Movie Reviews

5

Average

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald review

In one of the most fascinating cinematic worlds, The Crimes of Grindelwald miserably fails at what the Harry Potter series was good at: character building over world building.

6

Fair

Overlord review

Julius Avery's second feature film takes us to a decidedly different prelude to D-Day with twisted science and Nazi zombies abound. The end result is an amusing romp – but one lacking in staying power.

8

Great

9

Excellent

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