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X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Year: 2014 Director: Bryan Singer Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Honestly, I’m not a huge […]

Captain America: The First Avenger

Year: 2011 Director: Joe Johnston Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes The way Marvel do things dictates […]

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Year: 2014 Director: Marc Webb Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Much like the X-Men series, Spider-Man is another Marvel franchise which […]

Adventureland

Year: 2009 Director: Gregg Mottola Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes From the director of the legendary ‘Superbad’ comes another […]

Bad Teacher

Year: 2011 Director: Jake Kasdan Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes There was once a time when the typical role for Cameron […]

Lawless

Year: 2012 Director: John Hillcoat Starring: Tom Hardy, Shia Lebeouf, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes When I watch a film and see […]

Philomena

Year: 2013 Director: Stephen Frears Starring: Dame Judi Dench, Steve Coogan Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I struggled to really pin down the genre of ‘Philomena’, there are so many […]

Horrible Bosses 2

Year: 2014 Director: Sean Anders Starring: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston, Chritoph Waltz, Chris Pine, Kevin Spacey Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I really enjoyed […]

The Wedding Ringer

Year: 2015 Director: Jeremy Garelick Starring: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco Written by Rhys Wortham Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes If for some reason you were planning on watching […]

The Interview

Year: 2014 Director: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen Starring: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Seth Rogen and James Franco have to be two of the weirdest, most ridiculous […]

American Sniper

Year: 2014 Director: Clint Eastwood Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes ‘American Sniper’ has enjoyed unrivalled success at the box office since its release at the […]

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Year: 2013 Director: Martin Scorsese Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes What can I say, I do love a good biopic. And they don’t […]

Birdman

Year: 2015 Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Starring: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifinakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone Written by Rhys Wortham Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes ‘Birdman’ is a film which has […]

Gone Girl

Year: 2014 Director: David Fincher Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Edited by Molly Dolan When my partner asked if we could go and watch ‘Gone […]

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Year: 2014 Director: Matt Reeves Starring: Jason Clarke, Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell Written by Patrick Alexander When it comes to sequels, I’m usually out. Trilogies, maybe if they’re based on a […]

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Year: 2014 Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage Written by Nick Deal Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes As I sat down in the cinema and prepared myself to say […]

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Year: 1988 Director: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer (voice) Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Don’t be fooled by the animated element of the wacky titular character, or […]

John Wick

Year: 2014 Director: Chad Stahelski Starring: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe Written by Rhys Wortham Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Keanu Reeves continues his steady comeback in ‘John Wick’, as […]

Argo

Year: 2012 Director: Ben Affleck Starring: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Until recently, Ben Affleck was regarded as something of a joke in Hollywood. His […]

Sex Tape

Year: 2014 Director: Jake Kasdan Starring: Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I recently reviewed ‘Bad Teacher’, which was a welcome surprise, a film which broke the mould and refused […]

Need For Speed

Year: 2014 Director: Scott Waugh Starring: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots Written by Patrick Alexander Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes One of the more curious movie ideas to me, is the […]

The Theory Of Everything

Year: 2015 Director: James Marsh Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Like many others, including director James Marsh, when I first heard about ‘The Theory Of Everything’, I […]

Nightcrawler

Year: 2014 Director: Dan Gilroy Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed  Written by Nick Deal Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes I was expecting ‘Nightcrawler’ to be rather unnerving in tone, and it […]

Seventh Son

Year: 2014 Director: Sergey Bodrov Starring: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander Written by Rhys Wortham Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes To say that ‘Seventh Son’ is one […]

Boyhood

Year: 2014 Director: Richard Linklater Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette Written by Patrick Alexander Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Conceptually speaking, ‘Boyhood’ is a transcendent movement in the […]

Enemy

Year: 2014 Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Sarah Gadon, Melanie Laurent Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Edited by Molly Dolan From the man who brought us the fantastic ‘Prisoners’, […]

Mud

Year: 2012 Director: Jeff Nichols Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan, Michael Shannon  Written by Sam James Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Being a typecast actor is a concept […]

Whiplash

Year: 2014 Director: Damien Chazelle Starring: Miles Teller, J.K Simmons  Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Interestingly, ‘Whiplash’ is one of the few Oscar-nominated pictures that I hadn’t seen before the […]

Flight

Year: 2012 Director: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly Written by Sam James Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Trailers; the curse of the modern day blockbuster. Half the […]

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Year: 2015 Director: Steve Pink Starring: Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott Written by Rhys Wortham Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Sequels can often be hit and miss, even off the […]

Dracula Untold

Year: 2014 Director: Gary Shore Starring: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon Written by Patrick Alexander Origin stories have always made for immensely appealing viewing to me. Whether it be in film, literature, […]

The Boxtrolls

Year: 2014 Director: Graham Annable & Anthony Stacchi Starring: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayaode (voices) Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes As any parent knows, and anyone else […]

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Year: 2014 Director: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton  Written by Rhys Wortham Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes I personally consider most British comedies to be wittier than their […]

Interstellar

Year: 2014 Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Going boldly where no man (or woman) has ever been before; an astronaut’s ultimate […]

Foxcatcher

Year: 2014 Director: Bennett Miller Starring: Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo Written by Patrick Alexander Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes If sex sells, then there’s no reason for Foxcatcher […]

It Follows

Year: 2015 Director: David Mitchell Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe Written by Nick Deal Let me begin with stating that I am not the world’s biggest […]

Wayne’s World

Year: 1992 Director: Penelope Spheeris Starring: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I was about six years old when I first watched ‘Wayne’s World’, and […]

The Imitation Game

Year: 2014 Director: Morten Tyldum Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Charles Dance, Mark Strong Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes You know you’ve done something right when your film is nominated […]

This Is Where I Leave You

Year: 2014 Director: Shawn Levy Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz On a recent long-haul flight, ‘This Is Where […]

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Year: 2014 Director: James Gunn Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper (voice), Vin Diesel (voice) Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it […]

Fifty Shades Of Grey

Year: 2015 Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Sam Taylor-Johnson, director of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, has taken a badly written novel […]

The Judge

Year: 2014 Director: David Dobkin Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Robert Downey Jr. is the fucking man, no question. In the […]

’71

Year: 2014 Director: Yann Demange Starring: Jack O’Connell, Sean Harris, Richard Dormer Written by Nick Deal Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes When I heard that Jack O’Connell was starring in […]

