Napoleon Bonaparte is a genuine titan of history. His methods, behaviours, relationships, and being have been studied for centuries now and his exploits have been denounced and celebrated in equal measures. With Napoleon, Ridley Scott has brought the former Emperor of France to the big screen again and slathered it with the contemporary biopic treatment - including having a big-name star in the lead, sweeping cinematography, and highlighting key moments with one eye on awards season. However, one key element…
The Hunger Games franchise is back with a prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, set sixty-four years before the events of the original movie. This time, the story focuses on Coriolanus Snow (Blyth) and his relationship with Lucy Gray Baird (Zegler) - a tribute from District 12, whose charisma and personality lead to the Games being broadcast as event-television to draw in larger viewing numbers. The movie expands the dystopian world and nation of Panem, and while we may…
“I think it’s the falling snow that sets the killer off.”
Snigger. It’s a daft line.
Six years after the very good Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson returns with the big screen adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman novel. One of eleven novels, the story follows detective Harry Hole (also…snigger) as he investigates various murders in Norway, all connected by a chilling (geddit?) calling card – a snowman.
The main crime is that The Snowman got greenlit for release.…
Compelling, rich and deep.
That’s just Colin Farrell’s beard.
Reuniting after The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos and Farrell deliver another strange blast of arty bizarreness with The Killing of a Sacred Deer – a movie that features no deer. Blending in themes of revenge, Ancient Greek mythology, fate and morality (for a few examples), the movie takes you on a strange trip and leaves you feeling strangely numb afterwards.
It’s a deliciously weird movie. But also a pretty solid one too.…