MovieViews

The MovieMuse Reviews (MovieViews) database is a searchable collection of films that the team have watched. It provides a link to an in-depth review or a short opinion on the film and a rating, as well as a link to the film’s poster or DVD cover. Over time this will build into a comprehensive guide about what to watch and what to avoid.

You can search and sort the list by individual film names, genre, reviewer, score and other variables to inform you on whether a film is worth your time, or to inspire you for your next movie night.

We will also use the database to create periodic lists of the recommended films in all sorts of categories. These lists will be shared on the website and some will even come with a video.


 

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PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
Bokeh 2017 Drama A relatable and semi believable study of how a couple would react if they woke up one morning and were suddenly the only people on the planet. Beautifully shot on location in Iceland. 4.5
Synecdoche, New York 2008 Comedy, Drama Very well acted by Philip Seymour Hoffman as the boundaries of time, size and personality are subverted in another fine Kaufman screenplay. Won't be to everyone's taste, but fans of his previous work should be satisfied. 3.5
The Fits 2015 Drama An extremely well directed and shot minimalist tale where a young tomboy's turn towards girlhood coincides with a bout of unexplained fits befalling a dance troup. 3.5
The Love Witch 2016 Comedy Don't be fooled by the aesthetic, this isn't a horror version of Bewitched. It is an awful film that disguises its poor script and worse acting by looking like it is bad on purpose. 1.5
I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore 2017 Comedy, Crime, Drama Starts off as a quirky tale about burglary and disillusionment, but laters morphs into a bloody shoot-out farce. Another indie hit for Elijah Wood 3
Kong: Skull Island 2017 Action, Adventure Loses its way in the second half when it focusses on the other animal habitants of the island, but when Kong is on screen the film is a satisfactory action adventure. 3
Get Out 2017 Thriller The racial element feels like a gimmick and the acting is a bit hammy. Despite the critics fawning all over this supposed horror film, it turns out t be no more than an enjoyable thriller. 3
East of Ipswich 1984 Comedy, Drama, Period Apparently based on writer Michael Palin's own memories of meeting his future wife on a boring seaside holiday with his parents in the 50s, this TV drama is so sedate it is almost a painting rather than a film. Amusing, but slightly dull. 2.5
Breaking Bad: The Movie (Fan Edit) 2017 Crime, Drama Click to see our Fan Edit review. 3
It's Not My Fault and I Don't Care Anyway 2017 Comedy, Drama Alan Thicke plays the self help guru very well and the film has a very interesting premise of selfishness as a deliberate way of life, but it fails to develop the idea beyond a simple farce. 2
A Street Cat Named Bob 2016 Biopic, Drama A bland yet entertaining and mildly uplifting tale that lets itself down by glossing over the difficulties of heroin addiction and homelessness. 2.5
World War Z 2013 Action, Adventure, Horror From the breathtaking opening scene to the great visuals and stunning set pieces, WWZ is an exhilarating movie and an interesting take on the Zombie Genre. Recommended. 4
The Village 2004 Drama, Mystery Another fine M. Night Shyamalam showpiece, though the acting was a little under par. I'd love to see a darker version by the director of The Witch. 3.5
Gold 2016 Biopic, Drama A fun modern day (well, 1980s) gold rush adventure that is far too pleased with itself for making Matthew McConaughey so fat and bald that it has to ram it down your throat in every scene. 2.5
Poor Cow 1967 Drama Told in a documentary style, Ken Loach's debut film tells the story of a poor single mum in 60s London. Less moralistic than his later outings, but just as clear a social commentary as everything else that followed. 3.5
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Drama, Romance, SciFi A great cast and a wonderfully 'Kaufman' script, but the visual appeal is lacking and the scenes with young Jim Carey are excruciating. 3
What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993 Drama DiCaprio is superb and the rest of the cast are all very good, but the film has an air of liberal superiority throughout that gets a little too much. The end of the film is also pretty odd and definitely illegal! 3
Lethal Weapon 4 1998 Action, Comedy, Thriller Rounding the series off in style, though the addition of a rather superfluous Chris Rock and the underuse of Joe Pesci is a shame. 3.5
Kes 1969 Drama Almost 50 years old and still an almost perfect film. Ken Loach is still going strong, but Kes will be hard to beat as his best and most loved picture. 5
Free Fire 2016 Action, Comedy, Crime As chaotic as it is magnificent, Free Fire is a typical Ben Whreatley dark comedy masquerading as a big budget gangster film. More fun than people getting shot in the legs really should be. 4
Adult Life Skills 2016 Comedy, Drama An American styled indie film told in a very British way. Funny and entertaining, if a little trite. 3.5
The Chain 1984 Comedy The kind of film only the early 80s could conjure. Philosophy and the housing market that doesn't quite stand the test of time. 2.5
The Ward 2010 Horror Convincing John Carpenter to direct this film probably helped with its marketing, but even he couldn’t stop this mediocre psychological horror being instantly forgettable. 2.5
