Film & Cinema

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?

Superhero movies don't come any better - or bigger - than Avengers: Endgame.

Film of the Week - Avengers: Endgame

After the much-publicised troubles that have beset this movie, it comes as a pleasant surprise that Bohemian Rhapsody is such a fun ride, with a roster of superb concert recreations, including Life Aid - where Queen gave what many consider the greatest rock performance of all time.

Film review: Shazam

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Has the latest DC Extended Universe offering impressed our film reviewer Mark Goodin?

Film review: Hellboy

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Does the Hellboy reboot meet expectations? Mark Goodin reviews.

The homegrown answer to A Star Is Born, Wild Rose is a moving story about the importance of chasing your dreams - no matter what the cost.

Expect a giant dose of kapow! blam! and zap! in this fast paced, fun-filled, super hero film that pokes fun at the genre with a few serious messages thrown in for good measure.

Get ready for Peppa Pig's biggest celebration yet to hit the big screen as we celebrate 15 years' of the little piggy family.

Emily Blunt steps ably into the shoes of Julie Andrews for this sequel to the much loved 1964 classic, which sees magical nanny Mary Poppins return to help the Banks siblings through a difficult time.

Like a hot cup of tea on a cold rainy day, Fisherman's Friends is the heartwarming and quintessentially British movie that the country needs in the midst of the Brexit blues.

Our arts editor reviews latest Disney film to be reimagined on the big screen.

Film Review: Dumbo

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Another classic Disney film gets a live adaptation but what did Mark Goodin make of it?

Staring Oscar winner Brie Larson in the lead role, this latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces the previously unseen Captain Marvel, a powerful cosmic warrior with links to earth.

Set in 1995, this film acts as a prequel of sorts to the entire franchise as well as telling the tale of its heroine, the first female hero to headline her own Marvel movie.

Fighting with my Family is based on the true story of British WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) superstar Paige and her rise to wrestling stardom. Despite being a rather familiar rags to riches story, it is not your average sports movie and will appeal to a much wider audience.

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure Dumbo expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight.

An innovative subversion of the horror genre, Us is another inventive and unnerving Jordan Peele masterpiece.

Film Review: Us

Thursday, March 28, 2019

It's a delve into the world of horror for Mark Goodin this week as he takes on the new release, Us.

A new offering on Netflix makes for Mark Goodin's latest film review.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Stephen Merchant's new film is a warts-and-all portrayal of the Knight wrestling family who turned their lives around.


Starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson in the lead role, this latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces the previously unseen Captain Marvel - a powerful cosmic warrior with links to Earth.

When Joe Castleman wins the Nobel Prize for Literature his wife is delighted for him - who wouldn't be - and yet there is something niggling away at her that isn't fully explained by his serial philandering or toddler mentality.

Despite eye-rolling moments, Mark Goodin thinks Fighting With My Family could be Nick Frost's best performance in years.

Fittingly released on International Women's Day, Captain Marvel is an empowering and engaging addition to the superhero saga that packs a feminist message.

Film review: Serenity

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Mark Goodin finds Matthew McConaughey's latest film disappointing.

Winner of the Best Picture Oscar at the Academy awards, Green Book stars 2017 Best Supporting Actor Mahershala Ali together with Viggo Mortensen and tells the true story of an unlikely friendship between a highly regarded black musician and his Italian/American driver from the Bronx.


A legendary wrestling family from Norwich is celebrating as the film based on its turbulent life in the WWE claimed the top spot on this week's box office chart.

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Film review: Cold Pursuit

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Mark Goodin takes on a remake a 2014 Norwegian action comedy.

Louisa Baldwin chats to the Knight wrestling family from Norwich at their city centre wrestling school as a film based on their lives is released in cinemas.


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