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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Total MovieViews Found: 1285, showing 50 per page
PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
La La Land 2016 Drama, Music, Romance A film of two halves. The first a classic musical will plenty of nods to its inspiration, the second a more serious relationship drama. Both play out really well with brilliant performances and scenes that make you grin without realising. 4
Notes on Blindness 2016 Documentary An unusual and well made documentary that is told by actors lip-syncing to original audio tape dialogue from the 80s. It certainly gives you empathy for its subject, but in the end it is just far too slow to maintain interest. 2.5
Her 2013 Drama, Romance, SciFi Despite its 'artiness' making it less accessible, once you start to believe in the relationship between Theodore and Samantha the film shines, as does Joaquin Phoenix. A beautiful dystopian/utopian dream. 5
Adaptation 2002 Comedy, Drama The lines of film making and reality are blurred again in another excellent Kaufman's screenplay. Jonze does an amazing job of crafting the normally skinny, hyperactive Nicolas Cage into a depressive, overweight introvert. 4
Where the Wild Things Are 2009 Adventure, Family A beautiful film that is true to the books darker themes. WTWTA could easily swap monsters on an island for colleagues at a team building retreat and work just as well in the 'real' world. 4
Being John Malkovich 1999 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy A wonderful script from Charlie Kaufman is amazingly brought to life by Jonze. Turning the surreal into a surprisingly real film. 4.5
Shaun of the Dead 2004 Comedy, Horror A fantastic debut that could easily have been a feature length episode of his hit TV show Spaced. Wright got in on the zombie genre before it became stale and delivered a superb send up. 4
Hot Fuzz 2007 Action, Comedy Easily Wright's best film. Fuzz deserves to be listed with the best of British comedies, but it isn't just funny. It has action, fantastic lead performances, a great look and a brilliant script. 4.5
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 Action, Comedy, Fantasy Can Edgar Wright do Hollywood? Thats a big fat yes. Playing up to it's target audience the film a breath of fresh air for teen hero movies. 4
The World's End 2013 Action, Comedy, SciFi A bit of a disappointment for the third flavour Cornetto. World's End is still a funny and entertaining film, but not the way I hoped the trilogy would fizzle out. 3.5
District 9 2009 Action, SciFi, Thriller An incredible debut delivered one of the best sci-fi films in years. A modern parable on the refugee crisis and a dystopian future rolled into an incredible piece of entertainment. 4.5
Elysium 2013 Action, SciFi An unfairly panned blockbuster suffers from it's huge budget rather than relishing in it. Another story of the haves and have nots told taken to frightening heights. 3.5
Pusher 1996 Crime, Thriller A gritty tale of a week in the life of drugs pusher Frank. The film starts as a dark comedy, but as Frank's circumstances start to spiral out of control the film gets much darker. The use of a very close field of view makes the film seem very personal. 3.5
Pusher II: With Blood on my Hands 2004 Crime, Thriller With a lesser script than the original Pusher and peripheral characters that don't really keep excite, Pusher II was a bit of a disappointment. Despite a great performance from Mads Mikkelson and Winding Refn's trademark American electronica score. 2.5
Bronson 2008 Action, Biopic, Crime A brave way to tell the story of a very violent man. Colourful, funny and awkward. Tells the story and the turmoil without attempting to justify or understand the enigma of Charlie Bronson. 4
Drive 2011 Crime, Drama From the opening scene of Gosling driving through night time LA I was hooked on the aesthetic of the film. With a great script, perfect score and a cinematic beauty to the violence, Drive is a true masterpiece of modern cinema. 5
Rushmore 1998 Comedy, Drama This film suffers greatly when watched after The Grand Budapest Hotel. It doesn't manage anywhere near the heights of GBH and felt like a writer/director learning his quirky craft rather than expressing his obvious talent. 2.5
Moonrise Kingdom 2012 Adventure, Comedy, Drama A step forward from Rushmore in terms of script and filming, but the film still feels formulaic, slight and a little empty. 3
The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 Adventure, Comedy, Drama If you can get past the art style, GBH is a very funny and original tale. Ralph Fiennes performance is superb and he has some of the best comedy swearing I have seen in a long time. 4.5
eXistenZ 1999 Action, SciFi, Thriller An interesting take on the blurring of games and reality, with Cronenberg's using the body as both gateway and weapon. 4
A History of Violence 2005 Crime, Drama, Thriller Looks and feels very low budget and is hampered by poor acting and choreography. But it still has enough to keep the interest and tells a fine tale of the monster amongst us. 3
Cosmopolis 2012 Drama Despite a potentially interesting premise, poor casting/acting delivers characters you don't believe in and an incredibly dull film. 2
Maps to the Stars 2014 Comedy, Drama A circular tale of the unseen Hollywood. Hard hitting satire with an amazing performance from Jullianne Moore. 4
Skyfall 2012 Action, Adventure, Thriller Click to see our Box Set review. 3.5
Quantum of Solace 2008 Action, Adventure, Thriller Click to see our Box Set review. 2
Casino Royale 2006 Action, Adventure, Thriller Click to see our Box Set review. 3.5
Spectre 2015 Action, Adventure, Thriller Click to see our detailed review. 2.5
Steve Jobs 2015 Biopic, Drama Click to see our detailed review. 4
Hitman: Agent 47 2015 Action, Thriller Click to see our detailed review. 2.5
Nightcrawler 2014 Crime, Drama, Thriller Click to see our detailed review. 4.5
Mr. Holmes 2015 Drama, Mystery Click to see our detailed review. 4
Pixels 2015 Action, Adventure, Comedy Click to see our detailed review. 3
Divergent 2014 Action, Mystery, SciFi Click to see our detailed review. 2.5
United Passions 2014 Biopic, Drama, Sport Click to see our detailed review. 2
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter 2014 Adventure, Drama Click to see our detailed review. 4.5
Summer of Sam 1999 Crime, Drama Click to see our detailed review. 3.5
San Andreas 2015 Action, Adventure Click to see our detailed review. 2.5
Jurassic World 2015 Action, Adventure, SciFi Click to see our detailed review. 2.5
Spy 2015 Action, Comedy Click to see our detailed review. 2
Jersey Boys 2014 Biopic, Drama, Music Click to see our detailed review. 2.5
Blackhat 2015 Crime, Mystery, Thriller Click to see our detailed review. 2.5
Welcome to Me 2014 Comedy, Drama Click to see our detailed review. 3
The Duke of Burgundy 2014 Drama, Mystery, Romance Click to see our detailed review. 3.5
Operation Avalanche 2016 Drama, Thriller Using a found footage style this is an interesting tale of CIA agents posing as documentary makers and faking the moon landing. 3
Death Race 2050 2017 Action, Comedy, SciFi A sensationalist and throwaway update of the cult 70s original. Population cull films can be done much better (see The Purge). 2
Ex Machina 2015 Drama, Mystery, SciFi, Thriller Click to see our detailed review. 4.5
It Follows 2015 Horror, Mystery Click to see our detailed review. 4
Run All Night 2015 Action, Crime, Thriller Click to see our detailed review. 3
Kill Me Three Times 2015 Action, Comedy, Thriller Click to see our detailed review. 2.5
Chappie 2015 Action, Crime, Drama Some amazing performances and great direction can't hide a poor script. Not quite the modern classic, but a great update on the Short Circuit theme. We are still waiting for a sequel. 4