A smorgasbord of a film from the ensemble cast to the production design, The Menu is an intricately crafted thriller that simmers with a ferocious intensity throughout to its delightful and daring boilover of a conclusion. One of 2022’s best.
My Policeman is an affecting drama that boasts Harry Styles’ star power and great key performance from David Dawson, but doesn’t quite have the strength beyond this to drive it all home, despite an interesting parallel narrative approach.
Now streaming on Prime Video.
While Strange World is a beautiful, lushly realised fantastical world with some cracking action sequences, it’s missing a comedic lightness and heart deep below the surface that we’ve come to expect from Disney films over the decades.
bones and all
Impressively both disturbing and deeply romantic, Bones and All is another striking statement from director Luca Guadagnino.
stars at noon
While the pace may be a little slow for some, Stars At Noon is a stripped back, observational piece with a whirlwind, superb performance from Margaret Qualley.
black panther: wakanda forever
While never touching the lofty heights of the original and facing some narrative and running time challenges, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is still a richly realised world with one of the best MCU villains in recent memory.
With excellent performances from Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan, She Said is an engaging and powerful story of dogged reporting and the challenge of unjust power.
A period drama with a modern twist, Emily is a compassionate humanization of a literary icon, using fictional flourishes to explore her life and work.
Andor is bold, fresh and gritty, leaving you with the sense that you’ve entered a very real world. The best Star Wars tale since the original trilogy.
First three episodes streaming on Disney Plus from September 21.New episode weekly.
A joy filled tale filled with laughs aplenty and heart in your mouth moments, Pinocchio is a superb film for the whole family. Absolute Disney magic.
Now streaming on Disney Plus.
the lord of the rings: rings of power
Cinematic in scale, The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power is a triumph, perfectly capturing the magic of Middle Earth with a rip roaring, binge worthy story to boot.
First two episodes streaming on Prime Video from September 2.New episodes streaming weekly.
One of the best films of the year. Has to be seen to be believed.
Streaming now on DocPlay.
house of the dragon
House of the Dragon reclaims the TV throne. Spectacular.
Streaming on NEON from August 22.
New episode weekly.
she-hulk: attorney at law
Unfettered from the task of serving a larger MCU story, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is breezy and just plain fun with an electric performance from star Tatiana Maslany.
Streaming on Disney Plus from August 18. New episode weekly.