UK 12A

8

Great

7

Good

A Star is Born review blu

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

5

Average

The Girl in the Spider's Web review

The Girl in the Spider's Web does away with the gritty yet somewhat low-key tone of Larsson's material in favor of spectacular but familiar action and spy film tropes, resembling far more a modern instalment of the Bond series than any adaptation of the Millennium trilogy to date.

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