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
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is essentially a 134-minute trailer for the third instalment in this Harry Potter spin-off series but for those not already committed to seeing it through, it'll be an early-than-anticipated curtain call.
The Crimes of Grindelwald's biggest problem is that although JK Rowling is a terrific author, she's not a strong screenwriter; she tries to pack in the same amount of plot and characters that she would into a full-length novel, but without the time…
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.
Private Life is an achingly profound and authentically human story with a sharp, surprising serving of humour to anchor itself.
Kathryn Hahn delivers not only a career-best but a career-redefining performance, devastatingly depicting a woman's yearning for a child; alongside an impressive turn from Paul Giamatti, the pair extraordinarily give insight into Rachel and Richard's fractured relationship, explored with depth and unwavering poignancy. Hahn's effort, in particular, deserves award attention, plain and simple.
Tamara Jenkins' direction is uncomplicated but the…