Idris Elba stands above average biopic.
Biopics of famous figures are like death and taxes: they appear to be inevitable, and come at a price. Often built as monuments to great ideals and heroism, the worst of them stink of worship and romance. All that’s left is a feeling of loss....
Aliens clash with humans in combustible sci-fier.
An enormous alien spaceship deposits 1 million creatures in Johannesburg, where they’re housed in an area called District 9. The camp rapidly becomes a ghetto, sparking riots, crime and friction with the humans....
Eastwood drops the ball in his story of reconciliation.
This is not a movie about rugby. It's not even about sport. Well, not quite. It does seem to want to run around the rim of the idea that sport can be more than gamesmanship. Any sports fan knows this much already. Barracking for a team, and a...