Movie Reviews

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


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; The Australian Dream; Measure for Measure; Emu Runner; Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks; Little Monsters

Two peas in a jam: Brad Pitt & Leonardo DiCaprio shine in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ...
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Danger Close; Palm Beach; Midsommar; Late Night; Be Natural; The Nightingale; Fourteen; Judy & Punch; Midnight Family

On the hunt: a patrol of Australian soldiers move through the jungle in Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan ...
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Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw; The Public; Be Natural; MIFF Picks – Alice; Watergate; On the President’s Orders; Funan; One Child Nation

I’m Hobbs, he’s Shaw: Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham ham it up in Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw. FAST ...
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The Lion King; The White Crow; Apollo 11; Diego Maradona; Defend Conserve Protect

Digital domain: Everything looks realer-than-real in Disney’s digital remake of ‘The Lion King’. THE LION KING ***1/2 (118 minutes) PG ...
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Booksmart; Mystify; Stuber; Yesterday; Spider-Man: Far From Home; Annabelle Comes Home; Child’s Play; After

Poles apart: two bookworms try to cram a year’s worth of fun into one night in the fabulous teen comedy ...
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Toy Story 4; Tolkien, Wild Rose, Men In Black International

Lovable dolls: The gang is back for the lively if unnecessary ‘Toy Story 4’. TOY STORY 4 *** (100 minutes) ...
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X-Men Dark Phoenix; Red Joan

Girl Power: There’s plenty of female empowerment in X-Men: ‘Dark Phoenix’. X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX ***1/2 (114 minutes) M Just in ...
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Rocketman (plus interview); Godzilla II: King of the Monsters

ROCKETMAN **** (121 minutes) M With the world-conquering, surprise hit Queen tribute Bohemian Rhapsody now fully digested by the Earth’s ...
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Aladdin; Peterloo; 2040 (plus interview)

Blue man crew: He’s no Robin Williams but Will Smith still delights in Disney’s latest live-action remake ‘Aladdin’. ALADDIN *** ...
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Acute Misfortune; John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Three’s a crowd: Keanu Reeves faces down two fowes in the action-packed ‘John Wick – Chapter 3 Parabellum’. ACUTE MISFORTUNE ...
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