Review: David Yates’ ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’

[ad_1] Review: David Yates’ ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ by Manuel São Bento April 12, 2022 When it comes to film franchises, it’s common to see movie lovers struggle to be honest with their thoughts about the respective sagas, especially if they don’t love them like most fans. Fortunately, Harry Potter was and remains … Read more

Review: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Throws Us into the Multiverse

[ad_1] Review: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Throws Us into the Multiverse by Alex Billington December 17, 2021 What more can anyone say about Spider-Man that hasn’t already been said? We’ve already had 7 live-action movies before this, not to mention animated series galore an the extraordinary Into the Spider-Verse movie, all the comics and history, … Read more

TIFF 2021: ‘One Second’ is Easily One of Zhang Yimou’s Best Films

[ad_1] TIFF 2021: ‘One Second’ is Easily One of Zhang Yimou’s Best Films by Alex Billington September 19, 2021 After being delayed for almost two full years, Zhang Yimou’s film One Second is finally appearing outside of China, premiering at both the Toronto Film Festival and San Sebastian Film Festival this fall. It opened first … Read more

Venice 2021: French Thriller ‘Full Time’ is a Riveting Festival Discovery

[ad_1] Venice 2021: French Thriller ‘Full Time’ is a Riveting Festival Discovery by Alex Billington September 7, 2021 Our modern world is all about hustle, hustle, hustle. Work, work, work. Get out there, bust your ass, never take breaks. That’s the only way most people can make money, keep their job, and live their lives … Read more

Venice 2021: Edgar Wright’s London Horror Film ‘Last Night in Soho’

[ad_1] Venice 2021: Edgar Wright’s London Horror Film ‘Last Night in Soho’ by David Mouriquand September 6, 2021 Nearly a year after it originally was due to be released, Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho finally makes its bow playing in the Out of Competition section at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. Thomasin Mackenzie stars … Read more

Venice 2021: Kristen Stewart Soars as Princess Diana in ‘Spencer’

[ad_1] Venice 2021: Kristen Stewart Soars as Princess Diana in ‘Spencer’ by Alex Billington September 4, 2021 “I hope your friend’s wild horse was never tamed.” Bravo! Bravo! This is the kind of “F you” to the Royal Family that I absolutely love to see. Spencer is Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín’s latest English-language feature, similar … Read more

Venice 2021: Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Superb Debut ‘The Lost Daughter’

[ad_1] Venice 2021: Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Superb Debut ‘The Lost Daughter’ by Alex Billington September 4, 2021 Adapted from the Elena Ferrante novel of the same name, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal makes her feature directorial debut with this feature film The Lost Daughter, which first premiered at the 2021 Venice Film Festival playing in the main competition. … Read more

Venice 2021: Jane Campion’s Dusty Western ‘The Power of the Dog’

[ad_1] Venice 2021: Jane Campion’s Dusty Western ‘The Power of the Dog’ by Alex Billington September 2, 2021 Award-winning Kiwi filmmaker Jane Campion returns with her first feature film in 12 years after Bright Star in 2009. The Power of the Dog is Campion’s latest, a rough ‘n tumble dusty western set in Montana (filmed … Read more

Review: M. Night Shyamalan’s Thriller ‘Old’ About a Peculiar Beach

[ad_1] Review: M. Night Shyamalan’s Thriller ‘Old’ About a Peculiar Beach by Alex Billington July 23, 2021 “A natural anomaly,” the resort manager says at the beginning of the film. Yes, indeed it is. This is one of those lines from early on in the film that is a big wink at what’s to come … Read more

Cannes 2021: ‘The Story of My Wife’ is a Dull & Dour Waste of Time

[ad_1] Cannes 2021: ‘The Story of My Wife’ is a Dull & Dour Waste of Time by Alex Billington July 17, 2021 This is one story that isn’t worth telling. The Story of My Wife (also known as A Feleségem Története in Hungarian) is the first English language film made by the acclaimed, award-winning Hungarian … Read more