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  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★

    Culturally, it's the most significant film the MCU has produced but critically it suffers from the same stagnation that so often affects the studio's singular hero stories. Fun, furious, and razor sharp yet remarkably stale for a film that takes such a fresh approach.

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★★½

    It begins as a narrow-focussed drama but gradually builds to tackle weighty ideas, provocative social commentary, and far more subplots than expected. It's all wrapped up in a perfectly-written and just as well performed black comedy package that finds a remarkable amount of humour in its sober themes.

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  • Chinatown

    Chinatown

    ★★★★½

    Forget a review, It's Chinatown.

  • Argo

    Argo

    ★★★★★

    From gossip-rag pin-up to powerhouse director Ben Affleck has one of the most chequered careers in Hollywood. Channelling experience following his previous two features, tightly wound action thrillers Gone Baby Gone and The Town, his time behind the camera is proving most fruitful. His recounting of the true life story of Argo is no exception and further authorises his position as a meaningful director.

    Set in late ‘70s Iran, amidst a violent revolution, a group of CIA operatives strive to…