Home

Year: 2015 Director: Tim Johnson Starring: Rihanna, Jim Parsons Written by Andrew Garrison Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes I approached the movie ‘Home’ with expectations of mediocrity. Aside from ‘Lilo & Stitch’, the […]

United 93

Year: 2006 Director: Paul Greengrass Starring: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colon-Zayas, J.J Johnson Written by Chris Winterbottom Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes There was a lot of concern […]

Still Alice

Year: 2014 Directors: Wash Westmoreland & Richard Glatzer Starring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Imagine the loss of […]

Pacific Rim

Year: 2013 Director: Guillermo del Toro Starring: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day Written by Patrick Alexander Edited by Nick Deal When you go to watch a movie like Pacific Rim, your […]

The Breakfast Club

Year: 1985 Director: John Hughes Starring: Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Edited by Molly Dolan As I go to […]

RED

Year: 2010 Director: Robert Schwentke Starring: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker Written by Andrew Garrison Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes When I first heard about […]

American Hustle

Year: 2013 Director: David O Russell Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes With a total of ten Oscar nominations, in […]

22 Jump Street

Year: 2014 Director(s): Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Starring: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill Written by Chris Winterbottom After the success of ‘21 Jump Street’, one would have been forgiven for […]

Lucy

Year: 2014 Director: Luc Besson Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Imagine if human beings could utilise their brain to its full potential. It’s an interesting concept, one which […]

The Usual Suspects

Year: 1995 Director: Bryan Singer Starring: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin, Benicio Del Toro, Pete Postlethwaite Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I’m often guilty of neglecting the “classics”. I tend […]

Noah

Year: 2014 Director: Darren Aranofsky Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes As a devout atheist, it goes without saying that I’m not big on the […]

RED 2

Year: 2013 Director: Dean Parisot Starring: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins Written by Andrew Garrison Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes If you read my last review, […]

Selma

Year: 2014 Director: Ava DuVernay Starring: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Stephan James, Wendell Pierce, Common, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Oscar nominated in the Best Picture category – but […]

Starred Up

Year: 2014 Director: David Mackenzie Starring: Jack O’Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend Written by Nick Deal I will keep this review short and sweet, otherwise I could find myself writing a dissertation length […]

Mad Max

Year: 1979 Director: George Miller Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Bryne Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes With ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ less than a month a way, I turned my attention to […]

Mad Max 2: Road Warrior

Year: 1981 Director: George Miller Starring: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes After watching the first ‘Mad Max’ film from the original trilogy, I was feeling pretty positive […]

The Culture High

Year: 2014 Director: Brett Harvey Starring: Snoop Dogg, Joe Rogan, Wiz Khalifa, Sir Richard Branson Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I am heading into uncharted territory here, writing my first documentary review. It […]

That Awkward Moment

Year: 2014 Director: Tom Gormican Starring: Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Imogen Poots Written by Patrick Alexander Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Whenever I scour Netflix (other film and television subscription […]

Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Year: 2015 Director: Joss Whedon Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, James Spader, Jeremy Renner Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes My expectations for ‘Age Of Ultron’ were […]

A Long Way Down

Year: 2014 Director: Pascal Chaumeil Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Aaron Paul, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots Written by Andrew Garrison Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Occasionally, I sit down and look for […]

Ida

Year: 2013 Director: Pawel Pawlikowski Starring: Agata Trzebokowska, Agneta Kulesza , Dawid Ogrodnik Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz Spoiler Alert: This film has sub-titles and it’s black and white! Okay – that […]

Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome

Year: 1985 Director: George Miller Starring: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner  Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes How does this sound – a post-nuclear future where barbarians and scavengers roam the wasteland […]

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Year: 1977 Director: George Lucas Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes George Lucas created what is arguably the most iconic franchise ever when he introduced the world […]

American Beauty

Year: 1999 Director: Sam Mendes Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari Written by Nick Deal ‘American Beauty’ is one of those films that everyone talks about and recommends, but one that I […]

How To Train Your Dragon

Year: 2010 Director(s): Dean Deblois, Chris Sanders Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson Written by Andrew Garrison Edited by Nick Deal ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ is probably the […]

The Babadook

Year: 2014 Director: Jennifer Kent Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman  Written by Nick Deal ‘The Babadook‘ is a film that I’ve wanted to see for quite a while. I’m not […]

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Year: 1980 Director: Irvin Kershner Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes This has always been my favourite film from the ‘Star Wars’ series. Where ‘A New […]

Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi

Year: 1983 Director: Richard Marquand Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes My love for ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ means that the sequel, ‘Return Of The […]

Taken 3

Year: 2015 Director: Oliver Megaton Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen Written by Patrick Alexander  Edited by Nick Deal We all have a friend that loves doing the same […]

MacGruber

Year: 2010 Director: Jorma Taccone Starring: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer, Ryan Phillipe Written by Rhys Wortham Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Most ‘Saturday Night Live’ movie adaptations are happy to tread […]

Arthur & Merlin

Year: 2015 Director: Marco van Belle Starring: Kirk Barker, Stefan Butler, Nigel Cooke  Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes About a month ago, my grandmother came to me with a newspaper […]

Meet The Fockers

Year: 2004 Director: Jay Roach Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Barbara Streisand Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes For some reason, I’ve always been a little sceptical about […]

The Borrowers

Year: 1997 Director: Peter Hewitt Starring: Jim Broadbent, John Goodman, Hugh Laurie, Mark Williams Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes This is a film I remember well from my childhood. I loved the exciting, […]

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Year: 2014 Director: Dean DeBlois Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler Written by Andrew Garrison My expectations for ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’ – which I will call ‘HTTYD2’ from now […]

Unfriended

Year: 2015 Director: Levan Gabriadze Starring: Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson, Shelley Hennig Written by Nick Deal ‘Unfriended’ is the third horror film that I have reviewed in the past couple of […]

The Inbetweeners Movie

Year: 2011 Director: Ben Palmer Starring: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Joe Thomas, Blake Harrison  Written by Chris Winterbottom I went into ‘The Inbetweeners Movie’ with reserved expectations. After the television cult hit turned […]

Blow

Year: 2001 Director: Ted Demme Starring: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ray Liotta, Jordi Mollà  Written by Sam James Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes ‘Blow’ is a great film. ‘Blow’ is a good film. […]

