Posts by Josh Slater-Williams

In praise of Dwayne Johnson’s performance in Pain & Gain

By Josh Slater-Williams

There’s more to his larger-than-life turn than meets the eye.

How The Lost World taught me that films can be cruel

By Josh Slater-Williams

A key death in Steven Spielberg’s 1997 sequel completely altered my perception of cinema.

Detour

By Josh Slater-Williams

Some major young acting talent is put to waste in Christopher Smith’s garbled and derivative neo-noir.

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The Secret Scripture

By Josh Slater-Williams

Rooney Mara is let down by weak scripting in this underpowered study of religious persecution in Ireland.

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Gimme Danger

By Josh Slater-Williams

Jim Jarmusch lauds The Stooges, the greatest rock ’n’ roll band that ever lived.

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Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

By Josh Slater-Williams

The electro pop pioneer opens up his home and his studio in this intimate if uneven documentary profile.

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The Library Suicides

By Josh Slater-Williams

There’s plenty to admire about this nifty, twisty Welsh-language thriller from director Euros Lyn.

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Kids in Love

By Josh Slater-Williams

Cara Delevingne and Will Poulter star in this bland bohemian coming-of-ager from Chris Foggin.

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The Boss

By Josh Slater-Williams

Despite Melissa McCarthy’s best efforts this loose capitalist satire is a comically bankrupt affair.

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The Daughter

By Josh Slater-Williams

There’s a touch of Thomas Vinterberg about this impressive Aussie debut from Simon Stone.

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The five best films from IndieLisboa 2016

By Josh Slater-Williams

From the story of an easily seduced movie sub-titler to an innovative study of exhuming the dead through acting.

A brilliant film about pregnancy plays at IndieLisboa

By Josh Slater-Williams

Olmo and the Seagull deserves its comparison to Rosemary’s Baby, despite being a very different beast.

Hardcore Henry

By Josh Slater-Williams

This ultra-violent FPS inspired actioner is about as fun as watching someone else play a video game.

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Six of the best films featuring all-female rock bands

By Josh Slater-Williams

The release of Jem and the Holograms reminded us of these great fictional female groups.

Swung

By Josh Slater-Williams

This Glasgow based sex odyssey offers little more than soap opera erotica.

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The Hallow

By Josh Slater-Williams

A nifty, inventive horror film which sadly comes up a little short when it comes to cold, hard scares.

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