The House with a Clock in Its Walls can’t separate itself from the Harry Potter pack
It’s well made but suffers from being shockingly familiar.
RBG celebrates one of the most significant women in modern political history
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s story is one worth telling.
Smallfoot ain’t no Pixar marvel but it will keep young’uns entertained
It’s no small feat that Smallfoot delivers fun.
Compelling character study Beast comes close to greatness
…but it doesn’t quite get there, writes Tony Stamp.
Despite elegant production and costume design, Ladies in Black is low on substance
Sarah Voon on the adaptation of Madeleine St John’s bestseller.
Johnny English Strikes Again and so do the spy spoof clichés
Adam Fresco reviews the trilogy-maker.
Ewan McGregor does admirably in Disney’s warm hearted Christopher Robin
His conversations with Pooh are soulful but somewhat ponderous.
Mirai brings Disney-like surrealism back to animated family films
A worthwhile fantasy journey.
A Simple Favour feels stuck between a thriller, comic tale and over-the-top schlockfest
Gillian Flynn this ain’t.
There’s plenty to enjoy in this otherwise messy new Predator film
Falls right on the line between cheer-inducing and groan-causing.
Computer screen mystery Searching is a well-oiled thrill machine
This isn’t arthouse fare. It’s a broad crowd-pleaser.
The Nun reeks of dumped-to-Netflix mediocrity
Aaron Yap on the prequel spin-off to the sequel.
McKellen: Playing the Part is a captivating insight into the life and times of Sir Ian
“We are treated to a lively and engaging celebration”
McQueen is a beautiful reminder of the artist’s contribution to fashion
“A stirring, compassionate insight”
Crazy Rich Asians is zingy, glossy, entertaining rom-com escapism
It’s also a cause, a celebration, writes Aaron Yap.
Chloë Grace Moretz gives one of her best performances as Cameron Post
Jennifer Ehle, too, is excellent.
The visual coherence in Mile 22 is lost to machine-gun editing
A frustrating mess of a film.
Luis and the Aliens has the feel of a movie put together by a committee
It reaches for mediocrity and succeeds.
On Chesil Beach is a handsome film that suffers from bad timing
The problem – and it’s a biggie – is one of timing.
If crazy, kooky, Kiwi comedies get you giggling, watch Mega Time Squad
A delightful comedy centred on dim-witted crooks.
Most of the gags in The Happytime Murders have been done better elsewhere
I suspect The Happytime Murders will be a hit with a lot of stoners…