Mad Max: Fury Road

Year: 2015 Director: George Miller Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Bryne Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes and Nick Deal With ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ receiving exceptionally positive reviews from […]

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Year: 1999 Director: George Lucas Starring: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd  Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I know this trilogy doesn’t come close to the originals, but I do remember […]

The Princess Bride

Year: 1987 Director: Rob Reiner Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Christopher Guest, Peter Falk, Fred Savage Written by Andrew Garrison ‘The Princess Bride’ has been affectionately carried […]

Focus

Year: 2015 Director: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie Written by Patrick Alexander Will Smith is without a doubt a great actor. Throughout my life, I’ve enjoyed the […]

Now You See Me

Year: 2013 Director: Louis Leterrier Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Melanie Laurent, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Magicians turned criminals, really? Magicians and […]

The Inbetweeners 2

Year: 2014 Director: Damon Beesley and Iain Morris Starring: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas Written by Chris Winterbottom ‘The Inbetweeners Movie’ was a box office sensation here […]

Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones

Year: 2002 Director: George Lucas Starring: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Lee  Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes To be honest, I couldn’t really remember much from this one. […]

Chappie

Year: 2015 Director: Neill Blomkamp Starring: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver  Written by Rhys Wortham Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes This film got a pretty hard time […]

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith

Year: 2005 Director: George Lucas Starring: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Ian McDiarmid Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes It pained me to admit that I could barely remember watching […]

San Andreas

Year: 2015 Director: Brad Peyton Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Disaster movies are never as groundbreaking as the earthquakes and twisters they depict. […]

Entourage

Year: 2015 Director: Doug Ellin Starring: Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jeremy Piven, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon Written by Andrew Garrison I walked into the movie ‘Entourage’ knowing very little about […]

Jurassic Park

Year: 1993 Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough  Written by Chris Winterbottom  I was almost five years old when ‘Jurassic Park’ roared into theatres. As a kid […]

Hancock

Year: 2008 Director: Peter Berg Starring: Will Smith, Jason Bateman, Charlize Theron Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I’ve watched this film a few times before and always loved it. Admittedly, […]

Preparation

 Year: 2013 Director: Tyron Lanse van Vuuren Starring: Stiaan Smith Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes WARNING: This review may contain some spoilers I was lucky enough to be present at the opening […]

The Intouchables

Year: 2011 Directors: Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano Starring: Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz If I was on a one-woman mission to […]

The Silence Of The Lambs

Year: 1991 Director: Jonathan Demme Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster  Written by Nick Deal I will soon be undergoing a house move, which means there has been ample opportunity for me to have […]

Locke

Year: 2013 Director: Steven Knight Starring: Tom Hardy Written by Patrick Alexander Whenever I notice a film with such critical acclaim as ‘Locke’, I make a point of going out […]

Cobain: Montage Of Heck

Year: 2015 Director: Brett Morgen Starring: Kurt Cobain, Don Cobain, Jenny Cobain, Kim Cobain, Courtney Love Written by Molly Dolan Nirvana has long held a fascination amongst not only fans, […]

Wreck-It Ralph

Year: 2012 Director: Rich More Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Jake McBrayer, Alan Tudyk Written by Nick Deal  It’s been a while since a new Disney film has caught my […]

The Hangover

Year: 2009 Director: Todd Phillips Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Many years and many viewings later, ‘The Hangover’ trilogy […]

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Year: 1997 Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn Written by Chris Winterbottom I saw ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’ for the first time in […]

Spy

Year: 2015 Director: Paul Feig Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I’m sure nobody expects miracles from a film like this; the […]

Insidious: Chapter 3

Year: 2015 Director: Leigh Whannell Starring: Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Reid MacKay Written by Nick Deal Let me begin by saying that I am a fan of the original ‘Insidious’ […]

Jurassic Park III

Year: 2001 Director: Joe Johnston Starring: Sam Neill, William H Macy, Tea Leoni Written by Chris Winterbottom For the third film the ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise, my family treated me to […]

Jurassic World

Year: 2015 Director: Colin Trevorrow Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Not unlike most boys my age, I was dinosaur mad as a child. Whilst […]

Edward Scissorhands

Year: 1990 Director: Tim Burton Starring: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Anthony Michael Hall, Dianne West Written by Andrew Garrison The first time I saw ‘Edward Scissorhands’, I was a young […]

Suspiria

Year: 1977 Director: Dario Argento Starring: Jessica Harper, Stafania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Udo Kier Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz For many years I couldn’t watch horror films. A vivid imagination and […]

Into The Wild

Year: 2007 Director: Sean Penn Starring: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden Written by Sam James Sean Penn’s most recent directorial outing ‘Into The Wild’ has, in […]

Due Date

Year: 2010 Director: Todd Phillips Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx  Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I thought ‘The Hangover’ was funny. I thought Zach Galifianakis […]

Pride

Year: 2014 Director: Matthew Warchus Starring: Ben Schnetzer, George MacKay, Faye Marsay, Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz If you liked ‘Billy […]

Movie 43

Year: 2013 Director(s): Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Brett Ratner, Jonathan van Tulleken (Yeah, seriously) Starring: […]

The Matrix

Year: 1999 Director(s): Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss Written by Patrick Alexander To preface, as a reader you should know that this review is based […]

Super Mario Bros.

Year: 1993 Director(s): Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton Starring: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Samantha Mathis Written by Andrew Garrison Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes It may surprise you, that as a child […]

Bronson

Year: 2008 Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Starring: Tom Hardy Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Before Tom Hardy became a household name, he was tirelessly treading the boards of theatres and popping up on the […]

Maggie

Year: 2015 Director: Henry Hobson Starring: Abigail Breslin, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joely Richardson Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz I wanted this film to be good. I watched the trailer months ago and I had high […]

The Matrix Reloaded

Year: 2003 Director(s): Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss Written by Patrick Alexander As I’ve mentioned before in this space, I don’t love sequels. Sequels are […]

The Book Of Eli

Year: 2010 Director(s): Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes Starring: Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Gary Oldman  Written by Rhys Wortham In a post-apocalyptic world Eli (Denzel Washington) hears a mystical voice and is told to […]

Girl, Interrupted

 Year: 1999 Director: James Mangold Starring: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes After reading ‘Shutter Island’ recently (and loving it, I might add), I saw it necessary to watch a […]

The Game

Year: 1997 Director: David Fincher Starring: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn Written by Chris Winterbottom I adore the work of David Fincher. At least two films of his are wrestling with […]

