With it's documentary feel, sharp script and a spot on cast 'Spotlight' is a tension filled insight into The Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize Spotlight Team's investigation of long hidden systemic child abuse by Catholic priests in Massachusetts and the Church's complicity in it's cover up. It's riveting cinema with shades of 'All the President's Men.'
For a film with perhaps one of the least imaginative titles going, The Big Short sure does give you one hell of an introduction to the recent banking crisis.
'The Big Short' - fascinating, witty, sobering, a terrific tale of greed and corruption on Wall Street - 'The Assassin' requires patience but the reward is a feast for the senses - Eric Barbier's 'The Last Diamond' is a stylish, pacey diamond heist bedded in seduction, double cross and murder.
It is a comprehensively gory film that embraces violence and brutality like American Pie embraces sex jokes. The problem is that because the violence is so front and centre the film has been, in my view at least, misconceived in its intentions by many who have seen it.
Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' is an audaciously clever and stylish dialogue driven bag of surprises that sprinkles tongue-in-cheek humour and blood over a snow covered Wyoming landscape...
Eddie Redmayne lauded for his role as Stephen Hawking adopts a coy and safe approach to his portrayal of Lili which includes a justified full frontal nude scene but it's Alicia Vikander who dominates much of the film.
This was the blockbuster to end all blockbusters. The hype was untenable and it has finally arrived, and what a spectacle it is.
We thrill to the sight of newcomers Finn, Rey, Poe, BB8 and assorted bad guys. The movie is a rollercoaster ride of dazzling special effects, action scenes and set pieces. And then, it stops.
Sherpa aptly captures the increasingly acrimonious tension between foreign climbers and their guides while highlighting the codependence between the two parties and awing the eyes with stunning cinematography featuring the world's most majestic mountains as a backdrop.
Paul Weitz's 'Grandma' is a gem and Lily Tomlin wows - Guy Maddin's 'The Forbidden Room' is bizarre, inventive, surreal, absurd and hilarious - Lisa Vreela's documentary 'Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict' offers a tantalising insight into a woman who championed the greats of modern art...
Trust me when I say you'll be taken for a joyride into the quirky and kinky depths of LA that Hollywood would never dare reveal - Tangerine is full throttle and unforgiving.
With HIV infection accepted as an integral part of this life, it's a sobering picture of a vicious cycle that trades the search for happiness for addiction, emotional turmoil and a self-destructive emptiness.
Set in early '50s New York, Carol tells the story of Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), a shopgirl in the toy section of a Manhatten department store with dreams of being a photographer, falling in love with an older woman, Carol (Cate Blanchett), who is going through a difficult divorce.
Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs' offers an insight into the man behind the turtle neck and Michael Fassbender nails the part...
'Black Souls' is a gripping, powerful and realistic mafia crime drama - 'Taxi Tehran', Jafar Panahi's 2015 Berlinale winner offers an innovative, insightful and witty glance at modern day Iran - Kevin Allen places a surreal visual fantasy touch to Dylan Thomas's masterpiece, 'Under Milk Wood.'
'The Lobster,' a satire on love and romance is edgy and peppered with rich deadpan absurdist moments - Lance Armstrong, Tour de France hero bathes in ego and drugs in 'The Program,' - 'Censored Voices,' Mor Loushy's riveting and relevant documentary glances back at Israel's Six day War - 'Beasts Of No Nation' thrusts the viewer into the blood drenched world of Africa's child soldiers.