Film Review: The Greatest Showman

Reviewed by Matthew Turner The trailer for The Greatest Showman goes out of its way to convince you that it’s not a musical, and that it is, in fact, an uplifting let’s-do-the-show-right-here biopic of 19th century circus impresario P.T. Barnum. However, a musical it most emphatically is, while its biographical details have received something of a revisionist tweak. The feature debut of Australian director Michael Gracey (who has a background…

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Film Review: Pitch Perfect 3

Back for another dose of a capella shenanigans, Pitch Perfect 3¬†makes its way onto our screen this week, but is it any good? Matthew Turner gives us his verdict.¬† The original Pitch Perfect was a charming and very funny hit in 2012, but it blotted its copybook with a dismal follow-up in 2015 that failed to hit any of the right notes. Unfortunately, this third and supposedly final entry in…

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