“THE BEGUILED” Reviewed: Dreamlike world lacks cutting edge

Sofia Coppola / Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning / Drama / 2017 / 15 / 94mins Sofia Coppola turns a 70s classic film on its head by focusing from the female perspective. It’s a bold premise and, with a fantastic cast at her disposal and a Cannes Best Director award to boot,…

“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…

“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…

“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,…

“JACKIE” Reviewed: Acting masterclass brings fractured figure to life

Pablo Larrain / Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt / Drama / 2017 / 15 / 99mins One of the best solo performances of recent years captures the sophisticated beauty of history, death and American paranoia. Conspiracy theories at the ready, it’s JFK time. The assassination of JFK remains one of…