David Vann’s writing operates within a tradition of rural American writing notable in its refusal to po-facedly romanticise the rites and customs associated with the land.
Based on the 2008 novel by Sebastian Barry, The Secret Scripture marks director Jim Sheridan’s return to his Irish roots
Kristen Stewart never puts a foot wrong. She anchors even the most outlandish plot elements firmly in reality, and the film simply wouldn’t work without her.
This is the all-action, gun-slinging, balls-to-the-wall IRA gun-deal-gone-wrong movie you’ve been waiting for.
Owing much to the writings of Shirley Jackson Nicolas Pesce’s directorial debut is a disturbing, atmospheric but only partially successful horror movie.
A powerful social drama focusing on the struggle between the only remaining resident of an old apartment block, and the property developers who wish to demolish the building.
The film has a somewhat retrograde attitude towards women that seems inexplicable when considering Farhadi’s normally enlightened cinema.
A lavish yet essentially empty carbon copy of a stone-cold classic.
A profoundly challenging exploration of consent, female empowerment, misogyny, voyeurism and role-playing.
The racism of the “well-intentioned” white liberal has proven fertile ground for awkward laughs with sketch duo and erstwhile court comedians of the Obama regime, Key and Peele
A well-rounded, self-aware and action packed monster mash that’s everything it needs to be, no more, no less.
“If it was the last great sword-and-sandals movie, it’s proven to have remarkable durability.” 17 years on from its initial release we revisit blockbuster Gladiator.
Equal parts wistful and angry, with a real political consciousness simmering just beneath its surface.
Damning social considerations aside, this is a poorly acted, uneven and half-hearted film whose central father-son relationships fail to intrigue or engage.
An impeccably acted affair, with electrifying turns by Washington, who also directs, Viola Davis as his long-suffering wife, and newcomer Jovan Adepo.
Wringing high drama from the banal, this is classic Dolan
Based on the short stories of Maile Meloy, Certain Women consists of three distinct narratives linked by a central theme — strong women operating in a male-dominated world — and a deep rural Montana setting.
A film undone by a severely underwritten script, wonky CGI, and a talented cast delivering career-worst performances.
Fifty Shades Darker trades the excitement of bondage for the everyday bindings of domesticity.