One of few survivors from the Korean New Wave, which dominated Tartan and Artificial Eye DVDs in the mid-00s, Bong Joon-Ho is a craftsman who has delivered one of the most entertaining films of the summer with his latest, Netflix produced feature.Read More Review: OKJA
When his father figure cousin marries another distant relative, Rachel in Italy, and rapidly declines in health, Philip (Sam Claflin as a volatile Hugh Grant type) is sure Rachel is after his inheritance. But when she appears at his house in the figure of that centre of gravitas Rachel Weisz, Philip is immediately lost to […]Read More Review: MY COUSIN RACHEL
A statement from the triple Best Actor winner’s spokesperson last night suggests so, citing a ‘private decision’ and stating that there will be no further comment on the subject. But Day-Lewis appears so sporadically, and only for directors with a singular vision (Rob Marshall’s Nine being the obvious exception, although you can hardly blame The […]Read More Is Daniel Day-Lewis really done with acting?
Super late to the party but it took a while for this one to settle in my mind. Look, Master of None season 2 is one of the most entertaining shows of the year. Aziz Ansari is, by this point, a staple of television who is easy to watch, socially conscious, and always at the […]Read More Master of None: What Went Wrong?
Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman has confounded expectations set up by previous entries into the DC Cinematic Universe by being coherent, light of touch, and having fully developed characters. Counter to the authoritarian worldview and oppressive visual style of Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad (both arguably contributing factors in the victory of Brexit and Donald […]Read More A Hot Take on Wonder Woman
Toni Erdmann is the film for 2017. Maran Ade’s German Comedy about an ageing hippy pulling pranks to get his uptight daughter’s attention is made up of in-jokes; the glory of the film is how it pulls us inside the frame of reference within which the characters exist, delivered with such sincerity that it appears […]Read More Review: TONI ERDMANN