Movie Reviews

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


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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Ralph Breaks the Internet; Can You Ever Forgive Me?; Mortal Engines; Overlord

Brave New World: the challenge of accepting change underpins the marvelous Disney comedy Ralph Breaks the Internet. RALPH BREAKS THE ...
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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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