Written and directed by David Lowery, the film is an oddity, a haunting drama of love after death that drapes Oscar winner Casey Affleck in a flowing white sheet as the titular spectre for the majority of the running time.
John Leitch’s action-packed spy caper, based on the graphic novel The Coldest City by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart is so knowingly 1980s in that it is all style and no substance and the style becomes numbing.
Set before Steven Patrick Morrissey became the iconic lead singer of The Smiths, Mark Gill’s slow-burning biographical drama charts his formative years as he wrestles with his demons in the bedroom of his parents’ home in 1976 Manchester.
Demonic doll Annabelle first appeared in the opening sequence to supernatural horror The Conjuring, and the malevolent mannequin has now spawned a stand-alone prequel set in the 1950s, which sketches the origins of the children’s toy.
Director Aisling Walsh’s moving drama paints a dignified portrait of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis, who weathered agonising rheumatoid arthritis as she shared her vision of the world in brightly coloured paintings.
French writer-director Luc Besson created flashy sci-fi epic The Fifth Element starring Milla Jovovich and Bruce Willis and has now realised his dreaming of realising Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres’ comic series Valerian And Laureline on the big screen.
Universal Pictures’ attempt to create their own shared universe begins with The Mummy - a film which, if the plan succeeds, will eventually tie into other creatures based on their monster properties such as Frankenstein, Dracula and the Wolfman and form what is being called The Dark Universe.
Based on the real-life courtship of Pakistani-American comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V Gordon, who co-wrote the script, this cross cultural romcom manages to be amusing despite spending half its running time in hospital.
Someone has managed to persuade Fox to spend a large amount of money on a summer blockbuster that is predominantly subtitled, has little action despite the title and still manages to be totally engrossing.
Barry Norman’s death at the weekend prompted a genuine sense of loss from cinemagoers. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke pays a personal tribute to a man who was happy to share the secrets of film reviewing with him as a young wannabe.
Co-directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda and Eric Guillon, the third chapter is a pick ‘n’ mix of ideas and an 80s soundtrack, but if you aren’t surrounded by hyperactive, chair-kicking brats, it is lots of fun.
After the incredible success of the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie in 2014, writer/director James Gunn returns for this sequel to continue the story of Marvel’s most disfunctional team of super heroes.