Month: September 2019

Posted in Action / Aventure Science / Sci-Fi

Mortal Engines review – Peter Jackson’s steampunk Star Wars stalls

Jackson has turned Philip Reeve’s dystopian adventure novel into a tiringly frenetic and derivative fantasy-adventure movie Co-written by Jackson and Walsh (you may remember their…

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Posted in Drama / Romance / Comedy Thriller / Horror

Clint Eastwood Plays a Different Sort of Cowboy in The Mule

In his new film, the 88-year-old director plays a lonely man working as a drug courier. But the movie has fascinating parallels to the star’s…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Fantasy / Historical

“Robin Hood 2018” reboot is an unworthy bloody knockoff

The incomprehensible, ostensibly ‘hip’ new take on ‘Robin Hood’ is an unmitigated disaster. Why does Hollywood keep producing such dreadful takes on the man in…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Drama / Romance / Comedy

“Bad Times at the El Royale” is not as terrible as it looks

The setup of “Bad Times at the El Royale” sounds familiar, even cliche: Seven strangers, each with a skeleton in the closet, find themselves thrown…

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Posted in Drama / Romance / Comedy Fantasy / Historical

The Favourite (2018): Subverting expectations of the genre.

Leo Braudy in an essay about genre films from The World in a Frame writes, ‘Because of the expectations- how a plot should work, what…

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Posted in Drama / Romance / Comedy Family / Education

‘Green Book’ Review: A Moving, Charming Buddy Movie About Race

If there was a pleasant surprise at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, it was Peter Farrelly‘s interracial buddy movie Green Book, which came out…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Great Movies

Deadpool 2 – struggles to be subversive despite weapons-grade gags

Ryan Reynolds’ ability to conjure laughs from pain is fantastic, but there are ethnic stereotypes here that need an upgrade Too soon? With Avengers: Infinity…

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Posted in Thriller / Horror

The Creepiest Movie Shot of the Year Came From Hereditary

The Atlantic looks back on the key film moments of 2018, this time the frightening image at the heart of Ari Aster’s horror drama. Over…

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Posted in Action / Aventure News & Events Western

Tom Cruise control and set-piece thrills in Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Director Christopher McQuarrie brings slick tension and fun to Ethan Hunt’s sixth adventure There is running, there is jumping and there is a fantastic punch-up…

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Posted in Family / Education Fantasy / Historical

‘We Have Always Lived In The Castle’ — And It Feels Like It

We have always lived in Shirley Jackson’s castle, whether we knew it or not. The Vermont author’s fables — grim visions of humans driven mad…

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