The Matrix Revolutions

Year: 2003 Director(s): Andy Wachwoski, Lana Wachowski Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving Written by Patrick Alexander I finally freaking get it. I get why ‘The Matrix’ is considered one […]

Terminator Genisys

Year: 2015 Director: Alan Taylor Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Confession time: I’ve never seen any of the ‘Terminator’ films. Actually, I’ve never been […]

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Year: 2001 Director: Simon West Starring: Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor, Daniel Craig Written by Nick Deal The ‘Lara Croft’ gaming franchise is up there with the most successful and […]

Sin City

Year: 2005 Director(s): Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez (and Quentin Tarantino) Starring: Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Josh Hartnett, Benicio del Toro, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Brittany Murphy, Nick Stahl, Clive Owen  […]

Ted 2

Year: 2015 Director: Seth MacFarlane Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth  Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Like many immature people across the world, I am a massive fan of […]

The Counsellor

 Year: 2013 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt Written by Patrick Alexander “Men are attracted to flawed women too of course, but […]

True Story

Year: 2015 Director: Rupert Goold Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill Written by Patrick Alexander Every now and again a film comes out of nowhere and hits you like a ton […]

Edge Of Tomorrow

Year: 2014 Director: Doug Liman Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt Written by Chris Winterbottom My gut instincts for ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’, directed by Doug Liman, was that it would be […]

Ant-Man

Year: 2015 Director: Peyton Reed Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) reaches the end of Phase II, and […]

Hot Tub Time Machine

Year: 2010 Director: Steve Pink Starring: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke Written by Rhys Wortham I grade comedies a little harsher than most movies, mainly because I get tired of […]

Disconnect

 Year: 2012 Director: Henry Alex Rubin Starring: Jason Bateman, Haley Ramm, Frank Grillo, Alexander Skarsgard Written by Patrick Alexander It’s not often, as a viewer, you find a film as gritty, dark, hulking, […]

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Year: 2014 Director(s): Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green Written by Rhys Wortham Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes The recurring theme found in most […]

Saw

Year: 2004 Director: James Wan Starring: Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Tobin Bell Written by Nick Deal The ‘Saw’ franchise is one of those that splits people right down […]

She’s Funny That Way

Year: 2014 Director: Peter Bogdanovich Starring: Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Kathryn Hahn, Rhys Ifans Written by Patrick Alexander Admittedly, going into ‘She’s Funny That Way’, I knew I was going to like it. The universal […]

Dope

Year: 2015 Director: Rick Famuyiwa Starring: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise Written by Dalton Brown ‘Dope’ was a movie I decided to watch when there was nothing left for me […]

Mr Holmes

Year: 2015 Director: Bill Condon Starring: Sir Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, John Sessions, Frances de la Tour, Frances Barber Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz If I […]

Inside Out

Year: 2015 Director(s): Pete Docter, Ronald Del Carmen Starring: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Lewis Black Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes The general consensus seemed to strongly […]

Dead Snow

Year: 2009 Director: Tommy Wirkola Starring: Jeppe Beck Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, Jenny Skavlan, Vegar Hoel Written by Rhys Wortham What we have here is pretty much your typical zombie movie. A small group […]

Trainwreck

Year: 2015 Director: Judd Apatow Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Mike Birbiglia Written by Patrick Alexander Amy Schumer is the funniest woman in comedy right now – that is undisputable […]

Southpaw

 Year: 2015 Director: Antonine Fuqua Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Oona Laurence, Rachel McAdams Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I will watch anything with Jake Gyllenhaal in, because I’ve learnt […]

A Dozen Summers

Year: 2015 Director: Kenton Hall Starring: Hero Hall, Scarlet Hall, Kenton Hall, Sarah Warren Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Isn’t it always the case that smaller, independent productions are often better than the […]

Magic Mike XXL

Year: 2015 Director: Gregory Jacobs Starring: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Elizabeth Banks, Andie McDowell  Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz My plan was to write a review […]

I Believe In Unicorns

Year: 2014 Director: Leah Meyerhoff Starring: Natalia Dyer, Peter Vack, Julia Garner, Amy Seimetz Written by Dalton Brown The thing that really drew me towards ‘I Believe In Unicorns’ is the title. It’s […]

Four Lions

Year: 2010 Director: Christopher Morris Starring: Riz Ahmed, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak, Will Adamsdale, Adeel Akhtar, Arsher Ali Written by Chris Winterbottom I am a huge fan of director Christopher Morris. He is […]

The Last King Of Scotland

Year: 2006 Director: Kevin MacDonald Starring: Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, David Oyelowo Written by Nick Deal I had one expectation from this film, and one expectation only. I’d heard good things […]

The Soloist

Year: 2009 Director: Joe Wright Starring: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr Written by Patrick Alexander Do you ever watch a film and find yourself thinking “this was made at the wrong time” or […]

Little Shop Of Horrors

Year: 1986 Director: Frank Oz Starring: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin Written by Dalton Brown Life is hard, especially if you happen to live down on Skid […]

Frank

Year: 2014 Director: Lenny Abrahamson Starring: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal Written by Patrick Alexander It’s always fun when you find an unexpected gem on Netflix. I’m not talking about the films […]

Fantastic Four

Year: 2015 Director: Josh Trank Starring: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes A few months ago, this ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot had me very excited. I […]

Max

Year: 2015 Director: Boaz Yakin Starring: Josh Wiggins, Luke Kleintank, Thomas Haden Church, Lauren Graham Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes When I saw the posters for ‘Max’, I was under […]

Hannibal

Year: 2001 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta Written by Nick Deal After the success of ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’, it was inevitable […]

Forrest Gump

Year: 1994 Director: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise  Written by Andrew Garrison Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Some films are instantly recognisable from the utterance of […]

The Fighter

Year: 2010 Director: David O Russell Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo Written by Patrick Alexander Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Once upon a time, I planned […]

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

Year: 2009 Director(s): Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Starring: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Neil Patrick Harris (all voice) Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I have always had this preconceived […]

Candid Love

Year: 2015 Director: Kurtz Frausun Starring: Jon Hargis, Daniel Hendricks Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes My favourite emails to open are those from directors of obscure independent projects approaching us […]

Anchorman

Year: 2004 Director: Adam McKay Starring: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner Written by Chris Winterbottom A number of years ago, I was recommended this film […]

