Frozen II review a charming return but the thaw’s setting in

Beloved heroine Elsa has a great new song as she heads into the enchanted forest in this funny, likable but underpowered sequel. Is it time to let her go? Do you wanna build a franchise? Maybe Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck didnt realise this was what they were going to do in creating their sensational Disney animated musical the sensational song, Let It Go, which hit the nerve centres of adults and children alike with the power of crystal meth. Exiled from her homeland, in her magnificent isolation, Elsa realises that she no longer needs to hide her icy superpowers and can use them freely and be herself she can let it go. All of us, women and men, gay …

Anna review Luc Besson’s empty assassin thriller shoots blanks

A vacuous performance from model Sasha Luss sinks the directors attempt to add a modern spin on his 1990 thriller La Femme Nikita Who or what is Anna? Answers include a reminder of director Luc Bessons action movie credentials, an attempt to start a female-fronted assassin franchise and a showcase for the acting talents of model Sasha Luss. Or at least thats what could be said of the film, sight unseen. Because in actuality, the delayed, and rather dumped thriller (distributor Lionsgate refused to screen the film for press) is an unqualified failure on all three counts, a wide-releasing multiplex dweller that instead works best as an undemanding late-night TV watch, exactly where it should have been offloaded in the …