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: 1440, showing 25 per page
PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
Judy 2019 Biopic, Drama A biopic that follows the usual template of showing the worst of the person and hope we feel some pity. But Rene Zellweger's pantomimed performance as Judy Garland kills any hope of that. 2.5
Wrecker 2016 Action, Horror, Thriller A pointless remake that does not deserve your attention! Check out our Podcast review (at 27 mins) 1.5
Little Women 2019 Drama, Romance Another adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's book. The first 40 minutes were a bit of a Walton's episode but I cared about the sisters and was interested in how it could be resolved without completely copping out and having Jo become the dutiful wife. 4
American Factory 2019 Documentary Following the changing fortunes and culture clashes of the rust-belt when the workers in an American factory town when General Motors move out and a Chinese glass company move in. 3.5
Sorry We Missed You 2019 Drama Another depressing slice of real Britain in Ken Loach's indictment of the zero hour and gig economies. Not as powerful as I, Daniel Blake but still carries a punch. 3.5
The Irishman 2019 Biopic, Crime, Drama Scorsese gets the band back together one last time in an epic mob story that whilst it never excites, is classy throughout. De Niro is a hitman recounting his life and his part in the death of Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa. 4
The Great Hack 2019 Documentary A flashy look at the Cambridge Analytica scandal and how facebook data has corrupted political elections worldwide. Hard hitting, but the generally unlikable protagonists make it a harder watch than it could have been. 3.5
Klaus 2019 Adventure, Animation, Comedy An alternative take on how the Santa legend was founded. A smart-mouthed and privileged post man is 'posted' to a remote town and sees the light. 3.5
Parasite 2019 Comedy, Drama, Foreign Language A family of wasters each land plum jobs with a rich family, but misfortune is just around the corner. A funny and touching satire on Korean poverty and wealth. 4
Clear and Present Danger 1994 Action, Thriller Jack takes on the Columbian drug cartels and US president, at the same time. Certainly the most thrilling of the original Jack Ryan trilogy, but 3 films (and 2 actors) in I am still wondering why the character is so popular? 3.5
1917 2019 Drama, War A single shot (technically) portrait of WWI. At its best when upfront and personal with close camera work that reveals the full horror of war. But there is an unnecessary middle segment that is all too Hollywood and dragged me back into my comfort zone. 4
The 39 Steps 1935 Mystery, Noir, Thriller A classic early Hitchcock film following an everyday Joe mixed up in spies and stolen plans. It shows all the hallmarks of greatness, but at nerly 85 years old it inevitably struggles when compared to modern thrillers with their twisty turny plots. 3
For Sama 2019 Documentary, War A very personal account of the Syrian conflict with a great moral dilemma about bringing children into a war torn world. However it is not as hard hitting as other similar documents of life in Aleppo. 3.5
Patriot Games 1992 Action, Thriller Swapping tension for action, Harrison Ford takes over as Jack Ryan and unlike Red October and Sean Connery's show stealing, he is every bit the lead in this rogue-IRA thriller. 3.5
Bombshell 2019 Biopic, Drama Bombshell is 2019s 'Spotlight' with a bit of 'The Big Short' and tells how sexual harassment ended the reign of the godfather of TV news. The inevitable Weistein scandal movie has a very high bar to reach if it wants to match this. 4
The Hunt for Red October 1990 Action, Thriller This naval thriller about a mysterious Russian submarine in American waters gets the tension and pacing just right, but some of the accents (or lack of) are terrible and Alec Baldwin as lead character Jack Ryan seems a little superfluous. 3.5
The Two Popes 2019 Biopic, Drama The fascinating story of the conservative Pope and the liberal Cardinal who will eventually succeed him as they discuss the church, their lives and their fallibilities. Pryce and Hopkins are magnificent in the lead roles. 4
The Brothers Bloom 2008 Comedy A sometimes fun globe-trotting con-caper is hamstrung by generally unlikable characters and a script that isn't as funny or clever as it thinks it is. 3
Zog 2018 Animation, Family, Short Another fine adaptation of a delightful Julia Donalson book. The story of perserverence told through a young dragon may not be up with the Gruffalo, but it isn't far off. 3.5
The Highway Rat 2017 Animation, Family, Short As with other BBC productions of Julia Donaldson books the animation is absolutely top notch. However this is possibly the weakest story about a greedy rat's redemption. 3
The International 2019 Action, Crime, Drama An interesting but convoluted and generally ridiculous thriller about a nefarious bank and the Interpol officer looking to bring it down. 3
Marriage Story 2019 Drama A touching tale of how divorce can corrupt even the most amicable of couples. Driver and Johansson are sublime and Baumbach's script and directing a joy. 4.5
Tag 2018 Action, Comedy A fun (and surprisingly true) story with a great premise that allows for some audacious physical comedy, but really succeeds because it doesn’t go down the vulgar route that most films of this type do and is in fact quite touching at the end. 3.5
A Christmas Movie Christmas 2019 Comedy, Romance The usual trappings of bad made-for-TV Christmas movies are smartly explained away by the 'movie within a movie' premise, but that doesn’t really make this any less cringeworthy despite a few amusing self-referential moments. 2
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 1989 Comedy Incredibly dated by modern standards, this is very much a vehicle for Chevy Chase's antics and there isn’t much of a story to go with them, and they aren’t actually that funny either. A pale shadow of the original Vacation, which remains a classic. 2.5