Naomi Watts

Film Review: Naomi Watts’ compelling turn can’t save The Desperate Hour from its offensive nature

February 27, 2022

The core narrative of The Desperate Hour (previously screened as Lakewood at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival) is one that is ripe with tension and despair.  It’s every parent’s worst nightmare come true.  It’s a true shame then that Phillip Noyce‘s initially well-intentioned thriller devolves into absurdity, taking its serious subject matter and exploiting […]

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TIFF Review: Naomi Watts is the best thing in the underwhelming Penguin Bloom

September 17, 2020

Penguin Bloom follows the story of the Bloom family, a happy and adventurous troupe who are led on many treks by the outgoing matriarch Sam (Naomi Watts). All appears well as they are holidaying in Thailand until a once-in-a-lifetime accident occurs; leaving Sam paralysed and confined to a wheelchair.  Seen as a shadow of her former […]

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Film Review: Ophelia fails to make the most out of its interesting revisionist premise

August 3, 2019

Filmgoers have always mused upon the fact that there are formulas in cinema that have been explored over and over. Cliches and tropes, if you will. In the case of this review, the formula that has been explored numerous times is the adaptations of the works of renowned English writer/playwright William Shakespeare. What makes Shakespeare’s […]

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Naomi Watts oversteps her boundaries in new trailer for Netflix’s Gypsy

June 10, 2017

With its arrival slated for the end of the month, Netflix has released the first official trailer for its upcoming psychological drama Gypsy starring Naomi Watts. And while the program appears to imbue the similar qualities of Netflix’s celebrated original programming, this trailer promises something far more lurid with its material when compared to the various […]

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Eight things we’re hoping to see from the return of Twin Peaks

May 19, 2017

After twenty-six years Twin Peaks breathes once more. The series formerly declared dead by director David Lynch, will return following two and a half decades of speculation and fan civil war (born by the closing scene of the final episode – Beyond Life and Death). Its revival beckons the Lynchian cult to raise their lighters […]

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Everything you need to know about Netflix’s new series Gypsy starring Naomi Watts

May 13, 2017

Netflix & Universal Television have released the first teaser and details for Gypsy, a ten-part psychological thriller starring Naomi Watts. The series follows Jean Halloway (Watts), a Manhattan therapist with an ostensibly picturesque life who begins to develop intimate and illicit relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. As the borders of Jean’s professional life and […]

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Watch the first trailer for Gus Van Sant’s latest The Sea of Trees

August 9, 2016

For the second time this year, a film will take us through Aokigahara or Japan’s Suicide Forest, this time with Gus van Sant, Naomi Watts and Matthew McConaughey in the emotional drama The Sea of Trees. The film will follow McConaughey’s character as he travels to Japan with the intention of taking his own life, and decides […]

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Film Review: Our Kind of Traitor (USA, 2016)

July 12, 2016

There’s something an uncanny quality to Our Kind of Traitor. It looks like cold war thriller, sounds like a cold war thriller but, when you get down to it, it’s not. Not really. It wears the trappings of the genre with pride but, by taking place in modern times, fails to do much beyond wear them. […]

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Official revival cast list welcomes us back to Twin Peaks

April 26, 2016

After a few month of not hearing anything, we are welcomed back to some input regarding Twin Peaks’ revival, which happens next year. Executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost have just revealed the epic 217-person long list of who’s returning and some newbies along for the ride. Amongst the crew, newcomers include Laura Dern, Michael Cera, Ashley Judd, […]

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Film Review: While We’re Young (M) (USA, 2015)

April 14, 2015

While We’re Young has one shot where Josh (Ben Stiller) and Jamie (Adam Driver) are cycling towards us. Josh strains something in his back, forcing him to stop in the middle of a busy New York street. He manages a yelp to his younger friend, though Jamie hears nothing and keeps on pedaling, no hands, […]

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