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  • Hachi: A Dog's Tale

    Hachi: A Dog's Tale

    ★★

    Delivers exactly what you'd expect with minimal ingenuity and maximal dog screentime.

  • Brooklyn

    Brooklyn

    ★★

    Digestible viewing, but lifeless, shallow and frustratingly polite.

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  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★

    Let me begin by saying that this is not the prequel that the brilliant Twin Peaks TV series deserves. Though the show was littered with surreal sequences and bizarre dialogue, it all had a weird coherency about it and the sheer audacity of its oddness worked to its advantage. Lynch has clearly attempted to slather its follow-up in surrealism and non sequiturs, and yet it comes across as an amateurish and disjointed attempt to ape the quirks of the original.…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

    Look, this almost definitely will not stand up on repeat viewings and I don't know how they can sustain sequels on this formula, but as a one-off it was a totally delightful nerd-pleaser