Film Reviews

Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation

Like the finest Bond films, Mission Impossible 5 thrills and charms its audience into submission. A wonderfully old fashioned action blockbuster.
Jurassic World

Jurassic World

More epic than even Spielberg's original, Jurassic World reinvigorates the franchise and takes a bite out of consumerism in the process.
Danny Collins

Danny Collins

Al Pacino lights up late life crisis music drama Danny Collins - his song is true and inspired even if it's been sung many times before.
Spy

Spy

Paul Feig's unashamedly silly espionage comedy Spy takes your funny bone on a globetrotting jaunt you won't regret.
Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

Thirty years after the original Mad Max trilogy ended, the best in the series arrives out of nowhere and ignites the screen. When most other filmmakers consider retirement, George Miller has crafted an essential of modern action cinema.
Everly

Everly

How can a film get its tone so wrong? 'Everly' is so bad, it's shocking. Despite the surefire Salma Hayek playing the lead in this shoot-em-up, 'Everly' misses the barn door by a mile.
John Wick

John Wick

A fresh approach that avoids the usual genre trappings, Keanu Reeves revenge flick 'John Wick' is as good as it gets.
Good Kill

Good Kill

'Good Kill' is an intelligent meditation on the horrors of war viewed from a cold distance. Ethan Hawke is brilliant.
The Water Diviner

The Water Diviner

A solid debut as director from Russell Crowe, 'The Water Diviner' a deeply personal account of war's aftermath.
Kill the Messenger

Kill the Messenger

An excellent Jeremy Renner and a galaxy of co-stars grant murky CIA conspiracy thriller 'Kill the Messenger' the kind of soap box it demands. Riveting, even if it runs out of steam just before the finish.
Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

More M&S than S&M, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' leaves the viewer (and those inner goddesses) cold but was that this adaptation's plan all along?
American Sniper

American Sniper

With 'American Sniper', Bradley Cooper proves he is one of this generation's finest performers. Don't take potshots at the film's one-sided look on the war's enemies; the film's sole target is the fragility of man.
Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher

A sports drama more interested in the sportsmen than the sport, 'Foxcatcher' engages its audience quietly. Robbed of a gold: A remarkable Channing Tatum.
Whiplash

Whiplash

The indie film breakout of the year, 'Whiplash' is the 'Full Metal Jacket' of jazz drumming movies (not that there was that much contention for the title). Superbly powerful.
The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything

'The Theory of Everything' isn't just a Stephen Hawking biopic; it's a riveting thesis on love and inspiration that ranks among the top of its class. James Marsh's film is wonderful.
Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Ridley Scott's most coherent epic in years, 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' is a film for thrillseekers and thinkers alike.
Dumb and Dumber To

Dumb and Dumber To

After a 20 year wait, it's sad that one of the funniest gags in the classic comedy's sequel is in the film's title.
Interstellar

Interstellar

An epic adventure that shakes up what a film can really be, Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' shines very brightly indeed.
Fury

Fury

A film less about war and more about internal battles, David Ayer's 'Fury' is a WW2 picture for the ages.
Horns

Horns

Daniel Radcliffe tries a darker side with 'Horns' - a twisted little mystery that runs out of steam in the third act.

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