Reviews

Scoop
Scoop Review

“An hour of television can change everything,” says one character in Scoop....

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Evil Does Not Exist
Evil Does Not Exist Review

Heads up: that beckoning, baiting title is a red herring. This icily unnerving...

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Renegade Nell
Renegade Nell Review

Streaming on: Disney+  Episodes viewed: 8 out of 8  Hot on the heels...

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Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire
Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire Review

It’s been 70 years since Godzilla made his first on-screen appearance, and...

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STEVE! (martin) a documentary in 2 parts
STEVE! (Martin) A Documentary In 2 Pieces Review

“I have no talent. None.” Such a withering self-assessment might sound like...

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Civil War
Civil War Review

In 2014, three years after civil war broke out in Syria, the charity Save The...

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Love Lies Bleeding
Love Lies Bleeding Review

Blood, sweat, vomit and saliva — this film is all about the body, what lurks...

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Monkey Man
Monkey Man Review

“You like John Wick?” The question is asked of Dev Patel’s still-green...

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Mothers' Instinct
Mothers’ Instinct Review

The ennui of suburban life is a well-trodden subject of cinema, peeling back...

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Late Night With The Devil
Late Night With The Devil Review

What price Hollywood? The lures of fame, and the desperate lengths to which...

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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Review

Ghostbusters isn’t in the afterlife just yet, but it might be in purgatory....

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Immaculate
Immaculate Review

Of late, Catholic priests have gotten off easy in horror films. The likes of...

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Robot Dreams
Robot Dreams Review

It may come as a surprise to find that one of the most achingly beautiful...

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Fast Charlie
Fast Charlie Review

Pierce Brosnan is getting in on the Liam Neeson game. Like Neeson, Brosnan is a...

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Irish Wish
Irish Wish Review

What is it about Ireland and terrible American-made romantic comedies? In...

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The New Boy
The New Boy Review

As an Australian Aboriginal child, Warwick Thornton was sent to a Christian...

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Monster
Monster (2024) Review

Following cinematic adventures in Paris (The Truth) and South Korea (Broker),...

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Imaginary
Imaginary Review

Blumhouse is a horror force to be reckoned with. Its unique,...

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Road House (2024)
Road House (2024) Review

It’s fair to say the release of this remake of the much-loved but thoroughly...

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Ricky Stanicky
Ricky Stanicky Review

Sometimes, a film can set expectations perfectly. At the beginning of Peter...

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Damsel
Damsel Review

Weddings are stressful at the best of times — but your dragon of an in-law is...

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Kung Fu Panda 4
Kung Fu Panda 4 Review

Eight years after Kung Fu Panda 3, and 15 years since the franchise first...

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Wicked Little Letters
Wicked Little Letters Review

“This story is more true than you’d think,” a title card informs us with...

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Origin
Origin Review

You have to admire writer-director Ava DuVernay. For every one of her projects,...

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Out Of Darkness
Out Of Darkness Review

Early in Out Of Darkness, spooky wise man Odal (Arno Lüning) warns: “The...

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Spaceman
Spaceman Review

The occasionally spotty quality of his filmography means it’s easy to forget...

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Drive-Away Dolls
Drive-Away Dolls Review

Drive-Away Dolls was originally called ‘Drive-Away Dykes’ — a far...

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Dune: Part Two
Dune: Part Two Review

You sense that Denis Villeneuve has been having Spice-fuelled visions his...

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Memory
Memory Review

Despite the fact that Michel Franco’s new film focuses on an alcoholic...

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