Movie Reviews

9

Excellent

A Star is Born review

Since the dawn of cinema, ordinary people have always dreamt about becoming famous: A Star is Born is the perfect manifesto for such dream in our age. 

6

Fair

Black '47 review

Black '47 could be defined as a Western set during the Great Irish Famine. Its dark, gritty tone meshes well with the indictment of British policies of the time

6

Fair

Black '47 review

A Western set in Ireland during the Great Famine, its gritty and dark tone mesh well with the indictment of British policies, but all too often characters and themes boil down to predictable tropes.

8

Great

7

Good

The Little Stranger review

Lenny Abrahamson lends his adaptational talents to a 2009 ghost story novel, the result being a film that stands out with aplomb in a genre where it is increasingly difficult to be unique

8

Great

American Animals review

Bart Layton's foray into one of America's most bizarre heists yields a film that is tight-knit, tense, and packing a potent emotional punch, laced with tinges of black humor and bound to resonate with at least some of today's youth

7

Good

The Eyes of Orson Welles review

Mark Cousins' biopic on Orson Welles, conveyed through the latter's art, is a touch dry and self-indulgent - but a solid enough feature at its core.

4

Poor

The Darkest Minds review

Wading through a sea of tired tropes and predictable plotting, offset only by the general quality of its cast, The Darkest Minds adds itself to the ever-increasing pile of incorrigibly generic young adult flotsam

7

Good

Sicilian Ghost Story review

Sicilian Ghost Story is rife with astounding visual correspondences that require no words to have an effect, and are all the mightier for it

2

Dreadful