Ready Player One review – one great big nerdgasm

Spielberg returns to sci-fi with a movie he was born to make. Ready Player One is a fun outing into nostalgia nirvana even if it fails to fully bring the source material's characters right off the page.

Black Panther review – an inspiring film and one of Marvel’s best

Black Panther is a great film, and a phenomenal Marvel film even if the plot is a little predictable and formulaic at times. It's still an achievement though, not to mention inspiring.

Future Gate 2018 – How to Talk to Girls at Parties review

Screened on opening night of the Future Gate Sci-fi Film Festival, How to Talk to Girls at Parties is a hilarious and delightfully playful interpretation of Neil Gaiman's punk inspired short story and destined for cult classic greatness.

The Shape of Water – one of the best movies you’ll see this year

The Shape of Water is a gothic fairy tale full of originality and heart. Charming and truly captivating from start to finish, not to mention a visual feat that only Guillermo Del Toro could pull off.

The Cloverfield Paradox review – a monstrous let-down

The Cloverfield Paradox is a wholly conventional and typical sci-fi horror that does little for the genre and nothing for the mysterious universe to which it belongs.

Three Billboards review – Frances McDormand is mesmerising

Three Billboards is an absolute knockout. A well-balanced dramedy with a fierce and sometimes brutal sense of humour, and packed with powerhouse performances ruled by Frances McDormand, who's well on her way to Oscar glory.