ROCKETMAN

Rocketman – Review

As Elton John plays his first LA show, he begins to levitate, only tethered to earth by fingers on the piano. The crowd lift too as ‘Crocodile Rock’ slows down to a crawl, a moment of sublime magical...
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Mary Poppins Returns – Review

While not technically part of the trend for live-action Disney remakes, Mary Poppins Returns has a symmetry with the 1964 film that is hard to miss. There’s Americans playing cockneys, children stepping into...
Mamma Mia Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Review

Whether Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again reads like a cheer or a threat depends entirely on how much you enjoyed the first film. Let’s be honest, you know exactly what you’re getting here. Nominally a Mamma...
Ansel Elgort;Jon Hamm;Eiza Gonzalez;Jamie Foxx

Baby Driver – Review

From the first car chase – set to ‘Bellbottoms’ – Baby Driver makes its mission clear in a manner not unlike Damien Chazelle's crossover hit La La Land: this is another untraditional musical....
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La La Land – Review

Damien Chazelle's third feature, La La Land, confirms two trends in the director's still relatively young career. Firstly, an inclination towards jazz. Secondly, a tendency to make thrilling, moving...
OFFICE

Office – LFF Review

As an elevator pitch – Hong Kong musical corporate satire – Office takes some beating. Sadly, the result is less complex and less bonkers than that logline would suggest. There are some enjoyably quirky...

London Road – Review

London Road is imaginative and bold. Characters talk and sing (sometimes jarringly) as real-life residents of London Road, the area irrevocably affected by 2006’s Ipswich murders. What they express is...