For all its pretensions to hard sci-fi, it’s The Martian’s human story that triumphs, for good and for ill, says MacDara Conroy
'This is a film to remind you, you whinging, big city prick, with your negative equity and pension levy, that things could be much worse' - Dara Higgins counts his blessings on Pilgrim Hill.
"It won’t be to everyones’ taste but then people actually liked Transformers so what do I know about movies, or humanity for that matter. No omniplex will ever sell any popcorn to its audience." - WatchingCattle finds a moment of comfort in Pat Collins' Silence.
Modern gothic horror A Cure for Wellness is a beautifully composed but utterly lacking in surprise, says MacDara Conroy
Whitey Bulger saga Black Mass ‘makes a lot less sense than it thinks it does’ says MacDara Conroy
"Who needs a story to hang together or a character to not be a hideous, blank monster? Fuck that shit. That’s for Werner Herzog or one of them geezers. Gratuitous murder salves those wounds" - Dara Higgins on The Accountant
The Imitation Game is a false tribute to one of the 20th century's greatest scientists, says Ian Maleney.
'an attack on the senses, a violence towards the audience that targets expectations of beauty, of wholeness, of integrity' - Ian Maleney on Jean Luc Godard's Adieu Au Langage
The new Child’s Play is a smart reboot for the demon doll franchise, writes MacDara Conroy
'The film is a real opulent mess, devoid of any real identity or direction' - Thomas Parkes on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice