Awards Season, Reviews / 20.10.2021

As the old saying goes, there are two sides to every story. But in the case of Ridley Scott's latest Middle Ages epic The Last Duel, there are actually three. A film that admirably attempts to dabble in the #MeToo movement but gets somewhat lost along the way, this is more of a medieval soap opera than a scathing critique of sexism and misogyny. Whether that's a compliment or a criticism will be entirely up to the viewer. Impeccably crafted and brilliantly acted, The Last Duel runs long and...

Reviews / 06.08.2021

A refreshing change from the tentpole sequels, remakes, and adaptations that litter the U.S. summer box office season, Free Guy arrives in cinemas (and only in cinemas) unburdened by the heavy weight of hype. Sure, its release date has been postponed three times in the last 18 months, which naturally increases anticipation, but it's unlikely most audiences are expecting all that much from this film. Admittedly, I was one of them. But this superbly entertaining blast proves to be the biggest surprise package of the season and perhaps even...