Little White Lies was established in 2005 as a bi-monthly print magazine committed to championing great movies and the talented people who make them. Combining cutting-edge design, illustration and journalism, LWLies has been described as being “at the vanguard of the independent publishing movement.” Our reviews feature unique tripartite ranking system that captures the different aspects of the movie-going experience. We believe in Truth & Movies.

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Sophie Monks Kaufman

Design

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Zoolander 2

By David Jenkins

As director and star, Ben Stiller sleepwalks through this drab, inconsequential comedy sequel.

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Point Break

By Luke Channell

People jumping off things. And repeat. The remake that absolutely no-one wanted has finally arrived.

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Rams

By David Jenkins

Feuding brothers come to the fore in this fleecy Icelandic comedy-drama form director Grímur Hákonarson.

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Janis: Little Girl Blue

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The iconic American singer-songwriter gets a fitting tribute from doc heavyweights Amy Berg and Alex Gibney.

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Trumbo

By Emma Simmonds

Bryan Cranston charms his way through this breezy biopic centred around the Hollywood Blacklist scandal.

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Goosebumps

By Clarisse Loughrey

Jack Black comes up trumps in this entertaining adaptation of RL Stine’s cherished children’s horror series.

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Innocence of Memories

By David Jenkins

Director Grant Gee’s cinematic love letter to Istanbul doubles as a profoundly moving study of memory.

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The 33

By David Jenkins

The Chilean mining disaster of 2010 becomes a tacky but agreeable genre flick led by Antonio Banderas.

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Dirty Grandpa

By Matt Thrift

Robert De Niro hits an all-time low alongside Zac Efron in this insufferable road trip comedy.

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Youth

By Adam Woodward

A legend of British cinema teams with Italy’s master of screen sensuality to tell a sparkling tale of nostalgia and sorrow.

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

By David Jenkins

The necessary evil of shooting bad guys is the subject of this heinous new offering from Michael Bay.

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Spotlight

By Emma Simmonds

Tom McCarthy delivers an old-school journalistic thriller with the help of a sensational all-star cast.

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Lost in Karastan

By David Jenkins

British writer/director Ben Hopkins returns with an enjoyably offbeat film industry satire.

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Ride Along 2

By Clarisse Loughrey

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube pick up where they left off in this bland buddy comedy sequel.

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The Assassin

By Violet Lucca

Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s elegant martial arts tale is one the most beautiful films you’ll see all year.

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Our Brand Is Crisis

By David Jenkins

Director David Gordon Green over-seasons this cynical political satire starring Sandra Bullock.

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The Big Short

By David Jenkins

The director of Anchorman 2 dials back the screwball in this frisky tale of the sub-prime mortgage meltdown of 2007.

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