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Review of Adrift

Review of Adrift

When experienced sailor Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin) agrees to sail a friend’s yacht from Tahiti to San Diego, his new girlfriend, Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) accompanies him. But when an…

Review of Ocean’s 8

Review of Ocean’s 8

Conventional wisdom says that Steven Sodebergh’s loose remake of Ocean’s 11 was an improvement on the original but the sequels were of increasingly deteriorating quality. Whilst I agree with the…

Review of Sicario 2: Soldado

Review of Sicario 2: Soldado

Sicario was my favourite film of 2015, so whilst I was pleased to see a sequel was being made – without the original star Emily Blunt and director Denis Villeneuve…

Review of Hereditary

Review of Hereditary

In Hereditary, Toni Collette stars as Annie. Shortly after the death of her mother, strange and disturbing occurrences start happening to Annie and her family. Hereditary reminded me in a…

Review of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Review of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Jurassic World in 2015. After such a long break in the franchise, I was sceptical but I thought it worked well. Here,…

Review of Book Club

Review of Book Club

Four lifelong friends have been meeting for their monthly book club for many years. Diane (Diane Keaton) is a widow, Vivian (Jane Fonda) a sex-loving singleton, Sharon (Candice Bergen) a…

Review of On Chesil Beach

Review of On Chesil Beach

You can make a convincing argument that Saorise Ronan is the most consistently excellent lead actress working in films today. She came to most people’s attention as a 13 year…

Review of Breaking In

Review of Breaking In

Sometimes it is nice to see an unpretentious and functional thriller. Breaking In certainly fits that description. Shaun (Gabrielle Union) travels to her recently deceased father’s luxurious but remote house…

Review of Lean on Pete

Review of Lean on Pete

Charley (Charlie Plummer) is a teenager who lives with his rubbish Dad (Travis Fimmel). Bored and needing to earn some money, Charley falls in with horse trainer Del (Steve Buscemi).…

Review of Entebbe

Review of Entebbe

Following the hijacking of an Air France plane by Palestine terrorists in 1976, three films were rushed out, telling the story of the incident and the Israeli attempts to rescue…

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