Category Archives: Film Reviews

Reviews of films, not specifically DVD or Blu-Ray Reviews

Iona (★★★ Empire Review)

After a traumatic incident on the mainland, Iona (Ruth Negga) returns to her Scottish island namesake with her 15-year-old son in tow., hoping to come to terms with her past. Instead, her visit re-opens old wounds, threatening the God-fearing tranquility

Iona (★★★ Empire Review)

After a traumatic incident on the mainland, Iona (Ruth Negga) returns to her Scottish island namesake with her 15-year-old son in tow., hoping to come to terms with her past. Instead, her visit re-opens old wounds, threatening the God-fearing tranquility

Mojave (★ Empire Review)

Suffering an existential crisis, filmmaker Thomas (Garrett Hedlund) takes off into the Mojave desert, where he runs across a drifter (Oscar Isaac) who becomes entangled in his life – with deadly consequences. William Monahan earned his screenwriting stripes with Kingdom

Mojave (★ Empire Review)

Suffering an existential crisis, filmmaker Thomas (Garrett Hedlund) takes off into the Mojave desert, where he runs across a drifter (Oscar Isaac) who becomes entangled in his life – with deadly consequences. William Monahan earned his screenwriting stripes with Kingdom

Kill Your Friends (★★ Empire Review)

London, 1997: with BritPop in full swing, ‘A&R’ man Steven Stelfox struggles to make his way through the music biz minefield, willing to go to any lengths to find The Next Big Thing – or, at least, a killer ‘choon’.

Kill Your Friends (★★ Empire Review)

London, 1997: with BritPop in full swing, ‘A&R’ man Steven Stelfox struggles to make his way through the music biz minefield, willing to go to any lengths to find The Next Big Thing – or, at least, a killer ‘choon’.

Cabin Fever 2016 (★★ Empire Review)

Five friends celebrating graduation rent a cabin in the woods, only to find themselves falling victim to a deadly flesh-eating virus – and, later, to some shotgun-wielding redneck types who don’t take kindly to their germs. Horror fans can be

Cabin Fever 2016 (★★ Empire Review)

Five friends celebrating graduation rent a cabin in the woods, only to find themselves falling victim to a deadly flesh-eating virus – and, later, to some shotgun-wielding redneck types who don’t take kindly to their germs. Horror fans can be

Boulevard (★★★ Empire Review)

Driving back from his father’s deathbed, an unassuming bank clerk (Robin Williams) stops to pick up a male prostitute, an event that prompts a re-examination of his life, love and marriage. It wasn’t easy being a Robin Williams fan in

Boulevard (★★★ Empire Review)

Driving back from his father’s deathbed, an unassuming bank clerk (Robin Williams) stops to pick up a male prostitute, an event that prompts a re-examination of his life, love and marriage. It wasn’t easy being a Robin Williams fan in

Beasts Of No Nation (★★★★ Empire Review)

In war-torn West Africa, nine-year-old Agu (Abraham Attah) escapes the massacre of his family, only to become the protégé of a charismatic rebel leader (Idris Elba), who schools him in the brutal ways of the rebel militia. After eight attention-grabbing

Beasts Of No Nation (★★★★ Empire Review)

In war-torn West Africa, nine-year-old Agu (Abraham Attah) escapes the massacre of his family, only to become the protégé of a charismatic rebel leader (Idris Elba), who schools him in the brutal ways of the rebel militia. After eight attention-grabbing

Time Out Of Mind (★★★ Empire Review)

Ejected from the tenement building in which he has been squatting, itinerant George (Richard Gere) finds himself on the streets, struggling to find food and shelter, and hoping for a reconciliation with his estranged daughter (Jena Malone). In the early

Time Out Of Mind (★★★ Empire Review)

Ejected from the tenement building in which he has been squatting, itinerant George (Richard Gere) finds himself on the streets, struggling to find food and shelter, and hoping for a reconciliation with his estranged daughter (Jena Malone). In the early