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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...
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. ...
3.5Beautiful but slow

Blade of the Immortal

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL (Japan | UK/16/140mins) Directed by Takashi Miike. Starring Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara, Erika Toda. THE PLOT: Samurai Manji (Takuya Kimura) finds himself...
4.0A subversive treat

Better Watch Out

Better Watch Out (Australia / USA / 16 / 89 mins) Directed by Chris Peckover. Starring Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Warburton.  The Plot: It’s Christmas in suburbia ...
4.5A rib tickler

The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist (USA / 15A / 104 mins)  Directed by James Franco. Starring James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron.  The Plot: San Francisco, 1998. Wannabe actor...
3.0Too light

The Man Who Invented Christmas

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS (Ireland / Canada / PG / 104 mins) Directed by Bharat Nalluri. Starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Morfydd Clark. THE PLOT: Autumn, 1843. T...
3.0A Sweet Wonder

WONDER

Wonder (USA / PG / 113 mins)  Directed by Stephen Chbosky. Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Izabela Vidovic, Noah Jupe.   The Plot: Auggie (Jacob Tremblay) isn’t like other kids, bu...
1.0Bah Humbug!

Daddy’s Home 2

Daddy's Home 2 (USA / PG / 99 mins)  Directed by Sean Anders. Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Jon Lithgow, Linda Cardellini, John Cena.   The Plot: Having bumped heads in the previous...
4.0Game, Set & Match

Battle of The Sexes

Battle Of The Sexes (UK / USA / 12A / 121 mins) Directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris. Starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Elisabeth Shue, Alan Cumming....
1.5Doesn't Work!

SUBURBICON

Suburbicon (UK / USA / 15A / 104 mins)  Directed by George Clooney. Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe, Glenn Fleshler, Alex Hassell. The Plot: It’s the 1950s and the idyllic town...
2.5Fun But Dumb

JUSTICE LEAGUE

Justice League (USA / 12A / 120 mins)  Directed by Zack Snyder. Starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Ciaran Hinds. The Plot: The world is mournin...
4.0dark and twisted

Ingrid Goes West

INGRID GOES WEST (USA/16/98mins) Directed by Matt Spicer. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr, Wyatt Russell, Billy Magnussen. THE PLOT: When she is released from an institution after ...
5.0Very Tasty!

Paddington 2

PADDINGTON 2 Director : Paul King Cast : Ben Wishaw, Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville THE PLOT Following on from the successful first outing Paddington Paddington 2 sees our heroic Peruvian bear...
4.0Child's Play

The Florida Project

THE FLORIDA PROJECT (USA / 15A / 111 mins) Directed by Sean Baker. Starring Willem Dafoe, Bria Vinaite, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto. THE PLOT: It’s summer in Florida and 6-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Princ...
3.0Unsatisfying, but fun

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN (USA/16/109mins) Directed by Angela Robinson. Starring Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton, Oliver Platt THE PLOT: Based on the true story of the...
3.5On Track

Murder On The Orient Express

Murder On The Orient Express (Malta / USA / 12A / 114 mins) Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Willem...
3.5Gripping

Condemned to Remember

CONDEMNED TO REMEMBER (15A/Ireland/94mins) Directed by Gerry Gregg. Starring Tomi Reichental. THE PLOT: Filmmaker Gerry Gregg focuses on Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental as he celebrates his 80th birthday i...
3.5Unsettling

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (UK/Ireland / 16 / 120 mins) Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sonny Suljic, Alicia Silverstone. THE PLOT: Emin...
4.0Touching

Breathe

BREATHE (UK/12A/117 mins) Directed by Andy Serkis. Starring Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville, Diana Rigg, Dean-Charles Chapman. THE PLOT: Former soldier Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garf...
4.0Bright, shiny, fun

Thor: Ragnarok

THOR: RAGNAROK (USA/12A/130mins) Directed by Taika Waititi. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson. THE PLOT: When Hela (Cate Blanchett), the Goddess of Deat...