UK 12A

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.

9

Excellent

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. 

7

Good

The Little Stranger review

Lenny Abrahamson lends his adaptational talents to a 2009 ghost story novel, the result being a film that stands out with aplomb in a genre where it is increasingly difficult to be unique

7

Good

The Eyes of Orson Welles review

Mark Cousins' biopic on Orson Welles, conveyed through the latter's art, is a touch dry and self-indulgent - but a solid enough feature at its core.

4

Poor

The Darkest Minds review

Wading through a sea of tired tropes and predictable plotting, offset only by the general quality of its cast, The Darkest Minds adds itself to the ever-increasing pile of incorrigibly generic young adult flotsam

8

Great

Ready Player One 3D review

An adaptation of a decidedly sub-par novel is a decidedly pleasant surprise, as a master's touch elevates this VR adventure to unexpected and genuinely enjoyable heights

7

Good

Pacific Rim: Uprising review

Steven S DeKnight's sequel to Guillermo del Toro's robo-blockbuster may be rusty in some ways compared to its predecessor – but it's still no less of an enjoyable, if basic, action romp

5

Average

Uncle Drew review

Uncle Drew could have become a comedy classic with a little bit of fine-tuning, but unfortunately comes across as a greatest hits

6

Fair

6

Fair

Solo: A Star Wars Story review

Having weathered a turbulent production cycle, the newest Star Wars anthology film hits our screens - but for all of its merits, one is left wondering if this trip back to a galaxy far, far away was truly necessary