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Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Ian Sandwell Quite simply, if you're a Toy Story fan and are planning to avoid Toy Story 4 because the trilogy ended so perfectly, you'll be missing out. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
2/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Ian Sandwell The world feels right, at least, but Men in Black: International is never as fun or as thrilling as it should be for an action-comedy. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Ian Sandwell The problem is that as well-made as it is, you'll probably be giving it a similarly back-handed compliment, leaving the cinema thinking, "Well, that was fine". EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/5 Aladdin (2019) Ian Sandwell While the remake doesn't quite do enough to feel like A Whole New World, it's still a lavish and enjoyable retelling of a classic tale. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
The Perfection (2018) Ian Sandwell Whatever you think of it, The Perfection is hard to shift from your brain after witnessing it - or enduring it, as may be the case for some viewers. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
4/5 Yesterday (2019) Ian Sandwell You'll leave the cinema with a full heart, tears in your eyes and singing Beatles songs all the way home. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2019
3/5 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Hugh Armitage Ryan Reynolds turns out to be one of the greatest assets of this fun but very, very weird movie. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
4/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Hugh Armitage Despite some flaws, there's no denying that this is a truly impressive achievement and a worthy conclusion to a story years in the making. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
The Silence (2019) Ian Sandwell Yes, it's A Quiet Place meets Bird Box, but the real problem isn't that The Silence invites an easy comparison. It's that the movie is really, really bad. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
2/5 Hellboy (2019) Hugh Armitage Hellboy makes some cursory attempts to set up a sequel (of course), but this muddled mess of a movie feels like a non-starter. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/5 Shazam! (2019) Hugh Armitage A (mostly) family-friendly movie that is not only a delight, but probably the slickest DC movie in years. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
4/5 Us (2019) Ian Sandwell Expectations for Us were naturally high after the success of Get Out, but Us is every bit as creepy, funny and hard to shake off. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
3/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Hugh Armitage Captain Marvel is an entertaining, quality MCU instalment. But those who were hoping that this Marvel landmark would knock their socks off might be left feeling unsatisfied. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Grease 2 (1982) Jamie Graham It is, in fact, something of a camp classic, enjoyable on its own terms and boasting a marvellously insouciant performance from Pfeiffer as the leader of the Pink Ladies. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Ian Sandwell Fighting with My Family is just so good-hearted in nature that you can't help but get won over by its charm, however familiar it feels at times. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Hugh Armitage Captures the magic of the first, and even *cough* builds on it. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
4/5 The Hole in the Ground (2019) Ian Sandwell If your nerves can take it, here's your first great horror movie of 2019. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
4/5 Glass (2019) Ian Sandwell Glass offers answers and brings the trilogy neatly to a largely successful close, without completely wrapping things up in a neat bow. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
5/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Jo Berry A warm, funny and cuddly family movie that's truly for everyone, and is a definite must-see for the Christmas season. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
3/5 Aquaman (2018) Hugh Armitage Aquaman is a flawed but thoroughly entertaining adventure movie and certainly one of the strongest instalments so far in the inconsistent Worlds of DC franchise. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
5/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Hugh Armitage Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse proves definitively that there's more life in the old arachnid yet - and creative and surprising ways of approaching the superhero genre. If it isn't the best Spider-Man movie of all time, it's certainly up there. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
3/5 Bumblebee (2018) Ian Sandwell Perhaps the most impressive thing you could say about Bumblebee is that it actually leaves you wanting another Transformers movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) Ian Sandwell Anna and the Apocalypse manages to bring together all of its elements into a winning blend of heart, humour and huge musical numbers, making it a must-see Christmas movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2018
4/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Ian Sandwell Wreck-It Ralph 2 takes aim at all sections of the web and largely succeeds in being a fun, touching and relevant animation for fans of the original and newcomers alike. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2018
Cam (2018) Ian Sandwell Far from being salacious or gratuitous, Cam is an absolutely chilling, thought-provoking and sex-positive delve into the world of webcam porn. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
3/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Hugh Armitage As a middle film in a five-part series, it sometimes struggles under the pressure of juggling numerous storylines and manoeuvring its cast into place for later movies. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
