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.

Mezipatra 2018 – Prague’s queer film festival programme is now up

The 19th Mezipatra Queer Film Festival is fast approaching and the festival has just released their programme along with this year’s theme, ‘Beyond Reality’, which promises to fully immerse audiences in fantasy and vivid imagination.