Sam Gray


Sam Gray reviews Todd Haynes' widely acclaimed romance-drama 'Carol', a "an utterly spellbinding adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's groundbreaking novel that actually manages to evoke the experience of falling in love, with intoxicating, disorientating precision."
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Posted Dec. 8, 2015


Sam Gray reviews Spectre, the 24th installment of the James Bond franchise, and Sam Mendes' second film as director - the result is "silly, overlong" and riddled with "dinosaur logic", but is nevertheless very enjoyable action film.
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Posted Nov. 4, 2015

Beasts of No Nation

Sam Gray reviews Beasts of No Nation, the nasty, violent Netflix-distributed film from the acclaimed director of Season 1 of True Detective Cary Fukunaga, featuring a sinister star turn from Idris Elba.
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Posted Sep. 30, 2015

Straight Outta Compton

Sam Gray reviews the NWA biopic "Straight Outta Compton", a powerful yet somewhat by the numbers biopic of the highly influential and inflammatory rap group.
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Posted Sep. 29, 2015


Sam Gray reviews Amy, Asif Kapadia's honest and tragic documentary on the life of late jazz singer Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011 from alcohol poisoning.
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Posted Aug. 19, 2015

Slow West

Sam Gray reviews director John MacLean's inventive debut directorial feature 'Slow West', a surreal, weird and vivid take on the increasingly exhausted genre of the Western.
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Posted Jul. 17, 2015