Annabelle: Creation review – a nerve-shredding horror
A dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several orphans into their home where they soon become the target of possessed doll.
Atomic Blonde review – a white-knuckle experience from beginning to end
An MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to retrieve a priceless document and investigate the murder of a fellow agent.
It Follows review – an atmosphere drenched horror
A young woman is followed by a malicious supernatural force.
Dunkirk review – a breath-taking cinematic experience
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are slowly evacuated during a fierce battle in World War 2.
The Beguiled review – flawed but atmospheric
A wounded Union soldier arrives at a girls school during the American Civil War and his presence arouses an uneasy, sexual excitation among the women.
War for the Planet of the Apes review – a riveting and ape-tastic war film
Caesar must battle a ruthless human Colonel as well as his own darker instincts.
It Comes at Night review – an unconventional yet terrifying horror
A family surviving in isolation in a post-apocalyptic world have their fragile existence threatened when strangers appear seeking shelter.
Spider-Man: Homecoming review – a return to form for the wall-crawler
Peter Parker balances his life as a high school student with his crime fighting alter-ego Spider-Man.
District 9 review – an awesome low budget sci-fi
An alien race forced to live in a militarized ghetto outside Johannesburg finds a kindred spirit in a government agent.
Despicable Me 3 review – a good time killer for the kids
Ex-supervillain Gru meets his long-lost happy, successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last heist.
The Circle review – a boring techno-thriller
A woman lands a dream job at the Circle only to discover the tech company has a dubious agenda.
Okja review – a multi-layered film with heart
Mija must conduct a daring rescue of her dearest friend, a strange animal known as Okja, from the clutches of a multi-national conglomerate.
Baby Driver review – a masterfully-made action movie
Baby is a talented getaway driver who falls for young waitress Deborah and decides he wants out of the criminal life.
Transformers: The Last Knight review – a boring and bloated sequel
The Transformers are at war with humanity and only Cade Yeager, Bumblebee, an English lord, and an Oxford professor to save the world.
The Mummy review – a fun adventure film
An ancient Egyptian princess is accidently awakened from her crypt and begins to unleash terror upon the world.
Shimmer Lake review – a solid mystery crime thriller
Shimmer Lake is a story told in reverse, a small town Sheriff hunts down three bank robbers, one of whom happens to be his brother.
My Cousin Rachel review – an alluring and dark drama
A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin’s mysterious wife who he believes was responsible for his death.
Wonder Woman review – the best female-led superhero film in the last two decades
Diana, an Amazon princess leaves her island paradise to discover her true destiny and become Wonder Woman.
Stranger Than Fiction review – a delightful and heart-warming comedy
Harold Crick works for the IRS and lives a solitary, repetitive existence until one day he begins hearing a woman’s voice narrating his life.
War Machine review – an unengaging war movie
General Glenn McMahon takes over command of NATO forces in Afghanistan but is brought down by a journalist.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge review – nothing special
Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the Trident of Poseidon in the hopes of stopping his old nemesis Captain Salazar.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword review – disposable fun at most
A young Arthur reluctantly claims Excalibur and accepts his destiny.
Colossal review – a monstrously good film
An out-of-work party girl comes to believe she is somehow connected to a giant creature that is destroying Seoul.
Alien: Covenant review – a thrilling and intense gore-fest
The crew of a colony ship discover what they think is an uncharted paradise but is actually a dark, dangerous world.
Prometheus review – a grand and beautifully made sci-fi film
In 2093 a team of explorers arrive on a moon and make a hellish discovery that leads to a fight for their own survival.
Alien review – the ultimate in sci-fi horror
The crew of a space merchant answer a distress call which leads to them being hunted by a mysterious life-form.
I Origins review – a fresh and original sci-fi
A molecule biologist is researching the evolution of eyes and discovers something that will change society forever.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 review – hilarious and entertaining
The team try to unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
Their Finest review – a witty and charming period drama
A new scriptwriter for British propaganda films joins the cast and crew of a major production during the Blitz.
