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…
Leave No Trace irresistibly encourages us to invest in its characters
Kiwi Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie in a can’t-be-missed performance.
The Darkest Minds is full of potential; a shame it’s dull and generic
It’s caught somewhere between silly and serious.
The Meg could’ve benefited from more R-rated absurdity
It’s few brain cells and pixels sharper than Sharknado.
Book Club review: could be mistaken for a cosy TV sit-com
Book Club is amiable enough, with a few good laughs.
BlacKkKlansman review: a truly scathing critique
May be the most accessible work of Lee’s latter day career.
The Spy Who Dumped Me review: a genuinely fun and funny watch
Rough Night and I Feel Pretty this is not.
LBJ review: Woody Harrelson does a convincing interpretation of the American president
Could well be considered as an attempt to salvage his tarnished reputation.
Review: Midnight Oil 1984 is one for the fans
They were great because they cared.
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