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Another instance of a play whose power doesn't quite translate to the big screen, despite the skill involved.
Fans wishing to see Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn ‘go the full Mendo’ as an evil pedophile will be disappointed with his latest performance in Una. There are no violent histrionics, no laidback charm or snake-like charisma. Instead, Mendelsohn...
A rollicking feminist superhero tale that will inspire a thousand costume parties.
Throw a costume party with a superhero theme, and most of the women will turn up dressed as Wonder Woman. The reason is simple: not only is the Amazonian princess, demigoddess and founding member of DC Comics Justice League a drop-dead gorgeous...
Graphic novel adaptation stays funny despite diluting the acid.
Twenty-first century pop culture has embraced comic book characters in movies and television; comics themselves, however, remain somewhat more marginal. But while superhero comics struggle with falling readerships and a stagnant market, the flip...
Fresh meat, same formula
For a franchise to make it to film number eight, it must be doing something right. And yet, for much of the Alien saga, most of what the franchise did was remind audiences of earlier, better films. The first was a monster movie classic, a...
The Prince look and the Prince sound collide with spectacular – and often brutal – results in the legendary ‘Purple Rain’. Now streaming at SBS On Demand.
The front cover of the 1984 soundtrack to the film Purple Rain features one of the most famous images of 1980s American pop culture: Prince, straddling a purple motorbike, sits at night outside a yellow-lit apartment where his caped co-star...