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Peter Rabbit | Review

★★★

There’s a lot of hopping in Will Gluck’s Peter Rabbit and, yes, much of it takes place on the grave of Beatrix Potter, from whom the story originates. With its smart visuals, decent gags and – mostly – likeable cast, however, the film will appeal to younger audiences.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi | Review

★★★★

Three films in and nostalgia just won’t cut it anymore for third wave StarWars. If The Force Awakens marked a celebration of the past, Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi harks a new era of unpredictability and exploration in a galaxy far far away. Not all is successful here but for the most part the film is one of derring do and increasingly spectacular set pieces.

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The Foreigner | Review

★★

For about seven minutes – certainly no more than ten – The Foreigner has something going for it. There’s the promise of a seriously stirring turn from Jackie Chan and the reunion of Pierce Brosnan with his GoldenEye director Martin Campbell. Perhaps that’s why the misjudged so-called thriller which follows proves quite so insulting?

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle | Review

★★★

We always knew it wasn’t over. Back in 1995, Joe Johnston’s Jumanji, starring the late-great Robin Williams, concluded on a beach in France with the deadly, titular board game washed up and still beating its drums. Twenty-two years later and they’re still banging away, in Jake Kasdan’s flawed but fun sequel.

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The Disaster Artist | Review

★★★★

Many dreadful films have managed to wind up in the public domain over the course of the past century but few have managed to penetrate the public psyche in quite the same way as Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 disasterpiece The Room. Once proclaimed ‘the Citizen Kane of bad movies’ the longevity of the film is by virtue of it having joined that league of greats to be proclaimed ‘so bad, it’s good’. Now, James Franco directs, writes and stars in The Disaster Artist, an ode to awfulness and tribute to misguided dreams.

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