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john wick: chapter four

Unrelenting in its fight and fury, John Wick: Chapter Four is a crowd pleasing action stacked delight. The reason we go to the movies.

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living

Living is a rare breed of film that transcends mere entertainment, becoming an ode and meditation on the meaning of life that will have you musing on it for weeks to come. An incredibly beautiful work of art with one of the best acting performances from Bill Nighy that you are ever likely to witness. The best film of 2023.

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shazam! fury of the gods

While there are some touchstones to the original film, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, while an enjoyable ride, goes down a more serious route with mixed results.

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the bob's burgers movie

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scream VI

Scream VI is a clever and thoroughly engaging slasher with a great cast and some excellent writers as the film’s twists and escalations will keep even the most shrewd horror fan entertained.

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broker

Broker is a gentle yet at times funny exploration of a group of desperate yet loveable outsiders who must come together to survive.

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champions

Champions is a feel-good movie with characters of depth that ring true, giving it a whole lot of heart and laughter along the way.

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triangle of sadness

While it doesn't quite have the high stakes of previous installments, Creed III has thunderous and furious boxing sequences punctuated by another standout performance from Jonathan Majors

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creed III

While it doesn't quite have the high stakes of previous installments, Creed III has thunderous and furious boxing sequences punctuated by another standout performance from Jonathan Majors

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cocaine bear

A cult classic in the making, Cocaine Bear is one of the most original, laugh to you cry, cartoony gore filled films you’ll see this year. A real crowd pleaser.

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aftersun

A superbly crafted character study, Aftersun takes the time to establish the world and people of this story through two extraordinary performances from Mescal and Corio.

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fisherman's friends: one and all

Fisherman's Friends: One and All is a pleasant and endearing film, filled with charming and interesting characters, impressive harmonies and lovely locations.

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magic mike's last dance

Magic Mike's Last Dance is an escape from reality where thinking is optional and the bodies are beautiful.

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ant-man and the wasp: quantumania

A superb first entry into Phase 5 of the MCU, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is a fun, fast, action packed ride filled with exquisite world building and a cinematic villain for the ages.

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women talking

Women Talking is a striking and deeply human film. Excellent performances from a talented cast and a masterful screenplay from director Sarah Polley work in tandem to thoroughly justify the film’s 2 Oscar nominations.

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what's love got to do with it?

While there are some distracting narrative choices, What's Love Got To Do With It? is a charming, breezy rom-com escape.

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the son

While it has some narrative beats and acting choices that don’t quite ring true, the subject matter of The Son is searing and powerful and will make you want to rush home and hug your children tightly.

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titanic

No matter how many times you may have seen Titanic through the years, seeing it at the cinema still provides a wonderful and powerful experience.

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the whale

While aspects of the story telling may falter, Fraser’s performance is one for the ages. One of the best of 2023.

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knock at the cabin

While Knock at the Cabin Door may not have the twists and turns that one might expect from a Shyamalan feature, his ability to find tension in a stripped back, basic story with Bautista giving his best performance to date, is incredible. Shyamalan’s best in years.

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we are still here

Beautifully crafted and arresting in equal measure, We Are Still Here is a must see.

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tar

Tár is a powerful film featuring a striking central performance from Cate Blanchett as the world renowned composer-conductor Lydia Tár, which writer-director Todd Field examines to the fullest extent in this compelling character study.

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my old school

A bizarre and engrossing tale, My Old School is an extraordinary documentary that you just have to see to believe.

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operation fortune: ruse de guerre

Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre is a slick, little bit cheeky, action packed, knee slappingly hilarious, and thoroughly entertaining spy thriller.

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the amazing maurice

Packed to the rafters with charm and mischief, The Amazing Maurice is a colour filled riot from start to finish.

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a man called otto

An ode to the beauty and pain of our humanity anchored by a wonderful performance from Tom Hanks, A Man Called Otto is the movie that our world needs right now.

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blueback

Blueback is another accomplished film from director Robert Connolly that, with care and skill, tells an affecting story about how a shared love of the ocean has impacted the lives of a mother and daughter. 

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the banshees of inisherin

The Banshees of Inisherin is both haunting and hilarious with Colin Farrell delivering one of the best performances of his career. One of 2022’s best.

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the lost king

The Lost King is a bright, light, easy to watch film that will intrigue and entertain, anchored by a great performance from Sally Hawkins.

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puss in boots: the last wish

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is a joy; the film’s tight storytelling, humour and excellent cast combine beautifully with a charming design style to result in a wonderful experience for both young and old. 

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avatar: the way of water

While Avatar: The Way of Water suffers from a lack of story and character development, its real power lies in its spectacle with sumptuous visuals and a breathless salvo of action in its final act.

The Bob's Burgers Movie is a charming adaptation of the long running animated series, with great humour and musical numbers that will please returning fans as well as newcomers to the series.

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