Movie Reviews

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


Fighting With My Family; Swimming With Men; The Lego Movie 2

Bonding in bathers: ‘Swimming With Men’ recalls the Ealing comedies of the 1950s. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY **** (109 minutes) ...
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Hotel Mumbai; Captain Marvel; Pimped

Ready to serve: low-ranking staffers become unlikely heroes in the harrowing drama ‘Hotel Mumbai’. HOTEL MUMBAI ***** (123 minutes) MA ...
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A Dog’s Way Home; Greta; King of Thieves

Best of frenemies: ‘A Dog’s Way Home’ is as much for adults as it is for kids. A DOG’S WAY ...
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Stan & Ollie; Roma; Undermined; Arctic

Peas in a pod: Steve Coogan (right) and John C Reilly are remarkably convincing as legendary comedy duo Laurel & ...
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What Men Want; Escape Room; Alita: Battle Angel; If Beale Street Could Talk; At Eternity’s Gate; Happy Death Day 2 U

Going for Broke: Taraji P Henson is a non-stop delight in the very funny workplace comedy ‘What Men Want’. WHAT ...
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Cold Pursuit; On the Basis of Sex; Maria by Callas; The Combination: Redemption

Man of Reason: Liam Neeson is out for yet more revenge in his latest action film ‘Cold Pursuit’. COLD PURSUIT ...
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The Front Runner; Ben is Back; The Hate U Give

In the spotlight: Hugh Jackman plays besieged politician Gary Hart in ‘The Front Runner’. THE FRONT RUNNER ***1/2 (113 minutes) ...
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The Mule; Green Book; Free Solo; Glass; Mary, Queen of Scots; Storm Boy; The Kid Who Would Be King; Instant Family

Pay day: Clint Eastwood discovers that being a drug mule is better than he expected in ‘The Mule’. THE MULE ...
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Mary Poppins Returns; Eighth Grade; Holmes & Watson; The Favourite

Happy Feed: Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) provides sustenance to a dancing penguin in Disney’s sugary-sweet family film ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ ...
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Aquaman; Bumblebee; Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse; Colette; Vice; Peppermint; Cold War

May the Fork Be With You: the new ‘Aquaman’ hits all the right spots with great action scenes, good story ...
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