After delivering three films in a row that all garnered endless praise and awards season success, it's clear director Damien Chazelle has reached the point in his career where he's being given carte blanche to make whatever the hell he wants. And rightly so. But that freedom proves to be both a blessing and a curse with his latest film Babylon; an overstuffed, 3-hour-plus epic that's equally dazzling, dizzying, disgusting, and discombobulating. Whether Chazelle falls under the weight of his own excess and ambition will be up for you...

At this point in his career, it's rather pointless to criticise Jason Statham for essentially playing the same hardboiled, gruff role in every single one of his films. He's an action star following the same path as actors like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. He knows his brand and what he brings to the table. He plays it well and his fans eat it up. Statham delivers another serving of his dry charm in Guy Ritchie's Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre; a suave, stylish old-school action...

For some unfathomable reason, James Cameron is a filmmaker who many have seemingly underestimated for practically his entire career. No one thought he could match the thrilling fun of The Terminator, and yet Terminator 2: Judgment Day proved to be one of the greatest sequels ever made. Titanic was destined by the media to be a spectacular box office flop, and yet it went on to earn more than $1.8 billion and win 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture. And then there was 2009's Avatar; another film preordained to presumably...

If you're like me, you may be thinking the world does not need another cinematic version of Roald Dahl's beloved 1988 novel Matilda. Danny DeVito's 1996 film adaptation is an absolute gem and remains a cherished favourite amongst my fellow millennials. We've been down the path of Dahl remakes before. It never ends well (I'm looking at you, The Witches). Thankfully, Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical breaks the trend of disappointing Dahl adaptations to deliver a rollicking good time at the cinema with lashings of heart and humour plus a little...

Admit it. You thought the Shrek franchise was dead and buried. After the original film compltely changed the animation game in 2001 and Shrek 2 proved to be the rare sequel that lived up to its predecessor, the series limped to a disappointing third film in 2007 and a tepid conclusion in 2010 barely anyone remembers. The Puss in Boots spin-off in 2011 fared better with critics and audiences and even earned an Oscar nod for Best Animated Feature. Since then, however, this once mighty fairy tale universe has...

In the middle of the hysteria around Marvel Studios' Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the hype over 20th Century Studios' Avatar: The Way of Water sits the seemingly forgotten child of Walt Disney Pictures. You've probably heard very little about Walt Disney Animation Studios' Strange World, which is rather ironic, given animation is literally the very medium that established Disney almost 100 years ago. And it's a damn shame too because it's a charming little wonder with a big beating heart and the studio's first genuine queer representation in one of...

The fall of the once-almighty and all-round piece of sh*t film producer Harvey Weinstein in 2017 started a domino effect we're still seeing to this day. His long-overdue reckoning kickstarted the #MeToo movement and systemic female sexual harassment was finally getting the attention it deserved. It permeated practically every industry around the globe, but those events centred in the world of show business grabbed the biggest headlines. Weinstein was just the tip of the iceberg, but it was a damn large one at that. It was only a...

The tragic death of Chadwick Boseman in 2020 left Marvel Studios in an unenviable position without an easy answer. Boseman was the very heart and soul of their gargantuan 2018 critical (seven Oscar noms, three wins) and commercial (over a billion dollars worldwide) hit, Black Panther. Given a sequel was already greenlit, how could they possibly continue this franchise without the man who was now synonymous with the titular role? Recasting T'Challa felt like an affront to Boseman's memory. Nor would you be likely to find many actors willing...

Let's get something clear right off the bat; Steven Spielberg is not retiring and The Fabelmans is not his final film. Those are the rumours that have been swirling ever since the auteur announced his latest sweeping epic was to be inspired by his own childhood and where his love of filmmaking began. It's not difficult to see why some thought this might be the filmmaker's way of saying farewell. As he took to the stage amid thunderous applause and a standing ovation at the recent world premiere,...

Queer cinema has progressed in leaps and bounds in recent years. We've finally reached a point where there's a high bar that new films have to reach to be truly worthy of praise. That's both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it's pushing queer filmmakers to create daring new content we haven't seen before. On the other, it makes something like the tepid, dull, and tiresome gay melodrama My Policeman feel like something the LGBTQ+ cinematic landscape left behind eons ago. Perhaps we'd be falling over...

Link partner: garuda99 dewa99 hoki303 agen388 slot99 winslot88 pragmatic77 slot123 luck77 judicuan fit88 bonus168 sikat138 vip303 slot500 bonanza88 pg slot slot habanero mahjong panen777 elang138 warung138 angkasa138 asiabet prada88 megawin77 zeus123 receh138 ligaslot88 lucky365 138 slot king168 roman77 slot5000 batman138 luxury333