The Greatest Showman

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The Greatest Showman is a musical inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum’s (Hugh Jackman) creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of its star attractions.

Though Hugh Jackman lives up to the title as the lead along with impressive production design and choreography, this musical spectacular is forgettable. Unlike recent films of this genre, The Greatest Showman misses the mark on a perfect musical. The story is predictable with songs aren’t entertaining and catchy.

A mediocre film not worth watching.

Rating: 2/5 Stars

The Greatest Showman is in cinemas now!

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All the Money in the World

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All the Money in the World depicts J. Paul Getty’s (Christopher Plummer) refusal to cooperate with the extortion demands of a group of kidnappers from the organised crime Mafia group ‘Ndrangheta, who abducted his grandson John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) in 1973.

A stellar crime thriller. Michelle Williams and Christopher Plummer give stand out performances. A well-made film by director Ridley Scott (Alien).

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

All the Money in the World is in cinemas now!

 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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A mother (Frances McDormand) who, when the police in her town fail to find a suspect in her daughter’s murder, purchases three billboards to call public attention to the unsolved crime, polarising the community.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is an excellent film. The cast gives outstanding and hilarious performances. Writer and director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) skillfully masters a brilliant black comedy crime with drama. One of the best films of the year.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is in cinemas now!

Pitch Perfect 3

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In the third and final film in the Pitch Perfect trilogy, the film follows the Bellas, now graduated from college, reuniting for one final performance together during an overseas USO tour.

Like its predecessors, Pitch Perfect 3 is an enjoyable film. Terrific cast, great music with hilarious moments but suffers from that typical sequel feel with introducing new characters and balancing the story with more characters.

A pretty good musical comedy. Fans of the Pitch Perfect films will enjoy this last chapter in the film series.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Pitch Perfect 3 is in cinemas now!

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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Set twenty-one years after the first film Jumanji (1995), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle follows four teenagers who are transported into the video game world of Jumanji, playing as the characters they chose and uniting with another player, must overcome the game’s magical power in order to win and return home.

Though it’s not as great as the first film, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a pleasant surprise. Very entertaining and funny with a great cast. A decent second instalment of the Jumanji franchise.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is in cinemas now!

Breathe

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Breathe tells the story of Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), who became paralysed from the neck down by polio at age 28. Given only three months to live, he defies medical experts by becoming one of the longest-living polio survivors in Great Britain.

The cast is sensational. Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy give exceptional performances that will capture your heart. Breathe delivers a powerful and inspirational film that will leave a lasting impression. A must see.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Breathe is in cinemas now!

Call Me by Your Name

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Call Me by Your Name chronicles the romantic relationship between Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a 17-year-old living in Italy, and his father’s American assistant, Oliver (Armie Hammer).

Director Luca Guadagnino makes a beautiful film coming-of-age story about a boy’s first love. Actors Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer deliver excellent performances. Chalamet and Hammer work well together and share great chemistry. The cinematography by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom is exquisite.

A wonderful romantic drama film with a superb cast, Call Me by Your Name is worth a look.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Call Me by Your Name is in cinemas now!