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Sorcerer

How is a film judged as a success? Box office return? Critical acclaim? Sorcerer, at its time of release in 1977 had neither. Off the back of success with The French Connection and The Exorcist director William Friedkin was Hol...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Blade Runner 2049

Within a matter of minutes of the opening of Blade Runner 2049 you sense this film has captured the essence of the original film. From the close-up of an eye, a vast, sprawling vista of a dystopian future and a world seeped in ...

Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan‘s gripping, gruelling war epic is his finest film yet. An exhausting, often overwhelming experience, it’s essentially a single, ever-intensifying set-piece that plunges you into the nightmarish cha...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Baby Driver

When you think of Baby Driver director Edgar Wright you probably think of comedy. It probably stars Simon Pegg, probably has an editing style that will make your head spin and almost certainly has action sequences synchronized ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Get Out

What is a horror film supposed to do? Scare you? Thrill you? Chill you? All of the above? Probably, but what you rarely expect a horror film to do is question your own outlook on the world. It is therefore with great delight th...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Elle

Paul Verhoeven – he of Total Recall, Basic Instinct and, of course, Showgirls – is back with Elle, an audacious, genre-bending bang, conjuring forth a blackly comic masterpiece that contains enough material to make ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Wick: Chapter 2

Uber-violent, hyper-real and stunningly-stylised, John Wick: Chapter 2 picks up where the first film left off in more ways than one. Keanu Reeves reprises the titular role with enough dash and swagger to carry the film through ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nocturnal Animals

After the success of his gorgeous debut film A Single Man you would imagine designer Tom Ford would have been in high demand in Hollywood. But he’s taken his time with his sophomore effort, keeping us waiting to see if his firs...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back suggests quite the foreboding outing for the one man army that is Jack. It also echoes a sentiment of star and producer Tom Cruise. Because over the course of his long and illustrious career Cruise h...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Deepwater Horizon

Last time director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg teamed up they gave us the visceral experience that was Lone Survivor. Spoilerific title aside Survivor told a relentless story of survival. There was unquestionably a desire...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Girl With All The Gifts

It’s telling that in a time of social and political upheaval superheroes have taken centre stage, or at least centre box office. Because we need something to give us hope, something to suggest a rescuer is on the horizon, a her...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Don’t Breathe

Given his debut feature was the quite literally blood-soaked Evil Dead remake those of a squeamish nature would be right in entering Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe with a sense of trepidation. But while the claret doesn’t flow, a...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Morgan

There must have been something in the water at the Scott household at some point in time. Because Morgan is the debut feature of Luke Scott, son of Ridley, nephew to sadly departed uncle Tony, brother to Plunket & Macleane’...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Shallows

If you go into The Shallows expecting anything less than bikini vs big fish stop reading now. Seriously, if you’re after high-art go and read some James Joyce or watch a Terence Davies film. Because this is a full-blown B-Movie...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jason Bourne

After nine years in the shadows Jason Bourne is back. The name alone will see box office sales soar, but do director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon still have a story to tell? For the longest time they both maintained the ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon director Nicolas Winding Refn doesn’t want you to like The Neon Demon. To simply like something he created would be an assault on his senses, and if anyone is going to be assaulting anyone’s senses it’s going to ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Colony

The Colony is based on the true story of the infamous Colonia Dignidad which was a cult-cum-utopia in the south of Chile for Michael Nyqvist’s character Paul Schäfer – who plays the sadistic leader with political ties that run ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Kind Of Traitor

Off the back of the hugely successful TV adaptation of The Night Manager, John Le Carré is once again a hot screen property. Our Kind Of Traitor, based on Le Carré’s 2010 novel of the same name, assembles an impressive cast, is...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Couple In A Hole

Tom Geens‘ Couple In A Hole opens with John (Paul Higgins) huffing, puffing and hunting his way through a wood. He is somewhat underequipped for the task, scavenging for food, with nothing but his bare hands. Something is...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Ones Below

A sinister air hangs over The Ones Below, a gloriously uncomfortable psychological thriller from first time feature director, David Farr. The events that play out between two upper middle class couples in residential North Lond...