Reviews

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First Man Review

Imagine trying to rewrite a language. Imagine sitting down, and seeing the immense history of English and thinking, I'm going to reinvent this language and make it new again. It's an insurmountable task. It's ...
1

The Predator Review

The Predator, written and directed by (the usually unbelievably talented) Shane Black (Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, The Nice Guys) is a complete shambles. In fact, so much so that I sat in the cinema until the credit...
4.5

Upgrade Review

Leigh Whannell is a filmmaker who is steeped in the genres of cinema. The Saw series carved a way through the horror genre, helping forge a subgenre of gorno films (or, torture porn) that changed the...
3.8

The Predator Series Review: Now You See It

In the mid 1990’s I spent the weekend at my dad’s house. I can't remember the exact year, I can't remember my exact age – probably a little too young – but one thing I do remember is Bill Duke's head getting s...
2

Beast Review

Do you ever feel trapped by a film? You've sat down to watch it, and as it goes on, you realise you're powerless to move. You have a fair idea of where the film is dragging you, but you sit in silent protest, ...
2

I Am Paul Walker Review

There has been an odd spate of posthumous documentaries that lionise their subjects to a point of extreme saccharinity that you have to visit the dentist after viewing. I Am Heath Ledger was a perfectly servic...
4

Hearts Beat Loud Review

Hearts Beat Loud is chicken soup for the soul. It's a beautiful, warm hug on a cold winters day, breaking through the dreariness and bringing the sunshine in. It's a film that knows the power of the Nick ...
3

Me and My Left Brain Review

There's a point in Alex Lykos' debut film, Me & My Left Brain, that the homage to Woody Allen almost becomes too much. In a flashback to a budding relationship, two people sit on a park bench near a b...