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  • Split

    Split

    ★★★½

    So good it even made me like McAvoy. Truly a cinematic miracle. </posterquote>

  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★★½

    Andrew Garfield really does have the loveliest hair. If I could have anyone's hair instead of my complicated horrorshow it would be his. Rodrigo Prieto lights his hair beautifully.

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  • Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland

    ½

    Was Hook not a lesson to us all not to tamper with works of wonder? Tim Burton’s mystifyingly popular re-imagining of Lewis Carroll’s Alice stories does many things wrong even just on a surface level: that tedious Danny Elfman score; the weird obsession with violence against eyes; the torpor that infects everyone as they stand stiffly in front of green screens; the lazy cribbing from the Lord of the Rings films; introducing the amazing Mia Wazikowska to a wider audience…

  • Agora

    Agora

    ★★★★½

    Alejandro Amenábar’s ambitious, big-budget biopic of philosopher Hypatia – The Passion of the Christ for atheists – struggled to find distributors around the world, was dumped into cinemas with barely any publicity, and was criticised by Catholic groups in Spain for defaming Christianity: the polar opposite of Mel Gibson’s berserk Passion Play. Who knows why audiences didn’t connect with this tragic epic: it has the requisite visual wow-factor, moves at a clip, and is easily accessible.

    Perhaps no one wants…