Saturday, January 20, 2018

A force to be reckoned with

With a wait of merely two years, comparatively little next to what Star Wars fans are used to waiting, The Last Jedi (Cert 12a,...

A oui bit cold and cruel

THERE’S no love lost in this bitterly dark satire from acclaimed director Michael Haneke. Happy End (Cert 15A, 107 mins) is set against the Calais...

A hilarious tribute to a notoriously awful film

You’d be forgiven for any ignorance of James Franco’s film-making career. Given the mostly negative responses his directorial efforts have received, much of Franco’s...

Courts a fun dramedy

THE true-life story at the heart of Battle of the Sexes (Cert 12A, 121 mins) – built around the 1973 tennis match between Billie...

Projects a wilder side of family life in the States

The Florida Project: Complex lives and terrific performances on show

By Zeus, Thor’s new film hammers home a winner

THOSE who found themselves caught up in the cultish fervour that followed director Taika Waititi’s hilarious vampire-farce, What We Do In the Shadows (2014),...

Hey deer, there’s a bizarre, baffling, brilliant film here

MUCH like Darren Aronofsky’s recent cinematic pot-stirrer, Mother!, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer (121 mins) is arthouse cinema with...

A perfect sequel that lives up to the promise

Thirty-five years separate Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece, Blade Runner, and this, Denis Villeneuve’s hotly anticipated sequel, Blade Runner 2049. In the intervening years, the question...

Oh Mother! It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before

Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star as a wife and her poet husband in this much talked-about experimental thriller from Darren Aronofsky. The couple live...

A chill runs through it

Wind River: Film’s snowbound setting emphasises some icy observations

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