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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Movie Review

Paul Rudd has always been that anomaly in the Marvel catalogue in that it is easier to see him as a comic presence rather than a heroic one and that continues this time around. That circumstance makes for the film’s most charming moments. Once things drop into the world of zeros and ones, it’s just a matter of business as usual.   //   The Ant-Man films have lived mostly outside the Avengers’ based chapters and Quantumania feels amongst the most separate. There are ...

Women Talking Movie Review

A veterinarian from a neighbouring colony supplied some of the men in Manitoba with a spay anaesthetic which they used to sedate entire houses and then proceeded to rape the women in those households. The age of the victims ranged from 3 years old to 65.   //   In the film, the perpetrators are imprisoned temporarily and the women in the community get together to decide what to do before the men are released. This leads to an in-depth examination of their beliefs and ...

The Whale Movie Review

This film is never tranquil in its intent or its execution. It’s based on a play of the same name written by Samuel D. Hunter (who also penned the screenplay). It tells the story of Charlie a morbidly obese man who is so damaged by losing the one he loved, he is eating himself to death.   //   In his mind, his fate is sealed and in the last moments of his life, he tries to make a connection with his daughter Ellie, played with venomous intensity by Sadie Sink. She is ...

Magic Mike’s Last Dance Movie Review

Mike (Channing Tatum) hooks up with Max as she rebounds from a messy separation from her mega-rich husband and she carts him away to London for a mysterious job. The employment turns out to be revitalising a theatre that said husband used to own but that now belongs to Max. The night of passion with Mike has ignited feelings inside her not known before.   //   Once the film arrives in the United Kingdom. it shifts to being a theatre piece with all the bureaucratic ...

Spoiler Alert Movie Review

The film is based on the memoir, Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies by Television Journalist Michael Ausiello. It chronicles his 13-year relationship with photographer Kit Cowan. It follows their meeting, falling in love and Kit’s eventual death in 2015 from a rare form of cancer.   //   Their partnership is presented as far from perfect and realistically portrays two souls that come together but struggle to fully unite. The serious subject matter is softened by the inject...

Knock at the Cabin Movie Review

When the four lay out their beliefs, all involved are anything but comfortable. The gang led by Leonard (Dave Bautista) spin a story of an impending apocalypse that only the three cabin dwellers can prevent. This outrageous assertion is partially backed up by emergency news reports on television that go some way towards making their claims seem true.   //   The craft in the script is illustrated by making you never feel entirely convinced in the veracity of their story ...

Wolf Manor Movie Review

All the heartless producer can think of is finishing the film before the authorities come and shut down the production. What’s a severed limb or headless corpse in the overall scheme of things anyway? Caution of sorts finally creeps in when a film writer sent to the shoot on a publicity junket shows up mauled to death. The core members of the crew or at least the ones still left alive hunker down and try to put up some form of resistance. Unfortunately, they are as inept in defence as ...

Tár Movie Review

Cate Blanchett is outstanding as the flawed Lydia Tár. She is a world-class composer-conductor as well as a celebrated author, but her life is one filled with pretension and manipulation. It’s fascinating to watch her hubris bring about her eventual downfall.   //   Field peppers the film with unusual artistic choices like running the closing credits first, having no music present during the first two reels and leaving out large chunks of exposition. This reductionism ...

Babylon Movie Review

The journey begins at the end of the silent film era and sees the studio system all-powerful. Jack Conrad (Brad Pitt) is the reigning king of tinsel town, Nellie LaRoy (Margot Robbie) is the crazy wannabe who will do anything to get her foot in the door and Manny Torres (Diego Calva) is the more than capable gopher who just loves film. Add Sidney Palmer (Jovan Adepo), an earnest jazzman and you have four interesting individuals to build a narrative around.   //   The ...

M3GAN Movie Review

With the advances happening every day with artificial intelligence, having things go horribly wrong is an arresting scenario and one used here to maximise audience discomfort. And in line with the universal satisfaction of seeing the most deserving of victims get theirs first, it also doesn’t disappoint.   //   Gemma (Allison Williams) is a master of robotics and AI who works for a toy company. When the overworked employee is left in charge of the care of her sister...