Compelling, utterly moving… it’s no wonder Shoplifters won the Palme d’Or
An incredible portrait of generosity and precarity.
Robin Hood sets up a good target only to shoot arrows into its own foot
He’s not that noble, he just stumbles into nobleness.
Jimmy Barnes documentary Working Class Boy is very likely to make grown men cry
Recounts disturbing events of Barnesy’s life that he feels open enough to share.
Widows is a nail-biting thriller that never veers into ‘yass queen’ territory
The women here are messy, rough and intensely real.
If there’s one camgirl techno-thriller to watch on Netflix, it’s this one
The excellent lead performance and brilliant details win out.
Pick of the Litter is an unavoidably cute and moving “dogumentary”
Guide dog training doco packs ample heart, drama, and insight into a concise package.
Kusama: Infinity pairs gripping personal story with astonishing artwork
You’ll struggle to comprehend how her genius wasn’t self-evident
The new Fantastic Beasts manages to be darker and much better than the first
Get ready for a darker emotional punch.
The grim You Were Never Really Here is an incredibly crafted nightmare
A highly impressive film anchored by the gripping lead performance.
The Old Man & the Gun is a sweet, laid-back farewell to Robert Redford
Don’t go in hoping for grander gestures or deeper characterisation.
Journey’s End is a a top-notch World War I character piece
“It’s a bloody good story and a neat summary of why war is hell.”
Suspiria is a mesmerising, categorically bananas horror reworking
Luca Guadagnino has made a sharply disquieting slab of occult art-horror.
Overlord is an entertaining, unlikely mash-up and charming B-grade triumph
“Tension is developed immediately and never really lets up”
The Girl in the Spider’s Web struggles to get going
“Whether you were wanting her or not, Lisbeth Salander is back.”
Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old is an emotionally shattering experience
Liam Maguren left enlightened and emotionally shattered.
Netflix’s Outlaw King underdelivers (unless you want to see Chris Pine’s junk)
Source material and filmmaker could have delivered so much more.
Orson Welles’ incomplete lost film is dizzying, audacious, and now on Netflix
It’s also Welles’ giant last-gasp fart at Hollywood, a deeply cynical meta-movie.
Rampant entertains, but it ain’t no Train to Busan
The story comes off feeling undercooked and overcomplicated.
The truly beguiling Yellow is Forbidden captures a visionary Chinese designer
It’s impossible not to be captivated.
Rami Malek’s performance as Freddie Mercury lifts Bohemian Rhapsody
Reality reimagined as a highly entertaining, bombastic fairy tale.
Brimstone & Glory is an awe-inspiring and sanity-defying Mexican fireworks doco
All the good things about fireworks: beauty, fear, excitement, and a sense of can-you-bloody-believe-it.