• Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    ★★½

    A flawed, technically impressive but overlong showcase for fantastic performances and innovative direction.

  • Deadpool

    Deadpool

    ★★★½

    Against all odds, a fun and fresh take on the superhero genre, driven by star Ryan Reynolds.

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar!

    ★★½

    A disappointing entry in the Coen Brothers' filmography. Despite some classic Coen scenes, the storylines never congeal into a satisfying whole.

  • Zootopia

    Zootopia

    ★★★½

    An entertaining kids' film that's not afraid to whip a little message at them as well.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

    A thrilling return to form in the Star Wars franchise. Despite a few too many nods to the original films, The Force Awakens ultimately succeeds on the strength of its new characters.

  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★½

    One of the greatest science fiction films of all time, and a master class in horror and claustrophobia. A must-see for film fans.