Movies & Streaming Reviews

The latest movies & streaming reviews from Jim Schembri, professional film reviewer since 1980.


MIFF 2020 A selection of must-see gems + interviews with Shalini Kantayya & Allison Chhorn

Reaching out: A desperate father fights his inner demons to hold on to his family in ‘The Killing of Two ...
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A strong lead performance offsets a weak one in the elderly romance ’23 Walks’

Later-life love: Dave Johns and Alison Steadman star in the romance ’23 Walks’. 23 WALKS **1/2 (102 minutes) M The ...
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Blazing guns and swinging axes help Charlize Theron through another action blitz in ‘The Old Guard’

Set to slice: Charlize Theron adds to her action hero cred in ‘The Old Guard’. THE OLD GUARD *** (125 ...
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The new Paul Hogan film is stilted, clumsy and corny – but still funny

People person: Paul Hogan has an unfortunate encounter with a young fan in ‘The Very Excellent Mr Dundee’. THE VERY ...
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Overrated sub-par horror flick ‘Relic’ big on mood, small on pay-off

Cheer up: Robyn Nevin plays an old woman with a faltering mind in the horror film ‘Relic’. RELIC *1/2 (89 ...
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Action aplenty in the fine Tom Hanks war film ‘Greyhound’

Rough seas: Tom Hanks wrote and stars in the World War 2 film ‘Greyhound’. GREYHOUND ***1/2 (91 minutes) M As ...
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The historical musical ‘Hamilton’ turns out to be pretty good

Me and my crew: Lin-Manuel Miranda is centre-stage most of the time in the historical musical ‘Hamilton’. HAMILTON ***1/2 (160 ...
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Nightmares rule in moody haunted house flick ‘You Should Have Left’

Unwelcome guest: Kevin Bacon stars as a troubled family man in ‘You Should Have Left’. YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT *** ...
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Skill and style elevate the boxing-movie tropes of ‘In Full Bloom’ into something unique

Face off: A champion Japanese boxer squares off with an American has-been in the post-war boxing drama ‘In Full Bloom’ ...
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Taut hijack thriller ‘7500’ wraps 9/11 anxieties in top-flight suspense

Remain seated: Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a pilot threatened by hijackers in ‘7500’. 7500 **** (92 minutes) 16+ Buckle up for ...
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