The Mask

Year: 1994 Director: Chuck Russell Starring: Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes This is right up there as one of my favourite childhood films. Imagine my delight […]

The Gift

Year: 2015 Director: Joel Edgerton Starring: Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton, Rebecca Hall Written by Nick Deal ‘The Gift’ has gone under the radar for a lot of people, even for […]

Felt

Year: 2014 Director: Jason Banker Starring: Amy Everson, Kentucker Audley, Ryan Creighton, Elizabeth Ferrara Written by Dalton Brown Like most movies, when it came to ‘Felt’, I had heard some […]

Kill Me Three Times

Year: 2014 Director: Kriv Stenders Starring: Simon Pegg, Teresa Palmer, Alice Braga, Luke Hemsworth Written by Patrick Alexander Who orders fish without chips? Who slaps peanut butter on toast without […]

The Town

Year: 2010 Director: Ben Affleck Starring: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm Written by Nick Deal Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Ben Affleck is one of those guys that I […]

American Ultra

Year: 2015 Director: Nima Nourizadeh Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart Written by Dalton Brown Opinions were split, but I did not care. I was really excited to see ‘American Ultra’ […]

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Year: 2014 Director(s): Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Robert Redford, Samuel L Jackson Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I’ve had the urge […]

Hitman: Agent 47

Year: 2015 Director: Aleksander Bach Starring: Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware Written by Patrick Alexander Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes If there’s one thing the film industry is great […]

Monster

Year: 2003 Director: Patty Jenkins Starring: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I have only ever heard people speak of ‘Monster’ in the highest esteem. My partner […]

Ocean’s Eleven

Year: 2001 Director: Steven Soderbergh Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Bernie Mac, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Elliot Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Carl Reiner, Andy Garcia Written by […]

The Salvation

Year: 2014 Director: Kristian Levring Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan Written by Patrick Alexander As a kid, I grew up watching classic Western flicks. My parents knew […]

American Psycho

Year: 2000 Director: Mary Harron Starring: Christian Bale, Reese Witherspoon, Willem Dafoe Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I can’t really remember the first time I watched ‘American Psycho’. I don’t […]

Straight Outta Compton

Year: 2015 Director: F. Gary Gray Starring: O’Shea Jackson, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell Written by Chris Winterbottom I had mixed feelings about this F. Gary Gray biopic. Giving an insight […]

The Break-Up

Year: 2006 Director: Peyton Reed Starring: Jennifer Anniston, Vince Vaughn Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes There is something quite brilliant about sticking on a film which allows you to just […]

Don’s Plum

Year: 2001 Director: R.D. Robb Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Kevin Connolly Written by Patrick Alexander You know you’re a film junkie when you find yourself watching low-budget, sub-arthouse films […]

Goodfellas

Year: 1990 Director: Martin Scorsese Starring: Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I have too many DVDs. That’s not me boasting, I literally don’t […]

Turbo Kid

Year: 2015 Director(s): François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissel Starring: Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Edwin Wright Written by Dalton Brown Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes ‘Turbo Kid’ is […]

2001: A Space Odyssey

Year: 1968 Director: Stanley Kubrick Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes My continued assault on the classics in my DVD collection brings me to […]

Legend

Year: 2015 Director: Brian Helgeland Starring: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes The trailer for ‘Legend’ is one of the last I watched before swearing off trailers […]

Ocean’s Twelve

Year: 2004 Director: Steven Soderbergh Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Bernie Mac, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Elliot Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Carl Reiner, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, […]

Prometheus

Year: 2012 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba Written by Nick Deal ‘Alien’ is one of the most enjoyed and successful sci-fi franchises of […]

The Amazing Spider-Man

Year: 2012 Director: Marc Webb Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans Written by Rhys Wortham Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes So the much maligned Spider-Man reboot, starring Andrew Garfield […]

No Country For Old Men

Year: 2007 Director(s): Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Starring: Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Last week, I picked out six DVDs from my collection […]

Baytown Outlaws

Year: 2012 Director: Barry Battles Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Eva Longoria Written by Patrick Alexander Like the Loch Ness Monster, original-concept action flicks are hard to find these days. I […]

Z For Zachariah

Year: 2015 Director: Craig Zobel Starring: Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes There has been very little fuss surrounding ‘Z For Zachariah’, a film which […]

Blade Runner

Year: 1982 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I’ve had a rather enjoyable time over the past couple of weeks, as […]

Ted

Year: 2012 Director: Seth McFarlane Starring: Seth McFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis Written by Rhys Wortham Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes After more than a decade of hiding behind some […]

Child 44

Year: 2015 Director: Daniel Espinosa Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I always look forward to a Tom hardy project, and with a supporting […]

Everest

Year: 2015 Director: Baltasar Kormakur Starring: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley, Jake Gyllenhaal Written by Nick Deal When I sat down in front of the huge IMAX screen at […]

The Visit

Year: 2015 Director: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Kathryn Hahn, Peter McRobbie, Deanna Dunagan, Ed Oxenbould, Olivia DeLonge Written by Chris Winterbottom M. Night Shyamalan has seen his career fall down […]

The Lego Movie

Year: 2014 Director(s): Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Starring: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Forget what you think you […]

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

Year: 2015 Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Starring: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke Written by Patrick Alexander It’s been a while since I last teared up watching a movie. In fact, […]

Pulp Fiction

Year: 1994 Director: Quentin Tarantino Starring: John Travolta, Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes ‘Pulp Fiction’ is another one of those films everyone says […]

21 Jump Street

Year: 2012 Director(s): Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum Written by Chris Winterbottom Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are two very talented filmmakers, who understand the subtleties […]

Sicario

Year: 2015 Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio del Toro Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes In a year which, thus far, has seen plenty of films carrying […]

Ocean’s Thirteen

Year: 2007 Director: Steven Soderbergh Starring: George Clooney, Bernie Mac, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Elliot Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Carl Reiner, Andy Garcia, Al Pacino Written by […]

The Jungle Book

Year: 1967 Director: Wolfgang Reitherman Starring: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, George Sanders (all voice) Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes The reasons for me spending my Sunday night tucked up in […]

Lost In Translation

Year: 2003 Director: Sofia Coppola Starring: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi Written by Nick Deal ‘Lost In Translation’ is a film that has been recommended to me by Netflix […]

