no time to die
With bone shaking action and the most emotional moments seen in any Bond film, No Time To Die is the perfect finale for Craig's magnificent reign as 007.
the rose maker
While slightly formulaic, The Rose Maker has a superb cast, charm, with and a bit of allegorical grit to make this a French sojourn worth taking.
While Annette is filled to the brim with artistic ambition and the exploration of a number of themes through allegory, they miss more than they hit their mark.
die in a gunfight
Unfortunately Die in a Gunfight is filled with clunky dialogue filled with too much exposition, characters that you don’t really warm to and action sequences that feel pretty generic.
ainbo: amazon princess
While the story has a great heart, a lot of adventure and a great message, the animation doesn’t hold up that well compared to the bigger studios.
With a powerful yet restrained performance, Cage gives an acting masterclass in the art of stillness. Pig is more than just Cage's performance however, it's a pained exploration of suffering, regret and forgiveness and a simple yet powerful reminder to give one's life to what you truly care about.
the ice road
Although Liam Neeson will always be watchable and there are many elements to like here, The Ice Road melts away revealing a largely implausible plot with cartoon-like villains.
ride the eagle
Ride the Eagle is a gentle comedy that while lacking firm direction, is a heartfelt and endearing tale.
Stacked with insane, video game inspired action and gut busting humour, Free Guy is one of the most fun filled films of 2021.
Despite it's pacing and that it doesn’t pack as much of an emotional punch as expected, Stillwater is still a slow burning sensation with Damon in career best, top form.
coming home in the dark
Loaded with tension and an unnerving atmosphere, helped in no small way by strong night time cinematography, Coming Home in the Dark is a challenging film that pulls no punches.
What If..? shows great ambition, creativity and a level and beauty in its animation that is to be applauded, but ultimately suffers in its short episodic form.
the suicide squad
In The Suicide Squad James Gunn masterfully delivers what audiences long for in a comic book, superhero film with a little bit of added freshness and spice thrown in for good measure. It’s bold, brutal, bizarre at times with a whole lot of heart and a hell of a lot of fun making for the best superhero flick to hit the big screen since Endgame.
the mole agent
With a gentleness in approach and humour that will draw you in, The Mole Agent is a thoroughly entertaining and yet confronting ode to humanity and searing critique of our Western ideals regarding the elderly.
While slightly light on plot Queen Bees is still an entertaining, breezy, funny and at times quite poignant tale that will delight its target audience.
With two big stars like Johnson and Blunt, jokes cracked thick and fast and some swashbuckling, ancient riddle solving action, Jungle Cruise is cinematic cruise you need to board.
the justice of bunny king
The Justice of Bunny King isn’t just a voice for the voiceless but a searing film that will bury deep under your skin and gnaw away at you for weeks to come.
The Misfits sports quite a cast, and while it doesn't stand up to the level of the films it leans on like the Ocean's series, its lightheartedness and Robin Hood-esque squad help make it an easy and pleasant watch.
Snake Eyes is the perfect popcorn flick - a gritty origin story with intricate and exciting action sequences this is the kinda film you need to see on the big screen.
waiting for anya
With a strong performance from Stranger Thing’s Noah Schapp, Waiting for Anya is an arresting WWII tale that while entertaining and enlightening, doesn’t pack as much punch as expected.
Gunpowder Milkshake is a powerhouse of a film filled with kick ass action and a tremendous cast led by the charismatic, screen commanding Karen Gillan.
space jam: a new legacy
Space Jam: A New Legacy isn’t just a nostalgic ride but a film with real heart, sure fire humour and of course a lot of hoops.
While Black Widow is a good Marvel superhero film ticking the fan boxes of massive action set pieces, heart and humour, the tones and themes explored could have been a little tighter.
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A unique, hilarious and poignant coming of age tale, Dating Amber is a film not to be missed.