Movies & Streaming Reviews

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


‘Sissy’, a nutty, inventive top-quality Australian splatter film

Online loner: Aisha Dee plays a friend in need in ‘Sissy’. SISSY ***1/2 (102 minutes) MA The year’s dream run ...
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REVIEWS: The School for Good and Evil; Memory; The Weekend Away; Rosaline; Catherine Called Birdy

Goth Girl: Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) tastes darkness in ‘The School For Good and Evil’. THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND ...
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Body oil and war cries do not an epic make in ‘The Woman King’

Battle-ready: Viola Davis as an Amazon warrior in ‘The Woman King’. THE WOMAN KING ** (135 minutes) M All hail ...
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As an old-fashioned British class comedy ‘Mrs Harris Goes to Paris’ has its charms, but is too long, moves too slowly and has a thin story

Me and my dress: Lesley Manville in ‘Mrs Harris Goes to Paris’. MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS ** (116 minutes) ...
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Gay rom-com ‘Bros’ is pretty funny but misses the mainstream mark ‘In & Out’ hit 25 years ago

Happy together: Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane in the rom-com ‘Bros’. BROS **1/2 (115 minutes) MA Fitting squarely into the ...
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Try-hard Australian drama ‘Everything in Between’ falls flat

Sad sack: Jordan Dulieu plays a troubled teen in the drama ‘Everything in Between’. EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN * (90 minutes) ...
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Though it often feels like ‘Bland Adam’, ‘Black Adam’ passes muster as another $200m superhero mass-market opening-weekend time killer

Suiting up: Dwayne Johnson plays the titular superhero in ‘Black Adam’. BLACK ADAM **1/2 (125 minutes) M A wry, knowing ...
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Terribly directed, ‘The Watcher’ is an overlong, dull, ludicrous bore

Miscast: Bobby Cannavale as a harried homeowner in ‘The Watcher’. THE WATCHER * (seven episodes; 327 minutes) MA full series ...
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