RAW is an intense and undefinable blend of skilled shotmaking, ramping discomfort and disturbing juxtapositions that mixes carnivores with the carnal to enormous effect. Jim Ross reviews.
Continuing his recent string of genre defying hits, director Ben Wheatley takes a scenario usually reserved for the finale – the tense firefight – and stretches it out into ninety minutes of famous actors crawling around on a dusty warehouse floor, yelling insults and firing off potshots at each other. The biggest surprise that emerges [...]
FENCES is a powerful and engaging family drama, but it always seems a little fenced in cinematically by its theatrical origin. Jim Ross reviews.
Jordan Peele’s first feature as director is a confident step away from his previous television exploits: Mad TV (2002) and Key & Peele (2012), throwing off his sketch-show jacket and donning a more provocative and thoughtful attire. While still holding on to his satirical voice, Peele allows the film to linger within the fringes of [...]
MOONLIGHT is not a portrait painted in broad brushstrokes, but a tapestry – any one strand can be admired for its own technique and qualities, but standing back to observe the whole is where the power lies. Jim Ross reviews.
LOGAN tells an involving and impactful story, with Hugh Jackman’s send off the best use of a superhero property in years. Jim Ross reviews.
Johnson’s personal memoir, made up of other people’s stories, offers an incredibly insightful look into the reality of documentary filmmaking.
CERTAIN WOMEN moves at its own deliberate pace, allowing the performances to blossom amid the unforgiving Badlands, writes Andrew Nickolds.
VICEROY’S HOUSE keeps the seismic events of 1947 India in the background as they unfold, while bringing the human drama to the fore.
Supernatural thriller THE WAILING ranks Hong-jin Na alongside some of the finest Korean auteurs working today, writes Harry Jones.
THE UNKNOWN GIRL is the new social realist mystery film written and directed by prolific Belgian duo Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.
Mike Mills transports us back to 1979 Santa Barbara, complete with waning hippie culture, the death throes of punk and the rise of female identity.
April McIntyre reviews CALEB, a thoughtful sci-fi short which deals with the morality of advancing technology and its effect on family and relationships.
A horror film that IS just for Christmas.
ROGUE ONE isn’t just a brilliant inclusion in the Star Wars mythology, but a beacon of hope for the future of the franchise as a whole.