Retrospective Reviews: I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Watch this as soon as you can… I, Daniel Blake (2016) and Sorry We Missed You (2019) are often described as companion pieces. Not because they feature the same set of characters. Rather, they are both war cries for the forgotten and the neglected in Tory Britain, depicting a very impersona and careless benefits system. […]

The Irishman (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… The Irishman is exactly what you would expect from a Scorsese film:  a darkly comic tone, amazing performances, an inviting cinematography and a great soundtrack. It is extremely watchable and, despite being three and a half hours long, the time flies past quickly. Inventive editing and good pacing […]

Knives Out (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… Knives Out is absolutely brilliant. Directed by Rian Johnson (The Last Jedi), it is a homage to the murder mystery/whodunnit film, such as the adaptations of Agatha Christie, but updated for the modern day. Not based on any source material, the film is original, despite being very clearly […]

The Addams Family (2019) Review

Wait until you can stream it… On paper, this film should have worked. There is a star-studded cast, a decent score, and it is modernising a beloved franchise: giving it an animated makeover and updating its story for the 21st century. Sadly, it does not work. The casting director has put together a star-studded cast. […]

Abominable (2019) Review

Wait until you can stream it… Don’t worry. Abominable‘s title is not a reflection on the film itself. In fact, there is a lot to enjoy here, with likeable characters and flourishes of creativity in the film’s second half. However,  these bursts of inspiration are few and far between. Yi (Chloe Bennet) is a likeable […]

Gemini Man (2019) Review

Wait until you can stream it… If you have read a few reviews for Gemini Man, you have probably seen many negative reactions to this Ang Lee/Will Smith collaboration. This film has not impressed film critics. Going by the poor box office results so far, with many predicting a rare Will Smith flop, the public […]

Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… Between Two Ferns, the show, is a YouTube series that borrows the premise of the 00s hit show, Da Ali G Show. In both shows, the comedian/host interviews celebrities, but the twist is that the questions are harsh, scathing, and make you ask how he thinks he could […]

Ready or Not (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… Ready for a film that is a strong contender for film of the year, or not? It is difficult to be one of the best comedies of the year, and even harder to be one of the best horrors in 2019, with such tough competition. Yet, a case […]

The Kitchen (2019) Review

Wait until you can stream it… This should work, but it does not. The Kitchen is extremely well-cast, the source material is lauded, and the writer-director was involved with Straight Outta Compton, a highlight of the 2010s. Sadly, it does not. Whilst it does have its moments, one’s overall enjoyment of the film is ruined […]

Hustlers (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… Hearing Jennifer Lopez is starring a film has never been a signpost for cinematic quality. Perhaps that will change after the release of her new film, Hustlers, for which she also has a production credit. It is perfectly paced and the editing is impeccably timed, which, along with […]