Movie Reviews

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

8

Great

Hotel Artemis review

With a compelling premise, a delightfully colourful and caring cast and a gripping if somewhat plain plot with enough beats and small elements to keep you guessing, Hotel Artemis gives much-needed life to the ‘Neo noir’ genre and proves once more that small indie films can punch above their weight

5

Average

Ideal Home review

A funny comedy with a lot of room for improvement, Ideal Home is rescued from irredeemable mediocrity by its snarky one-liners and star leads

5

Average

Uncle Drew review

Uncle Drew could have become a comedy classic with a little bit of fine-tuning, but unfortunately comes across as a greatest hits