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Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

By David Jenkins

This magnificent mid-century memory piece from Richard Linklater is up there with the director’s finest films.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2

By David Jenkins

Dashed-off sequel to the 2020 hit which makes the Chipmunks films look like Tarkovsky by comparison.

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Space Jam: A New Legacy

By Rogan Graham

This bloated reboot of the hit ’90s cartoon crossover is little more than a cynical exercise in brand synergy.

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Cruella

By Hannah Strong

Emma Stone plays the fur-loving fashionista in this overlong and largely uninspired origin story.

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Earwig and the Witch

By Lillian Crawford

Studio Ghibli’s first computer-animated feature boasts bags of charm and one its most endearing heroines.

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The Witches

By Leila Latif

Roald Dahl’s timeless children’s story is reimagined as a saccharine caper – but at least the cast are having fun.

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Wolfwalkers

By Kambole Campbell

An ancient Irish folk tale is brought to life in wondrous hand-drawn animation courtesy of Cartoon Saloon.

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A Perfectly Normal Family

By Lillian Crawford

Malou Reymann’s feature debut presents a potentially dangerous perspective on the issue of gender identity.

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The Call of the Wild

By Elena Lazic

Harrison Ford and a CGI dog make for a pawsome pairing in this charming retelling of Jack London’s short story.

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Sonic the Hedgehog

By Anton Bitel

A scene-stealing Jim Carrey just about sustains this fast, fun and forgettable video game crossover.

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Dolittle

By Charles Bramesco

Robert Downey Jr takes on the famous literary physician with predictably disastrous results.

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

By Elena Lazic

Angelina Jolie and co are back is this muddled and misguided sequel to Disney’s inverted fairy tale.

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Toy Story 4

By Hannah Strong

Woody, Buzz and co team up for one last time (probably) in a largely enjoyable sequel that sees Pixar retread old ground.

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Aladdin

By David Jenkins

This ultra-glossy ‘live action’ remake of Disney’s 1992 mega hit cleaves too closely to the original to justify its existence.

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Dumbo

By Hannah Strong

Tim Burton’s overstuffed and underwhelming sideshow act lacks a sense of wonder.

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Mary Poppins Returns

By David Jenkins

Everyone’s favourite magical child carer is back in this strangely bland and uncatchy modern refit.

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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

By Karen Krizanovich

Frank Capra’s festive classic returns to the big screen this Christmas – and it’s an opportunity not to be missed.

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