UK 12A

9

Excellent

4

Poor

Red Joan review

Despite the compelling question it seeks to pose, Red Joan lacks the charm to draw the spectator in and have them partake in the main character's dilemma. Character drama and historical commentary that could have made the film richer than its premise ended up bogging it down in what feels like a collage of familiar, underdeveloped plots that never became more than a sum of parts.

5

Average

5

Average

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald review

In one of the most fascinating cinematic worlds, The Crimes of Grindelwald miserably fails at what the Harry Potter series was good at: character building over world building.

8

Great

7

Good

A Star is Born review

Since the dawn of cinema, ordinary people have always dreamt about becoming famous: A Star is Born is the perfect manifesto for such dream in our age

9

Excellent

5

Average

All Is True review

Branagh's study of the last years of the Bard of Avon leans towards more fiction than fact, as this so-called historical piece comes up self-serving

5

Average

Alita: Battle Angel review

James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez collaborate to bring us a manga adaptation almost 20 years in the making - but the end result is an almost lamentable case of style and speed over substance

7

Good

Green Book review

Green Book balances hefty themes with refreshing levity, formula with expert restrain in emotion; but its indubitable strong points are the herculean performances by Mortensen and Ali