Charlize Theron flips into funny with Seth Rogen, Mel Gibson picks Vince Vaughn as his accomplice and Avengers reach their Endgame the finest movies yet this year released in the UK
A New Years Day release date in the UK for Yorgos Lanthimoss period romp kicked the year off in fine style; Olivia Colmans Oscar win two months later was the crowning glory.
What we said: A reminder that the idea of royalty as polite and picturesquely sentimental is something that came in with Queen Victoria: The Favourite is more punk than that. Its a rousingly nasty, bleary, hungover punchup. Read the full review
An Impossible Love
A daughters life is shaped by her fathers arrogance and her mothers humility in Catherine Corsinis delicate drama.
What we said: A mother-daughter story with the erotic intensity of a love story and the pathos of a coming-of-ager though darker, messier and more unresolved than is traditional. Read the full review