Film & Cinema

On stage and screen, Kenneth Branagh has devoted a considerable amount of blood, sweat and iambic pentameter to ensuring Shakespeare's plays are widely accessible.

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artefacts room in their home, placing her 'safely' behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest's holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens' ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

Nine years after the third instalment of the Toy Story trilogy seemingly brought the series to an end, Woody, Buzz and their friends are back once again for another adventure. This time embarking on a road trip with their new owner Bonnie.

After eight films that have amassed almost $5 billion worldwide, the Fast & Furious franchise now features its first stand-alone vehicle as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw.

Mark Goodin reviews one of the summer's most spine-tingling tales, Midsommar.

Actress Olivia Wilde makes her directorial debut with this charming high school comedy starring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein.

From Latitude, to the Ramsholt Inn and the Lowestoft to Norwich bus - they all feature in Richard Curtis' Suffolk-set rom-com, Yesterday, in which Ed Sheeran stars as the calm, ultra-chilled Ed Sheeran.

Andrew Clarke

Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series.

Taron Egerton stars as Elton John in a musical biopic of Elton John, charting his rise to fame and battles with alcohol and drugs.

As the new Suffolk-filmed movie Yesterday hits cinema screens this week, local democracy reporter Jason Noble caught up with Screen Suffolk to find out just how important it is for filming in the county

Woody, Buzz and friends are back and as loveable as ever as Toy Story returns for a fourth instalment more than 20 years after the original embedded itself in the hearts of adults and children around the world.

From Latitude, to the Ramsholt Inn and the Lowestoft to Norwich bus - they all feature in Richard Curtis' Suffolk-set rom-com, Yesterday, in which Ed Sheeran stars as the calm, ultra-chilled Ed Sheeran.

Andrew Clarke

Mark Goodin reviews the new 'if Superman was bad' film

Jon S Baird's gentle, unassuming biopic of the most famous double act the world has ever seen, is a warm, affectionate delight that touches on far broader issues than the pair's final live tour.

Imagine if the world's first performance of 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' was at the Ocean Rooms in Gorleston.

Film review: Toy Story 4

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Woody and Buzz's fourth outing offers much of the same laughs as the previous films, but it's done with heart and dignity.

Mark Goodin assesses the latest instalment from the galaxy defenders dressed in black

Mark Goodin reviews the latest X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Mark Goodin reviews the film resurrected from the Deadwood television series

A behind the curtain peak at the male-dominated, misogynistic and often-ageist world of television, Late Night is a timely #MeToo take on the struggle women face to make it - and stay relevant - in the media industry.

An intimate, riveting and serious biopic that explores the life of the legendary American astronaut Neil Armstrong from the start of his journey in 1961, up to the moment in 1969 when he first set foot on the moon.

Based on the Pokemon series of trading card and video games, Detective Pikachu, is the first live action Pokemon film and stars Justice Smith and the voice of Ryan Reynolds.

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe.

Movies don't come any more disturbing than Ma, the new psychological thriller from BlumHouse Productions which sees Viola Davis deliver a career-best performance.

Taron Egerton stars as Elton John in this musical biopic of the flamboyant singer-songwriter which charts his rise to fame and battles with alcohol and drugs.

This is the story of one of the X-Men's most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic Dark Phoenix.

Mark Goodin reviews the Elton John biopic that's rocketing to success

Following last year's Infinity War, which saw the Mad Titan Thanos successfully wipe out half the universe with a click of his fingers, Marvel Studios bring us Avengers: Endgame, the conclusion to a saga spanning 11 years and 22 films, which arrives as one of the most anticipated films of a generation.

Those expecting a straight forward feel-good sing-along musical from Elton John biopic Rocketman should strap in - because it's actually a hedonistic rollercoaster that acts as a warning of the darker side of fame.

Mark Goodin takes on the latest instalment of the John Wicks series in his latest review.

Review: Long Shot

Thursday, May 16, 2019

A not so typical rom-com is the latest review for Mark Goodin.

With a beautiful central relationship between Buckley and Walters at its core, the film Wild Rose is an uplifting British drama with bite, which gives its leading lady the chance to shine.

Lupita Nyong'o stars as mother of two Adelaide Wilson who, during a family holiday, returns to the scene of a childhood trauma only to come face to face with her psychotic double and those of her family.

Based on the 1930s comic book of the same name, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi and tells the tale of 14-year-old foster child Billy Batson who is granted special powers by a mystical wizard.

It's a much anticipated finale to the superhero series but what did Mark Goodin make of Avengers Endgame?

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