Category Archives: Film Review

Review in Brief: The King (2019)

There’s a fine balance between under-acting and over-acting and THE KING doesn’t always manage to strike it. They cram every hot English-speaking character actor in there somewhere, with Joel Edgerton as a tragicomic Falstaff, Ben Mendelsohn a mad king, Sean … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Benjamin (2018/19)

You don’t really get gay romcoms. Why don’t you really get gay romcoms? You get gay characters in rom-coms, plenty of hard-hitting gay dramas and romances but not many films focussing on gay relationships in a comedic context. Simon Amstell … Continue reading

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Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Review

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Doctor Sleep (2019) Review

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Review in Brief: John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)

I’ve never been a JOHN WICK stan (am I using that right?). I like the films just fine – the first considerably more than the second – but I don’t quite see them as the action art form that some … Continue reading

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Review: Joker (2019)

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the festival circuit that JOKER was somehow profound. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad. It’s fine. But if it wasn’t for Joaquin Phoenix’s pained, spellbinding lead performance there’d be very … Continue reading

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The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Review

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Review: Bait (2019)

It’s an interesting idea, reviving the 16mm shot film, I’ll give them that. BAIT has to be the most unique film of 2019, first-time feature writer-director Mark Jenkin getting himself out there, in the UK and the film festival circuit … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)

EL CAMINO is a decent epilogue to BREAKING BAD, but is far from the essential viewing its forbear was. Essentially Vince Gilligan has crafted an indulgently extended episode that ties up what few loose ends remained from the rise and … Continue reading

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Review: Ready or Not (2019)

READY OR NOT is a good really time at the movies. No, it’s not revelatory or particularly groundbreaking or the next big thing, it’s just good and a lot of fun. As tradition dictates, any new member of the wealthy … Continue reading

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