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Film: The Edge of Seventeen

"There are two types of people in the world: The people who naturally excel at life. And the people who hope all those people die in a big explosion."

This is a classic teenage melodrama - a girl stops talking to her best friend after the friend starts dating the girl’s brother. Don’t let that put you off, The Edge of Seventeen is a funny and relatable film that stands above most others of its ilk. Craig throws every high school cliche out the window. The film instead sets its sights on capturing a real slice of life in...

Kelly Fremon Craig | Monday, Nov 20, 2017

Film: Keanu

"I'm your spirit teacher. People can't be excellent to you unless you're being excellent to yourself."

A heartbroken man encounters a kitten on his doorstep, takes it into his home and experiences a new lease of life. When a drug gang breaks in and steals it, he sets out with his friend into the criminal underworld to get his pet back. There’s not a good track record for TV double acts moving to cinema but Key and Peele have bucked the trend and come out with...

Peter Atencio | Sunday, Nov 19, 2017

Film: Girls Trip

"Girl, you can't get no infection in your booty hole! It's a booty hole!"

A group of old girlfriends re-unite to go on a bender in New Orleans. In spite of its tired old format Girls Trip is funny enough to be worth your time. The interplay between the four leads (Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish) is natural, with some of the best comedy coming from their more subtle interactions. Plus, Lee shoots it in a loose, almost carefree way,...

Malcolm D. Lee | Saturday, Nov 18, 2017

Film: Horrible Bosses 2

"Holy shit, he fight clubbed himself!"

An unwanted sequel to an already pretty shit film. This time the ex-‘employees’ of the Horrible Bosses team up to make a company, when they get ripped off by Christoph Waltz. They hatch a plan to kidnap his son and get their money back in ransom. This is bottom of the barrel stuff here even by Jason “I will star in anything that resembles a comedy” Bateman’s standards. It’s the...

Sean Anders | Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

Film: Murder on the Orient Express

"My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world."

Another adaptation of the legendary Agatha Christie novel, this time directed by Kenneth Branagh who also stars as the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. He brings in an all-star cast with the likes of Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Daisy Ridley and plenty more. If moustache-driven murder mysteries are your thing then you might want to get down to the cinema. This is a solid film by all standards...

Kenneth Branagh | Sunday, Nov 05, 2017

Take 2: The Nice Guys

"You know who else was just following orders? Adolf Hitler."

I liked this quite a lot more on second viewing. Shane Black’s own brand of hard-boiled noir crossed with comedy is perfect for this screenplay. It’s hilarious but the plot never plays second fiddle to the jokes and ultimately this contributes to the re-watch-a-bility. The Nice Guys has all the makings of a timeless classic.

Shane Black | Saturday, Nov 04, 2017

Film: The Night Before

"We both know Miley was flawless."

A group of friends who always go on a wild night out on Christmas Eve decide to make this year’s bender their last one. Perhaps the thought of a Christmas stoner comedy isn’t all that appealing but I’ll be damned, this somehow works. The Night Before is funny, irreverent and original while still managing to be endearing and yes, Christmassy. Plus it pulls off the rare trick of having genuinely...

Jonathan Levine | Saturday, Nov 04, 2017