Bryan Cranston is in enjoyable form in this easy critique of a shameful period in Hollywood history, says Michael Joyce.
Whether or not you’ll genuinely enjoy Dirty Grandpa depends greatly on your tolerance of penis jokes, offensive humour and cringeworthy scenes.
This retelling of the 2010 Chilean mining disaster can only engage in very basic disaster movie terms, laments Michael Joyce.
Michael Caine is majestic in this somewhat half-formed ponderance on old age, writes Michael Joyce.
The best performances are the subtlest in this true newspaper story about exposing Catholic Church corruption, says Michael Joyce.
Michael Joyce enjoys this perplexing but well-scaled martial arts film.
This look at the evils of political PR ends up replicating its subject, rather than exposing it, writes Michael Joyce.
Adam McKay’s examination of the US housing market crash is smart, entertaining and doesn’t pull its punches, says Michael Joyce.
Michael Joyce falls for the measured approach of this low key portrait of suburban mid west horror.
Realistically brutal, relentless and beautifully filmed The Revenant is everything you would expect from a potential Oscar winner.
His resolve previously weakened in awarding Birdman four stars but our reviewer isn’t letting director Gonzalez Inarritu off the hook this time.
Quentin Tarantino’s latest is packed full of entertainment and tension – the only problem is that we’ve seen it all before, writes Michael Joyce.
This tale of a cult leader draws from many real life equivalents, but loses steam in the process, writes Michael Joyce.
This unusual perspective on the war in Afghanistan is handled with care by director Tobias Lindholm, says Michael Joyce.
Sylvester Stallone is happy to play second fiddle in this well-considered reboot of the Rocky series.
Eddie Redmayne’s turn as Lili Elbe, who underwent the first ever gender re-alignment surgery, is too polite to generate intensity, says Michael Joyce.
There are plenty of laughs in this family comedy send-up, but its basic humour ultimately lacks substance, says Michael Joyce.
This true story of the whaling disaster that inspired Moby Dick is too clearly a star vehicle for Chris Hemsworth, says Michael Joyce.
J. J. Abrams’ reboot of the iconic series will sate the fans’ desires, but ultimately plays it safe, says Michael Joyce.
Guy Maddin’s rambling, dream-like phantasmagoria is guelling and precious, but there is some satisfaction to be had here, writes Michael Joyce.
It’s four stars out of five for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
This straight talking story about a life on the margins is full of depth, but might not changes hearts and minds, says Michael Joyce.
It may use CGI, but by maintaining the air of its ‘50s bubble, the Peanuts movie is a faithful resizing of the TV show, says Michael Joyce.
This biopic of Elizabeth Montagu unwittingly captures the self-absorbed delusions of aritocracy, says Michael Joyce.
This is a Christmas comedy that delivers lots of ho ho ho, but precious little in the way of good cheer, writes Michael Joyce.
He’s often seen as an unfairly neglected director, but in Sunset Song, director Terence Davies shows his work could still do with some polish, says Michael Joyce.
In her 1818 novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley paints a vivid portrait of a wretched monster, whose “unearthly ugliness rendered it almost too horrible for human eyes”.
Johnny Depp looks revitalised in this rather glamorised vision of a Goodfellas-esque Mafia story, says Michael Joyce.
Classy, gripping and potentially Oscar winning Bridge of Spies (now showing at the Light Cinema in Wisbech) is not only an entertaining watch, it is also a history lesson.
This adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s autobiographical novel has all the signs of Academy-baiting, but Carol’s small moments, acting and score make for a perfect fit, says Michael Joyce.
Another safe offering from Stephen Spielberg is saved by the performances of its two leading stars, says Michael Joyce.
Director Steven Spielberg reunites with actor Tom Hanks for an incredible true story of courage and daring that proves one man can make a difference.
What would you do if a tattered old van complete with tramp-like woman pulled up in front of your home?
This explicit 3D sex film shows all the signs of a very bad movie, but gets better as it goes on, says Michael Joyce.
Explosive from start to finish the new James Bond offering - Spectre (now showing at The Light in Wisbech) - certainly leaves you shaken and also stirred.
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