Posts Tagged ‘film review’

My Cousin Rachel

2017/06/11

(Guardian Film) – Peter Bradshaw:

In Roger Michell’s highly enjoyable thriller based on the Daphne du Maurier novel a mean and manipulative widow exploits her feline sexuality. …

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My Cousin Rachel (2017 film)

Subversive Feminism

2017/06/07

(The Guardian) – Zoe Williams:

Yes, the new Wonder Woman movie sees its titular heroine sort of naked a lot of the time. But the film-makers have still worked to turn sexist Hollywood conventions on their head. …

theguardian 2017/jun/05 subversive-feminism

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Risk

2017/05/09

(FTB) – Mano Singham:

On Friday I saw the new film Risk produced and directed by award-winning documentarian Laura Poitras, who won the Academy Award for Citizenfour, the film about Edward Snowden and his leaks. The focus this time is Julian Assange and WikiLeaks and unlike the earlier one, the narrative structure of this film is, to say the least, a bit confused. But that is not due to the lack of skill of Poitras but due to the fact that after she started filming it, the story went off in many directions and she too became part of it. …

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Risk (2016 film)

The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

2017/03/23

(FTB) – Mano Singham:

Allan Karlsson has a passion for just two things: drinking and blowing things up with explosives. This combination results in his life, quite serendipitously, intersecting with those of General Francisco Franco, J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project on the nuclear bomb, Harry Truman, Josef Stalin, Ronald Reagan, and Herbert Einstein, Albert’s extremely dim bulb of a brother. For part of the time he also stumbles into becoming a Cold War double agent, working for both the CIA and the KGB.

This film is riotously funny. …

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The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

Beauty and the Beast: Feminist or Fraud?

2017/03/20

(Guardian Film) – Zoe Williams:

Has Disney really turned Beauty and the Beast into a feminist fairytale? Or is it all just posh frocks and women’s work with a slice of Stockholm syndrome thrown in? We delve beneath the furry facade. …

theguardian 2017/mar/19 feminist-or-fraud

Personal Shopper

2017/03/16

(Guardian Film) – Peter Bradshaw:

Kristen Stewart is outstanding as a haunted fashion-biz assistant in Olivier Assayas’s enigmatic ghost story and quarterlife character study. …

theguardian 2017/mar/16 personal-shopper

Personal Shopper

Get Out

2017/03/14

(Guardian Film) – Lanre Bakare:

Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed low-budget shocker Get Out became a surprise hit and showed viewers a terrifying look at the fractured myth of a post-racial US. …

theguardian 2017/feb/28 get-out

Get Out, 2017 film

Smart Heroines

2017/01/11

(Atlantic Culture) – Lenika Cruz:

Movies about brilliant scientific or mathematical minds often focus on their subject’s ego – not so with a new film about three African American women who worked at NASA in the ’60s. …

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Hidden Figures, 2016 film

Snowden Review

2016/12/15

(Guardian Film) – Peter Bradshaw:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt gives an intelligent, alert performance as whistleblower Edward Snowden, in Oliver Stone’s best work since the 90s. …

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Snowden, 2016 film

Edward Snowden – Terminal F

2016/12/15

(Conspiracy Guys) – Neil Rochford:

In 2013, Edward Snowden leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents revealing the NSA’s project PRISM, the largest surveillance program and attack on civil liberties ever made that collected the phone and email activity of millions upon millions of people. This film documents the aftermath and his attempts to evade capture by U.S. authorities, culminating in his arrival in Terminal F in Moscow thanks to the help of WikiLeaks members and journalists. …

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Edward Snowden - Terminal F