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  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    ★★★★½

    I almost dread to look at the filmmaking masterpieces, Best Picture winners and certified classics I've given a lower score to - but then I remember Christine Baranski saying 'be still my beating vagina' and all the guilt disperses

  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon

    ★★★★★

    If all goes to plan, in 10 years when I’m a director and an interviewer asks me what film most profoundly impacted my life, I will answer (from an entirely emotional, personal perspective): Love, Simon.

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  • Instant Family

    Instant Family

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A sweet, lovely and well-meaning movie that offers some restbite during a competitive award season window, Instant Family doesn’t attempt to reinvent the genre as it has a bigger mission at hand - it wants to change and inspire the world instead. 


    Consistently humorous and while no doubt schmaltzy, Instant Family works effectively in thanks to a handful of solid and committed performances, and its refusal to shy away from more testing content. It has its moments but it keeps…

  • Signs

    Signs

    ★★★

    This didn’t scare me because with the amount of rain we get in the UK, these aliens wouldn’t even bother visiting

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  • Mary Queen of Scots

    Mary Queen of Scots

    ★★★

    Mary Queen of Scots is a film I know that time will enrich in the coming weeks - but first impressions are somewhat more mixed.

    Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie both play queens eager to maintain their crown, willing to do whatever it takes to lengthen and strengthen their legacy - but the performances could not be approached in more differing ways. Ronan is far more technical with her performance, methodical in a way that comes close to stripping it…

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★½

    Thrilling, intense, imaginative, slick, emotional, bold, crowd-pleasing. Outstanding set piece after outstanding set piece. Committed performances. Sleek execution. Relentlessly suspenseful. Creatively satisfying. A thrill ride from start to end.

    Hands down, one of the finest action films of the decade. Jump in to Fallout.