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Take 2: Get Out

"Man, I told you not to go in that house."

For a film that I found enjoyable because I didn’t know what was coming, Get Out holds up remarkably well to a second viewing. Peele drops not-so-subtle hints at what lies ahead without ever truly giving the game away. I love the pacing too. The audience realises what’s up at roughly the same time as the protagonist, by which time it’s too late. There aren’t many débuts that are as...

Jordan Peele | Sunday, Mar 04, 2018

Film: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

"Why don't you put that on your Good Morning Missouri fucking wake up broadcast, bitch?"

I tend not to read reviews until after I’ve finished writing mine, lest I inadvertently plagiarise someone else’s (probably superior) work. However, as the credits rolled I was very curious to hear what others had to say about Three Billboards. Sure enough it attracted its fair share of lovers and haters. That makes sense because it’s all over the place. McDonagh tries to sneak his trademark dark sense of humour...

Martin McDonagh | Saturday, Mar 03, 2018

Film: Justice League

"What are your superpowers again?"

Wow, hard to know where to start with this lame attempt to polish a turd. How about Superman’s weird fucking face? Henry Cavill had to sport a moustache for another role and was contractually bound not to shave it off. Why they couldn’t use a fake moustache for the other film is a real mystery because his CGI top lip looks painfully bad here. He looks worse than Peter Cushing...

Zack Snyder | Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

Take 2: The Return of the Pink Panther

"I arrest you, Sir Charles Phantom, the notorious pink Lytton."

The Return of the Pink Panther sees Sellers reprise his role as Inspector Clouseau after a decade-long hiatus. It’s not as original or as consistently funny as the other two but a lot of the jokes I remember from the series as a kid come from this film. Herbert Lom’s gun-shaped cigarette lighter gets me every time. Having Lady Lytton laugh at Clouseau’s clumsy antics is a clever way to...

Blake Edwards | Sunday, Feb 11, 2018

RIP: Jóhann Jóhannsson

I am very sad to hear that Icelandic Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has died, aged 48.

Ben Oliver | Saturday, Feb 10, 2018