The Drop

Year: 2014 Director: Michael R. Roskam Starring: Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace Written by Sam James You’d think mixing the late, great Soprano, James Gandolfini, with Tom Hardy and […]

The Martian

Year: 2015 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes When details of Ridley Scott’s latest venture into the […]

Memento

Year: 2000 Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Guy Pearce, Joe Pantoliano, Carrie-Anne Moss Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes This is a film I’ve wanted to watch for a very long time, […]

Macbeth

Year: 2015 Director: Justin Kurzel Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sean Harris, Paddy Considine Written by Nick Deal My love for Shakespeare, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard meant that the […]

The Social Network

Year: 2010 Director: David Fincher Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I had avoided watching ‘The Social Network’ since its release in 2010, mainly […]

Se7en

Year: 1995 Director: David Fincher Starring: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow Written by Chris Winterbottom Edited by Nick Deal I was first introduced to David Fincher’s ‘Se7en’ when I […]

Ex Machina

Year: 2015 Director: Alex Garland Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac Written by Chris Murphy At high school, I would read a lot. I still do in fact, but […]

Little Miss Sunshine

Year: 2006 Director(s): Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris Starring: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin Written by Sasha Hornby Picture the scene: it’s Sunday evening, […]

Black Mass

Year: 2015 Director: Scott Cooper Starring: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton Written by Patrick Alexander As soon as I laid eyes on the poster for ‘Black Mass’ […]

Django Unchained

Year: 2012 Director: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson Written by Nick Deal Confession time: when it comes to the films of […]

Inside Llewyn Davis

Year: 2013 Director(s): Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Although I had only witnessed the acting skills of Oscar Isaac in a […]

Under The Skin

Year: 2014 Director: Jonathan Glazer Starring: Scarlett Johansson Written by Patrick Alexander As far as conjecture goes, the weirdest assumption to me has always been that famous actors and actresses […]

The Other Guys

Year: 2010 Director: Adam McKay Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes This is a film I have watched several times now; it’s […]

Insidious

Year: 2010 Director: James Wan Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins Written by Andrew Garrison I wasn’t particularly excited for ‘Insidious’ when I went to see it, after having […]

Scott Pilgrim vs The World

Year: 2010 Director: Edgar Wright Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anna Kendrick Written by Sasha Hornby I remember when ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ came out at the cinema. […]

Thelma & Louise

Year: 1991 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes With JumpCut UK celebrating the best of women in film this week, with […]

Mirror

Year: 1975 Director: Andrei Tarkovsky Starring: Margarita Terekhova, Ignat Daniltsev, Larisa Tarkovskaya, Alla Demidova Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz This is my favourite film, and has been for more than 25 years. […]

Hesher

Year: 2010 Director: Spencer Susser Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Natalie Portman, Rainn Wilson, Devin Brochu Written by Patrick Alexander In 2010, a little known film by the name of ‘Inception’ came […]

The Walk

Year: 2015 Director: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon Written by Dalton Brown My mind has exploded. ‘The Walk’ just has too many cool people working together on […]

Black Sea

Year: 2014 Director: Kevin Macdonald Starring: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn Written by Chris Winterbottom I approached Kevin Macdonald’s ‘Black Sea’ with an air of optimism. I am an […]

Stonehearst Asylum

Year: 2014 Director: Brad Anderson Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Sir Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Michael Caine, David Thewlis Written by Nick Deal With an absolutely stellar British cast and a decidedly […]

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Year: 2014 Director: Wes Anderson Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Adrien Brody, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, F Murray Abraham Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes After picking up […]

Panic Room

Year: 2002 Director: David Fincher Starring: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart. Forest Whittaker, Jared Leto, Dwight Yoakman Written by Nick Deal After recently revisiting David Fincher’s ‘Se7en’ and reveling in its […]

Superbad

Year: 2007 Director: Greg Mottola Starring: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse Written by Molly Dolan I feel as though this film needs no introduction, but for those of you […]

Fruitvale Station

Year: 2013 Director: Ryan Coogler Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer Written by Patrick Alexander A trend I’ve recognised recently in the movie making game, which honestly has […]

Dr. No

Year: 1962 Director: Terence Young Starring: Sean Connery Written by Andrew Garrison This may surprise some of you, but for a while I really didn’t understand the hype around the […]

A Most Violent Year

Year: 2014 Director: J. C. Chandor Starring: Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I can now tick off another Oscar Isaac film as I journey my way […]

Spectre

Year: 2015 Director: Sam Mendes Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Ben Whishaw, Monica Belucci Written by Nick Deal The latest instalment in […]

The Lobster

Year: 2015 Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Starring: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz Written by Mark Blakeway Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Yorgos Lanthimos’ take on reality has always been a little off-balance. […]

Drive

Year: 2011 Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Ron Perlman Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I recently re-watched ‘Drive’ for the […]

The Others

Year: 2001 Director: Alejandro Amenábar Starring: Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Foinnula Flanagan, Alakina Mann, James Bentley Written by Nick Deal ‘The Others’ is a film I hadn’t really heard about […]

Crimson Peak

Year: 2015 Director: Guillermo del Toro Starring: Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam Written by Nick Deal ‘Crimson Peak’ had been on my radar ever since I first […]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Year: 2012 Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Sir Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Benedict Cumberbatch Written by Chris Winterbottom My love for Peter Jackson’s master works, ‘The Lord […]

Wild Target

Year: 2010 Director: Jonathan Lynn Starring: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Martin Freeman, Rupert Everett Written by Rhys Wortham I always enjoy a good British comedy, with the subtle […]

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Year: 2013 Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Sir Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch Written by Chris Winterbottom There was much to be satisfied with in Peter Jackson’s opening […]

Casino Royale

Year: 2006 Director: Martin Campbell Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes This is the film which sparked my love for Bond, James Bond. I […]

The Battle Of Algiers

Year: 1966 Director: Gillo Pontecorvo Starring: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Mohamed Ben Kassen Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz This is, without question, one of the best war films that […]

Bridge Of Spies

Year: 2015 Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan Written by Andrew Garrison I had high expectations going into this film and who can blame […]

Psycho

Year: 1960 Director: Alfred Hitchcock Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh Written by Sasha Hornby First, let me say this: I am, or at least was, a Hitchcock virgin. As an […]

The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Year: 2015 Director: Guy Ritchie Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander Written by Patrick Alexander There’s a phrase used when talking about American Football, referring to the NFL as […]

