Cannes has a massive line-up of exciting films this year including the latest from Austrian director Michael Haneke, Happy End. Could this film win Hanneke his third Palm d' Or in a row?
The live-action adaptation of the cult anime Ghost in the Shell is probably one of the most visually perfect films to grace our screens so far this year. It's great to have some cyber punk to sink our teeth into again, but its poor attempts at provoking emotional responses and philosophical debate bring it down to your standard 3-star action film.
Werner Herzog's latest film is a bigger disaster than the impending ecological doom at the heart of its narrative. A waste of resources, and an immense waste of talented actors. What on earth happened here?
Choose life. Choose a book. Choose a film. Choose a sequel. Choose a franchise. Choose a universe. Choose merchandise. Trainspotting 2 thankfully doesn't tick all of the cliche sequel boxes, but does rely on nostalgia perhaps a little too much at times.
There's no point in hiding it; 2016 was a rubbish year. But let's be positive and look at the good stuff, shall we? It certainly wasn't a bad year for movies, if you forget about the disastrous summer of sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots that fell flat on their faces. Batman v Superman and Independence Day Resurgence being two of the worst. "Saaaaaave Maaartha!" What was that all about?
So there's so much happening in the DCE universe that it's almost hard to keep up. We've got Wonder Woman coming out next year, followed closely by Justice League - let's hope that these two films will restore our faith in the DCE universe after the 'mixed' reviews of Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad. There was also news a while back that Margot Robbie would be getting her own Harley Quinn spin-off movie, because let's face it, she was the coolest thing about Suicide Squad.
Studio Ghibli are back, this time with French director Michal Dudok de Wit. Unlike the red turtle in the movie though, there isn't anything profoundly magical under that smooth and glossy exterior.