Spotlight – review: Gripping tale of dirty secrets exposed

Spotlight – review: Gripping tale of dirty secrets exposed

The ensemble cast of Spotlight are happy to take a back seat and let the true story of the Catholic Church’s cover-up of child abuse do the work Halfway through Spotlight you notice other things. There are the ensemble performances. Michael Keaton confirming his...
The Big Short – review: Laugh, or you’ll cry

The Big Short – review: Laugh, or you’ll cry

Ron Burgundy director Adam McKay has taken Michael Lewis’s devastating critique of the 2008 banking crisis and turned it into an entertaining ‘traumedy’ Hey, what if legendary news anchor Ron Burgundy – yeah, that guy – was asked to put together a...
The Revenant – review: An epic of human endurance

The Revenant – review: An epic of human endurance

Leonardo DiCaprio has brutal encounters with a bear, a mendacious Tom Hardy and an uncaring Mother Nature in The Revenant, Alejandro Inarritu’s gruelling but stirring tale Will Glass break? That is the question throughout director Alejandro Inarritu’s gruelling epic...
Why Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck is Love, Gruesomely – review

Why Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck is Love, Gruesomely – review

Beneath its gross-out exterior, Judd Apatow’s thoroughly modern romcom is really rather prudish and conformist in its conclusions Behind the gross-out humour and lewd romps of Trainwreck lies a very traditional rom-com. And a very traditional young lady. Whisper...