2021 Reviews Index

Title Published Score
Belle review (LFF 2021) - Mamoru Hosoda creates a colourful triumph 18 Oct 4
The French Dispatch review (LFF 2021) - Wes Anderson’s latest is colourful but lifeless 15 Oct 2
Ron’s Gone Wrong review (LFF 2021) - Zach Galifianakis leads a charming look at the dangers and delights of technology 15 Oct 4
King Richard review (LFF 2021) - Will Smith at his very best in an imperfect sports biopic 15 Oct 4
Venom: Let There Be Carnage review (2021) – Tom Hardy shines in Andy Serkis's smile-inducing mess 14 Oct 3
The Souvenir: Part II review (LFF 2021) - Joanna Hogg directs charming Swinton-led drama 13 Oct 4
The Maid review (2021) - Lee Thongkam's ghost movie lacks staying power 12 Oct 3
Spencer review (LFF 2021) – Kristen Stewart shines in a Diana story we’ve never seen before 12 Oct 4
The Harder They Fall review (LFF 2021) - Jonathan Majors rules in Jeymes Samuel’s vibrant Western 11 Oct 4
What If…? episode 9 review - A fun fan service filled end to an entertaining series, but what’s the point? 6 Oct 3
What If…? episode 8 review - we’re in the endgame now 29 Sep 4
No Time To Die review (2021) - 007's most emotional ride yet is a fitting farewell to Craig's Bond 29 Sep 4
What if…? Episode 7 review - an entertaining Marvel and Hangover mash-up 22 Sep 4
The Many Saints of Newark review (2021) - Ray Liotta can't redeem plodding Sopranos prequel 21 Sep 2
What If…? episode 6 review - Killmonger returns in an unfortunately pedestrian thriller 15 Sep 3
Come Play review (2021) – a stretched out horror movie about loneliness and iPads 13 Sep 2
Copshop review (2021) – Gerard Butler's new action movie outstays its welcome 10 Sep 2
Halloween Kills review (Venice 2021) — Michael Myers battles the mob in David Gordon Green’s patchy sequel 8 Sep 3
What If…? episode 5 review – an overstuffed Marvel zombie apocalypse 8 Sep 3
Last Night In Soho review (Venice 2021) - Edgar Wright’s '60s slasher movie is messy but entertaining 4 Sep 4
Dune review (Venice 2021) — Denis Villeneuve’s gasp-inducing sci-fi spectacle lives up to expectations 3 Sep 4
The Deer King review (EIFF 2021) - Studio Ghibli alumni create heartwarming directorial debut 2 Sep 3
What If…? Episode 4 review - things get strange in the best episode yet 1 Sep 4
Candyman review (2021) – Nia DaCosta powerfully upgrades a classic horror movie 26 Aug 4
Mad God review (EIFF 2021) - Star Wars legend’s passion project is gloriously repulsive 26 Aug 4
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings review (2021) - Marvel produces winning blend of fantasy and action 26 Aug 4
What If...? Episode 3 review - Samuel L Jackson spruces up Avengers deconstruction 25 Aug 2
Annette review (EIFF 2021) - Adam Driver booms in surreal musical 24 Aug 3
Sweet Girl review (2021) - Jason Momoa leads confused Netflix thriller 20 Aug 2
Pig review (2021) - not your typical Nicolas Cage movie 19 Aug 4
What If…? Episode 2 review - a touching goodbye to T’Challa and Chadwick Boseman 18 Aug 4
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins review (2021) – an action movie that tries too hard to re-start the franchise 16 Aug 2
Don’t Breathe 2 review - a shadow of its twisted predecessor 13 Aug 3
What If…? episode 1 review - Marvel meets the Twilight Zone 10 Aug 3
Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon A Time review (2021) - Hideaki Anno ends anime series with a bang 9 Aug 4
Free Guy review (2021) – if Deadpool and The Lego movie had a baby 6 Aug 3
Stillwater (2021) review - Matt Damon leads a fine movie overshadowed by its source material 6 Aug 3
Ted Lasso season 2 episode 2 review - Jamie Tartt goes on a journey of self-discovery 30 Jul 4
The Suicide Squad review (2021) - James Gunn makes best DCEU movie yet 28 Jul 4
Jungle Cruise review (2021) - a rocky ride 27 Jul 3
Ted Lasso season 2 episode 1 review - as sweet and funny as ever 22 Jul 4
Old review (2021) - a family vacation turned lifelong nightmare 22 Jul 3
Kandisha review - reliable French chiller 19 Jul 3
Fear Street Part Three: 1666 review (2021) - and the devil is six 16 Jul 4
Loki episode 6 review - a fence-sitting finale 14 Jul 3
The Croods: A New Age review (2021) – a bizarre DreamWorks gem 14 Jul 4
The Forever Purge review (2021) – fun but expected killing spree 13 Jul 3
Black Medicine review - a not so heart-racing Irish thriller 8 Jul 2
Black Widow review - first strike too late 8 Jul 3
Fear Street Part Two: 1978 review - bloody boredom 7 Jul 2
Loki episode 5 review - at the end of the universe 7 Jul 4
Monsters at Work episodes 1 & 2 review - a fun return to Monsters Inc. 6 Jul 4
Fear Street Part One: 1994 review - slicing up eyeballs 1 Jul 3
Loki episode 4 review - time to talk 30 Jun 4
Freaky review - a fun but safe body swap slasher 29 Jun 3
Roku Express 4K review - a streaming stick that is hard to beat 28 Jun 4
Kindred review - a sadistic attempt at female-led horror 25 Jun 2
Fast and Furious 9 review - kind of a drag 25 Jun 3
Loki episode 3 review - more doctor why than doctor who 23 Jun 3
Rick and Morty season 5 episode 1 review - a strong time-bending premiere 22 Jun 4
In the Earth review - a traumatising and trippy trek into the woods 16 Jun 3
Loki episode 2 review - double trouble 16 Jun 4
Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard review - a fun but confused mess 15 Jun 2
Loki episode 1 review - anything but low-key 8 Jun 4