Movies Review

Movies Review

Don’t Look Now review – Roeg’s scary movie can still make you jump | Don’t Look Now

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “Don’t Look Now review – Roeg’s scary movie can still make you jump | Don’t Look Now” This week sees the restored rerelease of Nicolas Roeg’s eerie masterpiece Don’t Look Now from 1973, adapted by Allan Scott and Chris Bryant from the short story by Daphne du Maurier. …

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Never Look Away review – powerful Gerhard Richter-inspired drama | Film

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “Never Look Away review – powerful Gerhard Richter-inspired drama | Film” At a key early moment in German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s acclaimed art-drama/suspense-thriller hybrid (which reportedly received a 13-minute standing ovation at the Venice film festival last year), a young boy confronted by a terrible sight …

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Armstrong review – moon landing doc gets lost in space | Film

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “Armstrong review – moon landing doc gets lost in space | Film” This Neil Armstrong documentary feels like unrequired viewing coming so soon after two cracking moon landing movies: Damien Chazelle’s First Man, a character study correcting the myth of Armstrong as a surly recluse, and Apollo 11, …

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The Lion King review – deepfake copycat ain’t so grrreat | Peter Bradshaw’s film of the week | Film

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “The Lion King review – deepfake copycat ain’t so grrreat | Peter Bradshaw’s film of the week | Film” After 25 years, during which it gained classic status as the last Disney picture in the old style that Walt himself would have endorsed and enjoyed a long afterlife …

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Gwen review – brooding but unsatisfying rural period mystery | Period and historical films

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “Gwen review – brooding but unsatisfying rural period mystery | Period and historical films” In 1855, deep in one of Snowdonia’s valleys, teenage farmhand Gwen (Eleanor Worthington-Cox, in a star-making performance) supports her mother, Elen (Maxine Peake, considerably less controlled), herding sheep, cooking (or, rather, burning) dinner and …

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Opus Zero review – Willem Dafoe’s no Columbo in auteurist mystery | Drama films

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “Opus Zero review – Willem Dafoe’s no Columbo in auteurist mystery | Drama films” There is a halo effect created by Willem Dafoe’s weathered features: those cliff-edge cheekbones perched above carved-out hollows instantly confer fierceness and depth of soul to whatever role he is playing. Dafoe’s face certainly …

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Angel of Mine review – Noomi Rapace radiates with dangerous longing | Film

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “Angel of Mine review – Noomi Rapace radiates with dangerous longing | Film” Maternal longing is a key theme in director Kim Farrant’s psychological thriller Angel of Mine, which takes what could have been a simple stalker movie premise and fills it out with an intense array of …

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Dora and the Lost City of Gold review – charming children’s adventure | Family films

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “Dora and the Lost City of Gold review – charming children’s adventure | Family films” Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer, an educational animated series for children that ran from 2000 to 2006, shouldn’t work as a live-action Hollywood remake. Weirdly, this sprightly, self-aware action-adventure movie does. Director James Bobin …

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A Faithful Man review – drearily frothy French romcom | World cinema

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “A Faithful Man review – drearily frothy French romcom | World cinema” French actor Louis Garrel pays homage here to Woody Allen’s ego by co-writing, directing and starring in a film in which two drop-dead-gorgeous women go to war over him. (Naturally, one is much younger than Garrel.) …

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark review – can’t decide who to frighten | Film

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark review – can’t decide who to frighten | Film” Producer and co-writer Guillermo del Toro brings Alvin Schwartz’s much-loved children’s book series to the big screen, but this uneven film can’t decide who it’s trying to scare. Schwartz’s anthology of self-contained …

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