the case, because if this is the…

    Every so often to sit down to watch a film and leave feeling as though you hadn’t experienced the movie the director had intended you to see. The Snowman is one such film – at least you certainly hope that to be the case, because if this is the film that the director had intended we see, then someone may need to have a quiet word with Tomas Alfredson.

    Michael Fassbender plays the leading role of Harry Hole, a self-destructive, alcoholic detective who is investigating the death of a…
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Animation Movie Reviews

  • Paddington 2 Review

    Paddington 2 is a truly glorious, charming and tender piece of cinema.

    Paddington 2 is a truly glorious, charming and tender piece of cinema.
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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.

    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

    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.

    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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Horror Movie Reviews

  • The Snowman Review

    Every so often to sit down to watch a film and leave feeling as though you hadn’t experienced the movie the director had intended you to see. The Snowman is one such film – at least you certainly hope that to be the case, because if this is the…

    Every so often to sit down to watch a film and leave feeling as though you hadn’t experienced the movie the director had intended you to see. The Snowman is one such film – at least you certainly hope that to be the case, because if this is the film that the director had intended we see, then someone may need to have a quiet word with Tomas Alfredson.

    Michael Fassbender plays the leading role of Harry Hole, a self-destructive, alcoholic detective who is investigating the death of a…
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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.

    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…

    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 all attempt to decipher and deconstruct and yet seemingly get no closer to being ‘right ‘ for where…
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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…

    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 death karma in the form of deranged teenager, Martin (Barry Keoghan). He’s polite and friendly…
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