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Friday One Sheet: Fire and Matches in UNHINGED

The rather impossible to miss (again, I lament that these things will not hang in movie theatre or multiplex lobbies) pair of orange warning signs for Unhinged makes up for the rather unremarkable original poster. This contemporary, incel-inflected, MAGA take...

UNHINGED Trailer: Russell Crowe Offers His Own Anger Workshop

I'm sorry. No, really, I'm sorry. Let me say that again: I AM SORRY. Now, please stop terrorizing me and everyone I know and love. I'm talking to you, Russell Crowe. First, I am sorry that I took yesterday off...

TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG Interview: Justin Kurzel on Returning to Australia, Exploring a Legendary Life

The director of 'Macbeth,' 'Assassin's Creed,' and 'Snowtown' talks about returning to his homeland and tackling a story that won't be for everybody.

Review: BOY ERASED Exposes the World of Gay Conversion Therapy

“The Truth Cannot be Converted”.  So goes the tagline for the new film Boy Erased.  Being that it’s the most heavy handed aspect of this critic’s entire Boy Erased experience, the line can only be considered an ugly failure. Fortunately, the same can...

The Many Faces Of Kim Basinger

This week sees the wide release of Shane Black's The Nice Guys, and as Jason Gorber says in his review it stars a great Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. But in a supporting role, it also stars Kim Basinger! Now...

Have Your Say: Who'd Make Best Movie Buddies?

This week, Shane Black's buddie-thriller The Nice Guys is premiering wide, and as Jason Gorber said in his review, the main reason to go see it is the very successful pairing-up of Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. Their chemistry is...

Cannes 2016 Review: THE NICE GUYS, A Trifle With Great Chemistry

"I'm getting too old for this shit". Immortal lines of cinematic splendour, words so titanic that if the scribe of Lethal Weapon had only been responsible for these, then he'd be legendary. Yet Shane Black has done more than write...

70s Rewind: THE NICE GUYS 70s Retro Trailer Compared With Real 70s Trailers

The new 70s retro trailer for Shane Black's The Nice Guys is a lovely bit of patchwork fakery that made me instantly nostalgic. Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling star. The plot doesn't matter as much as the mood and music...

THE HANDMAIDEN, THE NEON DEMON, AMERICAN HONEY, CAFE SOCIETY And More At Cannes 2016

After a late start, the press conference for the Cannes Film Festival gave cinephiles a treasure-trove of amazing films to be screening at in the main festival next month. There are some familiar faces, such as The Dardenne Brothers, Woody...

Snappy New Trailer For Shane Black's THE NICE GUYS

Writer/Director Shane Black continues to work his particular magic with the buddy comedy formula (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lethal Weapon) to great effect. Pair up Russell Crowe's hired muscle with Ryan Gosling's accident-prone private dick and drop in a period...

Shane Black Is Back In A Big Way With THE NICE GUYS Red Band Trailer

I'm sure, back in 2013, that there were more than a few people wondering what on earth Shane Black was doing directing an Iron Man film. What appeal, after all, could producing made to order multiplex product have for the...

Tom Cruise In Talks To Lead Universal's THE MUMMY Franchise Revival

Variety is reporting that Tom Cruise is in talks to take the lead in Universal's reboot of their The Mummy franchise. Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange and Passengers) is penning the script. Alex Kurtzman (Stark Trek and Into Darkness, Aliens and...

The Many Faces Of Russell Crowe

This week sees the premiere of Darren Aranofsky's Noah, and while the plot of that film is the subject of heated discussion between theologists, atheists and comic-book fans (who often tend to be both), nobody disagrees with the choice of...

Review: NOAH, Good Vs. Evil Is Not As Simple As It Sounds

With a length of little more than two hours, Darren Aronofsky's Noah is many things. It is an exploration of some of the themes the director already touched on in The Fountain, but it also functions as new territory for Aronofsky,...

WINTER'S TALE: Academy Award-Winning Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman Talks About His Directorial Debut

One of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters, Akiva Goldsman is the man behind films like The Client, I Am Legend, The Da Vinci Code, and the Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind. Goldsman makes his directorial début with the romantic Winter's Tale, a...

NOAH: Watch Two Trailers For Aronofsky's Biblical Epic

Ray Winstone does not appear to be happy about getting wet in Darren Aronofsky's Noah. And you know what else isn't? Pretty much everyone and everything other than those fortunate enough to get aboard the big boat at the core...

Fresh Shots Of Crowe, Hopkins, Winstone And Watson In Aronofsky's NOAH

Due for release in March of 2014, a handful of new character images have arrived from Darren Aronofsky's dark fantasy retelling of the story of Noah. This was never likely to be the version of the story anyone grew up...

Review: BROKEN CITY Falls Down, Can't Get Up

Murky, unclear, and blunt, the first sequence in Allen Hughes' Broken City proves to be representative of the movie as a whole. NYPD Detective Billy Taggert (Mark Wahlberg) is presented as a wronged hero, an honorable officer who shoots a...

Review: LES MISERABLES Delivers Most of the Emotion and Some of the Spectacle

When it became his privilege to direct the movie version of the Les Misérables stage musical that has enthralled the world for more than a quarter-century, Tom Hooper made one crucial, momentous decision. Instead of following the normal practice of...

Review: THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS Goes Direct to "Meh"

An awkward love letter to martial arts movies, The Man With the Iron Fists fills its running time with nearly every genre staple imaginable: spurting blood, severed limbs, poison darts, flying children, Buddhist training, bathing prostitutes, invincible villains covered in...