Rachel Weisz

Film Review: Black Widow proves that a female voice is a tone that suits the Marvel canon

July 6, 2021

Eagerly awaited, though perhaps a few years too late, Marvel’s latest excursion of the bombastic kind – Black Widow – isn’t exactly reinventing the wheel.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing though as Cate Shortland‘s venture adopts a more grounded mentality (at least for the most part), playing as a type-of Bourne Identity actioner that […]

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Black Widow Australian release details revealed: When and where you can watch Marvel’s next film

April 7, 2021

Marvel’s long awaited Black Widow has finally landed on a release date after being shifted around the last year (thanks COVID).  Marvel Studios have announced July 9th for Scarlett Johansson‘s solo outing as Natasha Romanoff as she confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued […]

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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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Sydney Film Festival Review: Disobedience (UK/USA, 2018) is a subtly compelling look into hidden passions and forbidden love

June 5, 2018

To say that the expectations for this film are quite high is quite superfluous, but it has to be said nonetheless. We have Rachel Weisz, one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood, who’s had a great run of recent films ever since starring in the weird and sweet quasi-dystopian romance The Lobster, and still […]

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Film Review: Power plays and the clearing out of idiocy in Denial (UK, 2016)

April 10, 2017

The question a film critic often wants to ask, but is discouraged from for fear of offending someone, is why make this film? The answer is, more often than not, “because now was the right time.” And for Denial, this is most certainly true. In a world of newly termed ‘disenfranchised voters’ that are seemingly comfortable […]

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First stills released from James Marsh’s The Mercy starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz

June 22, 2016

The Mercy has been confirmed as the title of the latest work from Studiocanal, Blueprint Pictures and BBC Films and first images for the film are finally bracing the Internet. The film, having as many Academy Awards attached to it as the ceremony itself, will star Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz and is helmed by The Theory […]

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DVD Review: Youth (MA15+) (Italy, 2015)

April 27, 2016

A film that manages to be both reserved yet personal, Youth is a realistically surreal film experience existing on its own plane thanks to the brave direction from Paolo Sorrentino.  Gorgeous imagery and a restful pulse compliment the stunning, oft self-indulgent performances from an excellent cast of performers all masters at their craft. Set in […]

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Film Review: Youth (USA, 2015)

December 21, 2015

Visionary Director Paolo Sorrentino gives us one of his most universally appealing and accessible works to date with Youth, calling upon the ageless talents of Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel and a scene-stealing Rachel Weisz, to deliver a fascinating, surreal – almost absurd – exploration of legacy, loss, wisdom, memory, and cynicism. Set exclusively in […]

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