Judi Dench

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

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

7

Good

7

Good

8

Great

Philomena review (Blu-ray)

Steve Coogan in actually quite good dramatic actor shock. Actually, Philomena – the adaptation of Martin Sixsmith’s book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee – is more than just Coogan...

8

Great

Philomena review

Steve Coogan in actually quite good dramatic actor shock. Actually, Philomena – the adaptation of Martin Sixsmith’s book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee – is more than just Coogan...

7

Good

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel review (Blu-ray)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel does not disappoint. The set buzzes with energy as bright colours explode across the screen.

5

Average

J Edgar review (Blu-ray)

Full marks to DiCaprio. He's done a fine job playing the famous FBI chief. He registers just the right amount of determination, arrogance, confidence and paranoia in bringing the character...

6

Fair

My Week With Marilyn review (Blu-ray)

Branagh must have had a ball doing this one. In the early stages of his career he was accused of being a young upstart in some quarters for trying to...

7

Good

Jane Eyre review (Blu-ray)

Jane Eyre (Wasikowska) travels to Thornfield Hall to take up her role as governess to the ward of Mr Rochester (Fassbender).