The appearance of three African-American tales up for best picture at the Academy Awards this year (Hidden Figures, Moonlight, and Fences) is welcome and curious.
It’s hard to criticise Rogue One because where it fails in terms of ridiculous aliens, clunky dialogue and absurd plot devices (the floppy disk that contains all the…
Arrival tells a fairly straightforward story of first contact. Like many such films made since Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Arrival shares a common conflict between…
The Magnificent Seven
Director Antoine Fuqua
Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke
The only thing more disappointing than a film that has nothing to say is a film that tries to say too much.
When it came to the Sydney Film Festival for 2016 it was difficult to resist this SFF special; a Polish musical about bisexual vampire mermaids lured into performing…
There are plenty of good and great actors who became successful directors. Ron Howard, Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood and Ben Affleck are some recent examples. If Money Monster is anything to go by, then Jodie Foster will not be one of them.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams
Genre: Death riding the good guys
I’ve also railed on numerous occasions against the concept of films “based on a true story”. The Revenant, Dallas Buyers Club, and Lovelace amongst others were all biopics…
The reality that “inspired” The Revenant is that Hugh Glass, an 1820s fur trader, survived a bear attack and was left for dead by his fellow fur traders…