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Jennifer Lopez stars in Second Act

Film Review: Second Act

Jennifer Lopez stars in this mostly predictable mistaken identity comedy, which shares a lot of DNA with her 2002 mistaken identity comedy Maid In Manhattan.…

Hera Hilmar stars in Mortal Engines

Film Review: Mortal Engines

Despite some likeable young leads, much of this effects-heavy filming of Philip Reeve’s young adult novel is dreary, pretentious nonsense.…

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Film Review: Creed II

This follow-up to the first Creed three years ago has a different director in Steven Caple Jr. (as Ryan Coogler was off doing Black Panther) but the same thumpi…

5 Film Review - The Grinch

Film Review: The Grinch

This computer-animated filming of the Dr. Seuss classic from the mostly France-based Illumination studio follows the original story fairly closely and is colour…

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Film Review: Widows

The latest intense character drama from Steve McQueen is an impressively-cast, powerfully played and disturbingly violent epic with an intriguing pedigree.…

4 Film Review - Robin Hood

Film Review: Robin Hood

The folkloric public-domain outlaw gets another cinematic spin in this fairly ludicrous sub-action-epic rethink of the character evidently thrown together to sp…

Film Review - Lean on Pete

Film Review: Lean on Pete

Drawn by English director Andrew Haigh from author (and muso) Willy Vlautin’s novel, this quiet, modestly powerful character piece offers a strong turn by star …

Film Review: The Children Act

Ian McEwan’s 2014 novel is filmed by stage, screen and TV director Richard Eyre, and the result is a slightly flawed drama with weighty themes underpinned by so…

Film Review: The Old Man & The Gun

Star and co-producer Robert Redford (who recently turned 82) has stated that this factually-based, at times whimsical drama will be his last movie, and if so, i…

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