Ian McKellen in a scene from The Good Liar (category: IIB), directed by Bill Condon and co-starring Helen Mirren.

The Good Liar film review: Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren co-star in disappointing con-artist thriller

  • This adaptation of Nicholas Searle’s 2015 novel about a ruthless con artist who targets a retired widow is badly let down by gaping holes in the plot
  • McKellen and Mirren, appearing together in a film for the first time, are always watchable, however
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Ian McKellen in a scene from The Good Liar (category: IIB), directed by Bill Condon and co-starring Helen Mirren.
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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

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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