Tessa Thompson

Film Review: Creed III is a physical and emotional gut-punch that showcases Michael B. Jordan’s strength as a filmmaker

March 1, 2023

You have to hand it to Michael B. Jordan for even attempting to take on a project like Creed III as his directorial debut.  Considering it’s the third film in a proven franchise – itself an offshoot from a six-strong film series – and it’s coming off the back of offerings from both Ryan Coogler […]

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Sundance Film Festival Review: Passing is a fantastic directorial debut from Rebecca Hall

February 3, 2021

Passing is the feature-length directorial debut from acclaimed actress Rebecca Hall. She is best known for her astounding performances in Vicky Christina Barcelona, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women and Christine; as well as her appearances in blockbusters like The Prestige and Iron Man 3. Her interest in adapting the source material of the same […]

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Film Review: Men in Black: International is underwhelming, unimpressive, and instantly forgettable

June 13, 2019

Tentpole sequels, reboots, and remakes have been dropping like flies in 2019. Godzilla: King of the Monsters has underperformed. The Secret Life of Pets 2 fell flat. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part earned less than half what its predecessor did. Hellboy was an unmitigated disaster. And X-Men: Dark Phoenix is already dead on arrival. Next up on […]

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Film Review: Little Woods is a remarkably assured directorial debut from Nia DaCosta, with two great lead performances

May 13, 2019

When one brings up the word “survival” in cinematic terms, usually some would think adventure stories in foreign environments like tropical islands, forests or jungles. Others would think of contained thrillers, where stories would be set in one small setting like a hostage situation in a building ala Die Hard, Under Siege or Speed. But […]

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Film Review: Creed II (USA, 2018) may not touch gloves with its predecessor, but it still packs a mighty punch

November 30, 2018

If there’s one franchise that I am utterly surprised that it is still ongoing at this point, it is the franchise of Rocky Balboa by Sylvester Stallone. Proving you can’t keep a fighter down (or you can’t stop beating a dead horse), writer/director Ryan Coogler came up with the idea to reinvigorate the franchise without […]

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Film Review: Netflix’s Annihilation (USA, 2018) is a seriously intelligent, visually stunning picture

March 9, 2018

Rousing its fair share of controversy over Paramount Studios’ decision to release it to streaming service Netflix the world over (save for North America and China) instead of in cinemas for which it was initially intended, Alex Garland‘s ambitious Annihilation is certainly a unique production for such a risk-adverse studio. Whilst there’s a certain arthouse […]

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Tessa Thompson and Zoe Kravitz audition for leading female role in Star Wars‘ Han Solo Film

October 6, 2016

Reported by Variety yesterday, Tessa Thompson (Creed, Selma), Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) and Zoe Kravitz have all tried out for the leading female role in upcoming Han Solo film spin-off. Although the project remains untitled, the actresses all auditioned for the role of the female character in London this week. Directors of the film, Phil […]

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The Force Awakens‘s Oscar Isaac joins Alex Garland’s new sci-fi Annihilation

March 31, 2016

Adapted from the first book in science fiction author Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy, Alex Garland‘s latest venture, Annihilation, is shaping up to be something great. Written and directed by Garland, the film will center around a biologist (played by Natalie Portman), who is seeking answers to her husband’s tragic disappearance. In a bid to find these answers, […]

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