It's been over a week since I experienced one of the most singularly unique films I've ever witnessed and I'm still struggling to find the right words to properly describe its majesty. A visually stunning and emotionally resonant masterpiece, Everything Everywhere All At Once might just be the best film of the year. That's a mighty big call to make in mid-April, but it's genuinely difficult to fathom another piece of cinema leaving such an indelible impression. A film that will completely overload your brain and heart in the...

From Romancing the Stone and The Mummy to Six Days, Seven Nights and Jungle Cruise, Hollywood has always loved the age-old conceit of throwing two beautiful mismatched characters in an exotic setting and watching the action, adventure, and romance ensue. That's the case this year with The Lost City, a breezily enjoyable piece of fluffy throwback cinema that's tremendously elevated by the impeccable chemistry of Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum and the humour of a spirited ensemble cast. This one doesn't exactly break the mould, but it's still a hell...

Say what you will about auteur of the outlandish Michael Bay but the man knows his brand and has steadfastly stuck to it for almost three decades. Bay has never met a building he doesn't want to destroy or a car he doesn't want to explode. You know exactly what you're getting when you plonk your cash down for the latest Bay blockbuster. That's precisely the case with Ambulance; a (literally) non-stop action thriller that's as exhausting as it is entertaining. While Ambulance may not reach the heights of Bay's 90s...

In the late 1980s and 1990s, Disney infused Broadway sensibilities into their animated feature films to spectacular results (thank you, Howard Ashman). It seems only fitting Disney+ is the streaming platform to deliver a film that plays like a charming love letter to Broadway and the kids who dream of seeing their name in lights. A gorgeous little gem that will speak to the soul of every theatre kid, Better Nate Than Ever is a real winner. Precocious 13-year-old Nate Foster (a phenomenal debut from Rueby Wood) is a major musical...

If you don't have little ones in your life, you're possibly completely unaware of Aaron Blabey's enormously popular book series The Bad Guys which has spent more than 100 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller list. Blabey has a 15th (!) novel on the way, so an animated film adaptation was only inevitable. With plenty of chaotic hijinks to delight young viewers, The Bad Guys is a little bit Tarantino, a dash of Ocean's Eleven and Wreck-It Ralph, and a whole lot of fun. While its narrative lacks true...

After the staggering critical and commercial success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, you have to feel sympathy for the next film in line from Sony Pictures' Marvel universe. That unfortunate mantle falls to the dreadfully disappointing Morbius; a flat, dull mess of a blockbuster that commits the cardinal cinematic sin of being unfathomably boring. Led by a genuinely lifeless performance from Jared Leto and drowning in a turgid disarray of CGI, it's a forgettable experience that does little to justify its existence. Dr. Michael Morbius (Leto) is a gifted biochemist...

Against all the odds and early vicious online vitriol, 2020's Sonic the Hedgehog was a surprise smash hit to the tune of more than $300 million worldwide. And, I'll admit, I certainly enjoyed it more than I thought possible. The film luckily snuck into cinemas just before a global shutdown and its sequel arrives as life (and box office figures) appear to be returning to normal. Every bit as goofy, silly, and loud as its predecessor, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is good harmless fun that kids and fans...

In their illustrious 27-year history, Pixar Animation Studios has intelligently covered many pertinent topics. From mental health and grief to environmentalism and the meaning of life, their bravery in tackling themes other animation studios wouldn't dare touch has always been one of their greatest strengths. It should come as no surprise to learn their latest effort, Turning Red offers a portrait of something we've never seen in animation before; the perils of puberty. Shrewdly utilising an ancient curse as a smart metaphor for the uncontrollable changes one's body experiences in...

Less than six years since Ben Affleck inherited the mantle from Christian Bale, the time has already come for another actor to don the infamous Batman cowl. After the disappointing critical and commercial reaction to both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, Warner Bros. struck gold with Todd Phillips' bitterly divisive but hugely successful Joker spin-off. They're clearly chasing that lightning in a bottle again with Matt Reeves' dark detective drama The Batman. And, just like Joker, the response is bound to be incongruous. Brace...

Despite all the inroads of studios like Pixar, Disney, and Sony Pictures, feature-length animated films are still mostly considered a genre of cinema made for children. It's a moderately fair generalisation for a style of film that began as pure family entertainment. That's why it's always such a thrill to see a filmmaker utilise animation in a decidedly adult manner. A brilliant fusion of documentary filmmaking and striking animation to uniquely deliver a compelling true story, Flee is simply extraordinary. It's not just an exceptional documentary or an...