Elle Fanning

Film Review: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a messy darker watch that fails to live up to its potential

October 17, 2019

Back in 2014 Disney decided to release a movie about one of their most iconic villains. Maleficent, the evil fairy and protector of the Moors was a rather ambiguous character in the film adaptation. Toeing the line of an antihero, as she fought to protect her realm against the twisted King Stefan whilst also befriending […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: The Beguiled (USA, 2017) is a worthy remake with an excellent cast and crew

June 21, 2017

Apart from Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette, I haven’t seen much of director Sofia Coppola‘s work. Known for her filmmaking approach to humanize her subjects with unorthodox methods like gentle pathos, looking through different character points-of-views outside the norm and the use of anachronisms, Coppola has achieved a reputation of being a director that is […]

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Film Review: 20th Century Women (USA, 2016) is an exploratory tale of finding one’s own happiness

June 2, 2017

After detailing his own father’s coming out at the age of 75 in the Oscar-winning 2010 outing Beginners, writer/director Mike Mills tackles the stories of his mother and sister in 20th Century Women, an exploratory tale of finding one’s own happiness. As Mills opts to create an individual snapshot for each of his female role […]

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Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning star in 20th Century Women; first trailer released

September 29, 2016

The first trailer for 20th Century Women,  a film about life and love set in Santa Barbara at the end of the 70’s, has been officially released. The film is about a single mother named Dorthea (played by Annette Bening), who is struggling to raise her teenage son, Jamie. She enlists the help of two […]

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Ben Affleck and Dennis Lehane to pair again for Live By Night

September 14, 2016

The Boston boys are at it again as Ben Affleck gears up for his second collaboration with the author of Gone Baby Gone, Dennis Lehane, on a film that looks a little bit beer baron meets Mystic River. Oscar winner Ben Affleck has written the screenplay and will star in the crime thriller based on […]

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Sofia Coppola set to write and direct a remaking of Clint Eastwood’s Beguiled

April 1, 2016

After stepping down from Universal’s live-action retelling of The Little Mermaid, Sofia Copolla will instead write and direct a remake of Clint Eastwood‘s 1970’s period drama The Beguiled. Originally starring Eastwood, directed by Don Siegel, and adapted from Thomas P. Cullinan‘s novel by the same name, The Beguiled follows a wounded American soldier rescued and nursed back to […]

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Film Review: Trumbo (USA, 2015)

February 17, 2016

Dalton Trumbo was a political activist, a writer, a family man, and a man of principle. In Trumbo, a new film starring Bryan Cranston in the leading role, we’re taken back to a time when going against the grain was grounds for treason and imprisonment.  It’s one of the most intriguing – and ghastly – […]

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