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  • post Star Wars: The Last Jedi review ? an explosive thrill-ride of galactic proportions - 12 December
  • Director Rian Johnson delivers a tidal wave of energy and emotion in the eighth episode of the saga, as Luke, Leia, Finn and Rey step up to meet their destinyAn old hope. A new realism. An old anxiety. A new feeling that the Force might be used to channel erotic telepathy, and long-distance evil seduction. The excitingly and gigantically proportioned eighth film in the great Star Wars saga offers all of these, as well as colossal confrontations, towering indecisions and teetering temptations, spectacular immolations, huge military engagements, and very small disappointments. The character-driven face-offs are wonderful and the messianic succession crisis about the last Jedi of the title is gripping. But there is a convoluted and slightly unsatisfying parallel plot strand about the Resistance?s strategic military moves as the evil First Order closes in, and an underwritten, under-imagined and eccentrically dressed new character ? Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, played by Laura Dern.More successful is a new figure from other ranks: Kelly Marie Tran is terrifically good as Rose Tico, the Resistance soldier who steps up to meet her destiny as a key player in the battle against tyranny. Like The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi offers variations on the mighty orchestral themes of the original trilogy, switching occasionally to muted tones and minor keys, before cranking the volume back up. This auto-reference has become an accepted and exhilarating part of the new Star Wars rhetoric. Continue reading...
  • post The Golden Globes have ignored female directors. In the year of #MeToo, this won?t wash - 12 December
  • Films including Greta Gerwig?s Lady Bird and Dee Rees? Mudbound have been hotly-tipped ? but not a single woman was nominated in the best director categoryThe nominations for the Golden Globes were announced on Monday, and for the umpteenth time, not a single woman picked up a nod for best director. Instead, the voters of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association came up with what feels like a list of the usual white male suspects: Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Guillermo del Toro, Martin McDonagh and Christopher Nolan.Often, you will hear exclusion of female film-makers rationalised away. Awards, the argument goes, merely reflect the gender gap in Hollywood. And since women have fewer opportunities to prove themselves behind the camera (just 7% of the top 250 films in 2016 were directed by women), it stands to reason that they will be less represented in awards. Continue reading...
  • post Swinging Safari review ? Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce in outrageous ode to 70s Australia - 12 December
  • Nothing is sacred in the delirious comedy from Priscilla?s Stephan Elliott ? a sex romp that simultaneously celebrates and denigrates Aussie cultureIf you watched the gloriously ?Strayan trailer for the writer/director Stephan Elliott?s Swinging Safari, you might have assumed all the kooky bits were plucked out to make an outrageously cockeyed, slaphappy promo.
    I can assure you the actual film is 10 times as batshit crazy as the marketing materials suggest. Continue reading...
  • post UK box office suffers worst week in years as The Last Jedi looms - 12 December
  • Snowy weather and the upcoming release of the new Star Wars film created a perfect storm for the UK top 10, but things were rosier for Jumanji, Paddington 2 and The Disaster Artist A perfect storm of factors combined to depress UK box office to its worst weekend in recent years. Most significantly, the arrival of Star Wars: The Last Jedi this Thursday (14 December) means that distributors gave the 8 December date a wide berth, not wanting to release a major film and then have it knocked off screens six days later. But the snowy weather at the weekend across much of the UK cannot have helped, with families preferring sledging activities to daytime cinema outings, and transport disrupted. Finally, a couple of more commercially promising titles that were available to audiences ? Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Fox animation Ferdinand ? were still at the preview stage, and so the box office these two films generated has not been included in the weekend chart by data gatherer comScore. These takings will be declared after the films? official release. Continue reading...
