‘Deadpool 2’ Review

The Merc with a Mouth is back, with all of the trademark wit, crudity and fourth-wall breaking self-awareness that we know and love, but with one crucial difference. This film doesn’t enter the multiplexes as the cunning underdog hoping to connect; it comes with a raging fire of fans and expectations, and with a considerably…

‘Tully’ Review

The award-winning team behind Juno and Young Adulthave returned to give us another intimate glimpse into a time in a woman’s life: motherhood. In Tully, Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody have crafted a tender yet seemingly brutally honest account of the trials and tribulations that come with having small children in a character study that lends…

‘Thoroughbreds’ Review

*This is a modified repost of my LFF review* One of my favourite films of last year (and probably ever), Thoroughbreds is finally in cinemas. It is a deliciously dark and witty tale that eases in and out of thriller territory to provide an engrossing and unpredictable experience. Set in a wealthy area of Connecticut, the…

‘A Quiet Place’ Review

The horror genre can generally be quite hit or miss. A lot are scary enough for an entertaining ride, coasting on jump scares and lazy plotting, many are completely terrible, but some are absolute gems that rise above the aim of purely scaring their audience, to provide an engrossing and satisfying experience (and, of course,…

‘Unsane’ Review

Steven Soderbergh’s second film post-retirement could not be more different from his first. A filmmaker who has proven himself wildly versatile, he follows up last year’s quirky comedy, Logan Lucky, with a remarkably effective, and deeply disturbing psychological thriller. It revolves around questions of trust and feelings of paranoia which add up to a very…

‘Game Night’ Review

Our expectations for studio comedies these days are sadly that they’re going to be awful, and those expectations are based on a huge and consistent heap of evidence. Game Night, by contrast, hugely bucks the trend, delivering a comedy that not only contains a lot of laughs (a comedy making you laugh more than twice…

‘Lady Bird’ Review

Greta Gerwig has previously proved herself as an actor and writer, and now she adds director (Academy-award nominated, I might add) to her skillset. With Lady Bird, she infuses a beautifully observed tale of teenagehood with such heart and humour; it’s hard not to find yourself falling for it. We encounter the titular Lady Bird…