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Review: Frozen 2

Despite the critically-acclaimed magic of its smash-hit predecessor, due to poor plotting, awkward pacing and musical mis-steps, Frozen 2 has certainly let it go, writes Carl Fitzgerald

Review: The Good Liar

Despite starring A-class talent, Bill Condon’s stylish crime thriller struggles under the weight of its often ludicrous plot twists, writes Carl Fitzgerald

Despite its length, Francois Ozon’s Catholic abuse scandal-based drama By the Grace of God is a beautifully crafted and fascinating portrayal of the effects of trauma, writes Carl Fitzgerald

Grimmfest 2019: Rabid

Carl Fitzgeral reviews the Soska Sisters’ latest gory horror film at Grimmfest 2019

Jason Cabell’s directorial debut, Running with the Devil, is gifted with a dream concpet and an all-star cast, but still leaves a lot to be desired, writes Carl Fitzgerald

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Review: Border

The new film from Ali Abassi is expertly crafted and a detailed deep dive into complex questions of the modern world, fronted by fantastic performances

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MANIFF 2019: Isabelle

A sluggish and derivative possession-horror that’s only amusing so as to think of better films it steals from which you could be watching instead.

Review: Last Christmas

Despite its potential, Paul Feig’s Wham-quoting Christmas rom-com wastes its stars’ talent and fails at meaningful social comment, writes Carl Fitzgerald

Review: Doctor Sleep

30 years after The Shining’s release, its long-awaited sequel proves, despite some flaws, to be a worthy successor to Stanley Kubrick’s masterpice, writes Carl Fitzgerald

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Review: Countdown

Carl Fitzgerald reviews the painfully unscary poorly made and cartoonishly misjudged urban legend phone-horror movie

Review: Werewolf

Adrian Panek’s Werewolf is a grim, but ultimately powerful and moving exploration of humanity under the most dehumanising of circumstances, writes Carl Fitzgerald

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Review: Dumbo

Tim Burton and Disney team up to bring another animated classic to life in live action, with mixed results of solid moments and missed opportunities

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A round of short films courtesy of the Manchester Film Festival provide a heartfelt and hilarious look into extraordinary people and events in modern life

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Review: Capernaum

Nadine Labako has delivered an Oscar nominated gem of a film which holds all power to account with a deeply emotional story, writes Carl Fitzgerald

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Stephen Merchant’s dramedy about a Norwich born WWE superstar succeeds through its wholesome heart and a fantastic lead performance from Florence Pugh