“IT COMES AT NIGHT” Reviewed: Mesmerising master of suspense

Trey Edward Shultz / Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Christopher Abbott, Riley Keough / Horror / 2017 / 15 / 91mins Horrors are tricky films to master. Either you’re cheap and overkill the jumpscares or you choose a symbolic, deeper trick of the mind. Artistry is hard to achieve, but It Comes At…

“OKJA” Reviewed: Hit and miss vegan adventure

Bong Joon-ho / Ahn Seo-hyun , Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano / Adventure / 2017 / 15 / 120mins When Netflix came calling, cinematic heavyweight Bong Joon-ho envisioned a pro-vegetarian movie about a super-pig. If that’s not contemporary, I don’t know what is. With the global food crisis looming, a new species of (not bioengineered *honest*)…

“WONDER WOMAN” Reviewed: An icon of our times

Patty Jenkins / Gal Gadot , Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis / Action-Fantasy / 2017 / 12A / 141mins The late great comic George Carlin once opined, ‘If there is a God, I am convinced he is a he, because no woman could or ever would fuck things up this badly.’ Patty…

<<REWIND "MANCHESTER BY THE SEA" Reviewed: A grief observed

Kenneth Lonergan / Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler / Drama / 2017 / 15 / 137mins Grab the tissues, the most powerful cast performance from this year can be found right here in Kenneth Lonergan’s quiet indie masterpiece. Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) lives a solitary life as a janitor in Boston. One…

“GET OUT” Reviewed: Biting racial satire revives horror

Jordan Peele / Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Lil Rey Howery, Bradley Whitford / Horror / 2017 / 15 / 104mins QUESTION: What happens when a leading comedian climbs into the director’s seat for an indie horror flick? ANSWER: Great cinema. When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) meets girlfriend Rose’s (Allison Williams) parents, all is not what it…

“MOONLIGHT” Reviewed: The LGBT masterpiece of the decade

Barry Jenkins / Trevante Rhodes, Andre Holland, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monae / Drama / 2017 / 15 / 111mins In one of the most hotly contested Oscar battles this century, Moonlight were the (eventual) winners. It’s no wonder – director Barry Jenkins has created a drama that grasps your attention from start to…

“LOGAN” Reviewed: New era as superhero flick is up to scratch

James Mangold / Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook / Drama-Action / 2017 / 15 / 135mins Marvel bring a human touch to their superhero monopoly starting with X-Men favourite Wolverine, and it’s a wonderful breath of fresh air to what was starting to become a monotonous franchise. Older, but perhaps not wiser,…