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  • post Yardie review ? Idris Elba's directorial debut is an uneven disappointment - 22 January
  • Despite flashes of brilliance the crime drama, set in Jamaica and the UK, has a plodding narrative and lacks emotional resonanceIt gives me zero pleasure to report that Idris Elba?s first go as a feature film director, Yardie, is a disappointment. It was one of those screenings where you go in with your fingers crossed ? who doesn?t love Idris Elba? ? but eventually you have to stop kidding yourself. This movie isn?t just patchy: it simply doesn?t work.This isn?t to say there aren?t moments that crackle. How could any film that includes Carlton and the Shoes? 1968 song Love Me Forever on the soundtrack be all bad? That gorgeous tune breezes in during a prologue set in Jamaica in 1973. Our narrator D (Aml Ameen) is still a kid, and his big brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary) is hosting an ad-hoc block party to force peace between two rival gangs. For a brief moment when the entire neighborhood is dancing, Jerry Dread is toasting and the two kingpins shake hands, all is right with the world. Then a gunshot rings out, and Jerry Dread is dead. Continue reading...
  • post How we made Starship Troopers - 22 January
  • ?I borrowed from the films of Leni Riefenstahl to show that these US soldiers were like something out of Nazi propaganda. I even put one in an SS uniform. But no one noticed?Robert Heinlein?s original 1959 science-fiction novel was militaristic, if not fascistic. So I decided to make a movie about fascists who aren?t aware of their fascism. Robocop was just urban politics ? this was about American politics. As a European it seemed to me that certain aspects of US society could become fascistic: the refusal to limit the amount of arms; the number of executions in Texas when George W Bush was governor. Continue reading...
  • post Crocodile Dundee was sexist, racist and homophobic. Let's not bring that back | Luke Buckmaster - 22 January
  • With a teaser trailer starring Danny McBride doing the rounds, here?s hoping any reboot would be nothing like the originalAt the weekend confusion, incredulity and fear for the future of humankind spread like wildfire across certain sectors of the web ? all hell unleashed by a 38-second video.The video in question purports to be a teaser trailer for a film called Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home. It shows the US comedian Danny McBride apparently playing the offspring of Paul Hogan?s famous knife-comparing, Akubra-wearing rube.
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  • post Move over Meryl: is it final curtains for Hollywood award heavyweights? - 22 January
  • With no Bafta nominations for The Post?s big stars - and the upheaval of the industry post-#MeToo - is it time for a new generation of award big hitters?We all got Seth Meyers?s joke about The Post on Golden Globes night. The moment he said: ?Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks?, an assistant strode on stage, her arms laden with awards. ?No, not yet, we have to wait,? Meyers told her, and she shuffled back off. Streep has nine Globes and three Oscars; Hanks four Globes and two Oscars. Other acting nominees that night included Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren. They?re the usual suspects, each already multiple award-winners and default frontrunners every season. Related: The Post review ? Streep and Hanks scoop the honours in Spielberg's big-hearted story Continue reading...
  • post Razzies 2018 ? Transformers: The Last Knight leads worst films nominations - 22 January
  • The Mummy and Fifty Shades Darker are also key contenders for the Golden Raspberry awards, as nominations for Hollywood?s annual list of bad movies are announcedThe Mummy, Fifty Shades Darker and the latest Transformers movie, The Last Knight, are the leading contenders for Hollywood?s annual worst films list, the Golden Raspberry awards ? AKA the Razzies.All three principal actors of the revival of the 1930s monster pic The Mummy have been nominated: Tom Cruise for worst actor, and Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella for worst supporting actor and actress. The Mummy has seven nominations, including one for worst remake, ripoff or sequel. Continue reading...
