Mary Poppins Returns (2018). It’ll take more than a spoonful of sugar to swallow this sequel.

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Film review, by Jason Day, of Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to the 1965 film about a magical Nanny who transforms the lives of a family. Starring Emily Blunt.

Musical

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching
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Mary Queen of Scots (2018). Film review of the historical drama.

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Film review, by Jason Day, of Mary Queen of Scots (2018), the historical account of the monarch’s romances, rise and fall, alongside her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. Starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.C

Historical/period/epic

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching
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The Favourite (2018). Acidic period satire starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman

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Film review by Jason Day of The Favourite, director Yorgos Lanthimos’ tart period satire starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne and Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz as her two court confidantes battling for favour. 

Comedy

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992). 4/5 stars for this achingly beautiful if overdone horror

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Film review by Jason Day of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, starring Gary Oldman as an aged vampire who meets a woman who is the physical reincarnation of his long-dead bride. Co-starring Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and Keanu Reeves.

Horror

image four star rating very good lots to enjoy

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Christmas 2018: Top 10 Films on UK TV

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Our Jason Day has scoured the length and breadth of the Radio Times for what the best, most diverting and/or entertaining films being screened across the UK TV networks are this festive period. Do you agree? What will you be watching? Let us know below…

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Carry On…Up the Khyber (1968). Riotous and rude addition to the long-running comedy series

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Film review Jason Day of Carry On…Up the Khyber, the sixteenth entry in the long-running British comedy series which sends up adventures such as those written by Rudyard Kipling. Starring Sid James and Kenneth Williams.

Comedy

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Airplane! (1980). All aboard for a 1* flight but 5* laughs in this airborne disaster movie spoof

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Film review by Jason Day of Airplane! (1980) the spoof of 1970’s aeroplane set disaster movies. A plane’s flight crew are stricken with food poisoning and a former pilot who is terrified of flying must take the controls. Starring Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty.

Comedy

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