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  • Blockers

    Blockers

    ★★★

    This comedy is far better than I expected it to be largely thanks I think to a fairly lean script that swings nicely between the adults and teen stories. The casting is also very good with the teens more than a match for the older cast members (in fact I'd say the weak link is Leslie Mann who seems to play the same whiny annoying mum in just about everything).

  • Rampage

    Rampage

    ★½

    Dwayne Johnson plays The Rock and Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays a nicer (and mostly upright) version of Negan in this unlikely video game adaptation. It's a monster movie and not a very good one at that. Lots of destruction and The Rock saving the day while doing a signed double act with a CG gorilla.

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    I'm sad to say I kind of hated this. The selfish central character and her ambition stifling mother did not make for easy viewing and the generally aimless nature of a very normal coming of age tale left me cold (and checking the running time every twenty minutes or so). It's never a good sign when you find yourself saying "I hope that's the end" but I did (and it was) and I was glad when it was over. I…

  • Bad Genius

    Bad Genius

    ★★★★

    This Thai film tells the story of a high school exam cheating ring in a heist movie format. This includes snappy breakdowns of the plans followed by the actual exams where of course things go wrong and the plan needs to evolve on the fly. It's a simple idea brilliantly executed with a great cast really selling the characters which cover a range of different backgrounds and privilege which is then used to introduce subplots and character growth. The final…