Noman Ansari

CINEMASCOPE: THE DANGERS OF RENTING

CINEMASCOPE: THE DANGERS OF RENTING

First-time director and experienced actor Dave Franco’s The Rental is an atmospheric film that ramps up the tension, at least for

Published 31 Jul, 2020 08:40am
CINEMASCOPE: BITTERSWEET HONEY

CINEMASCOPE: BITTERSWEET HONEY

Writing a script based on one’s life, as Shia LaBeouf has done with Honey Boy, may seem self-indulgent. But many good works of art

Published 26 Jul, 2020 08:08am
CINEMASCOPE: MIND OVER MATTER

CINEMASCOPE: MIND OVER MATTER

Relic finds the right balance between staying grounded and playing with our fears of ghosts

Published 19 Jul, 2020 06:46am
CINEMASCOPE: THE WILL TO SUCCEED

CINEMASCOPE: THE WILL TO SUCCEED

If you like Will Ferrel’s brand of humour, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga will have you chuckling regularly at

Published 12 Jul, 2020 08:30am
CINEMASCOPE: TENDER IS THE KING

CINEMASCOPE: TENDER IS THE KING

The King of Staten Island is a typical Judd Apatow comedy-drama in that, despite a mediocre start and feeling too long, it is a

Published 05 Jul, 2020 07:44am
CINEMASCOPE: BLOODY TEENAGERS

CINEMASCOPE: BLOODY TEENAGERS

If you are the sort of person who looks forward to Eidul Azha every year for the butchery and the sickening gore, then

Published 28 Jun, 2020 06:56am
CINEMASCOPE: THE JAWS OF RACISM

CINEMASCOPE: THE JAWS OF RACISM

There’s Something in the Water is a flawed yet powerful documentary by Ellen Page and Ian Daniel.

Published 24 Jun, 2020 12:14am
CINEMASCOPE: SIREN CALLS

CINEMASCOPE: SIREN CALLS

In The Lighthouse, Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are powerhouses that deliver the sort of theatrics you can’t tear your eyes away from for a second

Published 14 Jun, 2020 06:16am
CINEMASCOPE: PULP FICTION

CINEMASCOPE: PULP FICTION

The Polish crime thriller The Plagues of Breslau isn’t a perfect film. But it has enough entertainment for pulp crime fans to be a satisfying watch

Published 07 Jun, 2020 06:55am
CINEMASCOPE: THE MAFIA AT HOME

CINEMASCOPE: THE MAFIA AT HOME

The Traitor is shot for Italian consumption, it doesn’t waste time explaining things it expects its audiences to already be familiar

Published 01 Jun, 2020 11:32pm
CINEMASCOPE: FALL FROM GRACE

CINEMASCOPE: FALL FROM GRACE

Bad Education is a terrific watch even though its plot initially sounds like it may not be grounds for a great film

Published 17 May, 2020 04:54am
CINEMASCOPE: SANDLER’S GEM

CINEMASCOPE: SANDLER’S GEM

With Uncut Gems, Adam Sandler proves that, in the right role, he can be far more than just a stupid puppy

Published 26 Apr, 2020 06:04am
CINEMASCOPE: GAME ON

CINEMASCOPE: GAME ON

Ben Affleck delivers an authentic, intense, moving, and sometimes crushing performance in The Way Back that should earn

Published 19 Apr, 2020 06:18am
CINEMASCOPE: A RETURN TO FORM

CINEMASCOPE: A RETURN TO FORM

The Gentlemen is unapologetically Guy Ritchie and can be crude, dark, violent and, occasionally, side-splittingly funny

Published 12 Apr, 2020 07:06am
CINEMASCOPE: CRUEL LIBERALS

CINEMASCOPE: CRUEL LIBERALS

A heavy-handed conservative satire, The Hunt is mildly entertaining because of its action

Published 05 Apr, 2020 06:26am
CINEMASCOPE: BETTER OFF DEAD

CINEMASCOPE: BETTER OFF DEAD

Bloodshot is a poor mishmash of classic action movies such as Terminator and Total Recall with little to add on top

Published 22 Mar, 2020 06:49am