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. 

Suspiria review – Guadagnino’s superb ‘horror epic’ is a must see

The new Suspiria is more of a rebirth than a remake. A spellbinding ambitious art film that cleverly, albeit brutally, assaults the senses with its nightmarish imagery and explores unrelenting violence. The violence that occurs through abuses of power, both with politics and with women. It feels as timely today as it would have been confined within the wall of 1970s' Berlin, which is where this very feminist horror epic takes place.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse review – the best superhero film this year

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse is a playful, hilarious and revolutionary superhero film that let's you try on that mask. It's exhilarating and absolutely gorgeous to look at.

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.