Film reviews and more

Day: 7 May 2015

Film Review: ‘Still’

★★☆☆☆ The cinematic spectre of the terrifying hoodie rears its head once again in Simon Blake’s debut feature, Still (2014), which is in cinemas now. At its centre is a startling performance filled with conflict and nuance from the ever-excellent […]

Film Review: ‘Spooks: The Greater Good’

★★★☆☆ British cinema faces an uphill struggle in making multiplex-friendly fare: producing films that will both appeal to fans of big budget blockbusters and also avoid feeling like a cheap imitation. In this instance, Spooks: The Greater Good (2015) does […]

Film Review: ‘Rosewater’

★★☆☆☆ There’s a moment around twenty minutes into Rosewater (2014) that’s so astoundingly awful in its pandering earnestness that it taints everything that follows. The offending scene involves social media chatter across Tehran culminating into a huge word cloud that […]