Film reviews and more

From screen to stage: the films we love to see live

From the big screen to an even bigger stage, films have been making their way into our theatres for decades. This said, not all films would be as entertaining when under artificial lighting. The stage adaptation […]

Film Review: Suburbicon

★★★☆☆ A crime caper, set amongst the racial tensions of 1950s suburban America, this earnest satire is fun, but ultimately feels a bit thin and fails to give any weight to the politics it hints at. […]

Film Review: Brakes

★★★★☆ Brakes is a bittersweet, raw comedy about love, sex, and relationships, with stellar performances from its large ensemble cast. Brakes starts off seemingly as an emotional drama, tying together nine dysfunctional couples in the process […]

DVD Review: Tag

★★★☆☆ Mitsuko (Reina Triendl) is on a school bus with her friends when an invisible force rips off the top of the bus, severing all but Mitsuko in half. Running away in terror, she suddenly finds […]

DVD Review: The Big Sick

★★★★☆ Starring Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan, The Big Sick is that rarest of things: a funny and smart romantic comedy that is actually about something and is good enough to make you care for its […]

Film Review: Justice League

★★☆☆☆ Superman (Henry Cavill) is dead. Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) is stopping bank robberies and Batman (Ben Affleck) is chasing down weird bug-men from space. But with a new threat on the horizon, the Dark Knight […]

Made in Prague: Our festival highlights

The Made in Prague Film Festival (10-19 November) is back in London over the next two weekends. Programmed by the Czech Cultural Centre, new films will be accompanied by the first ever UK retrospective of seminal […]

Film Review: Paddington 2

★★★★☆ The bear from deepest, darkest Peru is back, now firmly established in his north London home of 32 Windsor Gardens with the Browns and ready for another adventure with Paddington 2. Paul King is once […]

VOD Review: No Stone Unturned

★★★☆☆ Alex Gibney’s latest project, No Stone Unturned, is a mysterious, gripping re-opening of the unsolved 1994 Loughinisland massacre investigation. It is told with characteristic precision, compassion and determination by its prolific director. Searching for needles […]

Film Review: Murder on the Orient Express

★★★☆☆ The world’s most famous detective, Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh), is about to embark on a long overdue holiday in this lavish re-telling of Murder on the Orient Express. His friend, Bouc (Tom Bateman), secures him […]

Film Review: The Florida Project

★★★★★ “That’s my favourite tree,” Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) tells her friend “because it’s fallen but it still grows.” It’s a moment of lyrical beauty, underlined by a long shot of the two kids sitting in the […]