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Margot Robbie And Domhnall Gleeson Went To The Dark Side In Goodbye Christopher Robin

Margot Robbie And Domhnall Gleeson Went To The Dark Side In Goodbye Christopher Robin

The film Goodbye Christopher Robin is a biopic about Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne and his wife Daphne, played by Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie. And for both actors, playing these upper crust English...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 16th October 2017

The Party

The Party

Comedies don't get much darker than this pitch-black British movie, written and directed by Sally Potter (Ginger & Rosa) with lacerating irony and such a furious sense of humour that it's impossible to stifle our...

Movie Review posted on 13th October 2017

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha) is on his way to becoming the new Woody Allen, which is a compliment. This film features an eclectic ensemble of A-listers coming together to play a hilariously neurotic Jewish New...

Movie Review posted on 13th October 2017

6 Below

6 Below

Based on an astonishing true survival story, this film is subtitled "Miracle on the Mountain", so it can't help but be an inspirational movie that tugs on the heartstrings. But it's a shame that's all...

Movie Review posted on 13th October 2017

Mother

Mother

Darren Aronofsky doesn't make fluffy movies, and has only had one genuine misfire (2014's Noah). His best films are unforgiving explorations of artistic ambition (Black Swan), addiction (Requiem for a Dream) or mortality (The Wrestler),...

Movie Review posted on 13th October 2017

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

It's been 35 years since Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic, which was set in 2019. This sequel is once again a visual spectacle that mixes super-cool images with a jaggedly engaging noir-style mystery that grapples...

Movie Review posted on 5th October 2017

On the Road

On the Road

Wolf Alice fans are likely to be rather disappointed by this hybrid documentary-drama about the band's UK and Ireland tour. On the one hand, filmmaker Michael Winterbottom had complete access backstage, so he catches the...

Movie Review posted on 5th October 2017

Borg/McEnroe

Borg/McEnroe

Skilfully made by Swedish filmmaker Janus Metz (the award-winning Armadillo), this film is essentially a biopic about tennis icon Bjorn Borg that centres on his fascinating rivalry with John McEnroe. Indeed, in Scandinavia, the film...

Movie Review posted on 5th October 2017

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle

There are quite a few terrific moments in this true story, based on the memoir by journalist Jeannette Walls. It's an account of a seriously mind-boggling childhood that sees years of mayhem through a remarkably...

Movie Review posted on 5th October 2017

Home Again

Home Again

Reese Witherspoon is so likeable that she can carry even the most hackneyed of romantic comedies. And indeed, that's what she's doing here. There's a nice sense of messiness in the plot of this rather...

Movie Review posted on 5th October 2017

Brimstone

Brimstone

An unnerving Western with a sharp female perspective, this film is a series of gruesome surprises from Dutch filmmaker Martin Koolhoven. Told in four chapters that unfold out of sequence, the film's brutality is almost...

Movie Review posted on 5th October 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Two years ago, Kingsman: The Secret Service seemed to come out of nowhere, ruffling feathers as it took an anarchic, often transgressive approach to the super-spy genre and made a star of Taron Egerton. Now...

Movie Review posted on 29th September 2017

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin

This biopic about Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne may look like the usual lushly produced British period movie, but it's far more original than expected. Avoiding pushy sentimentality, the filmmakers go for something that's...

Movie Review posted on 29th September 2017

Darren Aronofsky Calls Mother! A Hand Grenade

Darren Aronofsky Calls Mother! A Hand Grenade

Never one to make a safe movie, filmmaker Darren Aronofsky wasn't surprised when his latest film Mother! was both cheered and booed when it premiered at the Venice Film Festival last week. As the dust...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 18th September 2017

Alexander Payne Thinks Downsizing Might Be Too Timely

Alexander Payne Thinks Downsizing Might Be Too Timely

The 74th Venice Film Festival kicked off on the Lido this week with the world premiere of Alexander Payne's new film Downsizing, which stars Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig as a couple who decides to...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 17th September 2017

Bill Nighy Plays His First Cop In The Limehouse Golem

Bill Nighy Plays His First Cop In The Limehouse Golem

In the Victorian horror thriller The Limehouse Golem, Bill Nighy plays an upstanding policeman whose career has been limited because his fellow officers see him as "not the marrying kind". Costars include Olivia Cooke, Douglas...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 17th September 2017