  • post The 50 top films of 2017: No 9 A Ghost Story - 12 December
  • As our countdown continues, ninth place in both the UK and US is taken by a strange and haunting romanceSee the rest of the UK countdownSee the US countdownMore on the best culture of 2017
    It all began with a bedsheet. Writer-director David Lowery has said he?d envisioned making a film featuring this rudimentary ghost costume long before he began working on his fourth feature. It?s also this image ? the mute, sheet-clad figure, with two holes for eyes ? which has remained lodged in our minds in the months since Lowery?s strange, supernatural love story was first released. And ultimately, this may be what saves A Ghost Story from the stain of Hollywood?s ongoing sexual harassment scandal. The sheet makes it sometimes possible to forget that Casey Affleck ? an actor who has settled two claims out of court ? is the man underneath. Affleck is there in the early scenes though, with Rooney Mara, his co-star from Lowery?s 2013 breakthrough film, Ain?t Them Bodies Saints. They play ?C? and ?M?, a young married couple with easy chemistry who argue sometimes (M wants to move house; C, a songwriter, wants to stay put with his piano), but mostly live in undramatic harmony. Then C dies in a car accident, dons the sheet and returns home, where he waits, becoming a witness to his wife?s grief.
    Continue reading...
  • post How I, Tonya betrays its tragicomic ice-skating protagonist - 11 December
  • Tonya Harding?s difficult life, filled with domestic violence and struggle, is played for laughs in an uneven biopic that never really scratches the surfaceLong before Frozen, those of us who were American girls in the mid-90s lived and breathed a different icebound battle of good and evil. Every morning in the winter of seventh grade, I was hungry to read the newspaper for more details in the war between Nancy Kerrigan, America?s smooth-haired brunette sweetheart and her frizzier blonde nemesis, Tonya Harding. Related: I, Tonya review ? scattershot skating biopic offers flawed, foul-mouthed fun Continue reading...
  • post The full list of nominations for the Golden Globes 2018 - 11 December
  • All the nominees for the 75th Golden Globe awards in both film and TV categories, from The Shape of Water to Big Little Lies Related: Golden Globes 2018: Shape of Water, The Post and Three Billboards lead nominations Continue reading...
  • post Golden Globes 2018: Shape of Water, The Post and Three Billboards lead nominations - 11 December
  • Trio of films look to battle it out for top honours at next year?s ceremony, while there is a surprise inclusion for troubled drama All the Money in the World?The full list of nominationsGuillermo del Toro?s cold war fantasy The Shape of Water emerged as the frontrunner for the Oscars after picking up a total of seven nominations for the 75th Golden Globes. However, the film looks set to face strong opposition from Steven Spielberg?s Pentagon Papers drama The Post and Martin McDonagh?s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, at a Globes ceremony that will provide the entertainment industry with its first major opportunity to respond to the sexual abuse scandal plaguing Hollywood.Two months after the emergence of allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein that would prompt a further torrent of claims against men in the film industry, the nominations exhibited an already changed landscape in Hollywood. As expected none of the Weinstein-produced films eligible for inclusion received nominations, however there were multiple nominations for Ridley Scott?s All the Money in the World, which was forced to replace star Kevin Spacey at short notice, after he was accused of multiple counts of sexual assault and harassment. Continue reading...
  • post God's Own Country and Lady Macbeth triumph at British independent film awards - 11 December
  • Yorkshire-set love story and atmospheric period drama honoured at this year?s Bifa ceremony, with a Guardian short film also among the winnersGod?s Own Country, Francis Lee?s drama about a gay relationship between a Yorkshire farmer and a Romanian migrant worker, triumphed at the British independent film awards, picking up best independent film as well as prizes in three other categories.The film, based on its director?s own upbringing, beat competition from The Death of Stalin and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, to take home the award for best British independent film, along with a best actor award for star Josh O?Connor, while Lee was awarded best debut screenplay for his script. The trio of awards were added to the previously announced best sound award. Continue reading...
  • post Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres with tribute to late Carrie Fisher - 10 December
  • Writer-director Rian Johnson introduces screening remembering actor who died last year after finishing work on the filmStar Wars: The Last Jedi world premiere ? in pictures The latest ? and many ecstatic fans are saying the best ? dispatch from a galaxy far, far away has opened with a poignant tribute to its lost princess Carrie Fisher, who died last year soon after finishing filming her final appearance as Leia.Speaking in LA, Rian Johnson, the writer and director of the film, said: ?Let?s all have a blast tonight for Carrie.? He was introducing the world premiere of the latest outing for one of the most successful movie franchises. Continue reading...

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