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. […]

Retrospective Reviews: Sorry We Missed You (2019)

Watch this as soon as you can… Ken Loach’s 2019 film is a moving drama that may influence how you vote in the next UK General Election, if you watch it this week. It is difficult to conceive of a film more reflective of the exploitation of zero hours contracts than Loach’s Sorry We Missed […]

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 […]

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 […]

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… Six years. Following four seasons of Better Call Saul, Jesse Pinkman is finally back on our screens. He continues to dazzle as the character that made him a household name, and Emmy award winner. No more needs to be said about Aaron Paul’s captivating and moving performance, which […]

Joker (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… This film is the masterpiece most critics, who have seen it so far, have described. Wow. Joker really lives up to the hype. With strong writing, a forlorn score, precise cinematography and an outstanding performance from Joaquin Phoenix, this is film people will be talking about for years […]

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 […]