Full Reviews

The Accountant (film)

Dogs playing poker: The Accountant

The Ac­coun­tant is a frus­trat­ing thriller that could have been great but is al­most ru­ined by a third act that suf­fers from many sil­ly nar­ra­tive decisions. 
Annihilation (film)

I need to know what’s inside: Annihilation

Alex Gar­land fol­lows Ex Machi­na with an­oth­er thought-pro­vok­ing sci­ence-fic­tion film, this time to tack­le is­sues like de­pres­sion and self-destruction. 
Arrival (film)

This is where your story begins: Arrival

Like all great sci­ence fic­tion, De­nis Vil­leneu­ve’s mas­ter­piece Ar­rival is a pro­found philo­soph­i­cal ex­plo­ration of what makes us humans. 
Awakenings (film)

More powerful than any drug: Awakenings

A won­der­ful film that is sweet, melan­choly and ma­ture with­out be­ing sen­ti­men­tal and with two phe­nom­e­nal per­for­mances by Robin Williams and Robert de Niro. 
A Beautiful Mind (film)

You are all my reasons: A Beautiful Mind

If you don’t mind the fact that this Os­car-win­ning bi­og­ra­phy al­ters the real sto­ry con­sid­er­ably, A Beau­ti­ful Mind will cer­tain­ly be a won­der­ful experience. 
Before I Wake (film)

I don’t like to sleep: Before I Wake

What could have been a great psy­cho­log­i­cal dra­ma about loss and heal­ing turns out to be a frus­trat­ing and tonal mess af­ter a promis­ing beginning. 
Black Death (film)

The fumes of the dead are in the air: Black Death

Bleak, in­tel­li­gent and thought-pro­vok­ing, this un­fair­ly ne­glect­ed blend of me­dieval dra­ma and hor­ror should have got­ten a lot more at­ten­tion than it did. 
Blade Runner 2049 (film)

Because you’ve never seen a miracle: Blade Runner 2049

Much more am­bi­tious than the orig­i­nal cult clas­sic, Blade Run­ner 2049 is a con­tem­pla­tive sci­ence fic­tion that ex­pands the uni­verse seen in that film. 
Closet Monster (film)

Just close your eyes: Closet Monster

A beau­ti­ful and hon­est com­ing-of-age dra­ma that stands out be­cause of its con­vic­tion, us­ing a lot of fas­ci­nat­ing sym­bol­ism to tack­le fa­mil­iar themes.