Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker review – a very unsatisfying conclusion

The Rise of Skywalker is a messy and unsatisfying conclusion that conveniently changes lore established in the previous chapter The Last Jedi and replaces them with frustrating plot twists, regurgitated fan service and some of the most half-assed writing in the history of the saga.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil review – Jolie takes a back seat as Pfeiffer steals the show

Maleficent returns in a sequel that attempts some big ideas relating to violence and terrorism but crumbles a bit when it inevitably caves into being ‘just another kids movie’. All in all though, it was invigorating to see two equally ambiguous female villains go head to head.

Avengers: Endgame review – the most epic superhero movie ever made

Avengers: Endgame is a poignant, thrilling and revolutionary superhero film, and a well-deserved finale to the MCU’s Infinity War saga. It’s also a ‘greatest hits’ film showcasing everyone and everything we love about the franchise… It’s also three hours long, so plan your toilet breaks wisely.

Glass review – a bloated and thoroughly disappointing follow-up to ‘Split’

Glass is an overstuffed and ridiculous entry in Shyamalan’s cinematic universe that tries to make grand statements about our obsessions with superheroes, but ultimately falls flat from a flawed and clunky script, redundant characters, and an all round lack of that gritty realism that the previous two films had.