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  • In the Soup

    In the Soup

    ★★★★

    Buscemi certainly had a fantastic year at the Sundance film festival in 1992, although I am admittedly bemused as to how this managed to snag the prize over Reservoir Dogs. It is Jarmusch lite at first, emulating the style of indie cool to a T and even going as far as to having a cameo from the man himself, but it doesn't quite capture the same magic until the final few scenes. That all being said, it is still a…

  • The Vast of Night

    The Vast of Night

    ★★★★½

    Well if I ever go into filmmaking I may have to use a pseudonym instead of my birth name, otherwise I run the risk of being unfairly compared to this man of assured and brilliant skill who absolutely knocked his debut feature out of the park with a film that is old fashioned in setting but fresh and exciting in execution of premise. Loaded with whit and whip-smart dialogue, a breathless pace and engrossing thrills, this is a clever one…

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  • The End of the Tour

    The End of the Tour

    ★★★★

    Every word in this film is so immaculate, brimming with sharp insight and emotional resonance, while Jason Segel delivers a career best with his stunning performance as author David Foster Wallace.

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★½

    "The greatest gladiator match in the history of the world. God versus man"

    By far, the most interesting thing about Zac Snyder's hefty and crowded superhero epic is that it is more of a reflection of our times than an escape from them like so many comic book movies are. While Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier had some brilliant things to say about the state of government espionage and the civil liberty issues that come with it, it was…