Rachel McAdams 5 results

Disobedience Movie Review

Ronit Krushka (Rachel Weisz) is a New York based photographer whose father’s untimely death draws her back home to England and the Hasidic community that she grew up in. She had become an outcast from behaviour that was unacceptable in the tightly controlled world of the faith and her homecoming is not a welcome one.   //   Upon arriving home, she stays with childhood friends Dovid Kuperman (Alessandro Nivola) and his wife Esti (Rachel McAdams). Her return is an ...

Game Night Movie Review

It throws so many jokes your way, that even when some fall a bit flat, you know more successful ones are just around the corner. The cast is well chosen and the fresh faced Rachel McAdams and the ever sardonic Jason Bateman have good chemistry together and the always weird and wonderful Jesse Plemons plays the creepy cop next door neighbour perfectly.   //   You can’t tell too much of the story without giving away some of the delicious surprises in store, so the best ...

Doctor Strange Movie Review

It's about yet another rich, narcissistic, egotistical twat whose circumstance dictates a seachange to superheroism. It is heavily styled along the lines of Christopher Nolan's Inception but lacks his clever script to make the minutiae work. There are puzzling continuity errors - did nobody proof watch this movie? Equally puzzling are some of the action scenes that are extremely difficult to follow. Other scenes seem clunkily truncated - no doubt to be later expanded upon in a Blu-ray ...

Spotlight Movie Review

As they delve further into the case they find there's much more to the story than the mere ravings of a couple of local cranks and a rogue lawyer stirring up trouble and uncover long running systemic corruption and cover up within the church. It's an investigation that would have implications right across the globe. Right from the outset, Spotlight looks like a great film. It's economic script has a frugality which, in the beginning at least, makes it difficult to get a bead on precisely ...

Southpaw Movie Review

The film also provides further proof (if any more is actually needed) on how fine an actor Jake Gyllenhaal has become. His take on the lead role, that of boxer Billy Hope is absolutely mesmeric. His time in the gym and time spent training to learn the techniques of boxing have paid real dividends. Gyllenhaal fills the screen with electricity and menace and he makes the most out of what is a rather pedestrian screenplay. Sutter’s ability to plumb the depths of emotion is slight in this ...