Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom review – what on earth did I just watch?

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a disaster movie / conspiracy thriller that director J.A. Bayona uses to build his signature visual sequences of tragedy and horror, but it's not enough to save the horrendous script which suffers from identity crisis, and is just banal at times.

Ghost Stories review – ridiculously fun and frightening

Ghost Stories is loads of fun. It's a horror film that pays tribute to old classics, but still keeps you guessing with its sometimes wild twists and turns. The scares are also well-timed, and just so entertaining - it's like a dodgy old ghost train, and I mean that in the best possible way.

Solo review – I enjoyed this film a lot more than you

Solo: A Star Wars Story is a refreshing (force free) entry in the Star Wars universe. An entertaining origin story that pays homage to the original character but also stands firmly on its own.

Films that changed my life: ‘V for Vendetta’ and why I shaved my head

OK, dear readers. I'm on my balcony drinking wine again, so naturally it's time for more of that personal word vomit. So, this feels like an age ago now. Before I was influenced by Aronofsky, Polanski, Tarkovsky, and other directors whose surnames end in 'ski', I was teenager obsessed with V for Vendetta.