The Challenges of Filming a Micro-Budget Post-Apocalyptic Web Series: Mad World
Callum Richardson writes a script, grabs a camera and with some friends films his first ever web series.
Fast & Furious 8 review – entertaining and action-packed
The crew are living relatively normal lives until a new enemy surfaces and seduces Dom back into the criminal world.
Under the Skin review – an intriguing and visually striking sci-fi
An alien in the form of a young woman is on a journey through Scotland.
Free Fire review – a gritty and action packed film
A meeting between two gangs in a deserted 1970’s Boston warehouse quickly escalates into a shootout and a game of survival.
Ghost in the Shell review – a stylishly made, and spectacle filled sci-fi
In the near future, a unique human cyborg leads an elite force in a hunt for a deadly criminal who aims to destroy a leading cyber tech company.
Life review – a chilling sci-fi horror
The crew of the International Space Station discover the extraterrestrial life form that destroyed life on Mars.
Get Out review – a terrifying but hilarious social horror
A young black man visits his white girlfriend’s family where he learns their horrific secret.
Beauty and the Beast review – a visually stunning and whimsical musical
Beauty and the Beast tells the tale of Belle who is a strong, smart, independent woman who is held captive by a Beast in an enchanted castle.
Kong: Skull Island review – a fun and entertaining creature feature
A diverse team of explorers set off to find a mythical island and end up fighting for their own survival.
Logan review – a fitting and bittersweet end to a beloved character
A world weary Logan reluctantly helps a dying Charles Xavier to save a young girl being hunted.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople review – a hilarious and heart-warming film
A rebellious orphan left in the care of a rural foster family in New Zealand runs off into the wilderness.
A Cure for Wellness review – a unique psychological horror
An executive’s sanity is tested when he is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from a mysterious wellness centre in the Swiss Alps.
Patriots Day review – an intensely moving and compelling film
Patriots Day is the story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt for the terrorists responsible.
The Great Wall review – a CGI bloated mess
The Great Wall of China is attacked by a horde of marauding creatures.
John Wick: Chapter 2 review – a pulse-racing feast for the senses
The legendary hitman John Wick is forced out of retirement to fulfil a promise to a former associate.
Hidden Figures review – a brilliantly made and crowd pleasing film
A group of African-American women are hired for their mathematical skills by NASA in the 1960s.
The LEGO Batman Movie review – a hilarious and fun-filled movie
Gotham city is in trouble with the arrival of The Joker.
Rings review – a pointless and lazy sequel
Julia’s boyfriend Holt disappears when investigating a mysterious video with a curse.
Gold review – a boring experience from start to finish
A luckless prospector teams up with a geologist to hunt for gold in the depths of the Indonesian jungle.
Eddie the Eagle review – a great feel-good biopic
The story of Eddie Edwards, the British underdog ski jumper who became a legend at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
T2 Trainspotting review – an enjoyable but pointless sequel
Renton returns home twenty years later and is met by the friends he betrayal.
Hacksaw Ridge review – an intense and inspirational true story
Desmond T. Doss is a World War II combat medic that refuses to kill people.
Split review – a fresh and original psychological thriller
Three girls are captured by a man with 24 personalities and must find the one’s that will help them escape.
La La Land review – a mesmerising and captivating love letter to classic Hollywood
Sebastian, a jazz pianist falls for Mia, an aspiring actress.
Silence review – a challenging and masterfully made film
In the 17th Century, two Jesuit priest’s travel to Japan to find their mentor.
Bone Tomahawk review – a cult classic in the making
In the Wild West at the turn of the century four men ride to the rescue of a woman captured by a cannibalistic tribe.
Assassin’s Creed review – a dry and lifeless adaptation
Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor and gains the skills of a Master Assassin.
A Monster Calls review – a superb and gut wrenching family film
The story of a young boy who is dealing with his mother’s illness, an unsympathetic grandmother, and bullying classmates.
Passengers review – a predictable yet enjoyable sci-fi
Two passengers awaken 90 years early on a spacecraft transporting 5,259 people to a distant colony planet.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story review – a masterfully made Star Wars tale
The Rebellion embarks on a dangerous mission to steal the plans of The Death Star.
