Released in UK cinemas this Friday, Battle Of The Sexes is the story of two public figures – tennis...
Not quite a smash ….. This was the tennis match that hit the headlines in 1973 – no Grand...
Not quite a smash ….. This was the tennis match that hit the headlines in 1973 – no Grand Slam final, but an exhibition match in Atlantic City. And it was the two players who made it newsworthy: world number one on the women’s tour, Billie Jean King, and... Read more
Unpredictable and hypnotising, She Rises blossoms into something wholly intriguing. It takes a lot these days for a horror movie to be truly original and intriguing. The horror landscape is very much populated in the majority by cheap imitations of classic properties from the past and a huge sense... Read more
Where does Jim Carrey end and Andy Kaufman begin? Let’s give this its full title. Jim And Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring A Very Special Contractually Obligated Mention Of Tony Clifton. A bit of a mouthful, true, but break it down into its three parts and it... Read more
More Christmas cheer than laugh-out-loud frolics When Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg paired up to take on a comedy in 2010’s The Other Guys, few would have predicted that a comedy duo of sorts would have been born. Wahlberg, usually known for his work in action thrillers or drama... Read more
A heroic, yet often messy effort to combine DC’s finest heroes. While Marvel’s well-oiled plans have unfolded to see a methodical phased system of movies, many have fired plentiful criticism at the DC/Warner Bros collaboration in bringing to life the likes of Batman, Superman and others in the past.... Read more
Post war epic on boggy ground It pours with rain at the start of Dee Rees’ Mudbound and, despite occasional sunshine, lowering clouds and another downpour are never far away. The mud in the title is a physical reality, but comes to represent something more. In that opening scene,... Read more
A bear necessity Michael Bond’s beloved bear from darkest Peru first took to the big screen three years ago – and his arrival was greeted with a mixture of delight and relief. Delight because it was just that, and relief because Paddington’s many fans had the jitters about... Read more
Words by Chris Eastwood Watching the opening and finale of The Villainess make for a hair raising experience, it is the kind of white knuckle, face-meltingly exciting ride you expect at Thorpe Park not in a darkened room with a large Coke. The two sequences play like Jonas Akerland’s... Read more
Universal’s Dark Universe gets off to a bumpy start with a Tom Cruise-led update of The Mummy… Dating all the way back to the original iteration of the classic movie monster, The Mummy has seen rebirths aplenty through the years with the likes of Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee and... Read more
Golf drama is more than par for the course So how are you with golf? If you subscribe to the Kipling theory – a good walked spoiled and all that – you might struggle with Tommy’s Honour right from the outset. But hang on in there, because this... Read more
The most fun you’ll have from a Marvel movie since The Avengers. Part of the slowly frustrating side of the comic book sub-genre is a recent feeling of repetitiveness and a lack of anything particularly new or exciting – that is until a film like Thor Ragnarok comes along... Read more
A charismatic lead performance and some witty observational comedy can’t quite elevate this solid romantic comedy. What is it about the city of New York when it comes to romantic comedies? Many of the most beloved films of the genre, from Annie Hall, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and When Harry... Read more