The focus is on the impressive camerawork… which would have been more powerful in service of a memorable story.
Green Book is a film of two halves, and one of those halves is only controversial as a Best Picture contender because of its banality.
But Widows exhibits cosmetic similarities with the heist genre, it resolutely resists generic conventions.
Faces Places bubbles with irrepressible charm.
This is a fun film, a film that carries you along with it and puts a smile on your face as often as it tugs on your heartstrings.
Call Me By Your Name is less a love story than a cinema of sensation: the tenderness of touch, the sheen of sweat, the cool calm of water.
It’s no huge surprise that Andy Serkis’ directorial debut would be such a transparent pitch for awards recognition.
A War questions the moral fibre of its sympathetic characters, which makes for tough viewing.
Life, Animated is too intent on crafting an inspirational story of triumph over adversity.
Lion is a tearjerker, but by the time it wants you to cry, it’s earned the tears.