Mortal Engines review – stunning and steampunk but very rushed

Mortal Engines is a stunning steampunk world with gorgeous production design and decent action sequences thanks to Peter Jackson, but feels rushed and falls short when it comes to compelling characters. 

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald review – dark and exhilarating

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald does overindulge on the 'franchise' moments and is rather plot heavy at times but it generally casts a decent spell. Characters are well grounded and the tie-in to the 'Potter-verse' is well crafted and shows that the truly gifted J.K. Rowling still has what it takes.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web review – a dull and lifeless action movie

A very mediocre attempt at reigniting the Millenium franchise, The Girl in the Spider's Web is void of passion, meaning and suspense. A dull and almost lifeless action movie that is a tremendous waste of talent. As a standalone film it's bad, but as a follow-up to a David Fincher movie, it's terrible.

Bohemian Rhapsody review – a textbook ‘band film’ redeemed by Rami Malek

Bohemian Rhapsody is a formulaic band movie that struggles to get Queen's story off the ground in an original and captivating way, but the Live Aid finale almost makes the whole thing worthwhile - it's that and Rami Malek's stupendous performance that save this film.

Halloween review – a worthy follow-up to the 1978 classic

Halloween is an exhilarating and entertaining horror film that's not only one of the best recent slasher films, but the best outing in the franchise for a long time. Bloody good fun.

First Man review – wonderfully human, not heroic

First Man is a refreshing take on a story we've heard a million times. It's an 'apollo movie' that's been stripped of its patriotism and heroics, and instead focuses on brutal realism and success through failure.