All posts by Thom Waite


Hereditary Review

Director: Ari Aster Starring: Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, Gabriel Byrne That a film deserves to be ‘treated with the same respect we have for The Exorcist, The Shining, and Psycho’ is a bold claim, but that is the quote (courtesy of Dazed and Confused) emblazoned across the poster for Ari Aster’s debut feature, Hereditary. Indeed, the…


Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

Director: Ron Howard Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany With 2016’s release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney ushered in an innovative model for the Star Wars franchise: whilst fans could (and can still) rely on a trilogy of sequels to continue the traditional Jedi/Sith conflict, the biennial stand-alone films would…

Childish Gambino’s This Is America Is A Modern Triumph

Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover) has released the video for his new song, This Is America, and it’s taken the world by storm. Here’s why we believe it’s so important and a triumph. Having seen one brilliantly-imagined and artfully-executed project after the next from Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino), we’ve come to no longer be…


Call Me By Your Name Review

Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet star in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Is it as good as we’ve been lead to believe? Here’s our review.


The Death of Stalin Review

Armando Iannucci is back with Russian political romp, The Death of Stalin. But does it match Iannucci’s previous political comedies? Find out in our review.


Blade Runner 2049 Review

Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, is here, but is it the sequel we’ve been hoping for? Here’s our review.


Wind River Review

Taylor Sheridan, writer of Sicario and Hell or High Water, delivers his directorial debut with Wind River, but is it any good? Here’s our review.


mother! Review

Darren Aronofsky’s mother! is in cinemas and splitting audiences right down the middle. Did we love it or did we hate it? Here’s our review


Patti Cake$ Review

Danielle Macdonald and Bridget Everett star in Geremy Jasper’s Patti Cake$. Does it live up to the hype? Here’s our review.


American Made Review

Tom Cruise stars as airline pilot Barry Seal in American Made, but is it the movie star’s return to form? Check out our review to find out.


Logan Lucky Review

Logan Lucky, the heist comedy that marks Steven Soderbergh’s directorial return from his supposed retirement in 2013, has arrived. Here’s our review.