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Mank leads what are otherwise welcomely diverse Oscar nominees for 2021
The Father, Judas, Minari, Nomadland, Sound of Metal and Chicago 7 follow closely behind.
Review: Framing Britney Spears reframes the ‘Toxic’ singer’s toxic tabloid treatment
Examining Britney Spears as a victim of sexist media, and a person unable to control her own fortune, Framing Britney Spears carries an important message about how narratives can and should be rewritten, says critic Luke Buckmaster. Introductory moments of Framing Britney Spears suggest a story about fan-led rescue, almost a kind fan-led justice, born in […]
The full list of 2021 Golden Globe winners
Catch up on yesterday’s HFPA award winners.
Review: Engrossing Billie Eilish doco is full of unexpectedly moving moments
Doco hammers home the pressure and recognition that comes with stardom.
How the Justice League #SnyderCut can become a game-changer
With the long-hyped “SnyderCut” nearly upon us, critic Luke Buckmaster embarks on a crash-course in movie history to explain how this unusual project has an opportunity to become a game-changing production.
Tom Hanks’ 10 best: from dating mermaids to reading the news
Sometimes described as ‘the Jimmy Stewart of his generation’, the ever-reliable Tom Hanks delivers another compelling performance in News of the World.
Allen v. Farrow – the story of one Hollywood’s most notorious and public scandals
It’s impossible to get around the fact that the series is a difficult watch, to say the least…
Early-onset dementia means a couple’s road trip may be their last in drama Supernova.
Review: Rosamund Pike is a devilish delight in comic thriller I Care a Lot
Pike delivers a knockout performance in the darkly comic I Care a Lot, playing a slimy lawyer who scams the wrong person.
The 10 documentaries we can’t wait to see in 2021
Must-see documentaries slated for release in 2021 explore everything from Sesame Street to The Beatles and The Simulation Theory.
Review: News of the World
Light on shaky-cam, this is a welcomely mellowed-out Paul Greengrass.
Oscar-winner Kate Winslet and four-time Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan star in romantic drama Ammonite from award-winning writer-director Francis Lee (God’s Own Country).
Ethan Hawke delivers yet another fine performance as the titular Croation inventor in Tesla (now streaming), a biopic with high-flying artsy flourishes.
The genius of sci-fi pioneers Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson and their new movie, Synchronic
Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan star as paramedics fighting the spread of a drug with sci-fi properties.
Chloë Grace Moretz on conquering a fear and Shadow in the Cloud
Kick-Ass star Chloë Grace Moretz leads director Roseanne Liang’s pulpy action war thriller Shadow in the Cloud. Flicks’ Amanda Jane Robinson jumped on a Zoom call with Moretz to talk about her experience shooting the film, working with Liang, fighting claustrophobia, and more. What attracted you to the character of Maude? What didn’t attract me […]
Best new movies and TV series on Binge: February 2021
Your jam-packed guide to everything landing on BINGE this month.
The 10 best Amy Adams performances
From an astronaut to a nun to a cleaner who mops up crime scenes, the mighty Amy Adams is everywhere.
Glenn Close is excellent in the so-so Hillbilly Elegy
Glenn Close and Amy Adams bung on some scabs in Hillbilly Elegy, a toothless Netflix drama that lacks an edge and a heartbeat.
Freaky is a blast
“Delightful” is not usually a word used to describe horror movies, yet the body swap romp Freaky is exactly that.
David Fincher’s Mank is beautiful but struggles to come to life
A homage to old school Hollywood and a kind of high art fan fiction…
Sponge on the Run is clear evidence that there’s no such thing as a bad SpongeBob movie
As silly, sweet, joyous and anarchic as anything that’s ever had the SpongeBob name.