the undercooked, uneven all-female Goodfellas nobody asked for

Dir: Andrea Berloff. Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson, Margo Martindale, Common. Cert: 15,  103 mins

The story of cinema is in many ways the story of men seizing power and influence while women watch from the margins. This historical injustice is now being corrected – off-screen with the MeToo movement and on it with films that put the female perspective front and centre. 

Yet there have been misfires. You wanted to love Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters, if only to annoy the tragic fanboys trolling the production. Alas, the movie was a dud. Ocean’s 8, last year’s ladies’s night riff on Ocean 11, meanwhile squandered a winning cast including Cate Blanchett…