It wasn’t supposed to be like this. By the time “Suicide Squad” rolled around, we were meant to be primed for a little down ‘n’ dirty fun to counterpoint the portentous deus ex machinations of the Titans of the DC universe duking it out in “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice”. Instead, things have turned ..
With something as pure and innocent as the adventures of Winnie The Pooh, you’d be forgiven for thinking the story of their creation would be equally as heart-warming and uplifting. But, as Simon Curtis’ absorbing biopic reveals, the truth is anything but. “Goodbye Christopher Robin” tells the true-life story of how one of the world’s ..
Trashy, foul-mouthed, blessed with talent and a wild, impetuous, unpredictable streak, “I, Tonya” is a mirror image of its troubled subject, notorious American figure skater Tonya Harding. Craig Gillespie’s capricious, powder keg biopic takes us on a whirlwind tour through Harding’s life from her burgeoning talent as a youngster to her rise and fall as ..
“The Wolf Of Wall Street” is a big, ballsy movie. It’s loud, brash and gets right in your face. It’s obscene, profane and gratuitous in every possible way and might just be the best film I’ve seen in the past twelve months. Incredibly, it’s based on a true story: the memoirs of the real Jordan ..
In a world of spin, propaganda and outright lies, Fox News may seem like a counter-intuitive choice for a fact-based drama but facts there are in “Bombshell”, a frustratingly superficial look under the rock of America’s foremost right-wing rhetoric factory. “Bombshell” charts the eventual fall from…well, not grace exactly…in any event, it charts the fall ..
It takes a strong woman to tolerate their ‘solo’ movie upstaged by introducing something new and in this sidequel to the 2016 misfire of “Suicide Squad”, Margot Robbie’s motormouth manic depressive pixie scream girl has a lot of introductions to put up with. But none are quite so striking or linger in the mind quite ..
Sometimes you come into a sequel standing on the shoulders of giants. Think Richard Lester’s SUPERMAN II or James Cameron’s ALIENS. With THE SUICIDE SQUAD, James Gunn finds himself in the unenviable position of standing in the hole dug by the previous – bafflingly Oscar-winning – film. Happily, as it turns out, that hole isn’t ..
Settling into the feature director’s chair for the first time since wrapping up the “Harry Potter” series, David Yates tackles another giant of English literature as he swaps the Dark Lord for the Lord of the Jungle in a movie that may as well have been titled “Tarzan Begins”. Years after leaving Africa and returning ..