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Sonic the Hedgehog Review

Normally, I would eschew reviewing films I deem as ‘easy targets’. I can tell from watching the trailer, for example, of Peter Rabbit, that anything I say as a critic is going to mean nothing, yes it’s probably going to be awful, but it’s more of a kid-distracter than a film, this isn’t the case…

Parasite Review

Every so often a film comes along that reminds you why you love cinema. Three Billboards a few years ago was one such film, as was Dunkirk, and now it has a stablemate: Parasite. The current importance of this film cannot be overstated. The first foreign language film to ever win Best Picture at the…

Dolittle Review

Of all the franchises in the world, I can’t think of many I would want to see a reboot of. But even on that short list, I don’t think the Doctor Dolittle mythology is one worth revisiting. Even with the extra drawing power of post-Iron Man Robert Downey Jr, this film has found it hard…

Birds of Prey Review

Birds of Prey, or to give it its full title:¬†Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)¬†which you’ll understand if I don’t use again, is the latest instalment of the once-ridiculed DCEU (DC Cinematic Extended Universe. I say ‘once-ridiculed’ as for my money the franchise has been on a bit of a…

The Personal History of David Copperfield Review

Of all the writers’ works to adapt to film, there are few more prolific than Charles Dickens, maybe William Shakespeare beats him to the crown, but it’s a close run thing. Just think of how many adaptations of A Christmas Carol exist alone, there’s enough of those knocking about to keep a cinema running for…

Bad Boys For Life Review

After the last few years, and after some truly terrible choices, I can only hope that Will Smith has fired his agent. Starting with 2015’s Suicide Squad, maybe even earlier, he hasn’t made a single good choice in the roles he accepts. He’s really been through the doldrums in the last few years, there was…

The Gentlemen Review

After a rather bewildering trip into the world of Disney for his Aladdin remake; Guy Richie is returning to familiar ground with his latest cockney gangster flick: The Gentlemen. You can’t say he hasn’t assembled a sumptuous cast either, with such heavyweight names as Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant, and talented supporting names such as…