Good Time

Connie (Robert Pattinson) wants the best for his mentally handicapped brother Nick (Benny Safdie), but his love for him is misguided. Thinking that money will solve all their problems Connie gets Nick to help him rob a bank and when things go wrong he spends the night trying to get his brother out of jail. … Continue reading Good Time

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Darkest Hour

Following the appointment of Churchill (Gary Oldman) as Prime Minister he faces opposition from Neville Chamberlain (Ronald Pickup) and Viscount Halifax (Stephen Dillane) due to his refusal to enter into peace negotiations as the British army is forced back to Dunkirk. The biggest detraction to Darkest Hour that may or may not impact you is … Continue reading Darkest Hour

Downsizing

Downsizing is a tricky film to give a synopsis for and clearly a difficult one to market based on the almost fraudulent trailers. This is a light drama about social injustice and environmentalism masquerading as a high concept comedy. It’s quirky, but ultimately it’s mishmash of ideas results in a dull directionless affair. The plot … Continue reading Downsizing

Hostiles

For fans of the Western genre you will struggle to find a better film this year, despite the fact that it’s January. Writer/Director Scott Cooper has produced a brutal, stoic example of the genre with stunning imagery and a haunting score. The film sets the tone early as we see Rosalie Quaid’s (Rosamund Pike) entire … Continue reading Hostiles

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

A beautiful film that succeeds in being darkly comic, dramatic, hopeful and shockingly sad. Three Billboards begins months after the rape and murder of Mildred Hayes’ (Francis McDormand) daughter. Frustrated at the lack of arrests she rents the titular billboards and challenges local law enforcement to do better. The films focus is on Mildred but … Continue reading Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Bright

Set in a world where orcs, humans and elves coexist we follow LAPD cops Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton unrecognisable under orc make up) on an eventful shift. The Netflix Original film starts with a promising title sequence attempting to give us thousands of years of back story - orcs sided with the … Continue reading Bright