FilmSpace: High Life; The Hustle; A Dog's Journey
Film critic Calum Cooper examines some of the week’s additional releases, including Claire Denis’ thought provoking new sci-fi, a drab remake of an 80s comedy, and a dog film that’s corny but rewards the right audience.
High Life – ★★★★☆
FilmSpace: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile; Long Shot; Amazing Grace
Film critic Calum Cooper reviews more of the week’s newest films, including a dramatised biopic on serial killer Ted Bundy, a rom com starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, and an Aretha Franklin documentary filmed in 1972.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile – ★★☆☆☆
FilmSpace: The Curse of La Llorona; Tolkien
Film critic Calum Cooper reviews two upcoming releases. Screening from 3 May are The Curse of La Llorona, which is only frightening in its capacity to bore, and Tolkien, a pedestrian but relatively engaging biopic.
The Curse of La Llorona – ★☆☆☆☆
FilmSpace: Hellboy (2019); Little; Wonder Park
Film critic Calum Cooper gives his verdict on three of this week’s releases, including the soulless and artistically repugnant reboot of Hellboy, the well-meaning but generic comedy Little, and the colourful yet unremarkable Wonder Park.
Hellboy (2019) – (👎 Zero Stars 👎)
FilmSpace: Eaten By Lions; Dumbo; Pet Sematary
Film critic Calum Cooper examines some of the week’s additional releases, praising the uproarious comedy of Eaten By Lions, chastising the emotional hollowness of the live-action Dumbo, and exploring the unnerving craft of the new Pet Sematary.
Eaten By Lions – ★★★★☆
FilmSpace: Five Feet Apart; Ben is Back; The White Crow
Film critic Calum Cooper looks back at the week’s additional releases, including the teen romance, Five Feet Apart, the Julia Roberts led Ben is Back, and Ralph Fiennes’ latest directorial feature, The White Crow.
Five Feet Apart – ★★☆☆☆
FilmSpace: Serenity; What Men Want; Fisherman's Friends
Film critic Calum Cooper examines some of the week’s past releases, including a bafflingly bad new film starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, a loose remake on a Nancy Meyers film, and a biopic on sea shanty singers.
Serenity – ★☆☆☆☆