Reviews

Released: 20 May 2022 (cinema) Certificate: 15 Director: Eskil Vogt Writer: Eskil Vogt Distributor: Signature Entertainment Running Time: 117 mins Writer/director Eskil Vogt’s potent supernatural horror, The Innocents, may share its name with Jack Clayton’s 1961 adaptation of Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw but it creeps majestically out of that film’s shadow with
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Released: 13 May (cinema) Certificate: 15 Director: Keith Thomas Writer: Scott Teems Cast: Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Zac Efron, Michael Greyeyes, Sydney Lemmon, Gloria Reuben, Kurtwood Smith, John Beasley Distributor: Universal Running Time: 94 mins During filming of The Thing in 1981, Universal offered John Carpenter the gig to direct a movie version of Stephen King’s
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Released: 13 May (cinema) Director: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert Writer: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong Distributor: A24 Running Time: 139 mins If you like this, try… In the Mood For Love Wong Kar-wai’s gorgeous romantic drama starring Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung beautifully examines loss and
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Released: 1 June (cinema) Director: Alex Garland Writer: Alex Garland Cast: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear, Paapa Essiedu, Gayle Rankin Distributor: Entertainment Film Distributors Running Time: 100 mins Alex Garland’s Men shares DNA with David Bruckner’s recent Rebecca Hall-led The Night House. Both see widowed women navigating an isolated haunted house, each also concerned with the
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Released: 15 April Director: Toby Meakins Cast: Iola Evans, Asa Butterfield, Eddie Marsan, Robert Englund Distributor: Netflix Running Time: 84 mins Originally titled Curs>R, the newly-renamed lightweight horror Choose Or Die almost does exactly what it says in its new title. However, with a few smartly executed twists and a real sense of stakes for the
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Released: 15 April (in cinemas) Certificate: 15 Director: Robert Eggers Writer: Robert Eggers, Sjón Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke, Gustav Lindh, Willem Dafoe, Björk, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Olwen Fouéré, Elliott Rose, Oscar Novak, Kate Dickie, Ralph Ineson Distributor: Universal With The Witch and The Lighthouse, writer-director Robert Eggers emerged as
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Released: 8 April Certificate: PG-13 / 12A Director: David Yates Cast: Jude Law, Mads Mikkelsen, Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Jessica Williams Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures Running Time: 142 mins In the four years since Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was released to poor reviews and disappointing box office returns, some real world
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Released: 22 March Director: James Gunn, Brad Anderson, Jody Hill, Rosemary Rodriguez Cast: John Cena, Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma Distributor: Now TV and Sky It was clear, within minutes of The Suicide Squad, that DC had gifted its writer/director James Gunn an unparalleled amount of creative freedom within the DCEU wheelhouse. Any fears, however, that
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Released: 11 March Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana Distributor: Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana Running Time: 106 mins If you like this, try… Free Guy Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds’ other sci-fi adventure sees a background computer game character want to become the hero of his own story.
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Released: 11 March Director: Domee Shi Writer: Sarah Streicher, Julia Cho, Domee Shi Cast: Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Ava Morse Distributor: Disney+ If you like this, try… Toy Story Another Pixar film that sensitively and comically nails childhood milestones. Puberty is a tough time for the best of us. But for Mei (Rosalie Chiang) in
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Director: Matt Reeves Cast: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell, Andy Serkis, Paul Dano, John Turturro Running Time: 175 minutes In Matt Reeves’ latest Batman offering, Bruce (Robert Pattinson) has become something of a night owl, ignoring most of his obligations as heir to the Wayne legacy by day in favour of exacting
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