goosebumps

GOOSEBUMPS (2015)

If you grew up in the ’90s, there’s a good chance R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps books were one of your formative forays into fiction. A...

the walk

THE WALK (2015)

The Walk is by no means perfect. In fact, it’s all too easy to pull apart, if you so desire. The dialogue is very...

macbeth

MACBETH (2015)

Is it unfair to compare this latest adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth to past film adaptations of the play? Each director must find their own...

One & Two

ONE & TWO (2015)

The prospect of discovering a new filmmaking talent, plus the chance to check out two of my favourite emerging young Hollywood actors, were enough...

spotlight

SPOTLIGHT (2015)

Tom McCarthy’s sober, clear-eyed take on the Boston Catholic Church child abuse scandal, and how the Boston Globe’s Spotlight investigative team uncovered the story,...

THE FINAL GIRLS (2015)

Forlorn teenager Max Cartwright (Taissa Farmiga) attends a special screening of Camp Bloodbath, on the third anniversary of her mother Nancy’s (Malin Åkerman) death—a ‘scream...

the big short

THE BIG SHORT (2015)

There’s a point early on in The Big Short, Adam McKay’s adaptation of Michael Lewis’s best-selling book about the financial crisis, where a voiceover...

the visit

THE VISIT (2015)

A found footage thriller directed by M. Night Shyamalan may not be the most appealing prospect given the director’s recent filmography. While movies like The...

ROOM (2015)

Fans of Emma Donoghue’s achingly beautiful novel Room can breathe a sigh of relief; the critical buzz, four Oscar nominations (including Best Picture, Best...

the revenant

THE REVENANT (2015)

Revenge is one of cinema’s most enduring themes, and with good reason. There’s something enormously satisfying about not only the payoff to a good vengeance...

CREED (2015)

Predictability tends to be seen as damaging to a film; but it’s not a hard-and-fast rule. Familiarity deserves to have its praises sung, because when...