Life Itself(2019)

"an overly emotional melodrama which tries too hard to pull on the heartstrings"

Dan Fogelman has found success on TV with the hit family drama series This Is Us, which has just gone into its third season. It is emotional, sentimental and a tearjerker, so it is no surprise that Life Itself is very much the same, only much less effective.

The film is told in chapters s...

by Hannah Wales

The Favourite(2019)

"With an uncharacteristically comic tone, The Favourite is a brilliant period biographic drama that successfully entertains the audience"

The latest project from Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite brilliantly paints a portrait of loyalty and social climbing in Queen Anne’s court during the French war in the 18th Century. The story follows the rivalry between Lady Sarah Marlborough and Abigail Masham to gain the most influence over Q...

by Federica Roberti

Aquaman(2018)

"Watching it in IMAX was impressive, the scope of the film in that format made it an experience and in 3D you did feel you were underwater and immersed in the world"

Aquaman is one of the best of the current DC movies. It’s up there with Wonder Woman. The scenes underneath the seas are stunning with a beautiful realisation of the world from the Comics. The underwater battles in their epic scale, I would liken to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Jason ...

by Jessen Aroonachellum

Mary Poppins Returns(2018)

"To the film's credit Emily Blunt does a good job as the titular character, the animated sequence is well done and reminiscent of the original film"

Fifty four years after Walt Disney's original movie Mary Poppins we now have a sequel in Mary Poppins Returns, with Emily Blunt playing the titular character. The original set in 1910, with the sequel being set in the 1930's. The Banks children (characters from the original film) Jane and Michael...

by Raj Virdi

Bumblebee(2018)

"It's great fun for the whole family, visually stunning and best enjoyed in IMAX if at all possible"

Transformers as a whole has been a difficult franchise to translate from cartoon to live action movie. Michael Bay tried to do this with mixed results, producing initially entertaining entries but ultimately appearing to run out of ideas to the annoyance of long time fans, even more so to "Genera...

by Ben Peter Ward

Solis(2018)

"an intense survival story that demonstrates that you don’t always need a big budget to craft a solid sci-fi adventure"

A lone survivor lost and adrift at sea after a storm, alone on an island after a shipwreck or trapped in the mountains after a plane crash etc. We’ve seen this premise before but regardless of the setting, the core theme is almost always the same, that of survival in the face of total isolation...

by Graeme Robertson