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BLOODSHOT – “Mediocre mindless action”

I STILL BELIEVE – “An effectively sappy-sweet story of love and faith”

THE HUNT – “A tongue-in-cheek satire / bloodbath with equal opportunity political bashings”

ONWARD – “Has just enough of that Pixar movie magic”

THE WAY BACK – “Formulaic? Yes. Heartfelt? Very.”

THE INVISIBLE MAN – “A chilling achievement for everyone involved”

DISAPPEARANCE AT CLIFTON HILL – “There’s enough intrigue to carry it through the choppy waters”

THE CALL OF THE WILD – “Another affectionate adventure between man & dog”

BRAHMS: THE BOY II – “Makes for the worst kind of sequel”

THE LODGE – “Unsettling as all hell”

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG – “High-energy escapist fun for the whole family”

FANTASY ISLAND – “Fantasy fail”

BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN) – “A kooky kamikaze of chaos”

THE RHYTHM SECTION – “A joyless exercise in revenge cinema”

GRETEL AND HANSEL – “Gorgeously grim, albeit undercooked”

THE GENTLEMEN – “Makes for yet another Guy Ritchie gangster gem”

THE TURNING – “A groan-worthy gothic creeper”

DOLITTLE – “A peculiar mess”

BAD BOYS FOR LIFE – “Smith and Lawrence prove they can still bring the goods”

JUST MERCY – “Does justice to the legal drama genre”

LIKE A BOSS – “In need of some major restructuring”

1917 – “A harrowing stunner”

THE GRUDGE – “Miserably Sleepy”

LITTLE WOMEN – “A not so little achievement”

SPIES IN DISGUISE – “A harmless bit of high concept animated fun”

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER – “Packed with action & padded with fan service”

CATS – “An immensely bizarre feline fever dream set to music”

BOMBSHELL – “Boasts knockout performances, but lacks narrative depth”

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”

BOX OFFICE TOP 5

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Onward
$10.5 million

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6.5

I Still Believe
$9.5 million

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5.5

Bloodshot
$9.3 million

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9

The Invisible Man
$6 million

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6

The Hunt
$5.3 million 

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