13: The Musical is jam-packed with catchy, uplifting tunes but overly simplifies the teenage existence to a fault, losing a lot of the charm of the original
“First off, the name is Mighty Thor! And secondly, if you can’t say Mighty Thor I’ll accept Doctor Jane Foster!”
Pixar’s latest release, while capitalising on the beloved Toy Story franchise, manages to create an instalment that feels wholly unique to what has preceded it
Sam Raimi’s first contribution to Marvel since oft-derided Spider-Man 3, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness mostly succeeds at being entertaining in its own right, but still relies on a certain amount of fan service
With stars Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum repeating tried-and-tested performances, “The Lost City”‘s success feels assured
For all of the controversy surrounding the latest instalment in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, it is heads and shoulders above The Crimes of Grindelwald and crafts a captivating, tense and imaginative magical tale
Mark Rylance and Sally Hawkins elevate Simon Farnaby’s farcical script into something with genuine emotional heft amongst the folly
Pixar’s first female-directed film is a beautifully resonant coming-of-age tale
Matt Reeves’ take on Batman feels miles more personal, but not necessarily more engaging
Despite an assured, nuanced performance from Dinklage, Cyrano falls down from horrendously forgettable, lumbering songs
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’s film adaptation demonstrates what all good musical theatre films need: a coherent narrative drive
Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson’s winning chemistry elevates an otherwise unremarkable, though twisty, heist flick
Director Ruben Fleischer’s adaptation of the Uncharted video game series does not reinvent the wheel, but proves pleasant enough due to the watchability of lead Tom Holland
A gentle romantic comedy with queer protagonists with a happy ending! That’s how low the bar is!
Kenneth Branagh’s sequel is sumptuously shot, gorgeously cinematic and incredibly performed, though is a little slow out of the harbour
Despite intentionally branding itself as a prequel to quirky spy thrillers Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The King’s Man lacks any of the levity and silliness that made its predecessors successful
Andrew Garfield is simply sensational in the Netflix adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s semi-autobiographical stage musical
Is Single All The Way setting the world alight for its complex plotting? No. But it’s about time that the gays had a clichéd, fluffy Christmas film, isn’t it?
The second film adaptation of Bernstein and Sondheim’s 1957 musical is a cinema highlight of 2021
Tom Holland’s third outing as the teenage superhero is the perfect evolution from Homecoming and Far From Home
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 60th feature film proves fresh, relatable and given heaps of energy with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s reverent soundtrack
Chlo´´é Zhao’s ‘Eternals’ continues Marvel Phase Four’s trend of character development, but suffers when it comes to pace and clarity
As camp as a row of tents, Diana: The Musical, recently released as a filmed version on Netflix, is completely incongruous with what the world has come to expect of an adaptation of The People’s Princess’ life, but it’s deliciously addictive all the same.
Despite the controversial casting at the centre of the film, Dear Evan Hansen is just as emotional and impactful as its source material
Unencumbered by franchise and existing characters and plot lines, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a creatively satisfying story: a martial arts action epic, with a beating, emotional core and nuanced characters
Despite the abundance of talent within the cast and behind the camera, Cinderella ranges from mildly entertaining to downright unwatchable
The long-anticipated solo movie for the lone female Avenger is almost everything a fan could hope for, but it still doesn’t make up for the past treatment of the character
From a screenplay by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn, Free Guy is a witty, innovative and refreshing film ably supported by a charismatic cast
Literal fish-out-of-water Luca (Jacob Tremblay) has a transformative summer with new friend Alberto (Jack Dylan Grazer) as he yearns to stretch his fins and explore greener, less aquatic, pastures
Delightfully camp, and devilishly entertaining, Cruella is family friendly fun.
Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer’s amusing take on the superhero genre is silly, but enjoyable
Stowaway starts with conviction and a compelling, wrought concept, but ultimately loses its way in the finale
Recently married to the widowed Maxim de Winter, his new wife finds herself haunted by his mysterious past.
Bridesmaids co-writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo reunite to write and star in a barmy, off-the-wall comedy about two dull Midwesterners on the holiday of a lifetime where they stumble upon an epically bizarre evil plot by a sci-fi villainess
Disney’s 59th animated feature film is loaded with charm, emotion and depth.
Emma (Alexandra Daddario) finds herself revealing far too much about herself to handsome stranger Jack (Tyler Hoechlin) in a pleasant, though unmemorable, romance flick
Based on a true story and originally intended for theatrical release, The One and Only Ivan is unsure where its chief conflict lies and takes far too long to get there
Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie star in this powerful depiction of the allegations that preceded the #MeToo movement
An amusing, fast-paced, family friendly caper, Spies in Disguise is undemanding, but not quite groundbreaking enough to establish itself as a classic
The Disney+ original movie has all the typical hallmarks of a Disney Channel movie, with a brightly lit, squeaky-clean aesthetic and unchallenging, easy to follow plot