Movies & Streaming Reviews

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


Top-notch survival thriller ‘Fall’ offers plenty of realistically filmed tension as two adventurers are stranded atop an abandoned TV tower

Stuck: Two thrillseekers get stranded on top of TV tower in ‘Fall’. FALL **** (107 minutes) M It might not ...
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Well-mixed cocktail of humour and horror in ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’

Message pending: Two Gen-Z partygoers check for messages in ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’. BODIES BODIES BODIES ***1/2 (94 minutes) MA To ...
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George Clooney & Julia Roberts dance to the rhythm of the rom-com formula in the featherlight ‘Ticket to Paradise’

Big names: Julia Roberts & George Clooney in the romantic comedy ‘Ticket to Paradise’. TICKET TO PARADISE *** (104 minutes) ...
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An engrossing dramedy about a struggling eatery, ‘The Bear’ builds a tense, believable real-world workplace, only to cop-out with a weak finale

Under pressure: Jeremy Allen White plays a stressed-out chef in ‘The Bear’. THE BEAR ***1/2 (247 minutes; 4 hours, 7 ...
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The brilliant life & career of culture-changing artist David Bowie is superbly captured in the dazzling bio-doc ‘Moonage Daydream’

His brilliant career: David Bowie is profiled in the bio-doc ‘Moonage Daydream’. MOONAGE DAYDREAM **** (135 minutes) M Wherever they ...
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High-flying canine comedy in ‘DC League of Super-Pets’

Man’s best friend: Krypto & Superman battle evil in ‘DC League of Super-Pets’. DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS *** (106 minutes) ...
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‘The Retaliators’ offers an 1970s-style exploitation journey with a decent story, a twist or two and, of course, plenty of ultra-violence

Altered state: A pastor (Michael Lombardi) has an epiphany of sorts in ‘The Retaliators’. THE RETALIATORS *** (110 minutes) R ...
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‘Flux Gourmet’ a fun arthouse lark; Teen romance-gone-wrong in the painful ‘After Ever Happy’

For art’s sake: The quest for artistic integrity gets messy in ‘Flux Gourmet’. FLUX GOURMET *** (111 minutes) MA As ...
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Stallone The Elder again plays into his vintage age in the enjoyable post-prime superhero action-drama ‘Samaritan’

He’s so shy: Sylvester Stallone plays a retired superhero in ‘Samaritan’. SAMARITAN *** (102 minutes) M Showing just how smart ...
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