For the first time since lockdown began, our film critic James Cameron-Wilson was able to attend a film in an actual cinema. He reviews the film he saw there, Unhinged, a thriller starring Russell Crowe. He also looks at the streaming version of the hit musical Hamilton and British movie Make Up. He also considers what Disney's decision to bypass cinemas with Mulan might mean for cinemas around the world.
James Cameron-Wilson brings news of more cinemas reopening and more new films to show in them. He looks at the top 10 movies on Netflix and reviews the Netflix success 365 Days, a Polish erotic drama which, says James, should be given a wide berth. More interesting, he found, is the DVD release of Radioactive, with Rosamund Pike starring as Marie Curie. He also looks at the life and career of Olivia de Havilland, one of the last of the stars from Hollywood's golden era.
James Cameron-Wilson bemoans yet another postponement for Tenet and wonders the effect the lack of new product will have on reopening cinemas. As well as considering the latest box office chart for the UK, he reviews the creepy plant-breeding sci-fi film Little Joe and beautifully-shot, French-set film Provenance with Christian McKay.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the latest UK box office charts, finding them not quite as melancholic as the numbers for the first weekend after reopening. He reviews the superhero movie The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron, which has just premiered on Netflix. And he looks at drama Finding The Way Back, Ben Affleck's first acting role of note for several years.
James Cameron-Wilson looks (though his fingers) at the first UK box office chart since March as the some cinemas reopen, though with many re-releases rather than new product. He reviews The Assistant, Will Ferrell in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga and the story of a true-life corporate scandal, Dark Waters, starring Mark Ruffalo.
James Cameron-Wilson discusses the latest film news, with the planned openings of some UK cinemas being delayed. He reviews the true WW2 tale Resistance with Jesse Eisenberg, looks at Netflix unveiling its viewing figures and, with host Simon Rose, reviews the restoration of the 1951 British classic Laughter in Paradise, starring Alastair Sim.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at encouraging news for UK cinemas and explains how BAFTA's awards are changing because of Covid-19. He reviews Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods, out as a Netflix premiere and the documentary You Don't Nomi about the camp classic movie Showgirls. And, with cinemas open in a few countries, he calculates a very unusual world box office chart.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at those places around the world where cinemas are reopening. He reviews Clint Eastwood's last film, the true-life tale of security guard hero-made-villain Richard Jewell, starring Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell and Cathy Bates He takes us through the latest chart of online movie releases and reviews the rather unusual, yet critically popular, film The Lighthouse with Robert Pattinson and Willem Defoe.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the chart of the top musicals of all time. He reviews Woody Allen's new (but not final) movie, A Rainy Day in New York, with its difficult route to screen. And he reviews Pixar's latest, Onward, the cinema release of which was marred by the arrival of the coronavirus.
James Cameron-Wilson looks ahead to those films supposedly being released in July and August. He also charts the top 12 comedies at the UK box office. He reviews eccentric star-studded dystopian sci-fi movie Snowpiercer, an earlier film from the maker of Parasite, Terry Gilliam's much-delayed The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and true-life crime drama Just Mercy.