The premise is mad-cap and uncomplicated, as farces go.
Never Go Back is one for the noughties kids, even if its concerns incorrectly seem somewhat anachronistic.
Further Beyond is a testament to storytelling, and a vindication of its unorthodox form.
I, Daniel Blake is a simple film about kindness and solidarity, and the cruelty of a society in which they can nonetheless persist.
McDonagh, straying from his comfort zone, delivers a script riddled with clichés and flat jokes
The Magnificent Seven comes together in its final act. When the bullets start flying, the film begins to look artful and confident.
Gary Ross provides competent direction and the cast is uniformly excellent, but this is ultimately a failure at script level.
An affecting look at little men both big and small.
Another zombie film! But hold the sigh, this (literally and figuratively) novel adaptation is provocative, gripping, clever and riddled with twists and turns.
Funny and touching moments don’t stop one wondering where this film is going on more than one occasion.
Found-footage has been done to death in the 17 years since that inaugural trip to the woods; this is the final nail in the coffin.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople is sweet and endearingly wacky without ever feeling mawkish due its back beat of irreverent and offbeat humour.
The Young Offenders eschews the sadly mainstream, authoritarian Irish tendency to represent the Gardaí as a uniform force for good in society.
Despite dividing itself between dual nostalgic depictions of 1930s Los Angeles and New York, Café Society nonetheless speaks to an altogether different ambivalence at the heart of Woody Allen’s filmmaking sensibility.
A Date for Mad Mary makes the most of its Drogheda setting while remaining universal in its appeal.
The two leads, Julieta young and old, tug at our heartstrings throughout. It’s a beautiful film about a messy life.
Suicide Squad limps from derivative set-piece to derivative set-piece until it not so much ends as just stops, mercifully.
Lights Out is naïve, uninformed and even irresponsible. Not enough thought went into this one.