Alicia Vikander's Tulip Fever Took A Long Path To The Cinema

Alicia Vikander's Tulip Fever Took A Long Path To The Cinema

In her new film Tulip Fever, Alicia Vikander plays a married woman in 17th century Amsterdam who falls for an artist as he paints her portrait. Although perhaps it isn't strictly accurate to call it...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 16th September 2017

Bill Skarsgard Wanted To Be Ready To Explode In 'It'

Bill Skarsgard Wanted To Be Ready To Explode In 'It'

When Bill Skarsgard was cast as evil clown Pennywise in the new film adaptation of Stephen King's It, the internet erupted because he's nothing like Tim Curry, who starred in the 1990 TV miniseries. So...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 16th September 2017

Judi Dench Had A Laugh While Making Victoria And Abdul

Judi Dench Had A Laugh While Making Victoria And Abdul

After an acclaimed career in theatre, Judi Dench took her first leading movie role playing Queen Victoria in 1997's Mrs Brown, earning an Oscar nomination in the process. Two decades later she returns to the...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 15th September 2017

Jennifer Lawrence Felt In Tune With Mother!

Jennifer Lawrence Felt In Tune With Mother!

Darren Aronofsky's new film Mother! is causing quite a stir among critics. After its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival this week, the filmmaker met the press with his girlfriend, the movie's star Jennifer...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 15th September 2017

Nicholas Hoult Dove Into Research For Rebel In The Rye

Nicholas Hoult Dove Into Research For Rebel In The Rye

In the new biopic Rebel in the Rye, Nicholas Hoult plays reclusive author JD Salinger. It was a tricky role to play because Salinger, most famous for his 1951 novel 'The Catcher in the Rye',...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 15th September 2017

American Assassin Helped Dylan O'Brien Recover From Injury

American Assassin Helped Dylan O'Brien Recover From Injury

After being seriously injured in an on-set accident in early 2016, 26-year-old actor Dylan O'Brien had to take six months off to recover, putting the third Maze Runner film on hold and delaying his next...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 15th September 2017

Brie Larson Loves The Complications Of The Glass Castle

Brie Larson Loves The Complications Of The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle is about the author's chaotic, complex relationship with her unconventional father (played by Woody Harrelson). Larson said that the screenplay touched a nerve. "I think it has to do with family being...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 2nd September 2017

Robert Pattinson Is Still Proving Himself

Robert Pattinson Is Still Proving Himself

Robert Pattinson's declaration of independence came immediately, with David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis in 2012. "I think it was the first time when I worked on something that was quite complex," Pattinson says. "I think it's so...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 1st September 2017

Wind River

Wind River

After writing the superb Sicario and Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan moves back into the director's chair for this thriller, which mixes a real-life issue with a compelling procedural mystery. It's a gorgeously shot...

Movie Review posted on 31st August 2017

The Vault

The Vault

Filmmakers Dan Bush and Conal Byrne attempt a mash-up of a frantic heist movie with supernatural horror. It's a clever idea, but the script isn't nearly as smart as it's trying to be, falling back...

Movie Review posted on 31st August 2017

Goon: Last of the Enforcers

Goon: Last of the Enforcers

The 2012 Canadian comedy Goon was one of those surprising little films that snuck up out of nowhere and proved to be a smart and funny hit. Sadly, this sequel kind of misses the point...

Movie Review posted on 31st August 2017

Philip Ng Prepared For His Whole Life For Birth Of The Dragon

Philip Ng Prepared For His Whole Life For Birth Of The Dragon

After working as an actor, martial artist and action choreographer across a wide range of movies, this is Philip Ng's breakout role. Set in 1960s San Francisco, the film follows a young Bruce Lee as...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 28th August 2017

Tom Cruise Dove Into The Satire And Humour Of American Made

Tom Cruise Dove Into The Satire And Humour Of American Made

Cruise's new movie American Made is based on the frankly insane true story of Barry Seal, who in the 1980s became entangled between the CIA, DEA, White House, the Contra rebels in Central America and...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 28th August 2017

Danielle Macdonald Spent Two Years Becoming Patti Cake$

Danielle Macdonald Spent Two Years Becoming Patti Cake$

Clearly, her casting as the title character was unexpected. "I kind of thought the director, Geremy Jasper, must be insane," she laughs. "I grew up in Sydney, and I started doing acting classes when I...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 28th August 2017

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