“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…

“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,…

“HELL OR HIGH WATER” Reviewed: A cool, slow-burning beauty

David Mackenzie / Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham / Western-Thriller / 2016 / 15 / 102mins The open road, the wind blowing in your face, a sack full of money and knowing that life can never be as cool as this moment – that’s what makes a great anti-Western. With that in…

UNDER THE SHADOW

Babak Anvari / Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi / Horror / 2016 / 15 / 84mins The British nominee for the Best Foreign Language Oscar is a solid, well structured creeper that wrings war metaphors, and then some. It seems the height of the Iraq-Iran War is not enough to distract Shideh (Narges Rashidi)…

DEEPWATER HORIZON

Peter Berg / Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez / Action / 2016 / 12A / 107mins Innocent Americans, a ton of oil and British villains – the BP Gulf disaster always had the perfect ingredients for a blockbuster. Thankfully, the term ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’ springs to mind. It’s…