  • post Richard Linklater on Last Flag Flying: 'We're not meant to kill. We're not cut out for it' - 22 January
  • He set out to make a black comedy about the Iraq war and ended up with a film about Trump. Richard Linklater talks soldiers, psychopaths ? and doing another Before filmIn the quest to make the perfect film for the age of Trump, some strive for success and others stumble upon it. In the former camp, there?s Steven Spielberg?s Pentagon Papers drama The Post, a tale of journalists battling government corruption, hurried through production so that it could be in multiplexes before Trump?s first year was over.And then there?s Richard Linklater?s Last Flag Flying, a film about three retired soldiers on a quest to give one man?s son a full military burial. Set at the time of the second Iraq war, Linklater?s film is poignant and blackly funny, but not something that felt particularly specific to today. Or at least it didn?t ? until Trump began his tirade against NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. He claimed they were disrespecting the flag and those tasked with defending it. Suddenly the themes of the film ? patriotism, the military, respecting the star-spangled banner ? were being hotly debated on cable news and social media. Linklater had made a Trump movie ? by accident. Continue reading...
  • post Seeing Allred review ? Gloria Allred documentary offers mixed evidence - 22 January
  • There?s a long list of impressive achievements in this in-depth look at the lawyer and gender equality advocate but there?s a level of grit that?s missingTo many Americans, especially residents of California, the attorney Gloria Allred has been a household name for many years, a tiny-in-stature, massive-in-personality voice for women?s rights, as well as the rights of minorities and LGBT people. An early, headline-making case from 1979 saw her suing Sav-On drugstore in order to stop them having aisles designated ?boys? toys? and ?girls? toys?. She represented dozens of clients seeking damages for sexual discrimination in the workplace, almost always winning the cases. In the 1990s, she was particularly visible in fighting for the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, who were allegedly killed by OJ Simpson and felt they were getting short shrift from the legal process surrounding Simpsons trial. Related: Generation Wealth review ? moneyed elite get skewered in mixed documentary Continue reading...
  • post Ruth Bader Ginsburg on #MeToo movement: 'It's about time' - 22 January
  • Supreme court justice recalls own experience of sexual harassmentGinsburg interviewed about RBG documentary at Sundance festivalRuth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime fighting for gender equality, but in an interview over the weekend the 84-year-old supreme court justice made clear she sees the fight as unfinished business. Related: Pistol squats and push-ups: how Ruth Bader Ginsburg stays fighting fit Continue reading...
  • post Wildlife review - Carey Mulligan plays flirtatious under big skies in Paul Dano's directorial debut - 22 January
  • Mulligan is an unhappy wife and mother looking to break free in this adaptation of Richard Ford?s Montana-set novelThey call Montana ?Big Sky Country? which I?ve always found to be the most beautiful nickname. It doesn?t quite make sense ? how could the sky be bigger there than in London or Paris or Asbury Park, New Jersey? ? but somehow an image still develops in the mind. Those snowy mountaintops and unobstructed horizons get plenty of screen time in Wildlife, a small gem of a film directed by Paul Dano, adapted by him and Zoe Kazan from a Richard Ford novel.It is a quiet, subtle story and, as is so often the case when an actor takes their first trip behind the camera, a showcase for terrific performances. Front and center here is Carey Mulligan as a young wife and mother in 1960 edging toward independence. Jeanette (Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) are new to this area of Montana, and may soon have to move again since Jerry?s lost his job as a helper at the golf club. Jerry is the guy who just keeps messing up. He?s too friendly, too chatty, too eager to ignore rules and too quick to get vindictive when things don?t go his way. With them in their rented house is their sweet and observant teen son Joe, played by Ed Oxenbould. It?s the type of character Dano himself would play when he was younger: a little awkward, but obviously wise. Continue reading...
  • post Come Sunday review ? not enough meat for Chiwetel Ejiofor to save film about born-again Christian pastor - 22 January
  • Ejiofor is superb in this biopic of ousted Pentecostalist minister Carlton Pearson, but his moral conversion doesn?t go nearly far enoughChiwetel Ejiofor is electrifying from the pulpit in this biopic of Pentecostal bishop Carlton Pearson. It?s no wonder that Pearson?s ministry packed them in each week, television cameras in tow. When we first meet him he is a devout born-again Christian, and even if he?s exhausted on a late night flight he?ll save the soul of his seat passenger is she happens to be a lapsed Catholic at wits? end and hungry for purpose.Though strict in his beliefs and a protege of the renown huckster Oral Roberts (who once told his congregation that God would strike him dead if he couldn?t raise $8m to bail out a real estate deal) it is clear that Bishop Pearson is a good man. It?s this fundamental goodness that gets him into trouble. Continue reading...

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