Film Reviews

The Turning (Review)

DIRECTOR: Floria Sigismondi

CAST: Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, Joely Richardson, Mark Huberman, Niall Greig Fulton, Barbara Marten, Denna Thomsen, Karen Egan

RUNNING TIME: 94 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A young governess (Davis) discovers that the young children she has been entrusted with might not be as easy to care for as she may have hoped…

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Henry James’ 1898 ghost story The Turn of the Screw has been adapted countless times over the years, including […]

Dolittle (Review)

DIRECTOR: Stephen Gaghan

CAST: Robert Downey Jr., Harry Collett, Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Buckley, Carmel Laniado, Ralph Ineson, Joanna Page, Sonny Ashbourne Serkis, Kasia Smutniak, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard, Jason Mantzoukas, Frances de la Tour

RUNNING TIME: 102 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: Reclusive physician Doctor John Dolittle (Downey Jr.), who has the ability to speak to animals, must set […]

Bad Boys For Life (Review)

DIRECTORS: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah

CAST: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Núñez, Kate del Castillo, Nicky Jam, Joe Pantoliano, Theresa Randle, Jacob Scipio, Jamie Neumann, Massi Furlan, Thomas Brag, DJ Khaled

RUNNING TIME: 113 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: Police detectives Mike (Smith) and Marcus (Lawrence) team up once more to take on a mob boss hell-bent on revenge…

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As divisive a figure like Michael Bay is, a lot […]

Waves (Review)

DIRECTOR: Trey Edward Shults

CAST: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell, Alexa Demie, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sterling K. Brown, Clifton Collins Jr., Vivi Pineda, Neal Huff, Bill Wise, David Garelik, Ruben E.A. Brown, Harmony Korine

RUNNING TIME: 135 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A family in Miami is torn apart in the wake of an unexpected tragedy…

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This week sees the UK release of Terrence Malick’s latest film A Hidden Life, a movie that I unfortunately […]

Richard Jewell (Review)

DIRECTOR: Clint Eastwood

CAST: Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, Nina Arianda, Ian Gomez, Wayne Duvall, Dylan Kussman, Mike Pniewski

RUNNING TIME: 129 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: Despite saving hundreds of lives in the 1996 Atlanta bombing, security guard Richard Jewell becomes vilified in the press and by the FBI as a suspected terrorist…

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Clint Eastwood turns 90 this year, a remarkable achievement in and of itself but none more so […]

Seberg (Review)

DIRECTOR: Benedict Andrews

CAST: Kristen Stewart, Jack O’Connell, Anthony Mackie, Margaret Qualley, Colm Meaney, Zazie Beetz, Vince Vaughn, Yvan Attal, Stephen Root, Cornelius Smith Jr., Jade Pettyjohn, Ser’Darius Blain, James Jordan

RUNNING TIME: 102 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: In the late 1960s, the FBI begins to target actress Jean Seberg (Stewart) due to her involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal (Mackie)…

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Paranoia was so high in 1960s America that the FBI set up COINTELPRO, a […]

Just Mercy (Review)

DIRECTOR: Destin Daniel Cretton

CAST: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Lindsay Ayliffe, C.J. LeBlanc, Ron Clinton Smith, Dominic Bogart, Hayes Mercure, Karan Kendrick, Kirk Bovill, Terence Rosemore, Darrell Britt-Gibson

RUNNING TIME: 136 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: Young attorney Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) defends death-row prisoner Walter McMillian (Foxx), who has been wrongfully accused of murder…

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It’s easy to categorise a film like Just Mercy with […]

Bombshell (Review)

DIRECTOR: Jay Roach

CAST: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Rob Delaney, Mark Duplass, Liv Hewson, Allison Janney, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Malcolm McDowell, Kate McKinnon, Katie Aselton, Nazanin Boniadi, Andy Buckley, Michael Buie, P.J. Byrne, D’Arcy Carden, Bree Condon, Kevin Dorff, Alice Eve, Spencer Garrett, Ashley Greene, Tricia Helfer, Marc Evan Jackson, Brian d’Arcy James, Richard Kind, Amy Landecker, Ben Lawson, Josh Lawson, Jennifer Morrison, Mark Moses, Ahna O’Reilly, Tony Plana, Lisa […]

Uncut Gems (Review #2)

DIRECTORS: Benny and Josh Safdie

CAST: Adam Sandler, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Eric Bogosian, The Weeknd, Paloma Elsesser, Keith Williams Richards, Judd Hirsch, Mike Francesa, Noa Fisher, Pom Klementieff

RUNNING TIME: 135 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A New York jeweller (Sandler) comes into possession of a rare opal which he seeks to sell and pay off his debuts, but nothing goes according to plan…

 

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Watching a movie as intense and stressful as […]

Jojo Rabbit (Review #2)

DIRECTOR: Taika Waititi

CAST: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Archie Yates

RUNNING TIME: 108 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: A young boy in Nazi Germany (Davis) begins to question his blind patriotism when he discovers his mother (Johansson) has been hiding a young Jew (McKenzie) in their home…

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Despite general acclaim from audiences – it even won the Audience Award at the Toronto Film Festival, […]

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