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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.

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.

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.

Arb Paninken – concept artist & illustrator

Arb is a British concept artist and illustrator specialising in digital fantasy, sci-fi, horror, video game, comic book, character portraits, cityscapes and landscapes.

David Axcell – film critic & movie reviews

David is a British film critic and movie reviewer who has a broad taste in film with a particular interest in science fiction.