Patrick Wilson in a still from Midway, directed by Roland Emmerich. Ed Skrein and Woody Harrelson co-star. Photo: Reiner Bajo

Midway film review: Roland Emmerich war drama is strangely pedestrian – if only John Ford were still alive to direct it

  • The Day After Tomorrow director has a cast featuring Dennis Quaid, Woody Harrelson, the Jonas Brothers’ Nick Jonas, and Ed Skrein, yet film lacks emotional pull
  • The story of the World War II Battle of Midway, its focus is on the Americans rather than the Japanese, with the CGI-heavy action scenes impressive
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Patrick Wilson in a still from Midway, directed by Roland Emmerich. Ed Skrein and Woody Harrelson co-star. Photo: Reiner Bajo
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Ewan McGregor in Doctor Sleep (category IIB), directed by Mike Flanagan and also starring Rebecca Ferguson.

Doctor Sleep film review: The Shining sequel, starring Ewan McGregor as Jack’s son, deepens the mythology

  • Set many years after The Shining, Doctor Sleep deals with the fate of Jack’s son, still scarred by the horrific events of his childhood
  • While it lacks the claustrophobia and scares of the first film, there is something hypnotic about returning to this world
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Ewan McGregor in Doctor Sleep (category IIB), directed by Mike Flanagan and also starring Rebecca Ferguson.
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