Moana review – a beautifully animated story
An impetuous Polynesian princess and a demigod undertake an epic mission.
Hush review – tense and thrilling from beginning to end
A deaf writer living a solitary life must fight for her life in silence against a masked killer.
Allied review – an adequate spy thriller
A spy drama set during the Second World War about two agents who meet on a mission in Casablanca.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them review – a dazzling and amazing adventure in the world of magic
Newt’s fantastic beasts esacpe and cause chaos in New York city.
Arrival review – a feast for the senses
An expert linguist is recruited by the military to communicate with an alien species and learn why they are here.
The Accountant review – a surprisingly effective action thriller
As a genius accountant un-cooks the books for a new client the body count starts to rise.
A Birder’s Guide to Everything review – a delightful and heartfelt coming of age drama
David is a young birding fanatic and is convinced he has made the discovery of a life time.
Doctor Strange review – a great introduction to the psychedelic side of Marvel
After a tragic accident neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
Trolls review – a toe-tapping and enjoyable film just for the kids
Troll Village is invaded and it’s up to Poppy and Branch to rescue their friends from the Bergens.
Ouija: Origin of Evil review – atmospheric and retro horror at its best
A widowed mother and her two daughters unwittingly invite real evil into their lives.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back review – a great film dedicated to old school, practical action
Jack Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.
Inferno review – a dull and lazy adaptation
Robert Langdon and Dr. Sienna Brooks race against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.
American Honey review – an engrossing story about lost childhood and growing up
A teenage girl gets caught up in the wild antics of a hard partying, rebellious travelling magazine sales team.
The Girl on the Train review – an unexciting and obvious mystery thriller
A divorced woman becomes involved in a missing persons investigation.
Super review – combines jet black humour and a low key take on the superhero genre
To rescue his wife from a drug dealer an ordinary guy transforms himself into the Crimson Bolt.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children review – a fantasy film with a dark twist
Jacob finds a magical place ran by the mysterious Miss Peregrine.
The Magnificent Seven review – a fun-filled remake
Seven outlaws band together to defend a town against a gang of thieves.
The Girl with All The Gifts review – a surprisingly original and fresh take on the zombie film
James and a group of his friends go in search of his sister in the woods of Blair Witch.
Blair Witch review – a scary but forgettable sequel
James and a group of his friends go in search of his sister in the woods of Blair Witch.
Kubo and the Two Strings review – a beautifully animated and heartfelt film
A young boy must find his father’s magical armour and defeat a vengeful spirit.
Hell or High Water review – a great modern Western
In order to save their family ranch two brothers resort to desperate measures.
Ben-Hur review – a pointless remake of a classic film
Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince is falsely accused of treason by his brother, an officer in the Roman army.
Morgan review – a messy thriller that can’t decide what it is
A risk assessor is sent to an isolated lab where her company have created their own superhuman.
The Lobster review – a quirky and fresh look at a dystopian future
David has just been left by his wife which gives him 40 days to find a new partner or face being turned into an animal.
War Dogs review – a light look at the arms trade
Two twenty-something friends become international arms dealers and get into a ton of trouble.
The Purge: Election Year review – a tense and action filled thriller
It’s Purge Night once more and in election year the stakes are higher than ever.
Swallows and Amazons review – a quintessentially British and charming kids adventure
Two groups of children fight for ownership of an island.
Lights Out review – a fear inducing experience that will keep your lights on for days
A terrifying monster appears every time the lights are off.
The Shallows review – a sharktastic and thrilling creature feature
Stranded on a rock a short distance from shore Nancy must outwit a Great White Shark to reach safety.
Pete’s Dragon review – a feel-good film that will warm your heart
An orphaned boy lives in the forest with Elliott a friendly dragon.
Suicide Squad review – a messy but entertaining ride from DC
What happens if you send supervillains to do the work of superheroes? The US government is about to find out.
Munich review – a smart moody thriller by Spielberg
Five men are chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for the Munich Massacre.
