Mari Jones

Writer, avid filmmaker and all around nerd. I’m a resident film reviewer for The Digital Fix, and I also write my own blog (square-eyed-geek) about anything and everything film or TV related. Obsessed with horror, Marvel and Tarantino, not necessarily in that order. Follow me on Twitter @squareeyedgeek.

My Content

Playground Review

Bartosz M. Kowalski’s Playground is a hard-hitting, realistic drama, with a terrifying conclusion that will leave you reeling for days.

It’s Only the End of the World Review

Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World is a powerful, tragic tale, and a beautifully mesmerising one.

Prevenge Review

Alice Lowe writes, directs and stars in a dark yet hilarious take on all things maternal.

City of Tiny Lights Review

Pete Travis delivers an intriguing London-set film noir, with a fascinating central turn from Riz Ahmed.

American Honey Review

Andrea Arnold's American Honey is an entrancing, energetic road trip movie that follows a group of teens in search of the American dream.

Disorder Review

Alice Winocour's Disorder is a fascinating drama about one man's struggle with PTSD, but a film that leaves you wanting more.

Sunset Song Review

Terence Davies' Sunset Song is a lyrical beauty, but one that sits uneasily alongside his previous works.

Macbeth Review

Visually stunning and perfectly performed, Justin Kurzel's Macbeth is an altogether grittier take on the Bard's tale.

Room Review

A captivating and highly emotional adaptation of Emma Donoghue's novel

Green Room Review

Jeremy Saulnier brings us another relentless thrill ride with Green Room.

Carol Review

Todd Haynes' Carol is a sublime drama and a true cinematic masterpiece, featuring stunning performances from Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

11 Minutes Review

A vast ensemble of characters and an intricate web of stories make up Jerzy Skolimowski's intriguing 11 Minutes, but sadly the end result is a wholly unoriginal one.

Rattle the Cage (Zinzana) Review

The first genre film to come out of the United Arab Emirates

Tangerine Review

A hilarious, revenge-fuelled tale set in L.A., Sean Baker's Tangerine is an energetic, vibrant film featuring groundbreaking subject matter and techniques.

Evolution Review

Having released her previous film over 10 years ago, Lucile Hadzihalilovic returns with Evolution, a disturbing and atmospheric tale filled with mystery and menace.

High-Rise Review

An adaptation of a J.G. Ballard tale, Ben Wheatley's High-Rise is an exciting mix of genres and a brutal look at class warfare.

The New Girlfriend Review

Starring Romain Duris and Anaïs Demoustier, François Ozon's The New Girlfriend is an intriguing film with an unexpected central premise, but one that ultimately slides into the absurd.

The Tribe Review

Filmed entirely in sign language, Miroslav Slaboshpitsky’s The Tribe is an effective and absorbing drama, filled with many horrifying moments.

The Treatment Review

Based on Mo Hayder's bestselling novel, Belgian film The Treatment is an intense and gripping thriller that contains an extremely dark and disturbing tale.

Accidental Love Review

Fraught with problems since initial production in 2008, Accidental Love (originally titled Nailed) is a bizarre mess of a film. No wonder director David O. Russell doesn't want his name attached to it.