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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


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


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

Chasing Dream

Acclaimed Hong Kong director To returns with an entertaining mixture of musicals and MMA

Lost Bullet

Effectively-staged thriller’s nail-biting action sequences make up for its shortcomings


A seemingly simple fish-out-of-water story that raises deeper issues of national identity

The Zim

Intense depiction of the impact of the Zimbabwean land reform act


Former boy racer attempts to escape his restricted life in this impressively-directed film

Time To Hunt

Atmospheric direction and layered characterisation make this South Korean thriller a must-see


Impressively told story of sexuality struggles during apartheid-era South Africa

Rising High

Derivative collection of cliches from better films that never establishes its own identity


A nuanced and well-rounded look at disability and sex


Bollywood comedy-drama content with simply rehashing old cliches