A Monster Calls beautifully combines reality and fantasy to tell an all-too-human story
At its heart, Kong: Skull Island is nothing more than a good, old-fashioned monster movie
Gold is an entertaining journey carried out by a tornado-like main character in one of the most predictable and exploited plot devices: the American dream
Humans and Orcs are not natural bedfellows in the Warcraft universe and this struggle informs the film's often confused and convoluted narrative
The game plan is, if you take it fast enough, no one will notice how creaky your story is and how lame your film is. But this just makes the 2016 Ben-Hur thin and unsatisfying, and still dull
Warcraft looks like it was kitted out by Poundland, and is marginally more enjoyable than a urinary tract infection
After having four of his novels adapted into films, McCarthy – at the ripe old age of 80 – opted to try his hand at screenwriting.
Marling and Batmanglij, who previously gave us the excellent Sound of My Voice, here have a broader canvas and a bigger budget to play with.