Aladdin – Film Review

Title: Aladdin Age: PG Released: 24th May 2019 Director: Guy Ritchie Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Musical Rating: ***** (5/5 stars) About: Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic oil lamp that unleashes a powerful, wisecracking, larger-than-life genie. As Aladdin…

Sleepless in Seattle – Film Review

Title: Sleepless in Seattle Age: PG Released: 24th September 1993 Director: Nora Ephron Genre: Drama, Romance Rating: ***** (5/5 stars) About: Realising that Sam has still not come to terms with his wife Maggie’s death, his eight-year-old son Jonah forces him to call a national radio talk show, with the hopes of finding him a companion. Review: I mean who doesn’t…

A Knight’s Tale – Film Review

Title: A Knight’s Tale Age: PG Released: 31st August 2001 Director: Brian Helgeland Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance Rating: ***** (5/5 stars) About: After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight. Review: So I’ve said this about a few films. But this is one of…

The Young Victoria – Film Review

Title: The Young Victoria Age: PG Released: 6th Match 2009 Director: Jean-Marc Vallée Genre: History, Romance, Drama Rating: ***** (5/5 stars) About: A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria’s rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. Review: I absolutely adore this film. I haven’t seen it in ages, but then I saw it come up on my Netflix…

A Quiet Place – Film Review

Title: A Quiet Place Age: 15 Released: 8th April 2018 Director: John Krasinski Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery Rating: ***** (5/5 stars) About: In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. Review: Rule #1: Don’t make a sound. Rule #2: Never leave the path. Rule #3: Red means run. Wow,…

Tomb Raider – Film Review

Title: Tomb Raider Age: 12 Released: 15th March 2018 Director: Roar Uthaug Genre: Action, Fantasy Rating: ***** (5/5 stars) About: Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance, Croft embarks on a perilous journey to his last-known destination — a fabled tomb on…

Maze Runner: The Death Cure – Film Review

Title: Maze Runner: The Death Cure Age: 12 Released: 17th January 2018 Director: Wes Ball Genre: Action, Fantasy, Science-Fiction Rating: *** (3/5 stars) About: Thomas leads some escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest…

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Film Review

Title: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Age: 12A Released: 20th December 2017 Director: Jake Kasdan Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance Rating: *** (3.5/5 stars) About: Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you…

The Greatest Showman – Film Review

Title: The Greatest Showman Age: PG Released: 8th December 2017 Director: Michael Gracey Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance Rating: **** (4/5 stars) About: Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation….

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Film Review

Title: Kingsman: The Golden Circle Age: 15 Released: 20th September 2017 Director: Matthew Vaughn Genre: Action, Comedy Rating: ***** (5/5 stars) About: With their headquarters destroyed and the world held hostage, members of Kingsman find new allies when they discover a spy organisation in the United States known as Statesman. In an adventure that tests their strength and wits, the elite…

It – Film Review

Title: It Age: 15 Released: 8th September 2017 Director: Andrés Muschietti Genre: Supernatural Horror Rating: ***** (5/5 stars) About: Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare — an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying…