Bohemian Rhapsody movie review: Rami Malek puts in an astonishing bit of work getting Freddie right (especially with those teeth), and makes light work of it, his eyes reflecting the hunger the film never sweats to show.
Hunter Killer movie review: What is more entertaining is how far Gerard Butler and the others take their macho American act, tinged with Butler occasionally trying something different and staring long and intently.
Now, showing every bit of her age, every bit of her pain, and every bit of fierce protectiveness towards her daughter and granddaughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, who we should really see more, takes on Michael eye to eye, jab to jab, knife to knife. And stands him down. Every time.
A Star is Born movie review: This film belongs to Lady Gaga, who outshines, outsparkles and, of course, outsings her way to a smashing film debut. Cooper seems to acknowledge that by giving her this platform, and yet not enough.
Crazy Rich Asians, as the buzz has been saying for quite some time now, is not to be judged by those standards. What it brings to the big screen is the first all-Asian cast in a big Hollywood production since Joy Luck Club more than 20 years ago.
Michelle Yeoh as Eleanor, the stern matriarch of the Young family, is quite credible, aware at all times about the hard battle she has waged to be accepted too, and the thin foundation on which this rests.
The good-looking and talented Tom Hardy, who should be a walk-in for this role, inhabits it half-heartedly as an unshaven, unwashed reporter who botches the one investigation any newsman with half his credentials would know how to approach.
A lesser comic than Rowan Atkinson would have let this film down. But in his hands, in Lacy's uncomplainingly brave sidekick act, in Thompson's charming turn as the clueless PM heading into what shall remain the most-disastrous G12 Summit ever, and in the film's running theme of old school vs new tech, Johnny English does strike again.
It is all quite serious, and all quite boring -- though there is a flash once of what Cate Blanchett would rather be doing as she pumps her magic umbrella devilishly, just like one would a mosquito repellant, to get rid of some ghosts.
The Equalizer 2 movie review: Antoine Fuqua packs in so many sub-plots that only a man with as much poise as Denzel Washington can even make a pretence of reading stuff like Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time through it.
Gali Guleiyan movie review: Manoj Bajpayee is good as always in portraying the increasing loss of self, but it is Om Singh as Iddu who really stills your heart with his blank eyes, that stare back from a face bathed in a film of sweat.