Reviews

Family and superhero antics don’t mix in The Umbrella Academy, on Netflix 15 February By Abigail Chandler 14-02-19 2,066 Released: 15 February Cast: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Aidan Gallagher Distributor: Netflix If you like this, try… Legion If you want a show that embraces the weirdness inherent in the
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Here’s our review of teen horror-comedy sequel Happy Death Day 2U By Katherine McLaughlin 12-02-19 218 Released: 13 February Certificate: 15 Director: Christopher Landon Cast: Jessica Rothe, Ruby Modine, Israel Broussard If you like this, try… Detention Joseph Khan’s witty and smart time-travel slasher is a rapid love letter to teen horror and cult films.
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Natasha Lyonne keeps coming back to life in the brilliant Russian Doll By Poppy-Jay Palmer 04-02-19 1,315 Format: Netflix Released: Out now Creator: Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett, Yul Vazquez, Greta Lee, Elizabeth Ashley, Brendan Sexton III, Dascha Polanco Distributor: Netflix If you like this, try… The Good Place
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Does Adam Robitel’s horror Escape Room capture its audience as well as its victims? By Elena Lazic 28-01-19 3,189 Released: 1 February Certificate: 15 Director: Adam Robitel Cast: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing If you like this, try… The Game Michael Douglas gets involved in
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M Night Shyamalan brings Unbreakable and Split together in the exposition-heavy Glass By Elena Lazic 17-01-19 4,657 Certificate: 15 Director: M Night Shyamalan Writer: M Night Shyamalan Cast: James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Spencer Treat Clark Distributor: Universal If you like this, try… Watchmen A more interesting critique of
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Hailee Steinfeld shines in wonderful 80s throwback Bumblebee By Katherine McLaughlin 22-12-18 804 Released: 24 December 2018 Certificate: PG Director: Travis Knight Writer: Christina Hodson Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr, Dylan O’Brien, Justin Theroux Distributor: Paramount If you like this, try… The Iron Giant A charming animated adventure set in the 1950s
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Stephen King’s favourite cursed small town confronts more evil in Castle Rock By Jonathan Hatfull 22-12-18 1,630 Released: Out now Certificate: 15 Creator: Sam Shaw, Dustin Thomason Cast: André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgård, Sissy Spacek, Jane Levy, Scott Glenn Distributor: STARZPLAY If you like this, try… Channel Zero Still seemingly flying under the radar,
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Emily Blunt and company thrill in Mary Poppins Returns By Amanda Keats 21-12-18 2,278 Released: Out now Certificate: PG Director: Rob Marshall Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke Distributor: Disney Emily Blunt takes up the umbrella for this Mary Poppins sequel in which
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Sandra Bullock leads a starry cast terrified of an outside threat in the film of Josh Malerman’s Bird Box By Elena Lazic 14-12-18 113 Released: 21 December 2018 Certificate: 15 Director: Susanne Bier Writer: Eric Heisserer Cast: Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Jacki Weaver, Danielle Macdonald Distributor: Netflix If you like this,
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When DC announced that Aquaman would be the first of the second-tier Justice League characters to get his own movie – before The Flash, no less – there was some confusion. Aquaman? Really? Justice League didn’t help to reassure us that the film would work – the handful of underwater scenes in that movie were…
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A dark knight takes on a bent cop in zany Why Don’t You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) By Anton Bitel 30-11-18 965 Released: Tallinn Black Night Film Festival Director: Kirill Sokolov Cast: Vitaliy Khaev, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Evgeniya Kregzhde, Mikhail Gorevoy, Elena Shevchenko Distributor: White Mirror Film Company If you like this, try… 2LDK (2003) Two
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The Hindi-language Tumbbad is a grotesque gothic allegory of corrupting colonialism and (maybe) liberation By Anton Bitel 25-11-18 510 Certificate: TBA Director: Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi, Adesh Prasad Writer: Mitesh Shah, Adesh Prasad, Rahi Anil Brave, Anand Gandhi Cast: Sohum Shah, Harish Khanna, Ronjini Chakraborty, Anita Date, Mohd Samad, Jyoti Malshe Distributor: Hulu, Eros
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In Eddie Alcazar’s SF allegory of identity Perfect, the flaws are the point By Anton Bitel 25-11-18 1,283 Certificate: TBA Director: Eddie Alcazar Writer: Eddie Alcazar (story), Ted Kupper Cast: Garrett Wareing, Abbie Cornish, Courtney Eaton, Tao Okomoto, Maurice Compte, Martin Sensmeier, Leonardo Nam, Rainey Qualley Distributor: TBA If you like this, try… Beyond The
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Here’s our review of sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald By Abigail Chandler 15-11-18 1,483 Released: 16 November Certificate: 12A Director: David Yates Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterson, Jude Law, Ezra Miller Distributor: Warner Bros Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them ended with Johnny Depp’s Gellert Grindelwald being revealed and arrested;
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Luca Guadagnino pays homage to Dario Argento with his Suspiria remake By Elena Lazic 14-11-18 585 Released: 16 November Certificate: 18 Director: Luca Guadadigno Cast: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Chloe Grace Moretz, Angela Winkler Distributor: Mubi If you like this, try… Neon Demon Nicolas Winding Refn’s violent horror similarly focuses on women in
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