deadpool

DEADPOOL (2016)

Let’s start with the good news: this version of Deadpool is a hundred times more entertaining than the first outing for the offbeat superhero,...

pride & prejudice & zombies

PRIDE & PREJUDICE & ZOMBIES (2016)

Based both on Jane Austen’s classic Pride & Prejudice and Seth Grahame-Smith’s parody novel of the same name—adding re-animated corpses into the equation—Pride & Prejudice...

the lobster

THE LOBSTER (2015)

It has been clear for some time that the leading lights of the ‘weird wave’ of Greek cinema would not be able to remain...

hail, caesar!

HAIL, CAESAR! (2016)

The Coen brothers’ filmography is heavily populated with desks and the men who sit behind them. In the Coens’ universe, desks serve to define...

dad's army

DAD’S ARMY (2016)

Among the fine tradition of classic British sitcoms, few stand as revered—or, indeed, as British—as Dad’s Army. Set during World War II, this beloved...

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...