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Latest articles from Demetrios Matheou

Movie review: The Escape (15), directed by Dominic Savage

While its title suggests a prison break or similar action drama, The Escape involves a scenario that is a lot more day-to-day, and probably more familiar than many women may admit. It’s a bold and powerful piece of storytelling, which feels desperately relevant.

Movie review ... Mission: Impossible – Fallout (12A)

Tom Cruise must be a film insurer’s nightmare and a source of constant grief for anyone who loves him. When the star insists on jumping off helicopters, motorcycling at high speed in city streets and hurling himself over rooftops – for real – hearts undoubtedly skip a beat.

Film review: Incredibles 2 (PG) - Family values still super after 14 years

When The Incredibles came out in 2004 who could have known how prescient it was? Amid the wonderful Pixar animation, charming characterisation and rambunctious wit, its plot gave a comic glimpse of a core theme of the Marvel and DC franchises just around the corner – namely that society isn’t convinced that it wants superheroes at all.

Film review: Swim club makes a big splash in the end

Remember The Full Monty? A group of men down on their luck become male strippers in an outlandish act of feel-good empowerment. Twenty years later a new British comedy offers an arguably even stranger scenario: middle-aged men as synchronised swimmers.

Film review - Sicario 2: Soldado (15) directed by Stefano Solima

With Donald Trump’s controversial "zero tolerance" immigration policy keeping the US-Mexican border in the headlines, the timing couldn’t be better for this sequel to the lauded 2015 thriller concerning more covert aspects of America’s battle with the Mexican drug cartels.

Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (12A)

“DO you remember the first time you saw a dinosaur,” someone asks in this fifth film inspired by author Michael Crichton’s cautionary tale of dinosaurs brought back to life through DNA. “It’s like a miracle.” And when Steven Spielberg’s ground-breaking Jurassic Park was released 25 years ago, it really was.