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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 […]
Review: Engrossing Billie Eilish doco is full of unexpectedly moving moments
Doco hammers home the pressure and recognition that comes with stardom.
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.
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.
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.
Truth Seekers smacks of the winning Nick Frost and Simon Pegg formula
It’s been seven long years since The World’s End, the third and final entry into Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy…
Subsequent Moviefilm review: Can Borat still shock us?
The ghastliness of Cohen’s pantomime serves a higher purpose: to illuminate the prejudices of everyday Americans, from frat boys to conservative Christians and cowboy hat wearing rednecks.
The Queen’s Gambit is Netflix’s best show in ages
Is chess boring? For many, even those who have never really played, the answer would be yes…
Hitchcock’s psychodrama is missing from Ben Wheatley’s glossy take on Rebecca
Wheatley eschews both Hitchcock’s Freudian psychodrama and Daphne du Maurier’s gothic desperation in favour of glossy romance and costume drama pomp.
This crazier-than-fiction doco is one of 2020’s most essential films
For around the last five years or so, I’ve often felt like I’m losing my mind.
The protest movement is on trial in Aaron Sorkin’s energetic courtroom drama
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is hugely relevant 50-plus years after the events depicted.
Gangs of London is a blisteringly brutal crime saga full of mayhem and melodrama
After Irish mob boss Finn Wallace (Colm Meaney) is murdered, the London criminal demimonde is thrown into chaos.
Hubie Halloween review: Sandler delivers Sandler in spades
Adam Sandler has returned to Netflix with his 46th Happy Madison movie…
Totally Under Control is a damning investigation into America’s mishandling of the coronavirus
If you haven’t guessed by now: this ain’t a happy story.
Little Fires Everywhere is a well-produced drama that smoulders rather than burns
Reese Witherspoon gives another expert portrayal of an uptight fusspot.