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Zehra Phelan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 75% An American Pickle (2020) Director Brandon Trost by no means has made a groundbreaking comedy but it's Borat like feel, gives this an all too relevant tongue in cheek vinegary stab at those who take themselves way too seriously.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
4/5 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) It doesn't try to be funny, it just effortless is. It's a heartfelt joy with a commendable stab at social commentary. A roller coaster of a ride this is one sequel and superhero movie that beats the enemy with graceful joy.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
2/5 48% Skyscraper (2018) The vertigo-inducing thriller delivers a forgettable popcorn feast. There is a sense of déjà vu here and not even Johnson's charisma can spark a flame of excitement into this CGI blaze.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 79% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Utterly ludicrous, joyously fun and has an emotional arc which will stick in the back of your throat. If you are expecting that all glittery, spandex-wearing cast number you will not be disappointed with copious amounts of laughter bringing you to tears.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) McQuarrie's eye for slick, flawless and stunning filmmaking paired with Cruise's slightly unhinged grip of action fodder has created spectacular, pure unadulterated blockbuster awesomeness. ‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
3/5 87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) With a plot that at times is a bit wishy-washy, it's a sequel that appears to be a shrinking violet, a solid stand-alone that provides as much fun as its Marvel parent arms of the Universe.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) If there is one superhero film you take the kids to this summer, Teen Titans Go! To The Movies should be your number one choice purely for the amount of fun that will appeal to both sets of audience goers but for the pure audacity.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
3/5 72% Christopher Robin (2018) Beautifully shot, the story, however, lacks any remarkable originality. It doesn't offer anything new and quite frankly, we have all seen this before.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Lee's joint is undoubtedly a raging inferno of all too relevant social commentary. It's a powerhouse spine-tingler which proactively manages to kick racism in the balls at brute force.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
3/5 74% The Children Act (2018) The first half sets a fundamental picture of elegance and nuanced complexity. However, it's second act wanes in this momentum, it almost feels like there is a big chunk of an essential storyline missing to complete a fulfilling centrepiece.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
1/5 23% Mile 22 (2018) Berg uses his skilful eye to engulf this film with his trademark excellence in action and violence but mostly just to distract from the nonsensical and incoherent script.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) The story may appear a bit thin in places but it's an epic love story of award-winning proportions that will have you in awe from the raw talent and ugly crying at its heartbreaking conclusion‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
2/5 37% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Johnny English stumbles into the digital age with a stale take on the spy spoof that really should know it's time to go to pasture. It sticks to its formula like glue and never wavers in its tired silliness.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 86% First Man (2018) A sobering study of grief and obsession delivered with a stunning eye of respect for Armstrong. Chazelle launches his excellence in filmmaking into the cosmos. ‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
3/5 75% Smallfoot (2018) More than just jesting comedy aimed at younger audiences; it has a deeper message dressed up in woolly warmth and detail. It's delightfully filled with family fun that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
3/5 52% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) Oddball and bizarre engulf everything that describes Hosking's vision but there is just something that leaves you highly annoyed but thoroughly entertained simultaneously.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) It delivers a knockout gut punch that resonates with poignant tenacity, a sobering reality and a blistering performance from Amandla Stenberg.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 60% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) More bubblegum pop than gritty heartbreaking drama, Bohemian Rhapsody may have a few flaws but it is, without a doubt, made for its hardcore fan base. It's engaging, foot-tapping and one all-around rocking respectful party.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
3/5 81% Overlord (2018) B-Movie quality it is, which undoubtedly suits its tone. But it does beg the question, is it truly time to bury the Zombie genre?‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 91% Widows (2018) Gritty and ferocious, McQueen has you rooting for these ladies from the get-go, you feel invested in the story from the very beginning.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
3/5 93% Wildlife (2018) Dano's intricate eye for visual splendour and pained expression is masterful in his creation, however, with nothing to adhere the audience's sympathy to its major characters it leaves a bitter taste of disdain that dampens down any real fire.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
3/5 60% The Grinch (2018) A feast of festive fun will appeal to both kids and adults alike. Lots of Christmas joy with a reminder that love and kindness is not just for Christmas.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
