Review: Emma.

Director: Autumn de Wilde Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart Given her appearances in the likes of High Life, Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria and The Cure For Wellness, any sighting of Mia Goth in the advanced previews of a movie now leads me to automatically assume it's going to be a weird/dour pressure-cooker experience where everything's liable to … Continue reading Review: Emma.

Review: Detective Pikachu

Director: Rob Letterman Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Ken Watanabe Let's start with an admission that should put a lot of this review in a certain shade: I've never gotten myself involved in Pokémon before at all. I've never watched the anime. I've not played the video games. I've not collected the cards. Elements of … Continue reading Review: Detective Pikachu

Review: Their Finest

Director: Lone Scherfig Stars: Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy, Sam Claflin What is the purpose of populist cinema? It's a question that Scherfig's latest film pries into with industriousness as she brings Lissa Evans' 2009 novel to cinemas via a screenplay from Gaby Chiappe. That all three creative driving forces behind this film are women is entirely … Continue reading Review: Their Finest

Review: Total Recall (2012)

“I’ll see you at the party, Richter” God bless Schwarzenegger. To certain people of a certain age with a certain sensibility, the above is one of the great movie quotes of all time. Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall, by no means a perfect film, was nonetheless a rip-roaring thrill ride of excess. Coming at the tail … Continue reading Review: Total Recall (2012)