Movies & Streaming Reviews

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


Veteran Mark Rylance shines again in tight crime thriller ‘The Outfit’

A stitch in crime: Mark Rylance plays Leonard the cutter in ‘The Outfit’. THE OUTFIT ***1/2 (105 minutes) MA Hot ...
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Alleged ‘coming-of-age’ film ‘Bosch & Rockit’ ranks as yet another muddled Oz-movie misfire; ‘Girl at the Window’, a horror-comedy fail

Bumpy ride: Luke Hemsworth and Rasmus King play father and son in ‘Bosch & Rockit’. BOSCH & ROCKIT * (107 ...
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British comedy ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’ is full of laudable talking points about sex but founders on a sheer lack of believability

Naughty talk: Daryl McCormack and Emma Thompson in ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’. GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE ...
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With a sluggish pace and a story full of holes, Jordan Peele’s sci-fi clunker ‘Nope’ is essentially ‘Close Encounters of the Bored Kind’

Don’t look up: A UFO harasses a horse ranch in ‘Nope’. NOPE * (126 minutes) M You’ve got to hand ...
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The disaster of Woodstock ’99 is laid bare in ‘Trainwreck’, an absorbing, confessional look into the makings of a concert calamity

The party’s over: Part of the festival aftermath as detailed in ‘Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99’. TRAINWRECK: WOODSTOCK ’99 ***1/2 (three episodes; ...
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Brad Pitt endures the fast action, fast talking and garbled plot of ‘Bullet Train’, a funny, hard-to-follow, easy-to-enjoy thrill ride

One way ticket: Brad Pitt plays a bemused assassin in ‘Bullet Train’ BULLET TRAIN *** (126 minutes) MA Anyone who ...
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Neil Patrick Harris gleams as an abandoned, heart-broken New Yorker in the warm, bittersweet romantic comedy series ‘Uncoupled’

Home alone: Neil Patrick Harris plays a loser in love in ‘Uncoupled’. UNCOUPLED ***1/2 (eight episodes; three hours, 46 minutes) ...
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