A dozen of my favourite movies for 2018 by Richard Jones

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Richard Jones looks back at a busy viewing year

I think we all blinked when we read in about April or May comments from Fairfax Media film critics that with the Oscars season over we’d seen the best movies for the year. And in a way, looking back, I’d have to now agree. My Top Six for 2018 were all viewed before the end of April. It was a very ‘skinny’ few months after that although by the end of the year things were looking up again. Continue reading

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Sparrow school turns out some scary spies by Richard Jones

SparrowA look at Red Sparrow (MA)

Jennifer Lawrence rates as one of Hollywood’s genuine stars although in her latest film she takes a bit of a beating.

This comes in the form of psychological and mental bullying at spy school and out in the field in Budapest and later back home in Moscow – hard-core torture and thrashings. Continue reading