Using an unexplained death to examine small town politics is a well-established trope. Why doesn’t it seem to work in Jasper Jones?
The aching, vacant tone that director Charlotte Sieling adopts here feels like a distant echo of Buñuel’s satire.
Baby Driver has been widely compared to musicals; but this ain’t no musical. This is a mixtape movie.
The Beguiled succeeds as an arch comedy that savagely satirises its self-obsessed ladies of leisure.
It feels like a surprise that Spider-Man: Homecoming is as good as it is.
This lesbian romance looks very ‘indie’ – gauzy light streaming into the camera, flashes of Instagram expressionism – but avoids cliché.
It Comes at Night unnerves its audience through its destabilising insistence on avoiding explanation.
One Punch Man is a pitch perfect parody of a genre about which I am almost entirely unfamiliar.