Movie Reviews

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


Creed II; Lean on Pete; Louis Theroux: Love Without Limits; The Grinch

Back for more: Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan get ready to go another round in the very fine ‘Creed ...
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Widows; Robin Hood; Strange Colours; The Children Act; The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Debt trouble: a terrific Viola Davis heads a great ensemble in the knockout femme-noir heist movie ‘Widows’. WIDOWS ***1/2 (129 ...
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Spitfire; The Old Man & the Gun; Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald;

The valiant legacy of the Spitfire fighter and its role in pushing back against Hitler’s invasion of England is profiled ...
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The Girl in the Spider’s Web; Journey’s End; Suspiria; They Shall Not Grow Old; Boy Erased

Queen no more: Claire Foy provides a hero for the #metoo generation in the otherwise ordinary The Girl in the ...
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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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