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TheShapeofWater
4.0A wistful romance

The Shape of Water

THE SHAPE OF WATER (USA / Canada / 15A / 123 mins) Directed by Guillermo del Toro. Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones. THE PLOT: Baltimo...
BlackPanther
4.0A kinetic marvel

Black Panther

BLACK PANTHER (USA / 12A / 134 mins) Directed by Ryan Coogler. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Forest Whitaker. THE PLOT: Following the...
TheMercy
4.0A quiet salute

The Mercy

The Mercy (UK / 12A / 102 mins) In short: A quiet salute Directed by James Marsh. Starring Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Ken Stott. The Plot: Teignmouth, England, 1968. Inventor, boatbuilde...
BlackPanther3
4.0A kinetic marvel

Black Panther

Black Panther (USA / 12A / 134 mins)  In short:  A kinetic marvel Directed by Ryan Coogler. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Forest Whit...
Loveless
4.0Riveting drama

Loveless

LOVELESS (Russia / 16 / 127 mins) Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. Starring Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Aleksey Fateev. THE PLOT: Moscow-based couple Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) and Boris (Aleksey Rosin) are se...
phantomthread
4.0Exquisite farewell

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread (USA / 15A / 130 mins) Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville. THE PLOT: London, the 1950s. Reynolds (Daniel Day-Lewis) is a well-respected...
Downsizing
2.0a mini misfire

Downsizing

Downsizing (Norway / USA / 15A / 135 mins) Directed by Alexander Payne. Starring Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, Rolf Lassgard. THE PLOT: Occupational therapist Paul (M...
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3.0 A visual feast

Attraction

Attraction (Russia / 15A / 132 mins) Directed by Fedor Bondarchuk. Starring Irina Starshenbaum, Alexander Petrov, Rinal Mukhametov, Oleg Menshikov. THE PLOT: Teenager Yulya (Irina Starshenbaum) has always bee...
LastFlagFlying
3.0Quietly Powerful

Last Flag Flying

Last Flag Flying (USA / 15A / 124 mins) Directed by Richard Linklater. Starring Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell, J. Quinton Johnson. THE PLOT: Barman Sal (Bryan Cranston) is surprised one eve...
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2.0Not so a-mazing

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (USA / 12A / 141 mins) Directed by Wes Ball. Starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aidan Gillen, Patricia Clarkson, Ki Hong Lee. THE PLOT: Gladers Thomas...
EarlyMan
3.5It rocks!

Early Man

Early Man (UK / France / PG / 88 mins) Directed by Nick Park. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, Miriam Margolyes. THE PLOT: A long time ago, in a valley far, far away......
Coco
3.5Beautiful fun

Coco

COCO (USA/PG/104mins) Directed by Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina. Starring Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach THE PLOT: Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) wants n...
TheCommuter
3.0On Track

The Commuter

The Commuter (UK / USA / 15A / 104 mins)  Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern. The Plot: Former cop Michael (Liam Neeson) is an in...
ThreeBillboardsOutsideEbbingMissouri
3.5Missing heart

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI Directed by Martin McDonagh. Starring Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Peter Dinklage, Caleb Landry-Jones. THE PLOT: Seven months after her daughte...
Walk with Me
3.0Thought-provoking

Walk With Me

WALK WITH ME (UK / Club / 94 mins) Directed by Marc J. Francis, Max Pugh. Starring Thich Nhat Hanh, Benedict Cumberbatch. THE PLOT: In this observational documentary, we follow Zen Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh ...
AllTheMoneyInTheWorld
3.0Thrilling but slow

All the Money in the World

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD (USA/15A/133mins) Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Charlie Plummer, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams, Romain Duris. THE PLOT: Paul Getty III (Charlie Plumme...
mollysgame
4.0Sorkin's Game

Molly’s Game

MOLLY'S GAME (USA / 15A / 140 mins) Directed by Aaron Sorkin. Starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Michael Cera, Kevin Costner, Chris O’Dowd, Jeremy Strong. THE PLOT: Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) was alwa...
TheGreatestShowman
2.0Forgettable

The Greatest Showman

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (USA/PG/109mins) Directed by Michael Gracey. Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Zac Efron. THE PLOT: Based on the life of circus creator P.T Barnum (Hu...
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3.5Riotous Fun

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (USA / 12A / 119 mins) Directed by Jake Kasdan. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Alex Wolff, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, Ser’Darius Blain. THE...
StarWarsTheLastJedi
4.5A blazing triumph

STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI

STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI (USA / 12A / 152 mins) Directed by Rian Johnson. Starring Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis. ...