Reviews

  • The Young Pope – Blu-Ray Review ****

    The idea of having Jude Law being elected Pope is remote prospect yet within the heightened world created by Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope it...

  • Embrace – Review ***

    Do women have bodily self-esteem issues? The answer is obviously affirmative, and yet Embrace, the first documentary by mother of three made activist Taryn Brumfitt, seems...

  • Indochine – Review ****

    Film is, more often than not, romantic by nature. Although there are filmmakers that fight against romanticism in cinema, sometimes with success and sometimes with...

  • Snowden – Review ***

    It’s hard, not to say impossible, to see a film with a political agenda and remain indifferent to that same agenda – even if the...

  • Blu-ray – Assault On Precinct 13 – Review ****

    There is a wave of nostalgia racing through mainstream filmmaking and television right now, a neon wave, accompanied by a synth soundtrack and a whole...

  • My Scientology Movie – Review ***

    Any documentary fans know Louis Theroux quite well – and know he’s not one to be scared to tackle controversial subjects. From Nazism, pedophiles, Westboro...

  • Doctor Strange- Review ****

    The Marvel brand at this stage is, like its Netflix lead Luke Cage, bulletproof. Whether it’s the aforementioned server crashing streaming show or the slam dunk success...

  • La La Land – Review *****

    The expectations for Damien Chazelle’s second feature were already through the roof even before the first trailers for La La Land hit the interwebs; and...

  • Things to Come – Review *****

    On the surface a film about a radical French philosophy teacher, whose life is slowly falling apart around her, is one of those films that...

  • Looking for Richard- Review ***

    In a word association exercise, it would be unexpected for ‘William Shakespeare’ to follow the word ‘Al Pacino’. But nothing about Looking for Richard is...