Movies & Streaming Reviews

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


‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ force-injects some fun back into the flailing Marvel franchise, though all the meta gags are getting a tad tired

Hello?: Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’. DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE *** (127 minutes ) MA Knowing full well ...
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Spidery horror fun with ‘Sting’; Cliched horror abounds in ‘Longlegs’; ‘Mr Blake at Your Service’ is a French charmer; ‘Birdeater’ unwinds as a dull Aussie yapfest

Good buddy: Alyla Browne and friend in ‘Sting’. STING *** (91 minutes) MA Ask any serious, self-respecting entomologist about the ...
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A dreadful comedy, ‘The Emu War’ is a sad, vulgar, unfunny mess with no discernible sense of style

This slide appears at the very end of ‘The Emu War’. How depressing. THE EMU WAR nil (73 minutes) MA ...
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‘Inside Out 2’ is a splendid return to form for Disney/Pixar; Russell Crowe continues his run of B-grade schlock with ‘The Exorcism’

Mind trip: Joy and Anxiety in ‘Inside Out 2’. INSIDE OUT 2 **** (96 minutes) PG We’ve all been hoping ...
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‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’ is not just a rollicking action-comedy, it’s Will Smith’s one shot at career redemption after the Oscars slap

The boys are back: Will Smith (left) and Martin Lawrence in ‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’. BAD BOYS: RIDE OR ...
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US INDIE REVIEWS: Warm New York rom com ‘Guy Friends’; Devilish horror treat ‘The Seductress From Hell’

Seeking gal pals: Kavita Jariwala in ‘Guy Friends’ Here are reviews of two new independent American films. GUY FRIENDS *** ...
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‘The Garfield Movie’ is a non-PC delight; ‘The Beast’ is a French sci-fi head scratcher with a great movie-within-a-movie

Let’s eat – and eat and eat: The politically incorrect lead in ‘The Garfield Movie’. THE GARFIELD MOVIE ***1/2 (101 ...
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