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Adam Thornton

Adam is a budding film reviewer who is still working out how to use his Masters in Film Studies from Aberystwyth University. His main hobby is watching films, especially Hong Kong action cinema, although he has no (actual) knowledge of martial arts whatsoever! His other interests include stand-up comedy, but only as an audience member, and reading books about film. His quest to obtain a social life is still ongoing...

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Reviews: 186
Other Articles: 5

Game of Power

A meeting to determine an editor’s successor effectively covers a range of issues but stumbles during its third act

Surge

Ben Whishaw pushed to physical and mental extremes in excellent thriller

From the Vine

Crowd-pleasing story about rediscovering your roots hits all of the required narrative beats

Black Medicine

Fast-paced Northern Irish thriller benefits from strong performances and intelligent writing

Charulata

Quiet and measured film about an ill-fated relationship from a filmmaking master

Night Shift

Strong performances and characterisations sit alongside a heavy-handed asylum seeker narrative in uneven police drama

Cocoon

Impressive look at one young girl’s coming of age over the course of one Summer

Spider

An impressively chilling look at how Chile’s fascist past informs the far-right extremism of today

The Plan

A dialogue-heavy stage-to-screen adaptation that impresses through its performances and narrative twists

Gunpowder Heart

An LGBTQ perspective provides a refreshingly unique take on the standard revenge narrative

The Bay of Silence

Strong performances can’t distract from a derivative and implausible mystery-thriller

Me and Me

Tonal and narrative shifts result in lack of depth for intriguing mystery