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Go with it and you’ll dance in the aisles

02 August 2018
Go with it and you’ll dance in the aisles

Go with it and you’ll dance in the aisles

02 August 2018

Fans ‘get’ the ‘joyously contrived plot’ and ‘feel’ the emotional punch of sequel- prequel Mama Mia! Here We Go Again ... SO, yes, the Mamma Mia! sequel…


This summer’s feelgood movie

26 July 2018
This summer’s feelgood movie

This summer’s feelgood movie

26 July 2018

Second outing for Pixar’s superhero family: Incredibles 2 PIXAR once held an undisputed monopoly on quality feature-length animation (rivalled only, perhaps,…


Welcome to the future...

19 July 2018
Welcome to the future...

Welcome to the future...

19 July 2018

Anarchy in the US: The First Purge, a film of the Trump era The First Purge (15) Running time 1hr 38min Rating: ** WHEREAS the futuristic setting of the…


Black ops on the US border

18 July 2018
Black ops on the US border

Black ops on the US border

18 July 2018

Sicario 2: Soldado - the gripping sequel to the 2015 Mexican cartel movie Sicario 2: Soldado (15) Running time2hr 2min Rating: **** SICARIO was a bruisingly…


Send in the girls

05 July 2018
Send in the girls

Send in the girls

05 July 2018

Sisters are doing it for themselves in Ocean's 8 Ocean’s 8 (12A) Running time 1hr 50 min Rating ** HAS Ocean’s Eleven aged well? That’s…


This movie will haunt you

28 June 2018
This movie will haunt you

This movie will haunt you

28 June 2018

FILM REVIEW: The paranormal Hereditary is a deeply unsettling picture. Hereditary (15) Running time 2hr 7min Rating: ***** AT Hereditary’s commencement,…


The trouble with dinosaurs...

21 June 2018
The trouble with dinosaurs...

The trouble with dinosaurs...

21 June 2018

Return to Isla Nublar three years after the resort was trashed: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (12A) Running time 2hr 4min Rating:…


And now for the Solo backstory

07 June 2018
And now for the Solo backstory

And now for the Solo backstory

07 June 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story: Alden Rhrenreich tries Harrison Ford's space shoes for size Solo: A Star Wars Story (12A) Running time 2hr 15mins Rating: *** HOW…


Retelling of 1976 Entebbe highjack

31 May 2018
Retelling of 1976 Entebbe highjack

Retelling of 1976 Entebbe highjack

31 May 2018

FILM REVIEW: Air France flight from Tel Aviv hijacked by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and German Revolutionary Cells Entebbe…


Antidote to superheroes

24 May 2018
Antidote to superheroes

Antidote to superheroes

24 May 2018

FILM REVIEW: Wisecracking mercenary in latest lampoon Deadpool 2 Deadpool 2 (15) Running time 1hr 59min Rating: **** GLEEFULLY ultraviolent, surprisingly…


Be careful what you wish for

17 May 2018
Be careful what you wish for

Be careful what you wish for

17 May 2018

FILM REVIEW: Rom-com I Feel Pretty is all about self-belief I Feel Pretty (12a) Running time 1hr 50min Rating: ** AS a middling girls-night-in romcom,…


Superfans are loving it

10 May 2018
Superfans are loving it

Superfans are loving it

10 May 2018

Marvel smash to end all Marvel smashes - Avengers: Infinity War Avengers: Infinity War (U) Running time 1hr 45 min Rating *** THE problem with the Marvel…


Teen screamie fails to deliver

26 April 2018
Teen screamie fails to deliver

Teen screamie fails to deliver

26 April 2018

FILM REVIEW: Truth or Dare – a horror movie without the fear factor Truth or Dare (15) Running time 1hr 40min Rating: ** WITH hindsight, it’s probably…


Bitesize trilogy of terror

19 April 2018
Bitesize trilogy of terror

Bitesize trilogy of terror

19 April 2018

FILM REVIEW: three cases of inexplicable ‘hauntings’ in Ghost Stories Ghost Stories (15) Running time 1hr 38min Rating: **** MISSING from Ghost Stories’…


Doggy dystopia

12 April 2018
Doggy dystopia

Doggy dystopia

12 April 2018

FILM REVIEW: Wes Anderson's stop-motion comedy Isle of Dogs (say it fast) Isle of Dogs (15) Running time 1hr 41mins Rating: **** ISLE of Dogs is more…


All in the mind... or is it?

05 April 2018
All in the mind... or is it?

All in the mind... or is it?

05 April 2018

FILM REVIEW: Clare Foy in Steven Soderbergh’s iPhone-shot horror thriller Unsane Unsane (15) Running time 1hr 38min Rating: ** PERHAPS you can have too…


A new Lara Croft for the millenials

29 March 2018
A new Lara Croft for the millenials

A new Lara Croft for the millenials

29 March 2018

FILM REVIEW: TOMB RAIDER Alicia Vikander slides seamlessly into the iconic role Tomb Raider (12A) Running time 1hr 48min Rating ** QUITE unlike comic…


Parents... don't they just kill you?

21 March 2018
Parents... don't they just kill you?

Parents... don't they just kill you?

21 March 2018

FILM REVIEW: A crazed Nicholas Cage and Selma Blair in 24 hours of wild zombie hysteria - US horror-com Mom and Dad IS this Nicolas Cage’s most…


When a fish loves a woman

01 March 2018
When a fish loves a woman

When a fish loves a woman

01 March 2018

FILM REVIEW: The Shape of Water is a uniquely accomplished filmic dreamscape The Shape of Water (15) Running time 2hr 3min Rating: **** WHILE each…


When a fish loves a woman

28 February 2018
When a fish loves a woman

When a fish loves a woman

28 February 2018

FILM REVIEW: The Shape of Water is a uniquely accomplished filmic dreamscape The Shape of Water (15) Running time 2hr 3min Rating: **** WHILE each…


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