The Grinch (2018). Good laughs in this animated version of the Dr Seuss story

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Film review by Jason Day of The Grinch. Based on the Dr Seuss book about a curmudgeon who plots to destroy Christmas for a town by stealing their presents. Featuring the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch and Angela Lansbury.

Animation

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

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Mortal Engines (2018). Stunning visuals and performances in this Brexit-based fantasy

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Film review, by Jason Day, of Mortal Engines, the futuristic action adventure about warring, mobile city states. Starring Hera Hilmer and Hugo Weaving, co-written by Peter Jackson.

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

 

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Widows (2018). A quartet of superb actresses lead this great, visceral crime movie

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Film review by Jason Day of Widows, the crime thriller directed by Steve McQueen about the wives of deceased bank-robbers who team up to finish the job. Starring Viola Davis.

Crime

image four star rating very good lots to enjoy

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Halloween (2018). Film review of the remade first sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 horror

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Film review, by Claire Durrant, of Halloween (2018), starring Jamie Lee Curtis who returns as the character stalked by a sociopathic killer 40 years ago. 

Horror

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

 

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Smallfoot (2018). A cute, cryptozoological cartoon that needs more comedy

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Film review, by Jason Day and Kyle Vevers of Smallfoot, the animated movie about a Yeti who sets out to prove the existence of the mythical Smallfoot (humans). With the voices of Channing Tatum and James Corden.

Animation

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

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Venom (2018). We’re going out on a limb – this comic-based film isn’t bad!

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Film review by Claire Durrant of the comic-based movie Venom starring Tom Hardy as a journalist who is taken over by a symbiotic parasite.

Action/Adventure/Fantasy

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A Star Is Born (2018). Bradley Cooper goes Gaga in this stunning creating a star remake

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Film review, by Jason Day, of the musical A Star Is Born. A washed-up rock legend is eclipsed by his pop star wife-discovery, Starring and directed by Bradley Cooper and co-starring Lady Gaga

Drama

image four star rating very good lots to enjoy

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