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The new Star Wars knows its place in the universe.
Rian Johnson, the writer and director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi approaches the now storied franchise not with a fan’s reverence but their productive curiosity. The filmmaker gets under the hood of George Lucas’ mythic endeavour, testing out...
James Franco's film about the making of the 'Citizen Kane of bad movies' is anything but a disaster.
A film based on the making of The Room has the whiff of a late night drunken conversation gone too far. Does the world need a film exploring the production of Tommy Wiseau's inadvertent cult classic? A chat fueled by too many beers would suggest...
In a post-'Get Out' world, this dusty old Coen Bros script can't cut it.
White picket fences and mailmen who know your name, this is 1950s suburbia, complete with cookies and milk. It’s also complete with the dark and sinister undertones we’ve come to expect from every contemporary film set in that period. And this is...
Tightly wound crime caper sees the Twilight star sprinting away from his heartthrob past
Good Time opens with a scene that’s anything but: Nick (Benny Safdie, one half of the directing team alongside his brother Josh) is undergoing a therapy session that’s more an psych evaluation of this clearly struggling character – and a hint at...
The dorks have their day in this witty winner
I first saw Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope at the Sundance Film Festival, where its irreverent, twisty-turny, off-the-wall energy landed like a neutron bomb amid the worthy coming-of-age stories and quirky romances and moody ennui. Dope is Go meets Risky...