Film Reviews

The Vast of Night (Review)

DIRECTOR: Andrew Patterson

CAST: Sierra McCormick, Jake Horowitz, Gail Cronauer, Bruce Davis, Cheyenne Barton, Gregory Peyton, Mallorie Rodak, Mollie Milligan, Ingrid Fease, Brandon Stewart, Kirk Griffith, Nika Sage McKenna, Brett Brock, Pam Dougherty, Lynn Blackburn, Richard Jackson, James Mayberry, Nicolette Doke, Grant James, Libby Villari, Gordon Fox, John Gindling, Brianna Beasley, Chamblee Ferguson, L.A. Young

RUNNING TIME: 89 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: A mysterious audio frequency compels a young switchboard operator (McCormick) and a radio DJ (Horowitz) to […]

The High Note (Review)

DIRECTOR: Nisha Ganatra

CAST: Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Zoë Chao, Ice Cube, June Diane Raphael, Deniz Akdeniz, Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard, Diplo

RUNNING TIME: 113 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: Maggie (Johnson), the assistant to superstar singer Grace Davis (Ross), finds an opportunity to fulfil her dream of becoming a producer…

 

 

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Early into the COVID-19 lockdown, a group of Hollywood celebrities from Gal Gadot to Natalie Portman to Mark Ruffalo released a cover […]

007 RETROSPECTIVE: Dr. No (1962)

DIRECTOR: Terence Young

CAST: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord, Bernard Lee, Anthony Dawson, John Kitzmiller, Zena Marshall, Eunice Gayson, Lois Maxwell, Peter Burton, Reginald Carter, Yvonne Shima, Michel Mok, Marguerite LeWars, Louis Blaazer, Timothy Moxton, Lester Pendergast, William Foster-Davis, Dolores Keator, Anthony Chinn

RUNNING TIME: 110 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: James Bond (Connery) is called in to investigate the disappearance of a colleague, which ties into a plot to disrupt the American space program…

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The Lovebirds (Review)

DIRECTOR: Michael Showalter

CAST: Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Anna Camp, Paul Sparks, Betsy Borrego, Kyle Bornheimer, Kelly Murtagh, Moses Storm

RUNNING TIME: 86 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A couple (Nanjiani and Rae) find themselves caught in the middle of a murder mystery…

 

 

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Remenber that movie The Break-Up? Y’know, the one where Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn played a couple who decide to call it quits, only for neither of them to want to move out of […]

The Wrong Missy (Review)

DIRECTOR: Tyler Spindel

CAST: David Spade, Lauren Lapkus, Geoff Pierson, Sarah Chalke, Molly Sims, Nick Swardson, Jackie Sandler, Chris Witaske, Roman Reigns

RUNNING TIME: 89 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: After meeting the woman of his dreams, Tim (Spade) invites her to his company retreat in Hawaii – only to realise he accidentally invited the wrong woman (Lapkus)…

 

 

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When it was first announced that Adam Sandler’s production company Happy Madison had struck an exclusive distribution deal with […]

The Whistlers (Review)

DIRECTOR: Corneliu Porumboiu

CAST: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar, Agustí Villaronga, Sabin Tambrea, Cristóbal Pinto, Sergiu Costache, Antonio Buíl, István Téglás, George Pistereanu, David Agranov, Andrew A. Popescu, Julieta Szönyi

RUNNING TIME: 97 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A corrupt police detective (Ivanov) learns a unique whistling language to pull off an ambitious crime…

 

 

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Long considered a pioneer of Romanian New Wave cinema, Corneliu Porumboiu’s films have captivated numerous critics and audiences on the festival circuit, […]

The Wretched (Review)

DIRECTORS: Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce

CAST: John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Zarah Mahler, Azie Tesfai, Jamison Jones, Kevin Bigley, Gabriela Bloomgarden, Richard Ellis, Blane Crockarell, Ross Kidder, Kasey Bell, Madelynn Stuenkel

RUNNING TIME: 96 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A teenager (Howard) makes a disturbing discovery about the family living next door to him…

 

 

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Back in the summer of 2013, I went to see a film called The Way, Way Back, a coming-of-age drama about a […]

The Assistant (Review)

DIRECTOR: Kitty Green

CAST: Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, Kristine Froseth, Makenzie Leigh, Noah Robbins, Jon Orsini, Dagmara Domińczyk, Purva Bedi, Alexander Chaplin, Juliana Canfield, Bregje Heinen, Patrick Wilson

RUNNING TIME: 85 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: Jane (Garner), who works as an assistant to a powerful film executive, slowly uncovers the shady behaviours of her boss and co-workers…

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Harvey Weinstein is never mentioned by name in The Assistant, but it’s very clear he was a main source […]

The Half of It (Review)

DIRECTOR: Alice Wu

CAST: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, Catherine Curtin, Collin Chou, Enrique Murciano, Wolfgang Novogratz, Becky Ann Baker, Gabi Samels, Megan Stier

RUNNING TIME: 104 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: A shy high school student (Lewis) is asked by the school jock (Diemer) to woo the pretty Aster (Lemire) on his behalf, but she ends up falling for Aster too…

 

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Edmond Rostand’s classic play Cyrano de Bergerac, in which the titular character woos the […]

Ema (Review)

DIRECTOR: Pablo Larraín

CAST: Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael García Bernal, Paola Giannini, Santiago Cabrera, Giannina Fruttero, Josefina Fiebelkorn, Paula Hofmann, Paula Luchsinger, Antonia Giesen, Catalina Saavedra, Mariana Loyola, Susana Hidalgo, Cristian Felipe Suarez

RUNNING TIME: 102 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A couple (Girolamo and Bernal) deals with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart…

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Every once in a while, there comes along a film that nearly every critic in the […]

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