War is hell but 1917 (2020) is heavenly film making

Astonishingly, breathtakingly, technically brilliant, “1917” is a mesmerising, masterful achievement in the art and technique of cinema. But this is no cold, Zemeckis-like exercise in technological advancement and instead uses its relentless focus and visceral real-time storytelling to relay the human tragedy of warfare at its most grandiose and grotesque folly. April 1917: The German…

Spies In Disguise (2019) is a pleasant post-Christmas surprise

Tom Holland, for the second time this year, finds himself on an unexpected adventure in Venice in BlueSky’s amiable family-friendly animated action movie “Spies In Disguise”. Together with Will Smith, who seems to have rediscovered his 1990’s happy-go-lucky charm this year, the two of them take on the villainous Killian, voiced – of course –…

Charlie’s Angels (2019) earns its wings but forgets to have fun doing it.

Perhaps not since “Star Trek” has a franchise had such a long, unbroken continuity across multiple TV series and movies. This latest “Charlie’s Angels” incarnation is just that, a continuation, with the only erasure of the past being of Bill Murray and, to a lesser extent, Bernie Mac. As Bosley prepares to bid farewell to…