Movies & Streaming Reviews

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

‘The Eras Tour’: Taylor Swift brings it in a dazzling concert film celebrating her music, giant screen technology and industrial hydraulics

Angel in a glittery bodysuit: Taylor Swift in ‘The Eras Tour’ concert film. TAYLOR SWIFT: THE ERAS TOUR **** (165 ...
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‘The Cost’, a terrific, tense Australian thriller; dud Oz comedy ‘Scant’ is all over the place; Australian satirical series C*A*U*G*H*T is C*R*U*D

Payback problems: Jordan Fraser-Trumble and Damon Hunter in ‘The Cost’. THE COST **** (111 minutes) MA Two angry men on ...
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‘Shayda’, a moving, if muted immigrant drama set in Australian suburbia

Mother love: Zar Amir-Ebrahimi and Selina Zahednia in ‘Shayda’. SHAYDA **1/2 (117 minutes) M There are many moments of high ...
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There’s double the trouble in ‘The Exorcist: Believer’, a fun, well-done horror piece timed for the Halloween season

BFFs: Lidya Jewett and Olivia O’Neill in ‘The Exorcist: Believer’. THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER *** (108 minutes) MA It’s double trouble ...
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Brace yourselves for a shock: Liam Neeson’s latest action movie ‘Retribution’ is actually quite good; Holiday fun for kids and adults in ‘PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie’

Busy signal: Liam Neeson in the action-thriller ‘Retribution’. RETRIBUTION *** (90 minutes) M How joyful it is to be sitting ...
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‘Equalizer 3’ hits its mark; ‘Ego’ serves up an excellent bio-doc of music giant Michael Gudinski; ‘Haunted Mansion’ is another Disney misfire

Don’t mess: Denzel Washington returns in ‘The Equalizer 3’. THE EQUALIZER 3 *** (109 minutes) MA Gosh, the mob is ...
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