3/5 50% Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018) There is a compassionate and highly amusing investment in Edmunds characters but the picture does have its lull in entertainment value at times. Overall, there is a life-affirming message to be learnt from the darkest of holes.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
3/5 36% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) An overzealous need for detail just confuses the outcome into a pile of mess. This is a Bogart we hope they can stupefy in the next instalment.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
3/5 39% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Apart from Foy's expressive performance, layered with a controlled emotional vulnerability, its plot is extremely one dimensional and predictable. You really don't need to have read the books to figure out.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
3/5 83% Creed II (2018) Not quite living up to its predecessor, the Rocky hardcore fan base will still get a major kick at this nostalgic fight back. More Rocky 7 than Creed 2, the first half missed the brilliance of Coogler, but it came back fighting in the second half.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) It's a triumphant return for Ralph, whilst the witty references and content connect with the adults, it most certainly proves foreign code to its intended younger audience.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 81% How to Build a Girl (2020) Caitlin Moran's witty wordsmith wonder unleashes a whirlwind of ambitious thunder in Beanie Feldstein with a joyful trip to the 90s' sticking one finger up at sexist journalistic practices.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2020
3/5 58% White Boy Rick (2018) The film's failing's come from the lack of a seamless flow; it feels more like a culmination of events just stuck on back to back. ‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Your either going to love this or hate it, there simply is no compromised middle ground with this completely unhinged, ethereal take on corporate manipulation and slavery, class prejudices and racial perceptions.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
4/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Major audience appeal both of the child and adult variety, it's a wondrous web-slinging caper.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
2/5 26% Mortal Engines (2018) These Engines have had a false start and broken the fan belt, thank god they are mortal because this one dies a very slow death.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
4/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) With numerous heartwarming sequences of Disney movie magic, this is a delicious nostalgia trip that stays fruitfully faithful to the original, warts and all.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
5/5 93% The Favourite (2018) Olivia Colman puts in an award-winning performance in this hilarious bat-shit crazy picture which is by far Lanthimos at his uninhabited finest.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 42% The Upside (2019) An enjoyable life-affirming movie that stays true to the heart of the original film, reiterating there's more to Hart's acting abilities than his Calamity Jane skit.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
4/5 92% Stan & Ollie (2019) A touchingly poignant journey focusing on the twilight years of the legendary comedy duo.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) Cleverly written but repetitiveness leaves a jumble of short-lived highs equalling in a failure to connect fully to grasp any empathy.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 84% Monsters and Men (2018) Sombre, gritty, timely and full of understated indignation but lacks a gratifying conclusion.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
4/5 66% Vice (2018) Filled to the brim with eye-opening power plays delivered with excellence. It's a Vice that just kept on giving with frequently witty scenarios and liberal intelligence.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 90% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) A fitting end to the much-loved series deliciously visual spectacular with an emotional arc of dog-like proportions.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
4/5 77% Green Book (2018) A charming road trip movie which is truly affecting. Farrelly's has delivered a touchingly tender bromance story in the face of adversity.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
4/5 80% Boy Erased (2018) Joel Edgerton delivers a wake-up call to those blinded by their faith with a gentle gut-punch.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 71% All Is True (2019) Engulfed in bitter sadness and sweet sentimentality which, at times, loses itself to overwhelming grief.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
4/5 88% A Private War (2018) Transfixing, uncompromisingly visceral and tonally raw, Heineman's A Private War is a powerfully traumatic memoir.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 69% Cold Pursuit (2019) Overacted and at times and patronising in its over-explanation of its own jokes. Teeters on the edge of its enjoyability for the popcorn munchers.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) This is in no way groundbreaking stuff but it does rile up frustration on behalf of women everywhere with a clenched fist.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) A no-nonsense, punchy and fierce introduction to Captain Marvel - Who runs the world? GIRLS!‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 81% Ben is Back (2018) Gritty with an intimate reality, Ben is Back hits a little harder than other recent addiction stories but fails to give us the ultimate high.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
2/5 41% What Men Want (2019) Except for ticking the right diversity boxes and a few funny moments, this isn't even what women want let alone what men want.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 91% Benjamin (2020) Through all its Shoreditch hipster pretension there is a fine balancing act of witty inelegance.‐ Flavourmag
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020