James Cameron-Wilson discusses the future of cinema-going in the UK in the light of the postponement of the new James Bond film and the decision by Cineworld to close its cinemas around the world. With no new films released in those cinemas that ARE open, he turned to Netflix for a young female take on Sherlock Holmes, Enola Holmes (with a 16-year-old star and producer) and to Curzon Home Cinema for British black comedy Eternal Beauty starring Sally Hawkins.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the latest UK box office chart, where - in the absence of other blockbusters - Tenet still reigns supreme. He reviews the cinema return of Bill & Ted in Bill & Ted Face The Music. For home viewing he looks at the Netflix new release The Devil All The Time from Antonio Campos and delights in the first feature from Parasite director Boon Joon Ho, Barking Dogs Never Bite.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, where Tenet still rules supreme. He reviews two current cinema releases, The Broken Hearts Gallery and Sally Potter's The Roads Not Taken. For home viewing he looks at the restored Blu-Ray release of the 1942 Alan Ladd/Veronica Lake film noir This Gun For Hire and Netflix's controversial Paris-set movie Cuties about the sexualisation of children.
James Cameron-Wilson laments a 43% drop in the UK box office after the Tenet effect wears off. With Tenet still in the #1 slot, James reviews the new cinema #2 film The New Mutants, the latest in the X-men series. He also casts a critical eye on online offerings I'm Thinking of Ending Things, directed by Charlie Kaufman and starring Jessie Buckley, and Waiting for the Barbarians with Johnny Depp and Robert Pattinson.
James Cameron-Wilson celebrates a 5-fold increase in UK box office as the Vue cinema chain opens more widely and Tenet soars past the £5m mark. He reviews the William Nicholson drama Hope Gap with Bill Nighy and Annette Bening, praises the 50th anniversary Blu-Ray release of Nicolas Roeg's Walkabout with Jenny Agutter and urges everyone to watch the documentary Coup 53 about the UK/US coup in Iran in 1953.
James Cameron-Wilson discusses the joy of watching a blockbuster in the cinema again, reviewing Christopher Nolan's latest time-shifting movie, the $225m Tenet. He discusses the UK box office, which continues to show improvement week on week. He casts a critical eye over yet another virus movie, the Netflix film Only. And he critiques the Kenneth Branagh film Artemis Fowl which never made it to cinemas, premiering on Disney+.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at a revival in the UK box office, where three films have managed to take six figure sums over the weekend. With Tenet due imminently to give cinemas a boost, he reviews the new Netflix blockbuster, Project Power, starring Jamie Foxx. He also looks back to a wartime classic, the early Billy Wilder film Five Graves to Cairo, out in a 4K Blu-Ray restoration that probably looks better than it did originally.
James Cameron-Wilson talks to Simon Rose about the latest state of the UK box office, still becalmed ahead of the imminent release of Tenet. Together, they review the camp classic Flash Gordon which is out again for its 40th birthday. According to star Brian Blessed, it is the Queen's favourite film. James also reviews the Gemma Arterton film Summerland and the Shailene Woodley vehicle Endings, Beginnings.
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.