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The MovieMuse Reviews (MovieViews) database is a searchable collection of films that the team have watched, providing a comprehensive guide on what to watch and what to avoid. It provides a link to an in-depth review or a short opinion on the film and a rating, as well as a link to the film’s poster or DVD cover. For more recent entries we are also including a link to the film’s IMDb page and a trailer from YouTube.

You can search and sort the list by individual film names, genre, reviewer, score and other variables to inform you on whether a film is worth your time, or to inspire you for your next movie night.

We will also use the database to create periodic lists of the recommended films in all sorts of categories. These lists will be shared on the website and some will even come with a video.

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PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
Ready or Not 2019 Horror, Thriller Another variation on the theme of an unexpectedly resourceful female character fighting off a group of assailants, this has a great mix of black comedy and gruesome violence and while it doesn't really do anything new, it’s a lot of fun. 3.5
Timecop 1994 Action, SciFi The cheesy dialogue, over-acting and gratuitious nudity place it very much in the 90s, but despite those shortcomings, the time travel story is well written and the action sequences are good. 3
The Man Who Killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot 2018 Adventure, Drama, Fantasy Sam Elliott is his usual engimatic self in this film that takes a bizarre story and plays it dead straight, providing funny moments as a result. There's also some surprisingly heartfelt drama as the main character's back story is revealed via flashbacks. 3.5
Alpha 2018 Adventure A brave idea, set in preshistoric times and using a fictional language, and while some of the CGI is below-par, the landscapes are spectacular and the story of how wolves theoretically began their journey to become domestic dogs is interesting. 3.5
Dead Poets Society 1989 Drama Not the kind of film I would ever choose to watch myself, but Robin Williams is brilliant as the teacher inspiring his students to think outside the box. It's just a shame the downbeat ending makes it a far less uplifting story than it could have been. 3.5
Last Shift 2014 Horror Story-wise it is generic and confusing, but if you're looking for an endless onslaught of terrifying scenes that tick all the horror boxes then this delivers them in spades. 2.5
Say Your Prayers 2020 Comedy, Drama Amusing and a little tragic, this takes a very British look at religious fundamentalism and the lengths some people might go to doing their god's work, whilst also packing in quite a few funny scenes and some hilarious dialogue. 3
The Evil Dead 1981 Horror The low budget shows in many ways and it is far less terrifying than it would have been 40 years ago, but some of the effects and camerawork are brilliant and the almost never-ending blitz of gruesome scenes is still quite something to behold. 3
Rambo: Last Blood 2019 Action, Thriller This excessively violent revenge movie steals the plot of Taken for the most part and is incredibly generic, with the worst thing being that it doesn’t feel like a Rambo film at all and is an insult to the legacy of Stallone's iconic character. 2
Benny Loves You 2019 Comedy, Horror Takes liberal influence from other 'demonic toy' films and the low budget shows in the acting quality and cinematography, but the special effects are generally quite impressive and the story and dialogue are amusing in places. 2.5
Disappearance at Clifton Hill 2019 Mystery, Thriller This could have been a decent mystery film as the set-up is good and the acting is fine, but it's spoiled by the over-complicated story and simply horrendous freeform jazz score. 2.5
The Hidden 1987 Action, SciFi The true nature of the antagonist is given away way too early and there is a fair amount of 80s cheese, but the acting talent is good and there's a decent mix of action and black comedy in this cult favourite. 3.5
His House 2020 Drama, Horror A creepy haunted house story that also dwells on the isolation and loss of identity experienced by asylum seekers, this probably tries to cram too much into a 90 minute film but the acting is excellent and the scary moments are well executed. 3.5
James vs His Future Self 2019 Comedy, Drama, SciFi Daniel Stern is the star attraction as the deranged older version of a man trying to convince his younger self not to invent time travel. An amusing movie that is less about Sci-Fi and more about learning to enjoy the lighter side of life. 3
Kill Command 2016 Action, SciFi There are few better films to take liberal influence from than Terminator, Aliens and Predator so while this may not be very original, it's actually quite entertaining with better special effects than expected given its B-Movie status. 3
Zombieland: Double Tap 2019 Comedy, Horror Does nothing that the first film didn't already do and is less impressive as a result, but still provides plenty of laughs, entertaining characters and its fair share of excessive violence. 3.5
An American Pickle 2020 Comedy A ridiculous premise and a typical Seth Rogen vehicle with plenty of digs at religion and politics, but it also has some heart and enough funny moments to make it enjoyable. 3
The Faculty 1998 SciFi, Thriller Invasion of the Body Snatchers for the Buffy generation, with nods to The Breakfast Club and The Thing along the way, but with snappy dialogue and a cool cast to help it stand out from the glut of similar movies from this era. 3.5
Biggles 1986 Action, SciFi, War An odd use of the Biggles license, mixing it with an 80s time travel story where nobody is at all concerned about being zapped 70 years into the past or future. There are a few good action scenes though and it helps that nobody is taking it too seriously. 2.5
The Mitchells vs the Machines 2021 Adventure, Animation, Comedy Despite being producers and not directors for this film, Lord and Miller's chaotic style and humour are all over this terrific family adventure. Think iRobot crossed with The Lego Movie. 4
Taken 2008 Action, Crime, Thriller The film that created Liam Neeson as an action star still holds up strong today and whilst it isn't as clever as some of its contemporaries, it has enough thrills to easily sustain its short run-time. 3.5
Promising Young Woman 2020 Crime, Drama A young woman seeks revenge against men for the traumatising effects of her past. Takes a few turns you probably won't expect and delivers a punch to the face for institutional misogyny. 4
Duck Duck Goose 2018 Adventure, Animation, Comedy An amusing family adventure that see a lone-wolf goose learn the value of family when he is forced to look after two precocious ducklings. Some parents may take offence at some of the toilet humour however. 3
Creation Stories 2021 Biopic, Drama, Music The story of Creation records and its founder has an interesting first half, but the film then degenerates into a tiresome collection of anecdotes with little to no insight into Magee, the label or the bands involved. 2.5
The Father 2021 Drama By far the best ever portrayal of dementia put to film as Anthony Hopkins refuses help from his daughter despite his world becoming more and more confused. Incredibly well directed to the point where you become as befuddled as the old man. 4.5