Reviews & Ramblings

Top Ten | Best Jude Law Performances

Jude Law is almost ludicrously handsome. But do his looks cause us to underrate him as an actor? We count down ten of the British heartthrob’s most memorable performances…

Moonlight

Berry Jenkins’ beguiling three-act character study is a genuine artistic success in a season of overly reverent Oscar-bait.

Fences

Boasting masterful performances from Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, Fences nevertheless struggles to rise above the confines of its onstage origins.

Captain Fantastic

Featuring an excellent lead performance from Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic sets up an interesting debate on the ethics of child rearing.

Manchester By The Sea

Casey Affleck achieves peak Casey Affleck in this soulful but slightly meandering family drama from director Kenneth Lonergan.

Jackie

A compelling central performance from Natalie Portman deserves a broader scope than this disappointingly thin story of Jacqueline Kennedy’s last days in the White House.

Lion

Three excellent performances and a fascinating real-life story, but sluggish pacing and an uneven structure keep this Oscar contender from achieving true greatness

Top Ten | Best Jude Law Performances

Jude Law is almost ludicrously handsome. But do his looks cause us to underrate him as an actor? We count down ten of the British heartthrob’s most memorable performances…

Moonlight

Berry Jenkins’ beguiling three-act character study is a genuine artistic success in a season of overly reverent Oscar-bait.

Fences

Boasting masterful performances from Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, Fences nevertheless struggles to rise above the confines of its onstage origins.

Captain Fantastic

Featuring an excellent lead performance from Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic sets up an interesting debate on the ethics of child rearing.