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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...

Reviews: 194
Other Articles: 5


Paul Verhoeven’s historical drama uses sex and violence to expose religious hypocrisy


Solid, if somewhat by-the-numbers, film about a fighter’s professional and personal journey

Taipei Story

A couple’s relationship provides a fascinating insight into the socio-economic changes affecting 1980s Taiwan

Game of Power

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


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


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