“1917” feels like it’s observing real time – no editorial cuts, no jumps between places or actions or characters... delivering a look that’s new, memorable and discomforting for the best reasons, says movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.
Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD wonders about Shaun the Sheep’s latest adventure.
“I don’t know about the kids, but this reviewer loved it!”. BILL STEPHENS reviews “The Little Mermaid”.
LEN POWER reviews a “good school holiday show” for children over the age of seven and says adults will have a good time with it as well.
Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD reckons “True History of the Kelly Gang” tells important parts of Ned’s story with more credibility than did its predecessors.
“‘Spies in Disguise’ is an animated spoof of every super-spy hero movie ever made. And it’s not half bad!,” enthuses movies reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.
Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD says “My Spy” is a comedy evoking the era when Hollywood comedies were smart rather than potboilers fuelled by American TV’s voracious demand for low-energy fodder for low-energy minds.
Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD says "The Gentlemen" is rough-textured, tough to digest, complex and jolly good fun.
"Little Women" looks good, especially the exterior scenes. Filmed in and around Concord, Massachusetts, it offers some authenticity of place., says movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.
"We’re about to embark on the movie industry’s annual orgy of self-praise and political finagling called the Oscars. 'Jojo Rabbit' looks good for at least a nomination," writes film reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.
"The best I can say about 'Jumanji: The Next Level' is that it’s a noisy, vigorous statement of the bleeding obvious – escapism to the max," writes film reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.
Arts reviewer JOHN LANDT savours the summer, the sea and the south of France that unite the works of Matisse and Picasso.
“Sorry We Missed You” is about the Turner family confronting economic stringency, trying to battle its way out of debt, exploitation and internal turmoil. But it's a great cast and a powerful story to which even the hardest of hearts must surely resonate, says film reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.
Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD shares the untruths of "The Truth".
"This is a very truncated summary of a powerful story that tells it like it is, delicately, intimately but without prurience, with admirable and poignant credibility". Film reviewer approves of "Portrait of a Lady on Fire".
Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD has three stars for "Cats".
In the light of the controversy around the new movie "Cats", DEBORAH HUNN looks back at five of the best feline performances on the big screen.
"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker": "How did I feel about it? Not a lot," says movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD, who can muster only a single star of approval.
"As diverting and razor sharp as are Catherine Alcorn’s comedic skills, it’s her talents as a superlative songstress that had her audience demanding more songs from her" writes reviewer BILL STEPHENS.
"This is another hybrid of mating between a simple flexible toy with which little kids could invent their own play scenarios, and moving images," writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.