Film Reviews

Zombieland: Double Tap (Review)

DIRECTOR: Ruben Fleischer

CAST: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson, Thomas Middleditch, Avan Jogia

RUNNING TIME: 93 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: Ten years after the zombie outbreak, makeshift family Tallahassee (Harrelson), Columbus (Eisenberg), Wichita (Stone) and Little Rock (Breslin) continue to fight the undead and function together…

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In the ten years since we last toured Zombieland, there have been – needless to say – quite a number of […]

Official Secrets (Review)

DIRECTOR: Gavin Hood

CAST: Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans, Adam Bakri, Indira Varma, Ralph Fiennes, Conleth Hill, Tamsin Greig, Hattie Morahan, Ray Panthaki, Angus Wright, Chris Larkin, Monica Dolan, Jack Farthing, Clive Francis, John Heffernan, Kenneth Cranham, Darrell D’Silva, Janie Dee, MyAnna Buring, Chris Reilly, Shaun Dooley, Peter Guinness, Hanako Footman, Jeremy Northam

RUNNING TIME: 112 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: GCHQ employee Katherine Gun (Knightley) leaks to the press a memo revealing illegal practises that […]

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Review)

DIRECTOR: Joachim Rønning

CAST: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Harris Dickinson, Robert Lindsay, Warwick Davis, Jenn Murray, David Gyasi, Judith Shekoni, John Carew, Freddie Wise

RUNNING TIME: 118 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: Maleficent (Jolie) ignites a war between humans and fairies, which puts her at odds with her goddaughter Princess Aurora (Fanning)…

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Before we begin, I feel like I need to put in […]

The Irishman (BFI London Film Festival Review)

DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese

CAST: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Kathrine Narducci, Domenick Lombardozzi, Sebastian Maniscalco, Ray Romano, Jeremy Luke, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Aleksa Palladino, India Ennenga, J.C. MacKenzie, Gary Basaraba, Jesse Plemons, Jim Norton, Larry Romano, Jake Hoffman, Patrick Gallo, Barry Primus

RUNNING TIME: 209 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: Mob hitman Frank Sheeran (De Niro) recalls his possible involvement in the unsolved slaying of Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino)…

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A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Review)

DIRECTORS: Will Becher and Richard Phelan

CAST: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Amalia Vitale, Kate Harbour, David Holt, Richard Webber, Simon Greenall, Emma Tate, Andy Nyman, Chris Morrell, Joe Sugg

RUNNING TIME: 87 mins

CERTIFICATE: U

BASICALLY…: Shaun the sheep (Fletcher) comes across an alien, and with his farmyard friends sets out to bring it back home before the government finds it…

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Can we acknowledge the fact that Shaun the Sheep now has more feature-length movies to […]

The Lighthouse (BFI London Film Festival Review)

DIRECTOR: Robert Eggers

CAST: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman

RUNNING TIME: 110 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: Two isolated lighthouse keepers (Pattinson and Dafoe) find their composure, and sanity, slowly slipping away…

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This review is of the cut shown at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2019 – the UK release date is currently listed for January 31st 2020.
At once both a nightmarish psychological horror and a Harold Pinter-esque comedy-drama, The Lighthouse – director and […]

Judy & Punch (BFI London Film Festival Review)

DIRECTOR: Mirrah Foulkes

CAST: Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman, Benedict Hardie, Eddie Baroo, Tom Budge, Virginia Gay, Kiruna Stamell, Don Bridges, Terry Norris, Gillian Jones, Lucy Velik, Daisy Axon, Lachlan Martin, Brenda Palmer, Phillip McInnes, Charlie Nettleton, Logan Nettleton

RUNNING TIME: 105 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A pair of puppeteers (Wasikowska and Herriman) try to resurrect their show in a town on the brink of anarchy…

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This review is of the cut shown at the BFI London […]

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    A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (BFI London Film Festival Review)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (BFI London Film Festival Review)

DIRECTOR: Marielle Heller

CAST: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Cooper, Enrico Colantoni, Maryann Plunkett, Tammy Blanchard, Wendy Makkena, Carmen Cusack, Noah Harpster, Maddie Corman, Christine Lahti

RUNNING TIME: 107 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: Cynical journalist Lloyd (Rhys) is assigned to interview Fred Rogers (Hanks), the kind-hearted host of beloved children’s show Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood…

 

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This review is of the cut shown at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2019 – the UK […]

Abominable (Review)

DIRECTOR: Jill Culton

CAST: Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin, Michelle Wong

RUNNING TIME: 97 mins

CERTIFICATE: U

BASICALLY…: Teenager Yi (Bennet) discovers a Yeti hiding on the roof of her building, and sets out on a journey to return him home on the top of Mount Everest…

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It’s good to be a Yeti right now in the film industry, because within the space of a year the mythical […]

Le Mans ’66 (BFI London Film Festival Review)

DIRECTOR: James Mangold

CAST: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnon, JJ Feild, Gian Franco Tordi, Jack McMullen, Benjamin Rigby, Joe Williamson, Alex Gurney, Corrado Invernizzi, Wallace Langham

RUNNING TIME: 152 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: In 1966, motor company Ford develops plans to build a vehicle designed to beat competitor Ferrari at the Le Mans race, under the supervision of engineer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and driver Ken […]

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