Toy Story 4 – Review

The film comes alive when it delicately suggests the poignancy of an life where happiness is derived from the approval of children, who are loving but inherently impulsive.

Rocketman – Review

A young boy finds his mundane life transformed by music, in the process transforming himself, but fills the void left by his absence of love with drugs, sex, and bad decisions. It's a standard rock movie setup.

London Rep Roundup – May 2019

As well as the long-awaited UK releases of Vox Lux, Woman at War and High Life (oh, and Godzilla is BACK), May is going to be a great month for catching rare and underseen pics on the big screen in London. It's a good time to be alive.

Eighth Grade – Review

Kayla's struggling. She's a quiet eighth-grader on the edge of fifteen with few friends IRL and even fewer online, where she uploads YouTube entries which go mostly unviewed. She's about to leave middle school under a cloud of ignominy, having been voted 'most quiet' by her peers.

Mid90s – Review

A recent, presumably sincere, tweet from a concerned film fan negatively compared the directorial debut of Brie Larson, Unicorn Store, to the first film directed by Superbad and Wolf of Wall Street actor Jonah Hill.

Captain Marvel (Review) – Higher, further, faster

The first film from Marvel Studios to focus on a female hero, and one of very few at all in recent memory? The latest high-profile target of 'fan' opprobrium, ostensibly because of opinions held by one of the actors involved? The sixth biggest opening weekend in history? In 2019, there's plenty to untangle about a new superhero film before you even take your seat, and Captain Marvel is the most talked-about in a long time.

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