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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 An American Pickle (2020) Sarah Cartland At times its story is stretched thinner than the skin of the permanently affronted, but it's often hilarious and both Rogen and Rogen are a joy. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2020
3.5/5 Summerland (2020) Sarah Cartland I'm not a fan of stories where a child has to thaw out an older, cantankerous grouch. Luckily both Bond and Arterton are remarkable, she as a damaged woman deflecting her hurt, while trying to cope with the pull-push of resurfaced, painful memories. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
3.5/5 Impetigore (Perempuan Tanah Jahanam) (2020) Sarah Cartland Deliciously atmospheric and heady with supernatural intrigue, Impetigore highlights how roots can keep you trapped as much as anchored. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
3/5 The Way Back (2020) Sarah Cartland It's an agreeable formula - I quite enjoyed being manipulated as each predictable plot point popped up - made more engaging because the performances are so sweet and thoughtful. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2020
5/5 Clemency (2019) Sarah Cartland Woodard and Hodge are faultless as two people moulded by a relentless, cynical system. One of 2019's best films. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
3.5/5 Well Groomed (2019) Sarah Cartland A sympathetic, engaging and often eye-popping documentary, though it skirts the bigger questions. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
3.5/5 Greyhound (2020) Sarah Cartland It's almost old-fashioned in its sincerity though at only 90 minutes it's as far from a slow burn as you can get. Schneider delivers tension and sheer terror by the bucketload. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
4/5 Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019) Sarah Cartland A hugely enjoyable small town thriller which treats its neon tropes with loving care. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2020
3/5 Think Like a Dog (2020) Sarah Cartland Think Like A Dog won't set the world on fire (unless someone lights Henry's particularly noxious, house-clearing farts) but it's good-natured and engaging, bounding along like a puppy in a cornfield. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2020
3/5 SCOOB! (2020) Sarah Cartland Nicely animated, though the plot is messy. The origins story, with lonely tween Shaggy meeting up with the then-unnamed Scooby, is actually rather moving. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2020
4/5 The Beach House (2019) Sarah Cartland Part squelch sci-fi, part eco-horror, The Beach House raises far more questions than it answers, but it's still an impressive and disorientating debut. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2020
4/5 The Old Guard (2020) Sarah Cartland An intelligent, action-filled thriller and a study of what true love means, especially when time is your enemy. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2020
2/5 Love Sarah (2020) Sarah Cartland A slight confection, though with an understanding of the emotional power of baking. Subplots are resolved with a particularly British briskness, so we can get back to the cakes, which are indeed stunning. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2020
3/5 Alive (2019) Sarah Cartland A deliciously unnerving, squelchy horror. The tension doesn't always hold, but the three leads are consistently compelling. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2020
4.5/5 Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2018) Sarah Cartland The bloody, bubbly dynamism and humour stop it ever feeling contrived, even though the film's theatrical set-up is overt with every element choreographed to perfection. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
4.5/5 () Sarah Cartland A spare, unflinching film that still resonates today. Its sense of menace remains unnerving, its depictions of mob reprisals terrifying. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
4/5 The Epic of Everest (1924) Sarah Cartland Even after nearly 100 years this is both awe-inspiring and mournful. The tension running through the film is as much between the scientific and the spiritual as between man and nature. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
4/5 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Sarah Cartland A delightful and extremely good-natured film combining realism (Iceland's financial situation), folklore (elves) and fantasy (Pierce Brosnan in a zip-up cardigan). Ferrell and McAdams make an adorable pair of dimwits. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
3/5 Trick or Treat (2019) Sarah Cartland Trick or Treat is pacy and lean, an intriguing and entertaining British thriller that keeps to its remit and remains gripping almost to the end. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2020
4/5 Snowpiercer (2013) Sarah Cartland An electrifying, horrifying and witty study of society and class wrapped up in a sci-fi action movie. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2020
2/5 Like a Boss (2020) Sarah Cartland The cast - especially Haddish - do what they can with the thin material, but the pantomime villainy becomes wearing. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2020
4/5 Porno (2019) Sarah Cartland Funny, frantic, and often frightening, Porno is also sweetly sincere - with a deliberate, old-style indie feel that's less about its budget and more about its sensibilities. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2020
3.5/5 Una (2016) Sarah Cartland [Ben] Mendelsohn is terrific, imbuing Ray/Pete with a knowing, sly shiftiness. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2020
3.5/5 Blood Quantum (2019) Sarah Cartland A deliciously blood-spattered slice of galloping entertainment, with a serious message that's cleverly delivered. I wasn't sure whether to be relieved or unnerved that I'm currently stuck indoors. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2020
4/5 Astronaut (2019) Sarah Cartland A delightful paean to age and experience despite its ungainly mix of the realistic and the implausible. Dreyfuss is compelling as a retired expert dismissed as old bones. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2020
3.5/5 Extraction (2020) Sarah Cartland Very Wick-like, and I'm not just talking about the fights. The terrific action sequences and believable friendship between battle-weary mercenary and drug lord's son help Extraction rise above its cliches. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2020
