Film Review: Wrath of Man ★★★

Guy Ritchie's latest, Wrath of Man, based on the 2004 French thriller Le convoyeur, stars action man Jason Statham as H ("like the bomb, or Jesus H") a new employee at an armoured truck company, Fortico, that transports millions of dollars in cash around Los Angeles each day. He joins the firm two months after... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Pose season 3 ★★★★

Category is: Grand Finale Extravaganza. Pose arrives back on FX this Sunday May 2nd with a deeply emotional, hugely entertaining, and thoroughly satisfying seven-episode third and final season. Trailblazer Janet Mock, who directed the season 2 finale of the groundbreaking Peabody award-winning series, returns to direct the season three opener (along with a further two... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Shadow and Bone ★★★1/2

Based on Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse novels, Shadow and Bone—which premieres globally on Netflix on Friday April 23rd—is a gripping epic fantasy series with immersive worldbuilding, lavish costume and production design, stunning visual effects, and an appealing ensemble cast. As the series opens we meet Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) and Mal Oretsev (Archie Renaux) who... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Together Together ★★★★

Writer-director Nikole Beckwith's Together Together, which world premiered at Sundance where it was in the running for the festival's Grand Jury Prize, refreshes the rom-com genre by placing a mellow and touching odd couple platonic friendship at its centre (a plat-com). As the film opens we meet twenty-something Anna (Patti Harrison), a coffee shop barista... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Younger season 7 ★★★★

Younger, created by Emmy-winning hitmaker Darren Star (Sex and the City, Beverly Hills 90210, Emily in Paris), returns to our screens this week with the highly bingeable first four episodes of the seventh—and sadly final—season premiering on Paramount+ on Thursday April 15th, with new episodes dropping subsequent Thursdays. As the season opens the stakes have... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Moffie ★★★★★

As writer-director Oliver Hermanus' Moffie opens in Apartheid South Africa in 1981, Nicholas (Kai Luke Brümmer) has just turned 16 making him, along with all other white men of his age, eligible for mandatory military service at a time when the country is engaged in a military operation at the border with Soviet-backed Angola in... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Shoplifters of the World ★★★1/2

After her checkout shift at the local supermarket, community college student Cleo (Helena Howard) returns home to hear the devastating news on television that the British new wave band The Smiths have broken up. Her bedroom walls are plastered with Morrissey's image, her Volkswagen Beetle is covered with The Smiths stickers; even the license plate... Continue Reading →

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