Jurassic Park more horror than wonder
For films whose MO is to evoke wonder - that magic is sorely missing this time around, writes Darren Bevan.
Wes Anderson’s latest quirk fest
Wes Anderson’s latest quirk fest, the stop animation Isle of Dogs, certainly has it all, writes Darren Bevan.
Extremely quiet and incredibly tense
Despite a few quibbles of logic, A Quiet Place manages to grip and terrify in the right measure, writes Darren Bevan.
The Death of Stalin sickeningly dark
As the madness grows in ‘The Death of Stalin’, director Armando Iannucci makes it difficult to empathise with any of the characters.
Black Panther’s nuanced power
Black Panther is a fresh origin tale which feels reflective of the times - and desires of the cinematic universe, writes Darren Bevan.
All the controversy in the world
Ridley Scott’s controversial film ‘All the Money in the World’ is both sickly compelling and stultefyingly long.
A salute to Hollywood’s monster movie era
How you feel about whimsy will largely dictate your feelings on ‘The Shape of Water’, writes Darren Bevan.
Breathe misses the mark
Breathe’s cloying sentimentality and desire to breeze over reality ironically finds the film narratively gasping for breath.