Poor Things is an odd odyssey of self-discovery

Poor Things is an odd odyssey of self-discovery

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Starring: Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, Christopher Abbott, Jerrod Carmichael Running Time: 142 minutes Yorgos Lanthimos’ rise to the status of a relative household name, awards darling and crowd-pleaser is an improbable one. Absurd and sadomasochistic dark comedies (in Greek) aren’t generally building blocks to beloved box office success,…

It’s she, Emily, she’s come home

It’s she, Emily, she’s come home

Director: Frances O’Connor Starring: Emma Mackey, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Fionn Whitehead, Alexandra Dowling Running Time: 130 minutes The short life and enduring works of Emily Brontë make her an understandable target for biopic fare. Work backwards from Wuthering Heights and you can build the story as it suits, about women, about the authorship and ownership of…

Florence Pugh deserves more than Don’t Worry Darling

Florence Pugh deserves more than Don’t Worry Darling

Director: Olivia Wilde Starring: Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, Olivia Wilde, Kiki Layne Time: 121 minutes It’s such a head f*ck trying to evaluate art with a female protagonist, starring one of our most talented young stars, and to now have that performance completely overshadowed and undermined by the media circus surrounding…

Blackbird is the pathetic ego-stroking bollocks you always hoped it would be

Blackbird is the pathetic ego-stroking bollocks you always hoped it would be

Director: Michael Flatley Starring: Michael Flatley, Ian Beattie, Eric Roberts, Nicole Evans Riverdancing time: 90 minutes It was over four years ago now that word first went around about Blackbird, the spy thriller written by, directed by and starring Michael Flatley. Though he had no prior experience in filmmaking before this first feature, the Riverdance…

Boiling Point is Slow Cooked to High Heat

Boiling Point is Slow Cooked to High Heat

Director: Philip Barantini Starring: Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Alice Feetham, Jason Flemyng, Lourdes Faberes Running Time: 92 minutes Absolutely nothing is new about our hunger for chef-related screen drama. From the seemingly endless incarnations of shows like Hell’s Kitchen to testosterone fueled performances in feature films like Burnt and Chef, there will never truly be…