Movie Reviews

The latest movie reviews from Jim Schembri, professional film reviewer since 1980.


Bohemian Rhapsody; Hunter Killer; Wildlife; Charming; Fahrenheit 11/9; Journey Beyond Fear; Book Week; The Cleaners

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY ***1/2 (134 minutes) M The long-awaited, much-feared biopic of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury turns out, thankfully, to ...
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Halloween; Backtrack Boys; Goosebumps 2; An Interview With God; Beautiful Boy; Ghost Stories;

HALLOWEEN *** (106 minutes) MA In yet another example of a franchise that refuses to die here comes the 11th ...
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1%: review and interview with Stephen McCallum and Matt Nable

1% ***1/2 (93 mins) MA The bitter battle for the leadership of an outlaw motorcycle club is at the rapidly ...
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A Star is Born; First Man; Bad Times at the El Royale

A STAR IS BORN **** (136 minutes) M Given how remakes these days tend to be either terrible (Ocean’s) or ...
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American Animals; Venom; The Merger & interview with Damian Callinan

AMERICAN ANIMALS *** (117 minutes) M As Honey Bunny and Pumpkin so sagely taught us in the opening scene of ...
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Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot; Jirga; Night School; Alpha

DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT ***1/2 (114 minutes) M The perils of alcohol addiction have long been ...
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Crazy Rich Asians; Mile 22; The Flip Side

Meeting the parent: cultures clash and true love is tested in the rom-com Crazy Rich Asians. CRAZY RICH ASIANS *** ...
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The Happytime Murders; Working Class Boy; West of Sunshine

Manic muppets: things are about to get violent in the funny adult comedy The Happytime Murders, which was directed by ...
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Shock news: Mamma Mia 2 is actually very good

Is that you, Grandma?: Cher appears positively post-human in the joyful Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again MAMMA MIA: HERE ...
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