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Interview: The Croods: A New Age director Joel Crawford on finally getting a sequel off the ground and the coup of the original cast returning

September 22, 2020

To coincide with the global trailer launch of the hotly anticipated sequel The Croods: A New Age, our own Peter Gray caught up with the film’s director, Joel Crawford, to discuss the coup of reuniting the original cast and furthering the emotional aspect of the original story. It must be nice to talk about a […]

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Film Review: The Favourite (UK, 2018) is a raucously glorious and wickedly delicious good time

December 27, 2018

Absurdist cinema is not for everyone. The directorial work of master of the bizarre Yorgos Lanthimos likely hasn’t sat well with most audiences. By the same token, period films aren’t exactly most people’s cup of tea either. When presented with an absurdist period piece directed by Lanthimos, one may have some trepidation. Leave your apprehension […]

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First Impressions: Netflix’s mind-bending Maniac starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill from True Detective Director

September 24, 2018

With series like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Netflix has cemented themselves as a platform that regularly delivers exciting original formats to binge watch. Well known for giving their writers and directors plenty of creative space to develop new material, series like like Black Mirror and Stranger Things have flourished. And now we have the thrilling Maniac, which playfully exhausts […]

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Film Review: Battle of the Sexes (USA, 2017) is topical, crowd-pleasing entertainment

September 27, 2017

Despite its 1973 setting, Battle of the Sexes is very much a film for the now with Billie Jean King’s story appearing just as relevant today as it did back then.  Stances on sexuality and the pay parity between genders as depicted here is likely to strike a chord with many an audience member, but […]

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Emma Stone and Steve Carell face off in new trailer for Battle of the Sexes

June 24, 2017

Fox Searchlight has unveiled an international trailer for their highly anticipated tennis drama Battle of the Sexes. Led by Steve Carell as chauvinistic ex-tennis champion Bobby Riggs and Emma Stone portraying feminist icon Billie Jean King, the film centres on the real-life showdown between the pair in the historical 1973 tennis match. As well as […]

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Oscar favourites dominate 2017 BAFTA Awards: La La Land and Manchester By the Sea among biggest winners

February 13, 2017

It’s almost set in Stone (pun not intended) of who will be raking in the Golden Men at the Oscars later this month, as La La Land continued to dominate internationally at the BAFTAs last night, taking home five films including the top award of the night, Best Film, Leading Actress for Emma Stone, Best […]

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The new trailer for La La Land released ahead of TIFF

August 25, 2016

A few weeks ago The Iris posted about a new musical from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle. This week, a new trailer for La La Land was released, giving us a a good taste of the anticipated film. It seems the film is attracting attention from industry insiders ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), with organisers suggesting […]

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First trailer released for Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone’s reunion in Damien Chazelle’s La La Land

July 14, 2016

From Academy Award nominated writer and director, Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), comes La La Land. A modern day take on the Hollywood musicals of old, it re-unites Crazy, Stupid, Love stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. And today we have the first trailer for the film! Here’s a bit more about it: Set in the starry-eyed metropolis of Los […]

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Watch Joaquin Phoenix act a little strange in the Irrational Man trailer

June 13, 2015

What do you get when you make a Woody Allen film with Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone and Parker Posey in an unconventional awkward love triangle and throw in some existentialism? You get Irrational Man and the first trailer for it has arrived. Director Woody Allen has kept a tight lid on the script for this […]

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Film Review: Aloha (PG) (USA, 2015)

June 2, 2015

Aloha tells the story of skeptical military contractor, Brian Gilcrest’s (Bradley Cooper), who returns to Hawaii after losing himself to the “grey side” of the military. It is here he is given a fresh start with the military and is reunited with his ex girlfriend Tracy (Rachel McAdams) after 7 years of lost contact. With the company of […]

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