At first glance, Half Magic looks another ‘girls – uh, middle-aged women – gone wild’ comedy in the vein of Bridesmaids and the litany of films that followed. Starring Heather Graham – best known for her kooky, comedic roles – and TV sitcom stars Stephanie Beatriz (of Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Angela Kinsey (of the American…
Lady Bird’s story is so familiar, so authentic that it has something that’ll resonate with everyone. We’ve all clashed with our parents; we’ve all had romantic misadventures best forgotten; we’ve all felt stifled by our home town.
Black Panther is a kind of inversion of the typical Marvel film; what works here is what doesn’t work about most of its compatriots and – sadly – vice versa.
We’ve all been to a concert that just felt … sad.
Meal Tickets distils that feeling into an uncomfortable 93-minute documentary.
Ali’s Wedding is a delight.
Den of Thieves drains itself of any drop of sympathetic humanity to leave a crude beast impressive and intimidating in its muscularity.
Phantom Thread only unveils its true nature in its final few minutes.