Does Andrea Arnold’s experience on Big Little Lies suggest that auteurs are doomed?

July 20, 2019

When film-makers are lured to the small screen, things dont always go smoothly but the situation is barely any better in the movies The first episode in the second season of Andrea Arnold. Kidman spoke on behalf of the production. They were, she said, in the hands of [a] visionary. That was then. Now, the season finale will air this weekend only after an industry scandal: an statement was provided…

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Quentin unchained: what will Tarantino’s 10th and final film be?

July 19, 2019

The acclaimed film-maker is releasing his ninth film this summer and has openly stated that he will retire after he completes his next Just over a week away from the US release of Quentin Tarantinos latest film, the showbiz-cum-true crime epic Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the anticipation among film freaks and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood carries with it an extra sense of gravitas: not only is…

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Point Blank review mediocre action thriller remake lands on Netflix

July 15, 2019

Anthony Mackie rises above a rickety remake of a French thriller about a wet-nurse teaming up with criminal matters after his wife is kidnapped In order to create the optimal view suffer for rickety Netflix thriller Point Blank, a quickie remake of the acclaimed 2010 French movie, promises should either be lowered or, even better, eradicated totally. It’s an easy-to-follow strategy given that a) Netflix original films are patchy at…

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Sun’s out, flops out: what’s the worst movie summer ever?

July 12, 2019

After a string of frustrations, psychoanalysts are calling 2019 s summertime season one of the most disastrous on record but there have been far, far worse This summer might have started with a blow, thanks to the Avengers eventually reaching their Endgame, but it’s set to go out with more of a shrug, thanks to pretty much everything that’s come since. Godzilla: King of Monsters; X-Men: Dark Phoenix; Men in…

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Shaft review regressive sequel swaps out style for ugly homophobia

June 29, 2019

Samuel L Jackson returns in the latest take on the 70 s detective to loose a toxic flow of intolerance in a misjudged attack on millennial masculinity How do you update Shaft for the modern era? John Singleton tried in 2000 with a serviceable if unspectacular sequel, a rather asexual and anonymous follow-up to the far more stylish and distinctive original. Almost two decades later and somehow we’re even further…

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Robert Pattinson is the new Batman

June 24, 2019

After weeks of hypothesi, the actor has officially acquired the keys to the Batmobile from Ben Affleck The actor who shot to fame as a vampire in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and High Life, won Pattinson considerable acclaim. He likewise stars in one of the best-reviewed movies from this year’s Cannes festival: Read more: https :// www.theguardian.com/ cinema/ 2019/ may/ 31/ robert-pattinson-is-the-new-batman

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Rocketman review Elton’s sparkliest spectacle yet

June 20, 2019

Taron Egerton is terrific as the singer, but the real star of this electric biopic is director Dexter Fletcher ” When are you going to go about hug me ?” That question echoes around Dexter Fletcher’s dazzling rock opera- a fantastical report of the high-priceds and lows of Elton John’s wild-ride rise, told in frenetically full-blooded musical shape. It’s the story of a little boy who became a big star…

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Elton John: ‘They wanted to tone down the sex and drugs. But I havent led a PG-13 life’

June 12, 2019

In this exclusive article, Elton John writes about his extraordinary life and why he finally decided to give the Rocketman biopic the green light I was in the cinema for about 15 times before I started crying. Not crying as in the occasional rip quietly percolating down my cheek: actually sobbing, in that loud, unguarded, emotionally destroyed style that makes people turn around and look at you with frightened faces….

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Hollywood needs to stop letting stars author their own biopics | Charles Bramesco

June 8, 2019

Elton Johns biopic Rocketman is the latest in a long line of fact-based dramas that suffer from their themes involvement The new musical drama Rocketman opens on Elton John majestically strolling into a rehab fulfill, resplendent in a flamboyant Satan getup we will soon come to understand as aggressively, relentlessly symbolic. A haggard-looking John plops in his chair and rattlings off his laundry list of shortcomings: he’s a profligate rummy…

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Always Be My Maybe review another middling Netflix romantic comedy

June 2, 2019

Ali Wong and Randall Park cant spin enough charm from a flat-looking regurgitation of a formula we know all too well Our collective thirst for the liberate of a genuinely great romantic comedy has led to us looking back as well as forward, rewatching the classics ad nauseam, waiting impatiently for a worthy brand-new addition. Those canny folks over at Netflix have been establishing tone and as a result, they…

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