Category Archive: film

Review – Force Majeure

Force Majeure is a comedy of passive aggressiveness

Review – The Dirties

The Dirties redefines the found footage genre.

Review – Lucy

Welcome to the new age of machine gun metaphysics with Lucy.

Review – Stations of the Cross

The experience of German fundamentalist Catholic guilt is suffocating in the superb Stations of the Cross

Review – Guardians of the Galaxy

Gate crashes Marvel’s cinematic stable and instantly becomes the life of the party

Review – Frank

Frank is like a big group hug from the oddballs in your life.

Review – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Tops the predecessor while slotting in nicely with the sci-fi origins of the series

Review – You’re Sleeping Nicole

Beautifully understated and grumpy in that special 20-something kind of way.

Review – 22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street is the sequel to deconstruct all sequels.

Review – Tim’s Vermeer

As the brushes are set down and the paint dries, you step back from Tim’s Vermeer to discover a masterpiece of documentary filmmaking, celebrating two great thinkers connected across time by their creations.

Review – What We Do In The Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows does for vampires what This is Spinal Tap did for rock bands.

Review – Sunshine on Leith

Get your tea and biscuits ready and prepare for the pleasantries of Sunshine on Leith, a jukebox urban musical based on the music of The Proclaimers. Yes, those Scottish guys that sing that ‘500 Miles’ song you last belted out at karaoke.

Review – My Sweet Pepper Land

If you’re at drinks and someone says they saw a really good foreign film that’s a Kurdish western, but they can’t remember the name, there’s a good chance it’s My Sweet Pepper Land.

Review – The Fault In Our Stars

If a film can make you cry, does that immediately make it good? Wrestling with this quandary is what makes The Fault In Our Stars a puzzler.

Review – Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow is working from the playbook of a really good episode of The Twilight Zone that has received a Red Bull transfusion.