Review – Bizarre drama ‘Welcome to Marwen’ piles on the whimsy

Steve Carell plays an assault victim who retreats into a fantasy world in Robert Zemeckis’s strange drama Welcome to Marwen.

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Review – ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ celebrates the character’s rich legacy

The madness of Marvel’s comic book multi-verses is brought to the fore in superhero animation Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

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Review – ‘Aquaman’ goes straight in as a top-end DC film

Aquaman, directed by horror maestro James Wan, is a mad and unhinged superhero blockbuster, but it’s up there with the best of DC.

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Review – Technically stunning ‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ lacks identity

Andy Serkis’s long-gestating take on The Jungle Book has finally arrived, but Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle has a great deal of problems.

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DVD Review – ‘The Equalizer 2’ is a flat, jumbled action sequel

Denzel Washington stars in his first ever sequel with Equalizer 2, but leaves you wondering why this caused him to break his golden rule.

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Review – Western anthology ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ shows every shade of the Coens

The Coen Brothers head out West for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which is a Netflix anthology of western tales.

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DVD Review – ‘The Littlest Reindeer’ is a perfectly acceptable kids’ film for Christmas

Josh Hutcherson and Samantha Bee star in family-friendly Christmas film The Littlest Reindeer, which is out on DVD in the UK now.

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Review – Rowan Atkinson’s charm has limits in ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’

Rowan Atkinson returns as the titular hapless spy in Johnny English Strikes Again, which feels as curiously outdated as its protagonist.

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Review – ‘First Man’ is a sophisticated masterpiece about a human triumph

Damien Chazelle directs Ryan Gosling to a terrific take on Neil Armstrong and the journey to the moon in historical biopic First Man.

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Review – ‘An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn’ is silliness in search of meaning

Jim Hosking follows up The Greasy Strangler with offbeat comedy An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn, which is oddly even stranger.

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