Spectre

★★★☆☆

This latest instalment is certainly a film of mixed quality. Just when you start to think the excitement and tension are building at last, a flimsy plot device kills the anticipation. Not a cold-dead head shot; more of a wound in the side, preserving some chance of recovery but ultimately weakening the journey.

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Mr Holmes

★★★☆☆

“Like a book whose loose ends are unceremoniously tied without that pleasing ‘umph’, Mr Holmes seems to end without even announcing its arrival.”

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