Michael Showalter’s The Big Sick Review

The real-life courtship of writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon provides and heartfelt and wildly hilarious story. The Big Sick is perfect, with wonderful performances from Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan and a laugh-out-loud screenplay. The Big Sick result: A*


James C. Strouse’s The Incredible Jessica James Review

The Incredible Jessica James is a charming, charismatic and refreshing romantic comedy. Jessica Williams stars in a heartfelt role and shines alongside Chris O'Dowd in this funny, quirky and distinctive Netflix Original. The Incredible Jessica James result: A

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk Review

Yet again, Christopher Nolan has made a future classic. The film is harrowing, beautiful and thrilling. He breaks down the three-act structure in an incredibly unique way and directs an incredible cast of actors in an authentic epic that feels like a history lesson as well as a mind-blowing spectacle, in the best way possible. Dunkirk Result: A

William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth Review

With Florence Pugh's incredibly powerful performance and a deliciously dark screenplay, this film is thoroughly harrowing and thrilling. Its execution and direction is simple, creating an even more frightening experience. Filmed beautifully and performed perfectly, this is an undeniable must-see for anyone who loves film.  Lady Macbeth result: A

Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

Director Jon Watts picks up where the Russo brothers left Tom Holland's MCU Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War and creates a perfectly pitched and endlessly entertaining film. This is quite easily the best Spider-Man film to date and is hilarious, authentic and dazzlingly thrilling, anchored by Tom Holland's brilliant performance as Peter Parker. Spider-Man: Homecoming result: A*

Deconstructing The Failure Of Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad - DC's ambitious 2016 supervillain film raised great expectations with a talented director, superb cast and chilling first trailer, yet the film flopped miserably upon release. This is a deconstruction of how its failure came to be, including a look at its script, plot devices, characterisation and directoral methods.

Bong Joon-ho’s Okja Review

Okja is a breathlessly beautiful new picture from visionary director Bong Joon-ho. Anchored by marvellous performances from Jake Gyllenhaal and Tilda Swinton as well as child actress Ahn Seo-hyun and propelled by gorgeous visuals and a brilliant script, Okja easily pushes its way into the ranks of the best films of 2017. Okja Result: A*

Roger Michell’s My Cousin Rachel Review

My Cousin Rachel is a good film, but it deserves to be better. It's anchored by stellar performances from Sam Claflin and Rachel Weisz as well as stunning cinematography and location yet crippled by its faithfulness to the source material and lack of intensity. Roger Michell's 2017 film is worth a watch but not a priority over some of the brilliant pictures of the summer. My Cousin Rachel Result: B

Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman Review

Wonder Woman is a triumph for women and the DCEU. Not only is the message, impact and meaning extremely important and successful, but the film is also brilliant. Jenkins masterfully balances the inevitable cheese of Wonder Woman's ethos with a compelling and sleek genre-bending style. Wonder Woman is comfortably the best film of the DC Extended Universe and one of the best blockbuster films of 2017 so far. Wonder Woman result: A