Andrea’s film review – Bullet train

Bullet train ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

Five assassins aboard a fast moving bullet train find out their missions have something in common. Out in cinemas now. Based on a popular Japanese pulpy novel by Kōtarō Isaka, this over-the-top, Taratinesque (Minus the sparkling dialogue), rather elaborate and pretty ridiculous action flick takes place al

Andrea’s film review – Uncoupled

Uncoupled ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

Michael's life seemed to be perfect, until his long time partner blindsided him after 17 years of being in long time relationship. He has to confront the nightmares of losing his soulmate and suddenly finding himself as a single gay man in his mid-40s. Available to watch on Netflix. You can tell right fr

Andrea’s film review – DC League of Super-Pets

DC League of Super-Pets ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis. However, Krypto must master his own powers for a rescue mission when Superman is kidnapped. Out in cinemas right now. The film has already been out for a few

Andrea’s film review – Press Play

Press Play ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

A young woman has a chance to save the love of her life, when she discovers that the mix-tape they made together can transport her back in time. Streaming on Prime. As some readers of my cinematic ramblings probably know by now, I have a particular soft spot for time travel movies and even if Back to the

Andrea’s film review – Coraline

Coraline ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Review by Andrea Carnevali

An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. Once in a while a film supposedly for children comes along which managed to surprise me more than any other ‘grown-up’ film. I had seen Coraline

Andrea’s film review – The Boys

The Boys (Seasons 1-2-3) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers. Available to watch on Amazon Prime. Warning: this review may contain harsh language, in keeping with the series. With the superheroes fatigue we’re experiencing, both on TV and on the big

Andrea’s film review – Fire of Love

Fire of Love ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

Intrepid scientists and lovers Katia and Maurice Krafft died in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of volcanoes by capturing the most explosive imagery ever recorded. In Selected cinemas from Friday. Fire of Love, the latest document

Andrea’s film review – The Gray Man

The Gray Man ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Review by Andrea Carnevali

When the CIA's most skilled operative-whose true identity is known to none-accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, a psychopathic former colleague puts a bounty on his head, setting off a global manhunt by international assassins.  Out in cinemas today. Loosely adapted from Mark Greaney's novel from

Andrea’s film review – Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

Thirty years after their popular television show ended, chipmunks Chip and Dale live very different lives. When a cast member from the original series mysteriously disappears, the pair must reunite to save their friend. Available to watch on Disney+ It’s ironic that out of all the f

Andrea’s film review – The Railway Children Return

The Railway Children Return ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

A group of children are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during the Second World War, where they encounter a young soldier who, like them, is far away from home. Out in cinemas now. This is officially a sequel of the original British classic from 52 years ago, but the story itself can really s

Andrea’s film review – The Terminal List

The Terminal List ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

A former Navy SEAL officer investigates why his entire platoon was ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission. The Terminal List is streaming now on Prime. Based on a book by real-life Seal Jack Carr, this glossy American action/thriller eight-part series stars Chris Pratt as Lieutenant Com

Andrea’s film review – Minions: The Rise of Gru

Minions: The Rise of Gru ⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Review by Andrea Carnevali

The untold story of one twelve-year-old's dream to become the world's greatest supervillain. Out in cinemas.  When Despicable Me was first released in 2010, with its consistently funny and wacky humour and its big heart worn on its sleeve, it became an instant favourite among families an

Andrea’s film review – Captain America: The First Avengers

Captain America: The First Avengers ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Review by Andrea Carnevali

Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier, transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a warmonger and a terrorist organization. My son, like many children of his age (he’ll

Andrea’s film review – The Sea Beast

The Sea Beast ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

A young girl stows away on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter. Available to watch on Netflix and in selected cinemas from today. Given the pretty bland title and the fact it was released rather unceremoniously on Netflix (at the same time as the latest Minions movie), I wasn’t real

Andrea’s film review – Misery

Misery ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2  Review by Andrea Carnevali

After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. You can watch rent or buy Misery on most streaming platforms. The recent sad departure of movie icon James C

Andrea’s film review – Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor: Love and Thunder ⭐️⭐️1/2 Review by Andrea Carnevali

