Star Trek Beyond

4 out of 5 stars The adventures of Kirk and the Enterprise crew continue in Chris Pine & co.’s third outing as they once again stand in the way of pesky villains who are hell bent on destruction with dubious and bordering on ridiculous motivations. After plundering the old Star Trek movies for inspiration last […]

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Keanu

2 out of 5 stars What would’ve been an inspired comedic idea for a series of running sketches in a TV show is stretched out to make a feature length film and the seams show. That is not to say it isn’t funny or at least quite cute at times (the kitten is certainly the […]

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Ghostbusters

3.5 out of 5 stars Judged as a remake-reboot, the new Ghostbusters is not bad at all: they have reinvented and nodded appropriately to the original’s storyline and structure and the call-backs and cameos are inspired and heartily welcomed by fanboys and girls alike, as they are done with sophistication and plenty of charm and […]

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Maggie’s Plan

3.5 out of 5 stars This film has all the elements of a 90s rom-com: the meet-cute, the contrived setup and the all too predictable resolution but it zooms by them all so fast in a few quick scenes, leaving the rest of the film to ponder the more interesting question: what happens next? What […]

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Maggie’s Plan

3 out of 5 stars Sweet, well-written comedy which owes a considerable debt to Woody Allen, right down to the New York setting. Great performances all round but it is Julianne Moore is a revelation here … a wonderful comedic performance  

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Ghostbusters

3.5 out of 5 stars Well-written, witty and, at times, laugh-out-loud hilarious (loved the ‘my cat’ gag!). Good fun for you film nerds out there to spot cameos from the original cast members (Bill Murray is the most obvious). Go, see, be entertained and well and truly suspend your disbelief.    

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Richard III at the Almeida Theatre

Four out of five stars In the intimate surroundings of London’s Almeida Theater, Ralph Fiennes is at the top of his game in this gripping production.What an actor, he is extraordinary in his range! And a chance to see the legendary Vanessa Redgrave – wow! The  cast and direction are flawless,  providing an interesting modern […]

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Showboat at the New London Theatre

Five out of five stars. There’s not much wrong with this wonderful production Strong singing, brilliant performances, great staging. It’s a real shame that audiences are  NOT queuing up to see this extraordinary show. Funny at times,  genuinely moving as well, I really couldn’t help loving this show of mine.

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