Movies & Streaming Reviews

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


REVIEWS: Charming comedy ‘Antoinette dans les Cevennes’; Searing doco ‘Collective’; Sci-fi dud ‘Voyagers’; Silly ‘Willy’s Wonderland’

Happy trails: Laure Calamy and her uncooperative co-star in the hit French comedy ‘Antoinette dans les Cevennes’. ANTOINETTE DANS LES ...
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An Oscar-bound Anthony Hopkins heads a top cast in an affecting journey into the mind of a dementia sufferer in ‘The Father’

Memory trouble: Anthony Hopkins portrays an elderly man afflicted with Alzheimer’s. THE FATHER **** (97 minutes) M There are very ...
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Excellent, fact-based espionage drama ‘The Courier’ explores the friendship that helped avert nuclear war

Amateur hour: Benedict Cumberbatch plays a businessman caught up in the Cold War. THE COURIER ***1/2 (111 minutes) M There ...
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Lively new ‘Tom & Jerry’ retains the old-school cartoon charm

They’re back: Cartoon favourites Tom & Jerry return in their new movie. TOM & JERRY *** (101 minutes) G We ...
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Old-style vigilante action comes with cheeky dark humour in ‘Nobody’

Normal guy: Bob Odenkirk plays a rogue family man in the action-comedy ‘Nobody’. NOBODY ***1/2 (92 minutes) MA You know ...
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More fast, family-friendly fun with ‘Peter Rabbit 2’, complete with the usual animated-movie message about “being yourself”

Friends at last: Peter Rabbit makes nice with Domnhall Gleeson in ‘Peter Rabbit 2’. PETER RABBIT 2 *** (93 minutes) ...
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‘Golden Voices’: a subtle, bitter-sweet comedy-drama about latter-life renewal graced with two moving, subdued lead performances

New home: Vladimir Friedman & Mariya Belkina star in ‘Golden Voices’. GOLDEN VOICES ***1/2 (88 minutes; subtitled) M Important life ...
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Throwaway punch’n’crunch blockbuster ‘Godzilla vs Kong’ comes good despite slow start, cardboard characters and off-the-shelf VFX

Game on: Godzilla fights Kong in ‘Godzilla vs Kong’. Godzilla vs Kong *** (113 minutes) M Seriously, the only important ...
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Top acting & hot-button issues drive the searing Oz drama ‘Disclosure’

Let’s talk: Two couples are forced to deal with a nightmare situation in the Australian drama ‘Disclosure’. DISCLOSURE ***1/2 (84 ...
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