‘Lion’ had the potential to tackle some highly relevant themes, yet it only manages to deliver an emotional and well-acted story without attempting to answer any of the more complex questions of identity and belonging.
Jeff Nichols (Mud, Midnight Special) operates with admirable understatement – the central characters aren’t heroes, and the world doesn’t change overnight. ‘Loving’ is told with honesty and simplicity.
Hollywood’s not like it used to be. Gone are the huge, hot-stepping superstars like Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. The hype has it that ‘La La Land’ is set to change this, paving the way for musical theatre to...
The recently aired 'Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?' has caused controversy and led to outcry from trans charities, activists and the general public.
“Was it as good as the first one? My answer, in defiance of snooty film buffs everywhere, is yes.” Benedict Clark reviews ‘T2 Trainspotting’.
Leaving aside Casey Affleck’s lawsuits, I simply find ‘Manchester by the Sea’ an overrated, melodramatic and boring film, merely saved by supreme performances from the cast.
“Pablo Larraín demeans Jackie Kennedy, seeming to rubbish her as the silent first woman, who, after finally being given a voice following her husband’s death, is silenced still by his political entourage.” Claudia Mulholland reviews...