Wes Studi gives a towering performance as an ageing Cheyenne leader being escorted home in Scott Cooper’s revisionist tale of the old west. There’s a gritty integrity and plaintive poetry to this end-of-an-era western from Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper. Wrestling with the oddly contemporary contradictions of frontier mythology, it’s a tough but tender tale … Continue reading Hostiles review – hail to the chief on a dark western odyssey; Mark Kermode.
Gaspar Noé is a filmmaker who literally wants to show you hell on earth. He wants to lead you into the pit, to make the ultimate shocking spectacle of our violence and addiction and depravity. He did it in two sequences of “Irreversible,” his 2002 drama of degenerate psycho horror: At a nightclub, a man … Continue reading Gaspar Noé’s latest plunge into hell starts off as a depraved youth dance musical, and it’s an arresting one. Then it all goes — yes — straight to hell. Variety’s Owen Gleiberman Reviews
Watching “Custody” I was reminded of one of Roger’s tenets: "It’s not what a movie is about, it’s how it is about it.” Writer/director Xavier Legrand’s feature length debut is about a bitter custody battle, but he has chosen to execute his plot as a quiet, brutally relentless psychological thriller. “Custody” filters the majority of … Continue reading Odie Henderson of RogerEbert.com hails Legrand’s complex and compelling movie, CUSTODY…
The Netflix dispute means that the restoration of Orson Welles’ The Other Side of the Wind is not showing at Cannes. Here is an engaging consolation prize: Mark Cousins’ wayward, very indulgent but deeply felt love letter to Orson Welles. In particular, he looks at Welles’ huge body of drawings and paintings – examining them, … Continue reading The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw, looks at the new documentary, The Eyes of Orson Welles, and how his Canon of work has become so pertinent today…
August is over, which means that fall is just around the corner. As much as I love fall, I wish that the summer could extend... The post Top 10 Summer Movies That’ll Make the Season Last A Little Longer appeared first on MovieBabble. via Top 10 Summer Movies That’ll Make the Season Last A Little Longer … Continue reading Top 10 Summer Movies That’ll Make the Season Last A Little Longer — MovieBabble
Billy Howle and Saoirse Ronan are on song as the young couple in Britain’s duffel-coated early 1960s, in a restrained adaptation of McEwan’s novella. The overwhelming English sadness of Ian McEwan’s novella On Chesil Beach has been transferred to the movie screen, adapted by the author and directed with scrupulous sensitivity and care by Dominic … Continue reading On Chesil Beach review – sensitive translation of Ian McEwan’s elegy to inhibited England; Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.
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Arnaud Desplechin is such a distinctive storyteller: intriguing, perplexing, seductively indirect. His ideas and plotlines sometimes overlap or nestle on top of each other, a mysterious palimpsest. There is a certain confectionery in his work, like a box of chocolates with all the chocolates balanced on top of each other. There is also a generic … Continue reading My Golden Days review – rich, fluent exploration of student love; 3 out of 5 stars. Review by Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian.
In his review of BlackKklansman (2018), starring John David Washington and Adam Driver, Collin Willis notes that recent films Get Out (2017) and Sorry to... The post Top 10 Movies That Take On Race Relations appeared first on MovieBabble. via Top 10 Movies That Take On Race Relations — MovieBabble Just Click on link above to … Continue reading Top 10 Movies That Take On Race Relations — MovieBabble
Jason Reitman and Charlize Theron are bang on form in this bleakly funny tale about a mum and her new night nanny. here are certain truths about new motherhood that are unassailable. Things that lodge themselves in your psyche as permanently as the butternut squash stain on your last halfway decent T-shirt. The bone-deep exhaustion. … Continue reading Tully review – perceptive take on the woes of motherhood; Guardian Review 5th May 2018. Wendy Ide