4/5 Australia (2008) Stella Papamichael Unless you don't remember what it's like to be so young with a head full of daydreams, you'll be happy to be carried off into the gorgeous Australian sunset. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2018
3/5 The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Ian Sandwell Anchored by Foy's captivating performance, the movie overcomes some notable flaws to suggest there's plenty of promise in this take on Salander. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
5/5 The Others (2001) Daniel Saney The film has something for everyone. On the one hand it works very well as a simple scary movie, but on the other it is also a refreshingly thoughtful and masterfully-crafted ghost story. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Ian Sandwell Fortunately, the film comes to life any time that Queen take to the stage, thanks to dynamic staging and dedicated performances from all four stars. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
4/5 Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Hugh Armitage If you want to enjoy some talented actors getting their noir on, this is the smart genre piece for you. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 Halloween (2018) Ian Sandwell Green and his co-writers have come up with a terrific slasher that could have just as much impact on a new generation as the original did back in 1978. It's that good. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
2/5 Venom (2018) Hugh Armitage The tone of this movie is all over the place, and it's the inconsistencies rather than the absence of Tom Holland in a starring role that are Venom's real problem. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2018
4/5 A Simple Favor (2018) Ian Sandwell Where Gone Girl was cynical and often nasty, A Simple Favour is its playful cousin. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 A Star Is Born (2018) David Opie Although the path that A Star is Born treads is well worn, there's a raw honesty to the central relationship that Cooper taps into here, elevating the material far beyond the Glitters of this world by bringing out the very best in both himself and Gaga. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2018
3/5 The Predator (2018) Hugh Armitage The Predator is a flawed actioner, but a strong cast and some Shane Black magic give it a sparkle that has been lacking from recent attempts to revive the killer aliens. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2018
2/5 The Nun (2018) Hugh Armitage Having featured in some of the creepiest sequences in the series so far, a scary spin-off seemed like a no-brainer... but the result sadly has nun of the finesse of Wan's main films. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2018
4/5 First Man (2018) David Opie Ryan Gosling might be the hero of First Man, but the star that shines brightest in these moments is Claire Foy, firing up like the rockets that threaten to take Armstrong away from his family for good. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2018
5/5 BlacKkKlansman (2018) Hugh Armitage Lee's latest is a rollercoaster that is laugh-out-loud when it isn't shocking you into stunned silence. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2018
4/5 Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Ian Sandwell With impeccable stuntwork and crisp direction, Fallout delivers intense and thrilling set pieces that pack a punch with a weight and realism that few other blockbusters can match. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2018
3/5 Skyscraper (2018) Morgan Jeffery The latest in a string of adequate if uninspired action disaster movies fronted by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 Ocean's 8 (2018) Hugh Armitage It's fun, but not fantastic. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/5 Hereditary (2018) Hugh Armitage Forget the 'scarier than The Exorcist' line (whatever that means) that Hereditary has been tagged with - this is a movie that lives up to the hype on its own terms. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Matt Chapman The initial joy of Fallen Kingdom's action extravaganza is tempered by the smaller-scale feel of its second half, even as a strong ending suggests another evolution in this storyline. All of which balances out into a perfectly enjoyable franchise entry... EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2018
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) Matthew Turner Packed with powerfully emotional moments, but the use of the title song in the closing moments is a guaranteed tear-jerker. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2018
4/5 Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) James Mottram Howard raises his game here, speeding us through unusual landscapes and top-notch set pieces. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2018
5/5 Leave No Trace (2018) Hugh Armitage Judging by both her talent and the Debra Granik seal of approval, we would say that Thomasin McKenzie is one to watch out for. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2018
4/5 Deadpool 2 (2018) Hugh Armitage Deadpool 2 has as much heart as the original, and the humour is more consistent. And while we wondered whether Wade Wilson's brand of comedy had had its day, the series has moved with the times and feels as relevant and contemporary as it could be. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2018
3/5 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Rosie Fletcher and Hugh Armitage Never boring, visually impressive, but ultimately rather depressing and unsatisfying, Infinity War will leave you wanting more. But not necessarily in the best way. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2018
4/5 A Quiet Place (2018) Rosie Fletcher Efficient, effective, exhausting, it's the scariest horror of the year so far. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2018