MovieViews


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
Nomadland 2020 Drama This quasi-documentary on the modern-day American nomad life is emotional and interesting with a great central performance, but it is hard to see why it has scored so many awards wins. 3.5
Blindspotting 2018 Comedy, Crime, Drama A hard hitting film that manages not to preach as a young black man tries to see out his probation in a poor, volatile and racist town. A social commentary on modern America that deserves a very wide audience. 4
The Kid Detective 2020 Comedy, Drama, Mystery An interesting and playful spin on the classic noir as a washed up former child detective prodigy who never achieved his potential is thrown into his biggest case yet - murder! 3.5
Chaplin 1992 Biopic, Drama An unforgivably long film that doesn't give anywhere near enough insight and is held together by a poorly constructed reminiscence. A wasted opportunity and ripe for another attempt. RDJ plays it well however. 3
Deep Rising 1998 Action, Horror Aliens meets Titanic in this cheese-laden thriller with some awfully one-dimensional characters. The action sequences are well done though and the biggest surprise is that most of the CGI effects have aged quite well. 3
Innerspace 1987 Action, Comedy, SciFi A few scenes could have been left on the cutting room floor but otherwise this combines a great Sci-Fi story, Martin Short's brilliant physical comedy and some decent action and SFX sequences into an entertaining 80s film that has aged remarkably well. 3.5
Vantage Point 2008 Action, Thriller Replaying the events surrounding an assassination from the perspective of different witnesses results in some repetition of scenes, but copying the 24 TV show formula in movie form works pretty well and has plenty of thrills and some unexpected twists. 3.5
When Jeff Tried to Save the World 2018 Comedy, Drama The nostalgic aesthetic makes this appealing from the start and while the comedy is fairly gentle, the story, character relationships and lack of a typical blockbuster ending contribute to a very pleasant film to watch. 3.5
Spinster 2019 Comedy, Drama Less zany than the marketing suggested but still enjoyable, with a pleasant performance from Chelsea Peretti and a witty story that quietly celebrates the benefits of being single as you get older. 3
My Octopus Teacher 2020 Documentary An amazingly-shot and fascinating insight into the life of a creature with more intelligence than you'd expect, with extra drama created by the relationship between two beings that should never interact in this undersea domain. 4
The Yards 2000 Crime, Drama A decent cast does their jobs well in this film, but the abundance of slow-paced scenes, dated cinematography and dull subject matter render the whole thing incredibly tedious. 2
Zero Dark Thirty 2012 Drama, Thriller Hard to watch at times due to the torture scenes, this is a reasonably gripping study of the patience and persistence required in probably the biggest manhunt of all time, with excellent attention to detail and a suitably tense finale. 3.5
Spontaneous 2020 Comedy, Mystery, Romance A high school romance set against the backdrop of a spontaneous combustion epidemic is certainly an original idea and the early stages of the film offer an engaging mix of tension and black humour, but it gets a bit too heavy and serious for the last act. 3
The Silencing 2020 Mystery, Thriller Starts off well with some great locations, gritty performances and a few surprising moments, but sells itself short for the finale with the lazy, incomprehensible reveal of the antagonist. 3
Munich 2005 Thriller Possibly Spielberg's grittiest film, with some brilliant acting and cinematography and bags of tension, but the endless attrition between the different parties is exhausting and nobody comes out of the story with any sense of achievement or honour. 3.5
Nowhere to Run 1993 Action, Thriller Van Damme violently escapes from prison and creepily spies on a vulnerable woman and yet still ends up the hero in this ludicrous and unintentionally hilarious film that has way more cheese than action! 2.5
Villains 2019 Comedy, Crime Another entry in the 'home invasion gone wrong' sub-genre, this one is actually quite amusing to begin with but takes a very weird turn mid-way through and loses its way despite a couple of inventive scenes. 3
Black Water: Abyss 2020 Horror, Thriller This killer crocodile in a cave movie is totally predictable yet fairly tense and the acting is better than expected, but the bizarre relationship triangle sub-plot thrown in towards the end just adds ten minutes that would have been better left out. 2.5
Velvet Buzzsaw 2019 Drama, Horror Quirky and bizarre, this film satirises the pretentiousness of the art world in amusing fashion before turning itself into a crazy horror movie that doesn't really explain itself very well and ends up a muddled, pointless mess. 3
Lost Girls 2020 Drama, Mystery A true crime story that is sadly not very interesting to watch as it focuses more on the actions of the victims relatives than the investigation of the crime itself. It certainly has some emotion but is just not very gripping. 2.5
Nell 1994 Drama The actions of the medical professionals involved in the story are questionable to say the least, but Jodie Foster gives an amazing perfomance as the lead character and her story is compelling from start to finish. 3.5
The Prodigy 2019 Horror, Mystery A fairly typical creepy child movie and to be fair the kid does his job well, but the actions of the adult characters are frankly ridiculous and the bleak ending brings no satisfaction at all. 2.5
Queen of Katwe 2016 Biopic, Drama, Sport A Disney production unlike any other, showing both the vibrancy and hardship of the Ugandan slums and an unlikely rags-to-riches story that is sure to warm the heart. 4
Red Hill 2012 Thriller, Western It may take place in modern-day Australia but this is a classic Western at heart, with characters, cinematography and music that typify the genre. A brutal revenge story with a twist and the usual grit and black humour you'd expect from the Aussies. 3.5
Tolkien 2019 Biopic, Drama It may not be quite as magical as his stories, but this film covering Tolkien's formative years is well acted and reasonably engaging, with some clever visualisations of events that stimulated the author's imagination. 3.5