Sunday, December 25

A Christmas Carol (2009)

Director: Robert Zemeckis


Review: When it uses restraint it has some nice ideas and poignant moments taken seriously but too often resorts to overcooked action sequences.

Watch it if: You're interested in motion capture technology.

And if you liked: Bolt, Happy Feet

Friday, December 16

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Director: Gareth Edwards


Review: A few huge missteps that really jar the film as it goes but holds together reasonably well with some refreshingly new perspectives and compelling characters.

Watch it if: You like... Star Wars?

And if you liked: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Godzilla (2014)

Sunday, December 11

The Da Vinci Code

Director: Ron Howard


Review: Baffling and goofy with a nonsensical plot and no real grounding in its stakes.

Watch it if: You're fine with complete silliness.

And if you liked: Sherlock Holmes (2009), Now You See Me 2

Check this out: The Da Vinci Code

Saturday, December 10

Nocturnal Animals

Director: Tom Ford


Review: Not entirely clear in its point but brings some interesting aspects and some impressive performances.

Watch it if: You can handle some unsettling tension.

And if you liked: Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, Martha Marcy May Marlene

Check this out: Tony and Susan

Wednesday, December 7


Director: Louis Leterrier


Review: Crassly unfunny from the start with dull action and deeply unlikeable characters.

Watch it if: You find dick and ass jokes beyond hilarious regardless of how laboured they are.

And if you liked: The Interview, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass 2

The Edge of Seventeen

Director: Kelly Fremon Craig


Review: Doesn't change the world but delivers a fair amount of sweetness and sincerity with a compelling lead performance.

Watch it if: You have a soft spot for honest teen movies.

And if you liked: Mean Girls, The DUFF, Easy A