Kung Fury

Year: 2015 Director: David Sandberg Starring: David Hasselhoff, David Sandberg, Jorma Taccone, Andreas Cahling Written by Rhys Wortham A lot of movies, shorts and video games nowadays have followed the […]

Quantum Of Solace

Year: 2008 Director: Marc Forster Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes The second outing for Daniel Craig as James Bond, in ‘Quantum […]

Festen

Year: 1998 Director: Thomas Vinterberg Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen, Henning Moritzen, Trine Dyrholm Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz Let me start by saying – this film is […]

Avengers Assemble

Year: 2012 Director: Joss Whedon Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner Written by Chris Murphy Comic books […]

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Year: 1984 Director: Michael Radford Starring: John Hurt, Suzanna Hamilton, Richard Burton Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes This is my favourite book ever, so I expected big things from a […]

True Romance

Year: 1993 Director: Tony Scott Starring: Patricia Arquette, Christian Slater, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman Written by Patrick Alexander There’s one name synonymous with magnificent writing in films: Quentin […]

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Year: 2015 Director: Christopher McQuarrie Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner Written by Mark Blakeway In the midst of moving house, I have taken all 250+ of […]

Skyfall

Year: 2012 Director: Sam Mendes Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes In stark contrast to ‘Quantum Of Solace’, Sam Mendes […]

Kung Fu Panda

Year: 2008 Director(s): Mark Osborne, John Stevenson Starring: Jack Black, Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Lucy Liu (all voice) Written by Andrew Garrison Going into this movie back in […]

Full Metal Jacket

Year: 1987 Director: Stanley Kubrick Starring: Matthew Modine, Ronald Lee Ermey, Vincent D’Onofrio Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Stanley Kubrick is a master filmmaker, no question. I realised that the […]

The Night Before

Year: 2015 Director: Jonathan Levine Starring: Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie Written by Andrew Garrison Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Going into this film I had high hopes. Joseph […]

The Good Dinosaur

Year: 2015 Director: Peter Sohn Starring: Raymond Ochoa, Frances McDormand, Steve Zahn, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Elliott (all voice) Written by Dalton Brown I had pretty high hopes for Pixar’s latest […]

Beasts Of No Nation

Year: 2015 Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga Starring: Idris Elba, Abraham Atta, Andrew Adote Written by Sam James A lot was expected of ‘Beasts Of No Nation’, partly due to the […]

Creed

Year: 2016 Director: Ryan Coogler Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson Written by Patrick Alexander The ‘Rocky’ franchise is an institution unlike any other in the sports-film genre. […]

Blackbird

Year: 2012 Director: Jason Buxton Starring: Connor Jessup, Alexia Fast, Michael Buie Written by Mark Blakeway The debut feature film from Jason Buxton, ‘Blackbird’ (not to be confused with the […]

The Age Of Adaline

Year: 2015 Director: Lee Toland Krieger Starring: Blake Lively, Michael Huisman, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz This film is one of a kind. Preposterous in its fantasy […]

Daredevil

Year: 2003 Director: Mark Steven Johnson Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Colin Farrell Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I knew full well that this was going to […]

Harry Brown

Year: 2009 Director: Daniel Barber Starring: Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Ben Drew, Jack O’Connell, Sean Harris Written by Nick Deal ‘Harry Brown’ is a film that has been on my […]

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

Year: 2001 Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Elijah Wood, Sir Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Austin Written by Chris Winterbottom Peter Jackson’s monumental trilogy based on J.R.R.Tolkien’s […]

Tangerine

Year: 2015 Director: Sean Baker Starring: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, Mickey O’Hagan, James Ransone Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes My curiosity surrounding this indie phenomenon has been […]

Gone Baby Gone

Year: 2007 Director: Ben Affleck Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Amy Ryan Written by Nick Deal After recently watching Ben Affleck’s ‘The Town’ and enjoying it immensely, I […]

Carol

Year: 2015 Director: Todd Haynes Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Two words come to mind when you think of ‘Carol’ – awards and […]

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Year: 2000 Director: Ron Howard Starring: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I’m not really one for the cheesy, romanticised Christmas movie; I prefer my […]

Die Hard

Year: 1988 Director: John McTiernan Starring: Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Alan Rickman, James Shigeta, Paul Gleason, Reginald VelJohnson Written by Wan Tyskiewicz It’s not Christmas time in our house until we’ve […]

World Of Tomorrow

Year: 2015 Director: Don Hertzfeldt Starring: Winona Mae, Julia Pott, Sara Cushman (all voiced) Written by Mark Blakeway I can’t seem to shake this film from my mind. It’s invaded […]

Inherent Vice

Year: 2015 Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Owen Wilson Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I can’t really recall many Joaquín Phoenix films I’ve seen […]

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Year: 2015 Director: J.J. Abrams Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes It is no exaggeration when I say, I have never felt […]

Kung Fu Panda 2

Year: 2011 Director: Jennifer Yuh Starring: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman, Danny McBride, Gary Oldman (all voiced) Written by Andrew Garrison After the […]

Slow West

Year: 2015 Director: John Maclean Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes This film had one of those blink and you miss releases – actually […]

Christmas Every Day

Year: 1996 Director: Larry Peerce Starring: Erik von Detten, Robert Hays, Yvonne Zima, Bess Armstrong, Robin Riker Written by Patrick Alexander Back in the 1990s, the up-and-coming family-oriented US television […]

Krampus

Year: 2015 Director: Michael Dougherty Starring: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner Written by Dalton Brown A lot of people seemed happy when ‘Krampus’ was announced. I however, was not. […]

Prisoners

Year: 2013 Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I was lucky enough to catch an advance screening of ‘Prisoners’ back in 2013, through […]

The Hateful Eight

Year: 2016 Director: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth Written by Patrick Alexander As I’ve noted in this space before, there is one […]

Duke Of Burgundy

Year: 2015 Director: Peter Strickland Starring: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Monica Swinn, Chiara D’Anna, Kata Bartsch Written by Mark Blakeway As the description on my blog says, I’m not the most […]

The Big Short

Year: 2016 Director: Adam McKay Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt Written by Patrick Alexander A little known fact about me is that my day job is […]

