Movie reviews of Simon Storey

These are all the movies and series that Simon has reviewed. Read more at: Film Blerg.

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Claire Darling

5

Ridiculous ending aside, Claire Darling is a perfectly nice journey of reflection. At the very least watching the mother-daughter act between the larger than life Deneuve and Mastroianni is a touching relationship between two well drawn characters.

23 june

23 jun

From Music into Silence

8

From Music into Silence is a sombre but beautiful exploration of this thoroughly decent man.

20 june

20 jun

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Wild Rose

9

Like the best of British cinema it isn’t afraid to explore the darker nuances of these characters’ lives and is all the better for it. Just like its main character, it know what it wants and isn’t afraid to give everything it has to it.

13 june

13 jun

Poster for Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion

Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion

6

For adults there’s plenty of slapstick humour that will raise a chuckle, some very pointed jokes about government and Caesar, and if that fails, the sheer size of their noses is worth a few giggles.

2 june

2 jun

Poster for The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

8

He Reports on Sarah & Saleem is yet another complex and compelling film to reach our screens from the Middle East. This is the kind of film made for adults that any lover of complex human drama will love.

26 may

26 may

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The Realm

7

Although familiarity with Spanish politics seems to be a prerequisite, The Realm succeeds as a thrilling and tense look into political corruption.

22 may

22 may

Poster for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

8

The lore is expanded on and the action is better than ever before. This is bravado action filmmaking of the highest order.

17 may

17 may

Poster for Peterloo

Peterloo

6

This is an epic for those that like their cinema dense, political and furious.

15 may

15 may

Poster for The Hummingbird Project

The Hummingbird Project

6

While it’s unclear what the original intention was and what exactly it’s trying to say, The Hummingbird Project is a damning portrait of the current world economy.

26 april

26 apr

Poster for 1985

1985

8

Presented without sentimentality and with the utmost grace, 1985 is the calling card of a fantastically talented filmmaker, a subtle but powerful tribute to a lost generation of young gay men.

25 april

25 apr

Poster for Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

9

As a standalone film it’s an immensely satisfying three hours that never feels its length, but as a moment in cinematic culture that wraps up a ten year grand plan: it’s an unparalleled, once in a generation achievement that we’ll likely never see again.

25 april

25 apr

Poster for Breaking Habits

Breaking Habits

6

Breaking Habits is a fun watch that, unlike the drug it’s about, doesn’t tax the brain too much.

18 april

18 apr

Poster for The Aftermath

The Aftermath

6

Not a bad film, but rather one for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Enjoy it with a cup of tea, then forget about it immediately afterwards.

11 april

11 apr

Poster for The Hole in the Ground

The Hole in the Ground

6

The Hole in the Ground is worth checking out if you’re in the mood for a horror film that explores real themes with aplomb, and it will leave you working it out for days to come.

9 april

9 apr

Poster for The Pretend One

The Pretend One

8

The Pretend One is a brilliantly realised piece of homegrown cinema that soars on the strength of the photography and Hakewill’s performance.

26 march

26 mar

Poster for Destroyer

Destroyer

7

Although it can’t quite overcome some of the uneven groundwork, Destroyer succeeds on the strength of Kidman’s performance and the direction.

22 march

22 mar

Poster for Hotel Mumbai

Hotel Mumbai

8

It’s a stunning debut that that will leave audiences everywhere flocking to the nearest bar for a stiff drink and a quiet cry when it’s over.

17 march

17 mar

Poster for Wine Calling

Wine Calling

9

Wine Calling is one of the most delicious food films to come along recently. It’s great fun from start to finish, an experience that will make you leave the theatre and go to the nearest wine store. There are few things in the world better than an evening spent with interesting people and good wine, but documentaries about them come in a close second.

17 march

17 mar

Poster for Fighting with My Family

Fighting with My Family

7

It’s an unexpected masterclass in simple but effective screenwriting, proving that even the least convincing of premises can be transformed into a delightful film.

16 march

16 mar

Poster for The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built

7

For fans of Lars von Trier this will be his magnum opus but the uninitiated should stay far away; some things can’t be unseen.

15 march

15 mar

Poster for An Impossible Love

An Impossible Love

7

An Impossible Love is Catherine Corsini returning to our screens and delivering the thoughtful, barbed and beautifully made love stories she excels at.

14 march

14 mar

Poster for Revenge

Revenge

7

As a genre, rape-revenge films bring their own set of ethical questions. Yet in terms of a filmmaker cutting through all nuance and giving us a film that delivers like a sucker punch, Revenge is both wickedly entertaining and visually creative.

11 march

11 mar

Poster for Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie

8

Stan & Ollie stands head and shoulders above other Hollywood biopics because it finds the human faces underneath the legends.

20 february

20 feb

Poster for Maria by Callas

Maria by Callas

8

Esoteric but for opera lovers it’s a gift.

13 february

13 feb

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