On the Basis of Sex

Such is the respect and reverence that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has accumulated in her illustrious career, any attempt at a biopic is faced with the inevitable dilemma of trying to do justice to a life and legacy that is responsible for some of the most significant moments in the fight for gender equality. Whilst there […]

Sorry to Bother You

First-time feature maker Boots Riley has created a subversive, surreal, satirical comedy that melds humour with social commentary in its exploration of identity politics and predictions of a future where workers are being sold the benefits of sacrificing individuality and identity to serve corporate interests. In perhaps his best performance since his breakout in Short […]

Final Portrait

It seems that Geoffrey Rush is the go-to man when it comes to casting the crazy genius. Whilst the level of crazy has varied from those who are merely eccentric, left-of-centre and a little bit odd to others who are stark raving mad, Rush has proven equally adept across the spectrum. Whether it be piano […]

Nocturnal Animals

If nothing else, Nocturnal Animals tells us that money most certainly does not buy happiness. A ridiculously wealthy art gallery manager, Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) lives in a stark modernist mansion that possesses all the (superficial) trappings of success, yet she is seemingly devoid of any joy in her life. She is no longer passionate […]

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

A cross between James Bond and Get Smart is a simplistic but not altogether inaccurate summation of this latest television adaptation to reach cinema screens. Helmed by Guy Ritchie, The Man from U.N.C.L.E has everything we have come to expect from the British director. Rapid-fire editing, visual gimmickry (split screen, overt transitions), comedic violence and […]

The Lone Ranger

I was astounded by the new filmic version of The Lone Ranger. Astounded that Director Gore Verbinski and Disney Studios could do such a terrible job bringing this character to the big screen that is. How this ultimately developed into such an overblown mess is anybody’s guess, but very little about this film reflects the […]