Miss Fisher’s bland leap to the big screen is purely for fans
The greatest mystery is how this stretched out and cheesy movie turned out to be so flat.
The Call of the Wild is a beautiful big-hearted adventure starring a very good boy
This old-timey film is beautiful in aesthetic, setting, staging and sentiment.
Girl on the Third Floor isn’t a horror to renovate your Netflix queue
Noble but frustratingly uneven attempt to revitalise stale haunted house conventions.
In My Blood It Runs is a powerful portrait of Indigenous youth
A powerful documentary that explores Indigenous youth with a lightness of touch.
Netflix’s Horse Girl: Alison Brie shines in this rewatchable oddity
If it sounds a bit too weird for you, then you’re probably right.
Birds of Prey is chock-full of female solidarity and bananas action scenes
As Harley blithely notes, “nothing gets a guy’s attention like violence.”
Now on Netflix, Adam Sandler sparkles in thriller Uncut Gems
It’s infectiously good fun to join him on numerous harebrained adventures.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is an inspiring drama about empathy and understanding
Tom Hanks plays the beloved kids TV host Fred Rogers. What’s not to like?
Does Just Mercy do justice to its inspiring real-life story?
Michael B. Jordan delivers a powerfully understated performance as a real-life attorney.
A star-studded cast is the best thing about the #MeToo drama Bombshell
Not as explosive as its cast of Hollywood heavyweights would suggest.
The brilliant Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon is a rare breed of filmmaking
The geniuses at Aardman Animations have done it again.
1917 is a triumph of technique with some startlingly surreal sights
It aims to put you in the moment, but sometimes that moment feels like a video game.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire is the best film of 2019
A heartrending romance for the ages, made with masterful skill.
The Two Popes is a superbly acted addition to film and TV’s pope-naissance
Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce are as duelling popes? Yes please.
The adorable Koko: A Red Dog Story is a pawfect film for canine lovers
Koko is a national treasure who came to fame for playing a national treasure.
A bloody good time: Knives Out is a rare fun movie made for grown ups
Daniel Craig leads a (literal) murderers row of character actors in their element.
Bilched is a brisk and fun Sydney-set stoner comedy
Superbad is the obvious touchstone here, and Bilched makes no bones about that.
Judy and Punch is uneven, but packs a mighty wallop in its satire and visuals
A feminist retelling of *checks notes* an Elizabethan puppet show?? Okay.
Kristen Stewart is the best thing about the enjoyable Charlie’s Angels
Kristen Stewart is the best thing in this action-comedy reboot.
Ford v Ferrari is a revved-up historic drama about friendship and frustration
A deeply satisfying drama – with lots of engine noises and wheel spinning.
Netflix’s Klaus is the Christmas film of the decade
It’s a bit like The Emperor’s New Groove with a holly jolly slant.