FilmSpace: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms; Johnny English Strikes Again; Smallfoot
Film critic Calum Cooper looks back at the week’s additional releases, including the stunning yet soulless sequel to The Nutcracker, Johnny English beating a dead horse with his third movie, and a surprisingly musing family film.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – ★★☆☆☆
FilmSpace: Bohemian Rhapsody; First Man; Halloween
Film Critic Calum Cooper looks back at this week’s additional releases. Firstly, a Queen biopic that lacks the flamboyancy of its lead character, Damien Chazelle’s newest film on Neil Armstrong’s moon landing, and, just in time for the holiday of the same name, the follow up to John Carpenter’s 1978 classic Halloween.
Bohemian Rhapsody – ★★☆☆☆
FilmSpace at London International Film Festival: Wild Rose; Suspiria; Outlaw King; Peterloo
Film Critic Calum Cooper is in London for the 62nd London Film Festival. Continuing his series of reviews are his thoughts on new Glaswegian film Wild Rose, as well as Luca Guadagino’s remake of Suspiria, the new Netflix film based on Robert the Bruce, and Mike Leigh’s latest on the Peterloo Massacre.
Wild Rose – ★★★★☆
FilmSpace at London International Film Festival: Can You Ever Forgive Me; The Sisters Brothers; Stan & Ollie
Film Critic Calum Cooper concludes his London Film Festival reviews. Finishing off the festival’s run is a dramatic turn from Melissa McCarthy in Marielle Heller’s new biopic, Can You Ever Forgive Me, as well as a fun Western adventure in The Sisters Brothers, and, last but not least, the festival’s closing film, the biopic on Laurel and Hardy, Stan & Ollie.
Can You Ever Forgive Me – ★★★★☆
FilmSpace at London International Film Festival: The Favourite; Cam; Border; Assassination Nation
Film Critic Calum Cooper is in London for the 62nd London Film Festival with his latest set of reviews. Today he shares his thoughts on Yorgos Lanthimos’s much anticipated The Favourite, as well as a Netflix Blumhouse movie, the latest Swedish adaptation from the author of Let the Right One In, and a cascade of madness in Assassination Nation.
The Favourite – ★★★★☆
FilmSpace at London International Film Festival: Mirai; Fahrenheit 11/9; Maya; Life Itself
Film Critic Calum Cooper is in London for the 62nd London Film Festival, bringing in more reviews. He ranks today’s films in descending order of quality, from Mamoru Hosoda’s newest, to Michael Moore’s new documentary on the Trump presidency, to Mia Hanson-Løve’s latest, and, last and least, Life Itself, which aims high but crashes spectacularly.
Mirai – ★★★★☆