Thor enlists the help of Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster to fight Gorr the God Butcher, who intends to make the gods extinct. Out in cinemas this Friday. While sitting down watching this latest Thor at a special preview screening in a packed Imax theatre, listening to the audien

Andrea’s film review – Stranger Things season 4 (part2)

Stranger Things season 4 (part2) ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl. Available to watch on Netflix. As I’m writing this Season 4 is breaking all the records and it’s not only become the most seen thing on

Andrea’s film review – Hacks (Season 2)

Hacks (Season 2) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

Explores a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old. Available to watch on Amazon Prime and Sky. You may remember how back in April I talked about the first season of this fantastic multi-award-winning TV series. I

Andrea’s film review – Spiderhead

Spiderhead ⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

In the near future, convicts are offered the chance to volunteer as medical subjects to shorten their sentence. One such subject for a new drug capable of generating feelings of love begins questioning the reality of his emotions. Streaming on Netflix. Spiderhead is a futuristic state-of-the-art prison, wi

Andrea’s film review – Nitram

Nitram ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Review by Andrea Carnevali

Events leading up to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre on Tasmania in an attempt to understand why and how the atrocity occurred. Out next Friday in selected cinemas. I came into this pretty blind, not knowing anything about the film, nor the subject matter, but if you have a little bit of knowledge of recent

Andrea’s film review – Hustle

Hustle ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

A basketball scout discovers a phenomenal street ball player while in Spain and sees the prospect as his opportunity to get back into the NBA. Available to watch on Netflix. I think you’ve probably guessed by now that being a typical movie nerd, prevents me from also being a sport obsessed. Given the choic

Andrea’s film review – Elvis

Elvis ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2  Review by Andrea Carnevali

From his childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi to his rise to stardom starting in Memphis, Tennessee and his conquering of Las Vegas, Nevada, Elvis Presley becomes the first rock 'n roll star and changes the world with his music. Out in cinemas. Right from the very beginning, you know you are watching a “Baz Lu

Andrea’s film review – Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi  ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Review by Andrea Carnevali

TV miniseries exploring the Jedi Master’s untold story. Ten years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi has to save young Leia after she is kidnapped, all the while being pursued by Imperial Inquisitors and his former Padawan, now known as Darth Vader. Available to watch

Andrea’s film review – The Staircase (2022)

The Staircase (2022) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

Tells the story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16-year judicial battle that followed. TV miniseries available to watch on Sky and Now TV. Back in 2004 the murder case against

Andrea’s film review – DADS

DADS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Review by Andrea Carnevali

A joyful exploration of modern fatherhood, this documentary gathers the testimonies of dads around the world, from famous comedians to everyday parents. Available to watch on Apple + I know, I’m very aware that I’m the ideal target audience for this sort of thing, but I REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVED this docum

Andrea’s film review – Lightyear

Lightyear⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Review by Andrea Carnevali

While spending years attempting to return home, marooned Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear encounters an army of ruthless robots commanded by Zurg who are attempting to steal his fuel source. Out in cinemas now. I had to happened sooner or later, even Pixar can miss its mark. Lightyear is c

Andrea’s film review – Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

Nancy Stokes, a 55-year-old widow, is yearning for some adventure, human connection, and some sex--some good sex. Emma Thompson's new film is out in cinemas, including Chiswick Cinema, this Friday. Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson) a retired schoolteacher and a widow for two years (af

Andrea’s film review – Jurassic World Dominion

Jurassic World Dominion ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live - and hunt - alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history's most fearsome cre

Andrea’s film review – Gold

Gold ⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

In the not too distant future, a drifter (Zac Efron) travelling through the desert discovers the largest gold nugget ever found. He must guard it from thieves amid harsh conditions and wild dogs while waiting for his partner to return. Available to watch on Prime. Zac Efron has definitely been doing a good job of erasing

Andrea’s film review – Stranger Things (season 4)

Stranger Things (season 4) ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Review by Andrea Carnevali

When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl. Available to watch on Netflix. As I am writing this, Stranger Things has become the most watched series on Netflix, so chances are th