Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
For the last three years a film has arrived after I confirmed my Best & Worst of the year that managed to change the list. It’s becoming somewhat of a habit now… This year that film is Mary Poppins Returns, a glorious, funny, heart warming tale that had me from the start. Emily Blunt is simply spectacular as the titular character, returning to once again help the Banks family and stealing every scene she’s in. That said she gets some proper competition from Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, the sweep boy grown up from the original film. It’s mix of old school dance numbers, animation and buckets of charm mean that you can’t help but love it. If I had one small issue is that I’m not sure how memorable the songs will be once the film has finished but Mary Poppins Returns is just a joy and you should go out right now and watch it.
Best Bit: Musical Hall
Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema
If You Liked this Try: Mary Poppins, Paddington, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang