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Ant Man and the Wasp Film Review

More B movie than Ant movie Ant Man and The Wasp (dir. Peyton Reed) fits into a peculiar tradition in ...
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Sicario: Day of the Soldado Film Review

As fun as it is bleak and disturbing A couple of things happen when a new screenplay written by Taylor ...
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

A B-movie that falls victim to the requirements of a blockbuster The biggest question raised by Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ...
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Tag Film Review

At least Hannibal Buress is funny Is it to the film’s credit if you laugh a great deal, but every ...
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The Incredibles 2 Film Review

Revitalises the superhero genre, Pixar-style The Incredibles 2 opens where the last one left us 14 years ago, with the ...
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Hereditary Film Review

Resist expectations and trust the filmmakers We will always need movies that mess with our expectations. Ari Aster’s Hereditary arrived ...
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Ocean’s 8 Film Review

Another missed opportunity to subvert Hollywood’s problematic genre tropes Working within the confines of a Hollywood studio system must be ...
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Cargo Film Review

We’re not using the ‘z’ word Cargo is packed full of ideas. Directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling and ...
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Reconsidering Red Sparrow: The Critical Aversion to Violence on Screen

There’s a sequence part-way through this year’s Red Sparrow (dir. Francis Lawrence) that feels designed to confound audiences: Spy-in-training Dominika ...
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Crooked House Film Review

An unexpected improvement on the last Agatha Christie adaptation, Crooked House still leans on its source material like a crutch ...
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Solo: A Star Wars Story Film Review

A phoned-in Star Wars entry with some memorable lead performances It’s seems odd that Solo: A Star Wars Story reportedly ...
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Tully Film Review

Cody, Theron and Reitman are a filmmaking ménage à trois—Tully is their beautiful baby Back in 2007 (Australian release 2008), ...
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Deadpool 2 Film Review

More wisecracks don’t hide Deadpool 2’s lack of purpose Probably the worst thing about Deadpool 2 is that it has ...
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BREATH: FILM REVIEW

Breath knows its audience well It’s a difficult thing for a film critic to review a movie that hits close ...
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Unsane Film Review

This prickly thriller is an unsafe bet Unsane is an unsafe bet. The ‘safe bet’ is the norm in today’s ...
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Avengers: Infinity War Film Review

More showreel highlight than cinematic event While watching Wonder Woman in a packed screening, something occurred to me about modern ...
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Truth or Dare Film Review

A perverse, self-aware delight Joining in with the uproarious laughter during my screening of Jeff Wadlow’s Truth or Dare, I ...
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Isle of Dogs Film Review

Loads of fun—most of the time Wes Anderson is at his best when he’s warmest. Making American movies about child ...
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Walking Out film Review

A meditation on father/son relationships in the wilderness There are moments of real spectacle in movies shot in the wilderness. ...
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A Quiet Place Film Review

A lovingly detailed, well-acted and tense ride. ‘It’s sound!’ You’ll spot this headline on a framed newspaper clipping in director ...
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The Death of Stalin Film Review

A chance to laugh at history’s biggest bullies There’s no such thing as a cheap laugh and you can’t prioritise ...
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Mary Magdalene Film Review

Wasted potential What does it mean to say a film is boring? That not much happens? Not a whole lot ...
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Tomb Raider Film Review

Flickers of effort offer hope for this middling franchise reboot. Even though American movie studios won the war against directors ...
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12 Strong Film Review

Pays tribute to the soldiers while doing nothing for the audience. Nicolai Fulgsig’s 12 Strong turns warfare into Hollywood shootouts. ...