Review Round Up: The Witches

We round up the reviews for Warner Bros’ new film based on Roald Dahl’s story. Empire: *** “Kicky and colourful, it ushers in its titular characters with elan, but ultimately is somewhat lacking in the frights department. And while it hits all the lurid beats of Dahl’s tale, it fails to add much of its… Read More

Review Round Up: Dark Waters

Mark Ruffalo stars in this new film from Todd Haynes, based on the true story of lawyer taking on a company that dumped toxic chemicals in West Virginia for years. The Guardian: **** “It’s a procedural, and all the fascination is in the detail: the mounds of documents, the boardroom discussions, the cunning courtroom strategies… Read More

Review Round Up: Ocean’s 8

This spin-off from the Ocean’s 11 films, features an all-star cast including Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock and Helena Bonham Carter. But what have the critics made of it?  The Guardian: ** “Where, in fact, was the dramatic interest? Nowhere. It just blandly settles on a note of sentimental self-congratulation and unruffled triumph. A group-hug of… Read More

Review Round Up… AliceThrough the Looking Glass

Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska return to Wonderland in the sequel to the 2010 Tim Burton film, now directed by James Bobin. But is it a trip too far for the critics?  Hit Fix:”So much muscle, so much effort, so much raw talent on display, and all in service of demographic-and-merchandise-driven garbage that sullies the name… Read More