6th April 2017
The film is immersed in the struggles of identity politics but it is more aptly understood as an exploration of vulnerability and its proper place in shaping selfhood, individually and collectively.
15th February 2017
Hidden Figures has an amusing script and likeable characters, but it fails to portray the more subtle, ingrained and subconscious acts of discrimination that make a workplace challenging.
9th February 2017
At the halfway mark, the gasp-inducing moment that changes the characters’ trajectory affects the audience just as drastically. From here, the film is a powerful and insightful character study.
1st February 2017
Andrew Garfield gives a magnanimous performance in Mel Gibson's new film, Hacksaw Ridge, which proves that authentic Christianity can inspire a new way of engaging with a destructive mindset.
27th January 2017
The film’s brilliance is that it does not let Portman’s remarkable resemblance to Jackie overwhelm its audience or distract them from a credible depiction of a woman facing the loss of her husband.
27th January 2017
La La Land
La La Land has attracted cynicism not because audiences are desperate for a realism that this film seeks to challenge, but because it doesn’t recognise that it is at its best when it is most real.
25th January 2017
Manchester by the Sea
The skilled directing and acting allow us to be fully engaged without the film needing to signpost its meaning or show off with eloquent lines that get in the way of the feeling they try to capture.
13th January 2017
Against a vast backdrop, Lion takes an intense interest in individuals. We zoom in on one person – a little boy from a little town – and our interest in this one life expands to shape a whole film.
21st December 2016
Director Martin Scorsese celebrates his 80th birthday! His film about Jesuit missionaries in Japan, based on Shūsaku Endō’s novel, was his passion project.
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