Category Archive: Latest Reviews

The Square Review

The other week I was down in London, and on a whim popped into the Tate Modern. Shuffling through its grand cavernous innards, I breezed through the galleries quizzically glancing at the odd… Continue reading

You Were Never Really Here Review

You Were Never Really Here begins in a haze of vague, unconnected images – a murky body of water, a face suffocating through a plastic bag, a girl’s photo burning into a crippled… Continue reading

Jonny’s Top Ten Films of 2017

If my calculations are correct, I’ve managed to sit through 59 films released in 2017. Being perpetually ‘between jobs’ has allowed me to catch-up on all those films that may have passed me… Continue reading

Blade Runner 2049 Review

Settling down to view Blade Runner 2049 at the Imax in Manchester, the preceding trailers appeared as a timely reminder of cinematic disappointment. Familiar blockbuster franchises beamed across the gigantic screen in new… Continue reading

It Review

The opening segment of director Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of It filled me with sheer dread. Yet, as Georgie’s paper boat slides inevitably towards that dark abyss of the storm drain my gut wasn’t… Continue reading

England is Mine Review

Portraying a character as famously (or perhaps infamously?) defiant, inimitable and enigmatic as Morrissey on screen was always likely to rattle a few bones and enflame a few eye brows. Most troublesome is… Continue reading

Jawbone Review

Stanley Kubrick supposedly once said; “everything has already been done, every story has been told every scene has been shot, it’s our job to do it one better”. For the boxing film, it… Continue reading

T2: Trainspotting Review

Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be, or so the old quip goes. We’ve always been obsessed by what’s been and gone, but rarely has the present’s entanglement with the past felt so… Continue reading

The Girl on the Train Review

Cinema rarely paints train travel to be the unreliable and tedious slog that it really is. Strangers on a Train, The Great Train Robbery, Murder on the Orient Express, Brief Encounter and Double Indemnity… Continue reading

Childhood of a Leader Review

With such a blunt title Brady Corbet sets his stall out early with debut Childhood of a Leader. We’re left in no doubt as to the fate of the titular child but that… Continue reading