Movie Reviews

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


Frozen II; Mrs Lowry & Son; 21 Bridges; Knives Out

Dynamic duo: Elsa (left) and Anna return in ‘Frozen II’, the sequel to the mega-hit Disney film. FROZEN II **** ...
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Charlie’s Angels; Fisherman’s Friends; I Am No Bird; Official Secrets; Judy and Punch; Suzi Q

Cinematic vandalism: (from left) Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott strike a pose as the latest recruits to the ...
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Doctor Sleep; Dosed; Last Christmas; Emu Runner

Look into my eyes: Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson) is the central evil in ‘Doctor Sleep’, the sequel to ‘The ...
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Terminator: Dark Fate; Ready or Not; Happy Sad Man; Little Monsters; Brittany Runs a Marathon

She’s back: Linda Hamilton returns as Sarah Connor, the character she created 35 years ago, in ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’. TERMINATOR: ...
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Ready or Not; After the Wedding; Zombieland: Double Tap; Promised; Locusts

Wedding Day Blues: Australian actress Samara Weaving puts in a winning performance in the American horror-comedy ‘Ready or Not’. READY ...
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Hustlers; Working Woman; Gemini Man; Green Light; The Rise of Jordan Peterson

Open for business: Jennifer Lopez looks and sounds the part as a business-savvy stripper in ‘Hustlers”. HUSTLERS *** (110 minutes) ...
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Joker – an anti-franchise franchise film

No joke: Joaquin Phoenix is mesmerising as the titular character in ‘Joker’. JOKER ****1/2 (122 minutes) MA At a time ...
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Ride Like a Girl; Buoyancy; Ugly Dolls; The Goldfinch; The Dead Don’t Die; Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

High in the saddle: Teresa Palmer plays jockey Michelle Payne in ‘Ride Like a Girl’ RIDE LIKE A GIRL *** ...
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Ad Astra; Abominable; Rambo – Last Blood; Good Boys

Final ride: Brad Pitt suits up for a trek into deep space in ‘Ad Astra’. AD ASTRA **** (123 minutes) ...
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Downton Abbey; The Angry Birds Movie 2; Animals

Does this frock make me look posh?: The inestimable Maggie Smith in the film version of ‘Downton Abbey’. DOWNTON ABBEY ...
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