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JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL – “Same game. New adventure. Similar fun.”

RICHARD JEWELL – “Packed with attention-grabbing craftsmanship”

UNCUT GEMS – “A superb offering of profanity-laced cinematic chaos”

DARK WATERS – “Another worthy watch in the dark horse justice genre”

WAVES – “A visceral gut punch of emotions”

THE TWO POPES – “An agreeable ‘buddy Pope’ tale”

KNIVES OUT – “A whip smart Whodunnit for modern times”

QUEEN & SLIM – “The timely fugitive film we need right now”

MARRIAGE STORY – “An emotionally gutsy tour de force”

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD – “A feel-good time at the movies”

FROZEN 2 – “Plenty of enchanted amusement to go around”

THE IRISHMAN – “Quintessential Scorsese”

CHARLIE’S ANGELS – “A surprising halo of a good time”

FORD v FERRARI – “Perhaps the racing movie to beat all racing movies”

THE GOOD LIAR – “A twisty charmer”

DOCTOR SLEEP – “Stellar supernatural frights”

LAST CHRISTMAS – “One merry and messy holiday rom-com”

MIDWAY – “Lacks a heart at the centre of its destruction”

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE – “A vast franchise improvement”

PARASITE – “An equal parts darkly funny and thrill-inducing masterwork”

BLACK AND BLUE – “A fairly decent gritty police thriller”

COUNTDOWN – “Tacky teen horror”

ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP – “Still plenty of undead fun left in the tank”

MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL – “Makes for a less than magnificent sequel”

THE ADDAMS FAMILY – “As creepy, kooky and oddly likeable as ever”

LUCKY DAY – “An exercise in subpar gonzo cinema”

GEMINI MAN – “Not even 2 Will Smiths can defeat the lousy plot”

JOKER – “A hypnotic and demonic can’t miss showcase”

JUDY – “Renee Zellweger is pure glittery and jittery perfection”

ABOMINABLE – “A yeti-sized animated delight”

AD ASTRA – “Brad Pitt and space travel make for one hell of a combination”

DOWNTON ABBEY – “A plate of crumpet covered comfort food”

RAMBO: LAST BLOOD – “There will be blood… lots of blood… all the blood”

HUSTLERS – “The most riveting film of the year is a Jennifer Lopez stripper movie”

THE GOLDFINCH – “A frustratingly sleepy effort”

FREAKS – “Satisfies as a small sci-fi thriller with big concepts”

IT CHAPTER TWO – “It’s intense. It’s creepy. It’s disturbing. It’s a tad overlong”

BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON – “A comically sincere bit of cinematic inspiration”

READY OR NOT – “Say yes to this bloody wild horror / comedy”

ANGEL HAS FALLEN – “As explosive and dumb as you expect it to be”

GOOD BOYS – “Has as much heart as it does F-bombs”

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT – “An inspirational crowd pleaser”

WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE – “A quirky character study”

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK – “Chock-full of fun gateway horror frights”

THE KITCHEN – “A majorly undercooked crime drama”

DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD – “Sweet, silly and self-aware”

FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW – “Perhaps the epitome of rock ‘em sock ‘em cinema”

MASTER Z: IP MAN LEGACY – “Delivers superb fight sequences in grand style”

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD – “Exudes quality, craftsmanship and all around coolness”

THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE – “Napoleon Dynamite meets Fight Club”

FREE TRIP TO EGYPT – “Is well worth the emotional round trip”

THE LION KING – “Doesn’t dethrone the original, but is enjoyable nonetheless”

STUBER – “While not a 5 star ride, it’ll get you where you wanna go”

CRAWL – “Surfaces as a surprisingly tension filled chomping good time”

MIDSOMMAR – “The most unsettling viewing experience you’ll have all year”

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME – “Will have your ‘spider-sense’ tingling with excitement”

YESTERDAY – “An irresistibly charming musical journey”

ANNABELLE COMES HOME – “Delivers decent scares on a shockingly simple setup”

TOY STORY 4 – “A near perfect blend of humour, imagination, and heart”

CHILD’S PLAY – “Still has the makings of one killer doll”

ANNA – “In a word: bleak”

MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL – “A fairly fun franchise refresh”

SHAFT – “Still a bad mother f***cker, with emphasis on the bad!”

LATE NIGHT – “The witty women-led comedy we need right now”

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX – “The mutant-sized disappointment we feared”

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 – “An equally fun (and fluffy) follow-up”

ROCKETMAN – “Has all the pomp & pageantry worthy of an Elton John bio-pic”

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS – “A bloated CGI slugfest”

MA – “Is wildly fun… while the party lasts”

ALADDIN – “Will have you wishing for a little more magic”

BRIGHTBURN – “Mostly delivers on its devilishly clever premise”

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM – “A blitzkrieg of action personified”

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR – “Fails to burn as brightly as others in its genre”

POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU – “Pokémon So-So”

THE HUSTLE – “Definitely has the ‘rotten’ part down”

POMS – “A hackneyed senior citizen cheerleading movie with pep”

LONG SHOT- “Equal parts sweet and raunchy”

THE INTRUDER – “An uninspired thriller that has its moments”

UGLYDOLLS – “(Toy Story + Trolls) – (All charm) x (A generic script)”

AVENGERS: ENDGAME – “Epic in every which way!”

TEEN SPIRIT – “Tells a familiar story in a fresh light”

THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA – “Can’t fully break the curse of a lacking script”

DISNEYNATURE: PENGUINS – “The most adorable movie you’ll see all year”

HELLBOY – “Somewhere between ‘hell yeah’ and ‘oh hell no’ status”

MISSING LINK – “Exquisitely crafted and effortlessly delightful”

LITTLE – “Delivers big lessons, but little laughs”

SHAZAM! – “A lightning bolt of wondrous entertainment”

PET SEMATARY – “Needed to unbury a few more genuine scares”

DUMBO – “As sweet and harmless as a big-eared baby elephant”

HOTEL MUMBAI – “A merciless re-telling of a true to life mass murder”

GLORIA BELL – “Julianne Moore’s glorious dance party”

US – “Needs to be seen to be f’n believed”

THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT – “Tells an intriguing tale, even if not based on true events”

CAPTIVE STATE – “Is sometimes frustrating, but always captivating”

FIVE FEET APART- “An effective ‘terminal teen’ tear-jerker”

CAPTAIN MARVEL – “A marvel of a Marvel movie”

A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL – “Here’s hoping it’s the final nail in the Madea franchise coffin “

GRETA – “Evolves into some bonkers level fun – if you let it”

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD – “A satisfying fire-breathing finale”

HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U – “Full of the same silly sci-fi slasher fun”

BOX OFFICE TOP 5

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Jumanji: The Next Level
$60.1 million

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Frozen 2
$19.2 million

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8.5

Knives Out
$9.3 million

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Richard Jewell
$5 million

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Black Christmas
$4.4 million 

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