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What's the buzz?

10 January 2019
What's the buzz?

What's the buzz?

10 January 2019

Bumblebee: Autobot on the run Bumblebee (PG) Running time 1hr 54min Rating: **** EARLY in 2018, Paramount announced they were finally getting their act…


Pure fishcake...

03 January 2019
Pure fishcake...

Pure fishcake...

03 January 2019

Musclebound Jason Momoa, Justice League superhero swims alone in Aquaman Aquaman (PG-13) Running time 2hr 23min Rating: ** DC, it seemed, was setting…


Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

03 January 2019
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

03 January 2019

Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns with a spoonful of nostalgia Mary Poppins Returns (U) Running time 2hr 10min Rating: **** THE sheer technicolour whimsy…


Another round for Rocky franchise

21 December 2018
Another round for Rocky franchise

Another round for Rocky franchise

21 December 2018

Creed II (12A): Running time 2hr 10min: Rating: **** WHILE everyone remembers the training montages and ringside action, the true appeal of the Rocky…


Christmas golden oldie

21 December 2018
Christmas golden oldie

Christmas golden oldie

21 December 2018

Home Alone (PG): Running time 1hr 43min: Rating **** JUST as the Christmas advert, that bewildering staple of the Yuletide airwaves, is beginning to…


Hood fails to hit the mark

06 December 2018
Hood fails to hit the mark

Hood fails to hit the mark

06 December 2018

'A couple of decent performances don't make a decent Hood adventure' Robin Hood (12A) Running time 2hr 20min Rating: ** SAY what you will about last year’s…


Wizarding time again

29 November 2018
Wizarding time again

Wizarding time again

29 November 2018

Grindelwald and his menacing band of men seek to enslave the Muggle world. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of…


The day that changed British politics

15 November 2018
The day that changed British politics

The day that changed British politics

15 November 2018

Peterloo: the 1819 massacre of working-class Manchester rallyists THE story of the 1819 Peterloo massacre, which saw the deaths of some 15 radical demonstrators…


Mercury magic saves the day

08 November 2018
Mercury magic saves the day

Mercury magic saves the day

08 November 2018

Rami Malek is astonishing as flamboyant Freddie in Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody IT was never quite clear where the much-hyped Queen biopic, stewing…


The reluctant space hero

26 October 2018
The reluctant space hero

The reluctant space hero

26 October 2018

Damien Chazelle’s First Man isn’t about the Moon landing. It’s really about the loneliness and grief of astronaut Neil Armstrong REBUFFING the naysayers,…


Fourth remake is the real deal

18 October 2018
Fourth remake is the real deal

Fourth remake is the real deal

18 October 2018

A Star is Born A Star is Born (15) Running time 2hr 16min Rating: **** IN the age of the mega-franchise, the film industry now appears immune to accusations…


Crazy Rich Asians

11 October 2018
Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

11 October 2018

Hollywood rom-com breaks through glass ceiling Crazy Rich Asians (12A) Running time 2hr Rating: ** EVERYONE’S going craaaaazy over Crazy Rich Asians…


Family Hallowe'en appetizer

09 October 2018
Family Hallowe'en appetizer

Family Hallowe'en appetizer

09 October 2018

Jack Black delivers yet another variation on the potentially-mad-relative routine in juvenile spookfest The House With a Clock in its Walls The House…


Urban Predator loses its bite

27 September 2018
Urban Predator loses its bite

Urban Predator loses its bite

27 September 2018

Latest instalment has few of its predecessors’ horror trappings The Predator (15) Running time 1hr 47min Rating: **   WHILE a superb actioner…


True-crime story with a pop-culture twist

20 September 2018
True-crime story with a pop-culture twist

True-crime story with a pop-culture twist

20 September 2018

American Animals: Young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in US history American Animals (15) Running time…


Daredevil designs and operates his own theme park

18 September 2018
Daredevil designs and operates his own theme park

Daredevil designs and operates his own theme park

18 September 2018

ACTION POINT: It's all downhill from here FROM its original run as a hate-baiting MTV phenomenon to its better-known incarnation as a puerile cinematic…


Spike Lee back in provocative form

06 September 2018
Spike Lee back in provocative form

Spike Lee back in provocative form

06 September 2018

Idealistic black cop goes undercover in the Ku Klux Klan THE year is 1972. Colorado cop Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) has hatched a madcap scheme…


Last of the summer silliness

30 August 2018
Last of the summer silliness

Last of the summer silliness

30 August 2018

FILM REVIEW: The Festival embraces music, mayhem and mud The Festival (15) Running time 1hr 38min Rating: ** WITH The Inbetweeners Movie, Iain Morris…


Return of Marvel's smallest superhero

16 August 2018
Return of Marvel's smallest superhero

Return of Marvel's smallest superhero

16 August 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Scott Lang must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from…


Now that's entertainment

09 August 2018
Now that's entertainment

Now that's entertainment

09 August 2018

Mission: Impossible Fallout: Ethan Hunt and his team in a race against time Mission: Impossible: Fallout (12A) Running time 2hr 27min Rating *** OVER…


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