FilmSpace: The Current War; Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans
Film critic Calum Cooper reviews some of the week’s new releases, including the new Thomas Edison biopic starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and the movie adaptation of the popular books and CBBC series.
The Current War – ★★☆☆☆
FilmSpace at Edinburgh International Film Festival: The Art of Self-Defence; The Dead Don't Die; Yesterday
FilmSpace is at the 73rd Edinburgh Film Festival. Film critic Calum Cooper reviews a strange but thoroughly entertaining new Jesse Eisenberg film, a disappointing new offering from Jim Jarmusch, and a redundant but feel-good film from Danny Boyle.
The Art of Self-Defense – ★★★★★
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: Fugue; Metal Heart; Love Movie
In the final set of reviews from the 15th Glasgow Film Festival, film critic Scott Wilson watches Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s second movie, a story of twin sisters left alone for the summer which lacked sincerity, and a film school project about pregnancy
Fugue - ★★★☆☆
FilmSpace: Happy Death Day 2U; Instant Family; The Kid Who Would Be King
Film critic Calum Cooper looks at some of the week’s releases, including the sequel to the horror-comedy Happy Death Day, the comdy-drama Instant Family, and Joe Cornish’s latest film, The Kid Who Would Be King.
Happy Death Day 2U – ★★★☆☆
FilmSpace: The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part; Alita: Battle Angel; Boy Erased
Film critic Calum Cooper looks back on this week’s additional releases, including the delightful follow up to The LEGO Movie, a manga adaptation from Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron, and the well-meaning but unfulfilling Boy Erased.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – ★★★★☆