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A Quiet Place Review – Silence is Golden in John Krasinski’s Terrifying Cat-and-Mouse Thriller of Breathless Whispers

Star of the U.S. remake of Ricky Gervais’ The Office and rom-coms ranging from It’s Complicated to License to Wed, you wouldn’t look to John Krasinski to direct a nail-biting, […]

Love, Simon Review – Greg Berlanti’s Gay Revision of the Rom-Com is Both Heartfelt and Heartbreaking

Two film genres that have enjoyed a recent resurgence in popularity are the teen coming-of-age and LGBT genres. You only need to look at the 2018 Oscars, which had Call […]

Red Sparrow Review – Jennifer Lawrence’s Latest Film is a Covert Exercise in Style over Substance

Francis Lawrence has spent all his career doing book adaptations. And whilst that seems pigeonholed, the genres of the films have been surprisingly diverse. He’s made action-fantasy, post-apocalyptic sci-fi, romance, […]

The Oscars, Bathed in Moonlight – Is the Academy Heading in the Right, Representative Direction?

The Oscars are perhaps the most celebrated film awards ceremony. They are supposed to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements, judged by the Academy’s voting membership. However, they are historically problematic […]

Game Night Review – Original and Inventive, Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams’ Thrilling Comedy is no Trivial Pursuit

It’s uncommon that a comedy ticks all the boxes that we’d like these days. Baywatch was a headache-inducing beach burn. Fist Fight was a punch in the face, rather than a […]

All the Money in the World Review – Sir Ridley Scott’s Re-Casting Gamble Has Paid Off in a Film That Will Hold Your Riveted Attention to Ransom

If one story has shaken the cinematic circuit up, it’s undoubtedly Ridley Scott’s creative decision to re-cast shamed actor Kevin Spacey, following sexual harassment claims, with the acclaimed Christopher Plummer, […]

Molly’s Game Review – Aaron Sorkin Deals a Deft Hand of Screenwriting Aces with His Imperfect yet Ambitious Poker Drama

In terms of contemporary American screenwriters, other than Tarantino, none go more recognised and revered than Aaron Sorkin. Having penned the screenplays for A Few Good Men, The Social Network […]

In Defense of Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Reflecting on Rian Johnson’s Film as an Allegory for the Toxicity of Expectation

WARNING: FULL SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI BELOW After two years of nervous anticipation, Rian Johnson’s newest entry into the Star Wars canon brings us the scene we’d […]

Happy End Review – Michael Haneke’s Latest is a Lesser Work, a Bourgeois Fever Dream and a Cinematic Slip-Up in an Otherwise Faultless Filmography

Funny Games. The White Ribbon. Amour. Hidden. All fantastic films that attest to Austrian director Michael Haneke’s untethered, unusual yet unique brilliance. With these in mind, I was eagerly anticipating […]