Bittersweet comedy with Jodie Whittaker as a woman approaching 30 who has made herself a hermit, making videos no one see, while living in her mother's shed. When her school friend arrives and a boy needs looking after, she finds she has to become an adult but something in her past is holding her back. Often funny, very quirky and surprisingly moving, this has a terrific lead performance from Whittaker.
After the surprise that was the original film now comes the difficult second album. It still manages to tick all the right boxes but it does feel a little baggy in places and the finale relies on the familiar mass of effects and destruction. Still, the music is cracking, while Drax and Baby Groot get the biggest laughs. Not as good as the first but still plenty to admire.
Interesting documentary about a New Zealand journalist who stumbles on a website in which tickling is a sport. When he decides to make a film about it, he soon becomes the victim of threats and bullying, which leads him to discover a much darker secret hidden behind the unusual videos. A gripping tale that is more about the secrets behind the web than about anything kinky.
The Beatles second feature is a surreal comedy in which Ringo is the target of a cult after they discover he has a sacrificial ring. The film is all over the place, with nothing really being coherent or making much sense. Yet it has plenty of energy, some of the jokes hit their targets and you do get to see the Fab Four performing. Bonkers but fun.
This is the film that showed Marvel were more than just a smash-bang-wallop by-the-book superhero movie making machine. A hip, funny and constantly inventive sci-fi romp that had the same sense of fun the original Star Wars did. Add to that a soundtrack that was the best since Pulp Fiction and what you get is a barrage of blockbuster brilliance.
Comedy horror set in an underground club for monsters as vampire Vincent Price treats writer John Carradine to a trio of stories about vampires and ghouls. A strange throwback to the horror anthologies of the 70's interweaved with a collection of very dated pop songs. More a curiosity for the cast of British stars as the stories are hardly scary.
Based on Julian Barnes's Man Booker prize award winning novel, Jim Broadbent plays an elderly man whose past catches up with him when he receives a letter from his ex-girlfriend's mother. While it is handsomely made, from the director of The Lunchbox, and the performances are terrific, especially Broadbent, it has a distance about it and so lack any real emotional punch.
Alfred Hitchcock's last film is a light-weight thriller with Barbara Harris and Bruce Dern as con artists looking for a missing heir who happens to be a diamond thief. Plenty of Hitchcockian moments to enjoy but not up there with his finest, even though the cast seem to be having plenty of fun with the complex plotting and scheming. Enjoyable if slight.