Universal Soldier 1992 Action, SciFi Cleverly making the best of the two lead actors by not having them act much, this is a decent action film with an above-average story and even a touch of humour. 3
Terminator Genisys 2015 Action, SciFi Starts off well enough as an alternate version of the first film, but the plot is well and truly lost by the end. A few reasonable action setpieces help to subdue the confusing story. 3
Need For Speed 2015 Action, Thriller Successfully adapts the videogame series in that all it consists of is a series of car races, which aren't enough to stop it becoming tiresome despite decent acting for a movie of this type. 2.5
Hitchcock 2012 Biopic, Comedy, Drama An intriguing and surprisingly witty interpretation of the story behind the scenes of the shooting of Psycho, which gives fascinating insight into the lives of its director and his wife. 3.5
Eden Lake 2008 Horror, Thriller Grim, harrowing and shocking, this real-world British horror story is all the more disturbing because it seems credible. A gripping film, but not enjoyable in the slightest. 3
Sixteen Candles 1984 Comedy A by-the-numbers 80's high school comedy that has a few decent moments along with some embarrassing racial stereotyping. Definitely not director John Hughes' finest hour. 3
The Reef 2010 Thriller A reasonably well shot shark attack thriller that often takes too long to build tension, becoming almost boring at times, until the inevitable payoffs. 2.5
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil 2010 Comedy, Horror A unique and witty spin on the 'killer in the woods' horror film, with two very likeable lead actors. It runs out of steam in the second half, but the hilarity of the first makes up for it. 3.5
Switchback 1997 Thriller An interesting serial killer thriller-cum-road movie with some great locations and characters, which would've been better if they hadn't given the killer's identity away before the final act. 3.5
In Bruges 2008 Comedy, Crime Outrageously funny, occasionally violent, yet surprisingly touching, this is undoubtedly Colin Farrell's finest performance and a film that was every bit as good as my friends hyped it up to be. 4
Collateral 2004 Thriller Both Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx excel in atypical roles in a gripping, incredibly stylish thriller with a superb soundtrack. 4.5
Black Mountain Poets 2015 Comedy, Drama An interesting premise and a couple of good moments, but overall this film fails to deliver convincingly on the comedy or drama fronts, with mostly boring characters. 2
Hercules 2014 Action, Adventure Despite the boringly predictable fight scenes, some genuine humour and an interesting twist on the story of this legendary character made this movie better than expected. 3.5
Lethal Weapon 3 1992 Action, Comedy, Crime The action and the comedy are turned up a notch, while Gibson's performance is toned down. All adds up to a great 90s buddy cop flick. 3.5
Fare 2016 Drama, Thriller An odd film that is shot entirely in and around the confines of an Uber. Part psychological relationship drama and part thriller, it all goes a bit unexpected and unexplainable towards the end. 3.5
Lethal Weapon 2 1989 Action, Comedy, Thriller A very dumb sequel, but also very entertaining. It Improves on the original, despite Patsy Kensit and introduces the South African movie villain with style. 3.5
Counter Clockwise 2016 SciFi, Thriller Had it been a film school project it would struggle to get a passing grade. The writer, director and cast all think they are much better than they really are. 1.5
Live By Night 2016 Crime, Drama, Period A mobster film with little in the way of action won't float many boats, but the drama is extremely well told and beautifully shot.. Another feather in Affleck's burgeoning director's cap. 4
The Young Offenders 2017 Comedy This film has everything we love about Irish comedy. Great characters, hilarious situations and a killer soundtrack. Funniest film of 2016. 4
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi 2016 Action, Thriller, War Whilst it is easy to commend Michael Bay for restraint, this is more a consideration of his past excesses than this films quality. Films of this type live and die on its leads characters and unfortunately I had little interest for these guns for hire. 3
The Red Turtle 2016 Adventure, Fantasy A beautiful and mesmerising dialogue-less tale. Wonderfully written, scored and directed. My only detractor was that there were situations where words would/should have been spoken, but the device wouldn't allow. 4
20th Century Women 2016 Drama Whether it is its arty-farty attempts to cover a multitude of 'issues' or the slightly dull characters, the film is a disappointing exploration of feminism and its impacts on a 1970s family. 2
Lethal Weapon 1987 Action, Crime, Thriller Apart from the pointless ending Lethal Weapon holds up extremely well and reminds us of how good Mel Gibson's psycho persona really is. 3.5
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Adventure, Family The seminal family movie, thoroughly engaging with a great story, good effects and a weep-fest at the end. What more could you want? 4
The Colony (Colonia) 2016 Thriller A really enjoyable thriller which delves into the psyche of a controlling zealot with psychotic tendencies and the fabric of a corrupt strict dictatorship. Great performances all round and thoroughly recommended. 4
Chicken Little 2006 Animation A likeable stock Disney moralistic all American animation, with quite good voice acting. It is inoffensive but nothing special. 3
Die Hard 1988 Action, Thriller May be the greatest Christmas movie of all time. An amazing action filled romp from beginning to end. 4.5