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‘Jason Bourne’ – Film Review

While promoting 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum, Matt Damon dismissed the idea of returning for another outing as tough but troubled former CIA assassin Jason Bourne, saying: “We’ve ridden that horse…

‘Star Trek Beyond’ – Film Review

Star Trek: Beyond arrives with less hype than studio bosses who signed off an estimated $185m production budget might have hoped. This is probably a fall-out from 2013's Star Trek…

‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ – Film Review

There’s no mystery as to why 20th Century Fox keeps making Ice Age films. The last two made over $850 million. The mystery is why they continue to be successful.…

‘The BFG’ – Film Review

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of The BFG needs to please two types of what the title character famously calls “human beans”. Some of this film’s audience will be young children taking…

‘Ghostbusters’ – Film Review

Though the internet often whinges when a beloved movie franchise gets a reboot, most of us hope the new version will "do justice" to the original. But somehow, Ghostbusters 2.0…

‘Maggie’s Plan’ – Film Review

Maggie (Greta Gerwig) has decided that she’s going to have a baby. She isn’t in a relationship so, as an independent New Yorker, she’s going to do it the modern…

‘The Neon Demon’ – Film Review

Drive, which had Ryan Gosling cruising around beating people up in a neon fog, didn’t actually do its director Nicolas Winding Refn many favours. It was a big hit –…

‘Now You See Me 2’ – Film Review

A surprise smash in 2013, Now You See Me introduced a fictional crew of superstar illusionists called The Four Horsemen, who climaxed their Las Vegas show by apparently pulling off…

‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ – Film Review

It’s taken director Roland Emmerich 20 years to come up with a sequel to his super-sized 1996 disaster film Independence Day. He and co-writer/producer Dean Devlin originally devised a follow-up…

‘Elvis & Nixon’ Film Review

An official White House photograph of Richard Nixon meeting Elvis Presley in the Oval Office on the morning of December 21, 1970 is the most requested item in the US…

‘The Keeping Room’ – Film Review

In 2010, a 13-year-old Hailee Steinfeld gave a brilliant breakthrough performance in the Coen Brothers’ Western True Grit and became one of the youngest people ever to be nominated for…

‘The Conjuring 2’ – Film Review

James Wan turned The Conjuring, a horror with a well-worn story about a nice family living in a big old house with a big old ghost, into a crowd-chilling hit…