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The 9th Life of Louis Drax

30 Aug 20163 stars

Alexandre Aja's dark drama swings between creepy fantasy and run-of-the mill procedural

On his ninth birthday, the extraordinarily accident prone little oddball Louis Drax (Aiden Longworth), who has already survived eight brushes with death, tumbles off a cliff into the ocean. As he lies comatose, neurologist Dr. Pascal (Jamie Dornan…


30 Aug 20163 stars

With solid performances and a great soundtrack, the final instalment in Noel Clarke's urban trilogy is the strongest instalment yet

Noel Clarke's final instalment in the 'hood trilogy comes ten years after the first, his feature screenwriting debut Kidulthood. While he has since matured as a filmmaker, it's proven to be a rocky road (with stinkers such as The Anomaly paving the…

Café Society

30 Aug 20163 stars

Woody Allen's latest awkward romance is visually stunning, but narratively underdeveloped

The clockwork-like regularity with which Woody Allen turns out his movies is comforting to a degree, but he's now more hit-and-miss than ever. Café Society is both, a beautiful-looking 1930s-set East-and-West Coast romance that feels like a film of two…


30 Aug 20163 stars

Visceral, intelligent science fiction with terrific performances that is let down by a disappointing third act

Like his filmmaker siblings Jake and Jordan, feature debutant Luke Scott should probably be applauded for even picking up a camera. It can't be easy being the son of Ridley Scott, director of everything from Alien and Blade Runner to recent runaway hit…


30 Aug 20162 stars

Despite its good intentions, this female-led Wall Street drama lacks the narrative bite needed to be truly entertaining

Investment banker Naomi Bishop (Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn) is almost at the top of her game; no easy place for a woman to be on male-dominated Wall Street. But she's still waiting for the promotion that will catapult her into the most rarefied realms of…