January 31st, 2017 by

Director: Jeff Nichols Cast: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Martin Csokas, Nick Kroll, Will Dalton, Michael Shannon Certificate: 12a Running time: 123 mins Release date: February 3rd The great Ron Swanson of Parks and Recreation fame once said “Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing”. It seems Jeff Nichols didn’t get the memo when he decided […]


January 18th, 2017 by

Director: M. Night Shyamalan Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley Certificate: 15A Running time: 117 mins Release date: 20th January 2017 There’s a phenomenon that occurs in the world of ‘bad’ movies. Films like Birdemic or The Room, for example, were made with the highest artistic intentions; these people were trying to make a […]

Office Christmas Party

December 7th, 2016 by

Directors: Josh Gordon and Will Speck Cast: Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, Olivia Munn, Jennifer Aniston Certificate: 16 Running time: 105 mins Release date: December 7th Search Party, a movie starring T.J. ‘I’m In Everything’ Miller that sat on the shelf for two years before a quiet release in America in May (it hit here a year […]

Finding Dory

July 29th, 2016 by

Directors: Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill Certificate: G Running time: 97 mins Release date: July 29th It’s been twenty-two years since the Pixar ‘Brain Trust’ sat around a table on a lunch break and hashed out the future creative endeavours of the company. The movies that came out of […]


July 21st, 2016 by

Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari Cast: Vangelis Mourikis, Nikos Orphanos, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos Certificate: Club Running time: 105 mins Release date: July 22nd The Greek are an odd bunch. Well, that would be the easy take-away from the country’s recent cinematic output anyway. Movies like Dogtooth, last year’s English-language The Lobster, and now Chevalier give the impression of a people […]

The Finest Hours

February 19th, 2016 by

Director: Craig Gillepsie Cast: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Holliday Grainger Certificate: 12a Running Time: 117 minutes Release Date: February 19th Every few years Disney takes a break from its billion-dollar franchise machines and makes a smaller, more human film, usually mining the annals of history for some unique event that could serve as a […]

Point Break

February 4th, 2016 by

Director: Ericson Core Cast: Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey, Judah Lewis and Ray Winstone Certificate: 12a Running Time: 114 minutes Release Date: February 5th Sometime in the early noughties, film studios scrambled to capitalise on the success of The Matrix by commissioning any old rubbish that featured guys in leather running around and shooting guns in […]

Mississippi Grind

October 23rd, 2015 by

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck Cast: Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller Certificate: 15A Running time: 108 mins Release date: October 23rd Ah, the Ryans. So handsome. So charming. So Canadian. And, of course, so poor when it comes to picking successful film projects. While Gosling’s efforts at least seem to gain some critical or cult […]

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

September 11th, 2015 by

Director: Wes Ball Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster Certificate: 15A Running time: 131 mins Release date: September 10th Remember that movie about the group of good-looking teens who live in a weirdly suspect dystopian future, then they discover that the people in charge are evil jerks so they break free of the system that […]

The Visit

September 9th, 2015 by

Director: M. Night Shyamalan Cast: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan Certificate: 15a Running time: 94 mins Release date: September 9th There are those among us who have been patiently waiting for M. Night Shyamalan’s big comeback. The filmmaker who brought us The Sixth Sense and the greatest superhero origin story ever put on screen in […]

Ricki and the Flash

September 4th, 2015 by

Director: Jonathan Demme Cast: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer and Rick Springfield Certificate: 12a Running Time: 101 minutes Release Date: September 4th In the opening moments of Ricki and the Flash, Meryl Streep reveals her latest dramtic transformation as a guitar-playing, plait-haired rocker and the sight is… odd. Seeing this 66-year-old legend of the silver […]

Big Hero

January 28th, 2015 by

Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, T.J. Miller, Damon Wayans Jr. Certificate: PG Running time: 102 mins Release date: January 30th When Disney concluded their recent insane mega-dealings and took Marvel under their roof, there was serious excitement at the prospect of new, Disney-animated Marvel cartoons. Who would it be? Iron Man? […]

Kingsman: The Secret Service

January 28th, 2015 by

Director: Matthew Vaughn Cast: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Michael Caine Certificate: 16 Running time: 129 mins Release date: January 29th In recent years the likes of Attack The Block and Channel 4’s Misfits have asked the audience to get on side with unsympathetic groups of uncoof yoofs of the ASBO (is that still a thing?) generation who are […]


January 8th, 2015 by

Director: Bennett Miller Cast: Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo Certificate: 15A Running time: 134 minutes Release date: January 9th With 2011’s Moneyball, director Bennett Miller gave us a film that, while really quite good, was let down by the fact that it required a relatively functional knowledge of the sport of baseball in order to invest […]