Instant Family (2018)

Instant Family (2018) Just add chaos, laughter, awkwardness, mistakes, love. Every so often a film comes along that warms your heart and makes you feel all mushy inside — Instant Family is one… Continue reading

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Outcast. Survivor. Legend. On paper it seems like a no-brainer: get Andy ‘Gollum’ Serkis, the most famous and accomplished motion capture actor in history, to direct a… Continue reading

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Fly on your own. Find your way home. Can you believe that it’s been almost ten years since DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your… Continue reading

Holmes & Watson (2018)

Holmes & Watson (2018) They don’t have a clue. All my ‘holmies’ know that I generally like Will Ferrell comedies — just look at my positive write-ups for his critically panned The House… Continue reading

The Favorite (2018)

The Favorite (2018) In retrospect, the byzantine social milieu of the early 18th-century court of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) is a good fit for the stylistic peccadilloes of Greek provocateur Yorgos Lanthimos. Much… Continue reading

Aquaman (2018)

Aquaman (2018) Home is calling. Director James Wan’s big screen version of DC’s venerable and much-mocked seafaring superhero lives at the intersection of camp and pulp, and that’s as it should be. Starring… Continue reading

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Back in 2012, Wreck-It Ralph charmed its way into the hearts of Disney, videogame and pop culture fans alike. With an embarrassment of riches in its character cameos,… Continue reading

Vice (2018)

Vice (2018) The Untold True Story That Changed the Course of History Following on from his suddenly serious crossover critical darling, The Big Short (2015), director and writer Adam McKay continues his explorations… Continue reading

Mortal Engines (2018)

Mortal Engines (2018) Some scars never heal. If you got Ghibli’s Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) and threw it in a blender with the likes of Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), then added in… Continue reading

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Santa’s in town early this year There’s not a lot going on in this fairly rote straight-to-Netflix Christmas movie except for one little thing, but that one little thing… Continue reading