Avengers: Endgame – Review

The wait is over. A year has passed since Thanos snapped his fingers and left audiences in tears. Never before has a superhero film ended on such a massive downer. It seemed unfathomable that we’d ne...
Red Joan

Red Joan – Review

The idea of a “granny spy” seems utterly ridiculous. But, of course, Red Joan, is not focusing on the elderly woman tending her garden. It wants you to think about what the OAP in question got up to ...
Wild Rose

Wild Rose – Review

The opening sequence in 2005’s Walk the Line had your toes tapping in the cinema aisles as the unmistakable twang of country music pulsated through the speakers. Whilst not quite on the same scale, t...
Shazam! Zachary Levi

Shazam! – Review

Something is happening in the DC extended universe. First of all, we previewed Todd Phillips’ new Joker movie, to an absolute frenzy of anticipation. And now, we cannot lavish enough praise on ...
Paddleton

Paddleton – Review

Assisted suicide. It doesn’t exactly sound like the ideal topic for a “buddy movie”. And yet, it’s exactly this tug-on-the-heartstrings storyline that makes Alexandre Lehmann’s Paddleton work. Co-wri...
Odd Thomas Anton Yelchin

Odd Thomas – Review

Odd Thomas can see dead people. But, by God, he does something about it. Dean Koontz’s supernatural sleuth is brought to life in Stephen Sommers’ 2013 fantasy / thriller about a fry cook in a small t...
Us Lupita Nyong'o

Us – Review

Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out, was rightly lauded for its incredible exploration of topical political, social and racial issues. It was, arguably, one of the most interesting debuts for q...
Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel – Review

I’m going to hold my hands up. Prior to yesterday’s viewing, I was deeply sceptical about Captain Marvel. I was worried that, instead of being pure, superhero fun, that it was going to be a moralisti...
Possum Sean Harris

Possum – Review

A quote attributed to Einstein claims that the very definition of insanity is “repeating the same process over and over again, but expecting different results.” And yet, that’s exac...