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

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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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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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