Earth Girls Are Easy

Year: 1989 Director: Julien Temple Starring: Geena Davis, Jim Carrey, Jeff Goldblum, Julie Brown, Damon Wayans Written by Rhys Wortham Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Looking at the title of […]

Cinema Paradiso

Year: 1988 Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Starring: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz This is one of the most successful foreign-language films ever made. Yet on its […]

The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

Year: 2002 Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Sir Ian McKellen Written by Chris Winterbottom After the overwhelming success of ‘The Fellowship of the […]

Room

Year: 2016 Director: Lenny Abrahamson Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes There’s been murmurs for months about ‘Room’ and how we can all expect this film […]

Amy

Year: 2015 Director: Asif Kapadia Starring: Amy Winehouse, Blake Fielder-Civil, Mitch Winehouse Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Okay, I’m going to go against the grain a little here, and say […]

The Forest

Year: 2016 Director: Jason Zada Starring: Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, Stephanie Vogt Written by Dalton Brown Starring Natalie Dormer as Sara (and as her twin, Jess), ‘The Forest’ is about […]

Wild Tales

Year: 2015 Director: Damián Szifrón Starring: Dario Grandinetti, Maria Marull, Monica Villa, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg Written by Mark Blakeway Breaking into my Top 10 for the entire year, ‘Wild Tales’ […]

Brooklyn

Year: 2015 Director: John Crowley Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz ‘Brooklyn’ is a melodrama – a proper old fashioned melodrama, […]

The Revenant

Year: 2016 Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter Written by Nick Deal In a recent article that I contributed to for HC MovieReviews, […]

Steve Jobs

Year: 2015 Director: Danny Boyle Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I really am a huge fan of Michael Fassbender, and I […]

The Danish Girl

Year: 2016 Director: Tom Hooper Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes The term “Oscar-bait” was coined with films like this in mind. The recipe is simple; […]

White God

Year: 2015 Director: Kornél Mundruczó Starring: Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth, Szabolcs Thuróczy Written by Mark Blakeway Kornél Mundruczó’s Budapest set thriller, ‘White God’, is simply jaw-dropping. A strange […]

Anomalisa

Year: 2016 Director: Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson Starring: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan (all voice) Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes By looking at stills from ‘Anomalisa’, I was […]

Sisters

Year: 2015 Director: Jason Moore Starring: Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph Written by Patrick Alexander Come back in time with me for a moment, to a time when today’s […]

Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse

Year: 2015 Director: Christopher Landon Starring: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan Written by Dalton Brown I’ve been wanting to see ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse’ from the moment […]

Leon: The Professional

Year: 1994 Director: Luc Besson Starring: Natalie Portman, Jean Reno, Gary Oldman Written by Rhys Wortham I rarely like mobster movies because they’re usually filled with over-the-top personalities that, in […]

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi

Year: 2016 Director: Michael Bay Starring: John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale Written by Amber Dainty I have to tell you, I love a good, old-fashioned, violent action film. […]

Kung Fu Panda 3

Year: 2016 Director: Alessandro Carloni, Jennifer Yuh Starring: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, J.K. Simmons Written by Andrew Garrison I thoroughly enjoyed the first two ‘Kung Fu […]

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

Year: 2003 Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen Written by Chris Winterbottom 2003 saw Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy come to a resounding and overwhelming end with […]

Spotlight

Year: 2016 Director: Tom McCarthy Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber Written by Nick Deal I think it’s fair to say that my expectations ahead of going […]

Trumbo

Year: 2016 Director: Jay Roach Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, John Goodman Written by Luke Riley My interest with ‘Trumbo’ was initially all about Bryan Cranston, and the […]

Concussion

Year: 2016 Director: Peter Landesman Starring: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brookes, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Early talk surrounding ‘Concussion’ generated a but of Oscar-buzz, mainly for […]

Hail, Caesar!

Year: 2016 Director(s): Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill Written by Andrew Garrison The Coen […]

Deadpool

Year: 2016 Director: Tim Miller Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein  Written by Amber Dainty Expecting a run-of-the-mill, end-of-the-world, MCU masterpiece? I can tell you now: jog on. ‘Deadpool’ makes no […]

Hyena Road

Year: 2015 Director: Paul Gross Starring: Paul Gross, Rossif Sutherland, Christine Horne, Clark Johnson Written by Patrick Alexander Many nights are spent flipping through the queue or the new additions […]

Son Of Saul

Year: 2016 Director: László Nemes Starring: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz ‘Son Of Saul’ is the first film to get the JumpCut UK […]

A Bigger Splash

Year: 2016 Director: Luca Guadagnino Starring: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Matthias Schoenaert Written by Nazeer Vawda Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Going into a film without knowing anything […]

Triple 9

Year: 2016 Director: John Hillcoat Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Clifton Collins Jr, Kate Winslet, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot, Norman Reedus Written by Nick Deal Given […]

Her

Year: 2013 Director: Spike Jonze Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson Written by Noah Jackson My first review for JumpCut UK actually comes from a third viewing of the Spike Jonze […]

Daddy’s Home

Year: 2015 Director: Sean Anders Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Despite losing his way a little recently, I’m still of the opinion that […]

Joy

Year: 2016 Director: David O. Russell Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro Written by Sophie Bell My opinion of previous David O. Russell films has always been heavily […]

While We’re Young

Year: 2015 Director: Noah Baumbach Starring: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried Written by Patrick Alexander A topic that is rarely broached in considering the idea of film […]

Gravity

Year: 2013 Director: Alfonso Cuarón Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney Written by Chris Winterbottom Prior to its release, ‘Gravity’ was one of my most anticipated films of its year. Groundbreaking […]

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?

Year: 1993 Director: Lasse Hallström Starring: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis Written by Amber Dainty With the 2016 Oscars ceremony out of the way and Leonardo DiCaprio finally taking […]

The Witch

Year: 2016 Director: Robert Eggers Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie Written by Noah Jackson First things first: ‘The Witch’ suffers from another case of misleading-trailer-iris (it’s a real disease, […]

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Year: 1975 Director: Miloš Forman Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ is just another in a long line of classic […]

Zoolander

Year: 2001 Director: Ben Stiller Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell Written by Patrick Alexander Two decades ago there was a sort of renegade comedy renaissance brought […]

The Ridiculous 6

Year: 2015 Director: Frank Coraci Starring: Adam Sandler, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson Written by Rhys Wortham People have hated on Adam Sandler and Happy […]