31 Days of Film: Downsizing

31 Days of Film: Downsizing

Alexander Payne’s near future environmental dystopian black comedy is neither funny enough nor insightful enough to make up for its lack of focus and over-long plot.

31 Days of Film: Mary Queen of Scots

31 Days of Film: Mary Queen of Scots

Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie deliver typically excellent performances but ultimately Josie Rourke’s historical drama lets down its two stars.

31 Days of Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

31 Days of Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Marvel and Sony’s most recent collaborative Spider-Man movie is one of the most fun movies of 2018 and behind excellent voice performances and visually stunning art is one of the best superhero movies in a long time.

31 Days of Film: Roma

31 Days of Film: Roma

Alfonso Cuarón returns after a five year break to tell the beautiful and affecting story of a family drama set on the backdrop of a politically turbulent 1970 Mexico City.

31 Days of Film: Bicycle Thieves

31 Days of Film: Bicycle Thieves

The 1948 classic Bicycle Thieves is a film worthy of the moniker and its hyper-realistic story and timeless performances make it a stand out of its era.

31 Days of Film: Kodachrome

31 Days of Film: Kodachrome

Netflix’s family drama/road trip movie is an unworthy vehicle for its three leads but they give good enough performances to make the film at least worth the audience’s while.

31 Days of Film: The Favourite

31 Days of Film: The Favourite

Yorgos Lanthimos’s period film is a masterpiece of black comedy and witty satire. And behind the performance of its excellent three leading women it is one of the best films of this year.

31 Days of Film: The French Connection

31 Days of Film: The French Connection

William Friedkin’s 1971 crime film is a classic of the genre for a reason and behind great performances by Hackman and its supporting cast it has stood the test of time.

31 Days of Film: Animal House

31 Days of Film: Animal House

John Landis and John Belushi’s classic late night college comedy that is as much an exercise in chaos as it is film.

31 Days of Film: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

31 Days of Film: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a Coen Brothers movie for fans of the Coen Brothers. A series of six vignettes set in the old west perfectly crafted by two of cinema’s best auteurs.