3.5/5 Butt Boy (2019) Sarah Cartland The colonic tonic we've been waiting for. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2020
3/5 Misbehaviour (2020) Sarah Cartland A film that's often funny, often fabulous, sometimes earnest and somewhat overfilled. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2020
2/5 Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask (2020) Sarah Cartland This is mostly Carry On Up The Cartographer as an intrepid map-maker is pursued by his buxom fiancée, a man in an iron mask & bloomer jokes. Once they reach China it hugely improves, though the plot remains baffling. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2020
2/5 Playing With Fire (2019) Sarah Cartland Sounding like they started with a title and worked backwards, Playing With Fire is temporarily diverting but lacks real wit, with its topnotch cast always straining to find a joke. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2020
4/5 Blue Story (2019) Sarah Cartland A lyrical, moving and unflinching film that lays bare the terrifying, tightening pull of gang culture on teenage boys. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2020
4/5 Soundtrack to Sixteen (2019) Sarah Cartland A witty, sincere and affecting exploration of the low-key traumas of teenage life, that may rush you right back to your own fumbling, bumbling adolescence. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
3/5 The Hunt (2020) Sarah Cartland There's little tension, as we don't get to know anyone, but this is still a pacy, death-strewn romp that combines satire and eye-popping horror with flair, if not much finesse. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2020
2.5/5 My Spy (2020) Sarah Cartland A dated, tonal mishmash, what holds My Spy together are the leads' comic timing and an air of general amiability. Its mix of clever tween who doesn't fit in, broad comedy, cute dog and the odd explosion should make it a hit with kids. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
4/5 Blow the Man Down (2019) Sarah Cartland A confident and highly entertaining women-centered thriller. Amid a sea of chilly older women, a gleeful Margo Martindale is gloriously ambiguous as fiery local brothel owner Enid Nora. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2020
4/5 Military Wives (2019) Sarah Cartland Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan are a brilliantly harried double act in this warm, witty, very emotional and sometimes dark tale. I cried so much I should probably now come with a flood warning. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
5/5 Onward (2020) Sarah Cartland Fantastic in both the current and the original sense, Onward is thrilling, funny and heart-wrenchingly moving - run, don't walk, to see this one. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
3.5/5 Greed (2019) Sarah Cartland If you can ignore the annoyingly jumpy timelines and the retina-destroying glare from those teeth, this exceedingly blunt satire is grimly compelling and often hilarious. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
3.5/5 My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (2019) Sarah Cartland Warm-hearted, vividly realised and gloriously exciting, Heroes Rising is understandable even if you know nothing of this world. (I can tell you that with confidence as I am that person.) EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2020
2.5/5 Spycies (2019) Sarah Cartland A kids' spy film about climate change, Spycies suffers from uneven storytelling and dated jokes. Luckily the animation is gorgeous and often atmospheric, the anthropomorphic animals vivid and personable. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2020
2/5 Trauma Center (2019) Sarah Cartland Willis is an occasional presence and adds little when he does appear; luckily Nicky Whelan, who plays heroine Madison Taylor, is impressive enough to carry, and indeed elevate, this rather thin movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2020
2.5/5 Primal (2019) Sarah Cartland Despite its flaws, I warmed to Primal as it neared its close, and not just because it was nearly at a close. It's enjoyable nonsense that becomes weirdly compulsive viewing. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
3.5/5 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Sarah Cartland A funny, fizzing family film. Jim Carrey's evil genius Dr Robotnik is a splendidly wild-eyed villain; Natasha Rothwell, as Tom the sheriff's disapproving sister-in-law, steals every scene she's in. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
4/5 EMMA. (2020) Sarah Cartland Hugely enjoyable, fresh and exceedingly crisp, it nestles into its period setting yet reaches out to ours. Bill Nighy is a fretful delight, Anya Taylor-Joy brisk and forthright. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
3/5 Dolittle (2020) Sarah Cartland It's remarkably unadventurous. By the time it makes its money back animals will be able to talk anyway, meaning the inevitable reboot will be made by a badger on a smartphone for 200 pounds. But... it's fun and quite amusing. And I loved the dragon. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
4/5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Sarah Cartland A joyfully colourful fairground ride of glitter bombs, baseball bats and top-notch action. Harley's team feels messily real rather than a contrived, Hollywood-friendly sisterhood. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
4.5/5 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Sarah Cartland A pacy, exuberant and hilarious film. Dev Patel is a gifted physical comedian; in a role about a man who doesn't really fit in, he's often banging his head or falling, seemingly too big for the space society has allocated him. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
3/5 The Rhythm Section (2020) Sarah Cartland The story feels muddled but Blake Lively shines as Stephanie, a believably messy heroine who's never quite ready. It's because of this that the fight sequences work so well: urgent, frenzied, sometimes flailing. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
2.5/5 Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 (2000) Sarah Cartland Butler is certainly charismatic as the undead bloodsucker, despite only having two expressions: slight bafflement, and, when an attractive neck comes into view, that of a small boy who's just heard an ice-cream van tinkling round the corner. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
4.5/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Sarah Cartland A hugely enjoyable if agitatingly tense tragicomedy. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020