Reviews

1

Blackhat Review

Without a doubt, the worst crime that Michael Mann’s hacker drama Blackhat enacts is that it is exceptionally boring. Chris Hemsworth stars as convicted hacker Nick Hathaway who is brought out of prison to help...
2

The Good Dinosaur Review

The Good Dinosaur is like the many paintings that you can buy on ‘canvas’ at Ikea. The reprint of a reprint of a reprint has worn away any sign of originality and vibrance that the original work may have had. A...
3

Manny Lewis Review

Manny Lewis is a comedian who can connect with millions of fans, yet struggles to connect with anyone else to create a meaningful relationship. From the mind of stand up comic Carl Barron, Manny Lewis is a look...
4

Of Horses and Men Review

Whilst I’m not usually one to label a film ‘bizarre’, Benedikt Erlingsson’s Of Horses and Men is one such film. The pull quote on the top of the DVD says ‘the best Icelandic noir equine comedy I have ever seen’...
4

White God Review

One of the best performances of 2015 comes from Luke and Bodie - mixed breed dog brothers - playing Hagen in Kornél Mundruczó’s White God. Owned by Lili (Zsófia Psotta), Hagen finds himself on the streets of Hu...
3.5

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

The first thing to keep in mind about The Force Awakens is that, just like Creed, it wants to remind you of the joy and wonder that you felt when you watched the very first Star Wars film. The same thematic bea...
4.5

Youth Review

Trying to find fitting words to describe a film like Youth is like trying to find the perfect line of dialogue to fill a person's final words. It's hard, it most likely won't be right, but you'll try anyhow - j...
3.5

The Hunting Ground Review

One of the better horror films to come out this year is Kirby Dick’s documentary The Hunting Ground. Whilst the majority of the film is not played for horror, there is simply no denying the fact that this is a ...
5

Creed Review

2015 will most likely go down as the year of the successful reboot. Jurassic World is (at time of writing) the biggest film of the year, Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the years biggest and best action films, Sta...
2.5

Mistress America Review

Indie film ingénue Greta Gerwig once again teams up with indie film director (and current husband) Noah Baumbach in Mistress America. Gerwig stars as Brooke, the soon-to-be sister-in-law of Lola Kirke’s Tracy. ...