Category Archive: Latest Reviews

War Dogs Review

Like the prophesising “The World Is Yours” blimp that beckons Tony Montana, Brian De Palma’s 1980s great Scarface looms inescapably over Todd Phillip’s arms dealer drama-comedy War Dogs. Whether it be the setting… Continue reading

The Shallows Review

My favourite comment of film criticism this year came courtesy of Danny Leigh on the BBC’s Film 2016 review show. While discussing recent Austrian horror Goodnight Mommy, Leigh brilliantly described the ultra-modern-Ikea-stuffed-geometric home… Continue reading

Suicide Squad Review

If Marvel has the monopoly on goody-too-shoes superheroes then surely DC Comics’ trump cards are its vast array of supervillains, with an obvious Joker leading the pack. After the shambolic Batman v Superman… Continue reading

The Neon Demon Review

Vapid, shallow, ultra-competitive, beautiful, provocative, degrading, stunning, glamourous, amusing, stylized and orchestrated under the vison of one man – the fashion industry or a Nicolas Wining Winding Refn film? It seems with the… Continue reading

The Nice Guys Review

Nice guys finish last, or so the old saying goes. When you look at the fact Donald Trump could be President, Piers Morgan is a prominent media presence, John Terry gets paid £100,000… Continue reading

Sing Street Review

As time passes by and our dreams subside and memories vanish we’ll always remember the songs that made us cry and the songs that saved our life. The music of our formative years… Continue reading

Son of Saul Review

If war is hell, then the Holocaust must be its horrifying centrepiece. The atrocity was the nadir of modern civilisation and remains an occurrence almost impossible to truly comprehend. For all the attempted… Continue reading

The Jungle Book Review

Do you remember Christopher Walken’s watch-up-his-ass monologue in Pulp Fiction? How about when he diced with death playing Russian Roulette in The Deer Hunter? And of course, how can we forget his gravity… Continue reading

10 Cloverfield Lane Review

What’s lurking outside? Has the world ended? Or are we, the audience, and Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) being holed up in a bunker under false pretences? 10 Cloverfield Lane’s claustrophobic story closely orbits… Continue reading

High-Rise Review

In all the mayhem and carnage of High-Rise one scene in particular stands out. As society teeters perilously close to total collapse, we find Dr Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) brawling over a tin… Continue reading