Nope (Review)

A spectacular miss can still be a hell of a swing. Nope is stuffed full of tantalising visual ideas. In fact, it is a bit of a technical showpiece, a filmmaking tour de force. Even the editing, pronounced though it is, has style and swagger. It is a confident picture, one which wears its biggest … Continue reading Nope (Review)

The Gray Man (Review)

In a perfunctory flashback that aims to give some grounding to this frictionless spy 'thriller', Ryan Gosling's protagonist (known by codename Sierra 6, or just 6) incorrectly explains the myth of Sisyphus. It is one of those portentous moments, where the story is only brought up as a thematic echo: 6 has Sisyphus' name (in … Continue reading The Gray Man (Review)


You can often judge the quality of a biopic by how effective its closing montage of real life footage is. First of all, using this implies the whole piece is rather formulaic; secondly, if this footage really hits home, it can highlight quite how much the movie has not worked. The moments of something real … Continue reading Elvis

Everything Everywhere All at Once (Review)

Rarely has a title been more appropriate. This genre hopping, maximalist masterpiece truly does leave the viewer like they've just seen everything everywhere all at once. It is an overwhelming experience, both during and after, but a superlative one also. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll think and you'll feel. Truly, it is everything that you … Continue reading Everything Everywhere All at Once (Review)