Cory Finley’s Thoroughbreds brand of sticky black treacle comedy with film noir qualities takes the audience on an unexpected ride of narcissistic upper-class menace as two girls from wealthy families embark on a mission to finish off an unsavoury step-dad. Olivia Cook plays sociopathic Amanda, fresh out of an asylum after a gruesome incident with […]Read more "Thoroughbreds"
Can something be counted as a spoiler if it literally happens in the opening minutes of the film? No? Not even if it’s huge and sets up practically the whole character arc for the main character of the movie? What do you mean, “that often happens”? Oh, screw it – let’s just dive right into […]Read more "‘Deadpool 2’: The Merc with the Mouth has Heart as Well"
Editor’s note: This review contains some non-specfic discussion of plot, but is SPOILER-FREE assuming you are otherwise up-to-date on the MCU. Avengers: Infinity War is a remarkable, dizzying triumph of a (relatively) meticulous ten-years’ work. Although it is by no means the most artistic masterpiece of all time, or even a perfect blockbuster, Infinity War‘s […]Read more "‘Avengers: Infinity War’: A Remarkable, Dizzying Triumph"
As soon as I saw Sweet Country on the roster at the Gulbenkian I knew was going to see this film; as an Australian myself and a fan of westerns it was a no brainer. I’ve watched a few Australian westerns before, as well as a decent chink of modern American ones and the John […]Read more "Sweet Country"
Early Man is the latest film from Aardman Animations, the studio that blessed the world with Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run. It was founded in 1972 and flourished when recent graduate Nick Park was hired after he made half of A Grand Day Out as his graduation piece at university. Aardman hired Park so […]Read more "‘Early Man’: A Let-down for Long-time Fans, but a Delight for Younger Audiences"
Greta Gerwig has an impressive resumé for a young woman in the film industry. She started out as an actor but swiftly proved herself in other fields as well, ticking off each of the big roles one by one. She has demonstrated her talent for writing with Frances Ha (2012) and Mistress America (2015), films […]Read more "Lady Bird"
★★★★☆ The Post is a fast-paced thriller on how The Washington Post came to publish the Pentagon Papers, leaked documents revealing how the US government had been lying about the Vietnam War. It is mostly set in the offices and dining halls and mansions of the East Coast aristocracy. There are no chases, physical fights, […]Read more "‘The Post’: Streep, Hanks, and Spielberg show off mastery in historical political drama with contemporary undertones"