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4.0Mission: Incredible

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (USA / 12A / 147 mins)   In short: Mission: Incredible   Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Michel...
4.0On the money

Generation Wealth

GENERATION WEALTH (USA / 18 / 106 mins) Directed by Lauren Greenfield. Starring Florian Homm, Tiffany Masters, Jacqueline Siegel, Limo Bob. THE PLOT: American photo journalist Lauren Greenfield has been fasci...
3.5Worth checking into

Hotel Artemis

HOTEL ARTEMIS (UK / USA / 16 / 94 mins) Directed by Drew Pearce. Starring Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Charlie Day, Dave Bautista, Zachary Quinto. THE PLOT: Los Angeles, the...
3.0Atmospheric 

The Secret Of Marrowbone

The Secret Of Marrowbone (Spain / 15A / 110 mins) In short: Atmospheric  Directed by Sergio G. Sanchez. Starring George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, Kyle Soller.   The P...
4.0Super sequel!

Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2 (USA / PG / 125 mins)   In short: Super sequel!   Directed by Brad Bird. Starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Catherine Keener, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson, B...
3.0Popcorn thrills

Skyscraper

Skyscraper (USA / 12A / 102 mins)   In short: Popcorn thrills   Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Roland Moller, Chin Han, Noah Taylor.   The Plot: Former FBI ag...
3.5Electrifying

MARY SHELLEY

Mary Shelley (UK / Luxembourg / USA / 12A / 121 mins)   In short: Electrifying   Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour. Starring Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Tom Sturridge, Stephen Dillane, Ben Hardy, M...
4.0Raw and honest

Whitney

Whitney (UK / USA / 15A / 120 mins)   In short: Raw and honest   Directed by Kevin Macdonald. Starring Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Bobbi Cristina Brown, Cissy Houston, Robyn Crawford.   The Plot: In thi...
2.0Better off not purging

The First Purge

The First Purge (USA / 18 / 97 mins)   In short: Better off not purging   Directed by Gerard McMurray. Starring Marisa Tomei, Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Jovian Wade, Patch Darragh.   The Plot: America i...
1.5Ugh... actually

Patrick

Patrick (UK / PG / 94 mins)   In short: Ugh... actually.   Directed by Mandie Fletcher. Starring Beattie Edmondson, Ed Skrein, Tom Bennett, Jennifer Saunders, Gemma Jones, Bernard Cribbins.   The Plot: Ne...
4.0Hits the mark

Sicario 2

Sicario 2: Soldado (USA / Italy / 15A / 122 mins)   In short: Hits the mark   Directed by Stefano Sollima. Starring Benico Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Catherine Keener, Matthew Modine.   The Plo...
3.0Plain Sailing

Adrift

Adrift (USA / 12A / 96 mins)   In short: Plain sailing   Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. Starring Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin.   The Plot: 24-year-old Tami (Shailene Woodley) wakes up on a damaged, water...
4.0Bleedin Deadly

Dublin Old School

Dublin Oldschool (Ireland / 16 / 95 mins)  In short: Bleedin’ deadly Directed by Dave Tynan. Starring Emmet Kirwan, Ian Lloyd Anderson, Seana Kerslake, Sarah Greene, Ciaran Grace, Mark O'Halloran.   The P...
2.5Con Job

Oceans 8

Ocean's 8 (USA / 12A / 110 mins)   In short: Con job   Directed by Gary Ross. Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, R...
4.0A promising debut

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince (Germany / Belgium / UK / Italy / 15A / 105 mins) In short: A promising debut Directed by Rupert Everett. Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Edwin Thomas,  Colin Morgan.   ...
5.0Masterpiece of terror

Hereditary

Hereditary (USA / 16 / 127 mins)  In short: Masterpiece of terror Directed by Ari Aster. Starring Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd.   The Plot: Model designer Annie (Toni Co...
4.0Dino-mite sequel

Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (USA / Spain / 12A / 128 mins) In short: Dino-mite sequel Directed by J.A. Bayona. Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Ted Levine, Toby Jones, James Cromwell,...
3.0Needs more focus

Isamel’s Ghosts

Ismael's Ghosts (France / 15A / 135 mins) In short: Needs more focus  Directed by Arnaud Desplechin. Starring Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Louis Garrel, Laszlo Szabo.   The Plot:...
3.5Fun with flaws

SOLO : A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story (USA / 12A / 134 mins) In short: Flawed but great fun Directed by Ron Howard. Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Joonas Suotamo, Thandie Newton, ...
4.0Dead on

Deadpool 2

DEADPOOL 2 (USA / 16 / 119 mins) Directed by David Leitch. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beets, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller. THE PLOT: Wade Wilson AKA The Merc With A Mouth AK...