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The Mummy (2017)

I will try to keep my summation of the new reimagining of the classic mummy legend by Universal Studios, as short and succinct as possible.  Mainly because there's not really that much to say about it.  But also I think that allowing any…

Wonder Woman (2017)

After the lukewarm reviews of last year’s Superman vs Batman: Dawn of Justice, the DC Extended Universe needed a win. Unlike its successful TV shows such as Supergirl and The Flash, its superhero films haven’t measured up to Marvel’s…

The Shepherd (2016)

It was Wall Street's Gordon Gecko who infamously said 'Greed is good'. While this simple message is enough to drive ambitious people to success, others can end up very easily driven to madness. Spanish filmmaker Jonathan Cenzual Burley…

My Life as a Courgette (2016)

When a debut animated feature by Swiss filmmaker Claude Barras was nominated alongside Disney and a co-production with Studio Ghibli in this year's Academy Awards, it raised a few eyebrows. But with a screenplay by Girlhood director Céline…

Baywatch (2017)

There was hope Baywatch would be another meta-infused, smart-yet-silly TV show remake in the mould of the Jump Street movies. Sadly, this hackneyed reboot doesn’t even come close to matching the admittedly high bar set by Phil Lord and…

The Hippopotamus (2017)

Upper-class pomposity and dry, blistering, scathing verbal attacks abound in the adaptation of Stephen Fry’s 1994 The Hippopotamus – not a tale of the large herbivorous mammal but a witty detective exposition that has Fry’s voice screaming…

Cannes 2017: The Square (2017)

The Square represents stability and order; a space in which “everyone has equal rights and responsibilities.” Inevitably though, the area that surrounds The Square is a swirling pool of chaos that cannot be controlled. It is within this…