Reviews

La Mif
La Mif Review

Perhaps inevitably, La Mif (‘The Fam’, French slang for ‘family’) has drawn...

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Texas Chainsaw Massacre Review

Following in the footsteps of the recent Halloween and Candyman legacy sequels...

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Kimi
Kimi Review

Unless you were properly on the ball, you’d be forgiven for thinking that...

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The Real Charlie Chaplin
The Real Charlie Chaplin Review

“Who was the real Charlie Chaplin?” It’s a simple enough question with an...

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Dog
Dog Review

Dog isn’t the movie you think it is. From its poster and tagline (“A filthy...

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Petrov's Flu
Petrov’s Flu Review

Petrov’s Flu is the first film made by Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov...

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I Want You Back
I Want You Back Review

This is a break-up romcom, in the Forgetting Sarah Marshall vein: one that...

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Uncharted
Uncharted Review

Back in 2011, in a commercial made for the Japanese market but which has since...

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Marry Me
Marry Me Review

The wedding planner meets a wedding crasher; it feels like the big studio...

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Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy
Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy Review

After the quietly sweeping Drive My Car, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi has weaved another...

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Flee
Flee Review

Refugee stories have a tragic, crushing universality about them: dank...

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Death On The Nile
Death On The Nile Review

Hollywood is so obsessed with origin stories that even stories that weren’t...

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Belle
Belle Review

Though centred on a teenager seemingly content to fade into the background...

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The Souvenir Part II
The Souvenir Part II Review

In one of many brilliant scenes in The Souvenir Part II, a quiet drama is...

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Moonfall
Moonfall Review

With Moonfall, you can practically imagine the pitch meeting that willed it...

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Jackass Forever
Jackass Forever Review

Given the nature of its bone-breaking, ball-busting brand of comedy, the...

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The Eyes Of Tammy Faye
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye Review

There’s a lot to be said about the extraordinary world of televangelism, and...

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Flag Day
Flag Day Review

Sean Penn’s latest directing gig gives his daughter, Dylan Penn, a solid...

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Amulet
Amulet Review

Using a decaying house as a visual metaphor in horror movies isn’t new, but in...

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Sing 2
Sing 2 Review

A softly spoken gorilla sings an impassioned cover of Coldplay’s EDM banger ‘A...

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Taming The Garden
Taming The Garden Review

If you need proof of how far the global balance has been tilted in favour of...

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Parallel Mothers
Parallel Mothers Review

Parallel Mothers is a magic trick courtesy of Pedro Almodóvar. Built on a...

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Mass
Mass Review

From first-time writer-director Fran Kranz (yes, he of The Cabin In The Woods...

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Memory Box
Memory Box Review

No-one can accuse Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige of lacking ambition....

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A Journal For Jordan
A Journal For Jordan Review

If Denzel Washington’s last directorial outing Fences was an Academy...

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Belfast
Belfast Review

Belfast, Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical take on growing up in...

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Nightmare Alley
Nightmare Alley (2022) Review

For Guillermo del Toro fans who have followed the monster-obsessed auteur...

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Cow
Cow Review

A loosely formed documentary about a milk cow is not the obvious follow-up to...

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Memoria
Memoria Review

Memoria begins with a bang. A literal one. A short, sharp explosion that wakes...

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