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: 1501, showing 25 per page
PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
Honeyland 2019 Documentary, Drama Beautifully shot documentary following a Macedonian bee keeper as her world is turned upside down by new neighbours. 4
I lost My Body 2019 Animation, Drama, Romance As a hapless pizza delivery boy tries to woo a girl he meets, a severed hand travels across town to reunite with his body. A quite beautiful French animation. 4
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon 2019 Animation, Comedy It was always going to be a push to wring two movies out of a dialogue-less cartoon and this entry just feels forced and unnecessary. 2.5
Breakthrough 2019 Biopic, Drama A horribly trite recruitment film for the church as a drowned boy miraculously comes to life due to his devout mothers prayer and unwavering faith. Would be completely forgotten if not for a Oscar nomination for best song. 2
The Ladykillers 1955 Comedy, Crime A classic Ealing farce sees a gang led by Alec Guiness pretend to be classical musicians when the stay at an old ladies lodging house. 4
Portrait of a Lady on Fire 2019 Drama, Foreign Language, Romance A tender forbidden romance between a painter and her subject in eighteenth century France. Beautifully shot with a poetic and minimalist script, though it is the wonderfully nuanced acting from the leads that shines strongest. 4
Bait 2019 Drama An interesting take on the invasion of coastal communities by rich city folk and second-homers. Told in a unique way with vintage cameras and stark edits. Like nothing else you will see this year! 4
Diego Maradona 2019 Biopic, Documentary, Sport Far more than just an England fan's pantomime villain, we see warts and all how Maradona's Itallian dream became a nightmare. The spectacular rise and fall of a true footballing god. 4
Apollo 11 2019 Documentary A stunning look at the moon landing told completely through archive footage. The lack of a voiceover, interviews or opinion really adds to the immersion and sets the film apart. 4.5
Richard Jewell 2019 Biopic, Drama The true story of a hero security guard who was hounded as the villain by the FBI, told without an inch of subtly or nuance. 2.5
The Farewell 2019 Drama A beautiful look at how east and west treat family and mortality as a Chinese-American goes back home when her gran is diagnosed with a terminal illness, 4.5
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