Finding Dory review – an emotionally engaging and entertaining film the whole family can enjoy
The wide-eyed, lovable Dory is off on an adventure to find the family she forgot about.
Jason Bourne review – an adequate repeat of what came before
Jason Bourne resurfaces onto the global stage but no one knows why.
The BFG review – a whimsical adaptation of a beloved children’s book
An exciting tale of a young girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the wonders of Giant Country.
Star Trek Beyond review – Kirk and crew back for another bold and exciting adventure in space
The crew of the Enterprise having left Earth venture into unchartered space to explore a strange new world.
Ghostbusters review – not as bad as everyone thought it would be
Who you going to call? A ghost fighting team take on strange, supernatural incidents in New York city.
The Legend of Tarzan review – a moody and dour take on the Lord of Apes
Tarzan returns to the jungle after his wife Jane is kidnapped by Leon Rom.
Requiem for a Dream review – a dark visceral look into drug culture
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.
The Secret Life of Pets review – a humorous look at what your pets get up to when you’re not around
Max the pampered terrier and Duke the giant unruly dog end up on a daring journey home with the help of a rabbit.
Independence Day: Resurgence review – a good disposable popcorn flick
A second alien fleet attempts to wipe humans off the face of the Earth.
Gods of Egypt review – a big mess of a film with no redeemable qualities
In an alternate Egypt the gods Horus and Set battle for Egypt’s throne.
The Conjuring 2 review – the Warren’s return for another spine tingling case
Ed and Lorraine Warren take on the Enfield poltergeist, a malicious spirit that has possessed a young girl.
The Nice Guys review – a fun and entertaining buddy film
A private investigator and an enforcer investigate a dark conspiracy in 1970’s Los Angeles.
Frank review – a fantastic dramedy about the power of music and following your dreams
Jon is a young musician who joins an eccentric band led by the mysterious Frank.
Warcraft: The Beginning review – a cheap imitation of The Lord of The Rings
In the realm of Azeroth battle lines are drawn between orc and human.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows review – a poorly made sequel with very little to offer
The Turtles are back and must confront the notorious Krang.
Alice Through the Looking Glass review – a poor blue screened mess
Alice returns to Wonderland and must embark on a race to save her friend the Mad Hatter.
X-Men: Apocalypse review – an over-bloated yet enjoyable comic book film
Apocalypse the most powerful mutant in history declares war on humanity and only the X-Men can stop him.
Coherence review – smart indie sci-fi at its best
Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party.
Captain America: Civil War review – an action fuelled superhero film with heart
The Avengers divide and battle lines are drawn as Captain America fights former friend Iron Man.
The Jungle Book review – a Disney reboot worth shouting about
Young man-cub orphan Mowgli embarks on an epic adventure with his jungle friends to escape the fierce man-hating tiger Shere Khan.
Eye in The Sky review – a political thriller with real bite
Col. Katherine Powell and her drone pilot tackle the moral, political and personal implications of a drone strike on terrorists in Kenya.
Predator review – 80’s action at its most masculine
A team of commandos are flown into the South American jungle. After carrying their mission they find themselves hunted by a ruthless alien.
Zootropolis review – Disney’s fun and adventurous take on the buddy cop genre
In a city of anthropomorphic animals. Judy Hopp, a rookie bunny cop teams up with con artist fox to solve a mystery and uncover a conspiracy.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice review – two titans meet for the first time in a messy but enjoyable film
The epic showdown between Gotham’s Batman and Metropolis’s Superman.
10 Cloverfield Lane review – a tense claustrophobic thriller
After a car crash a woman wakes up to find herself handcuffed in a strange concrete room.
Deadpool review – pure cinematic entertainment
A mercenary, diagnosed with cancer undergoes a torturous operation that leaves him disfigured but with superhuman healing.
Guardians of the Galaxy review – a ridiculously good time
A band of misfits attempt to save the galaxy from Ronan, a powerful intergalactic warlord.
Avengers Assemble review – a fantastic superhero team-up
Earth’s superhero’s join together to fight Thor’s evil brother Loki and his alien army.
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