Thor: Ragnarok (2017). 4/5 stars for this fun Marvel comic adapted fantasy action film.

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Film review by Claire Durrant of Thor: Ragnarok, the latest instalment in the Marvel comic cinematic universe, starring Chris Hemsworth as the hero of Norse myth Thor and co-starring Cate Blanchett.

Action/adventure/fantasy

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The Good Earth (1937). 4/5 stars for this haunting, emotional Chinese epic.

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Film review by Jason Day of The Good Earth, based on the novel by Pearl Buck, about turn of the century peasants in China. Starring Paul Muni and Oscar winning Luise Rainer.

Historical/Period/Epic

4 star rating very good lots to enjoy

 

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The Shape of Water (2017). A piece of art. Read our review for why.

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Film review by Claire Durrant of The Shape of Water, a fantasy adventure about a mute laboratory cleaner (Sally Hawkins) who strikes up a relationship with a ‘classified’ creature.

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Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Adventure (2017). Film review: 3/5 stars for this ‘keeps the kids quiet’ fun.

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Film review by Jason Day (and my three year old niece Isla) of Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Adventure.

Animation

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

 

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Home Again (2017). Smug, unfunny romcom for me, appealing comedy for my friend Julie Allen – who is correct?

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Film review by Jason Day (and PR Supremo Julie Allen) of Home Again, the romcom starring Reese Witherspoon as a single woman who finds herself living with three homeless movie-making young men on the cusp of the big time.

Jason

1 Star/Awful/Give this one a miss

 

 

Julie Allen

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

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Victoria and Abdul (2017). 4/5 stars for this moving royal comedy drama.

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Film review by Jason Day of Victoria and Abdul, starring Judi Dench as an aged, infirm Queen Victoria and her real-life, close friendship with her Muslim teacher Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal).

Historical/Period/Epic

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Best F(r)iends (2017). Claire Durrant writes about the ‘legend’ that is Tommy Wiseau.

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Film review, by Claire Durrant, of the Tommy Wiseau directed comedy thriller about a man who, after losing everything, gets a second chance by a friendly mortician.

Comedy

4 star rating very good lots to enjoy
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