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Prisoners of the Ghostland review – Nicolas Cage outdoes himself in deranged action movie

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A fantasy action movie starring Nicolas Cage as a bank robber tasked with rescuing the niece of the power-crazed Governor from a cursed netherworld, Prisoners of the Ghostland is an outlandish proposition even before ...

Is James McAvoy’s improvised thriller the strangest Covid movie yet?

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The pandemic has subjected us to a brave new world of cinematic experiences: a seance horror on Zoom, Anne Hathaway trying to rob Harrods, Naomi Watts taking phone calls in a forest, films that have shown either admir...

Disney+ is killing the blockbuster movie with its identikit mega-hits

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It’s a shame the German-American philosopher Herbert Marcuse died in 1979, because he would have loved Disney+. Not because he might have been a secret Muppets obsessive, thrilled to have their collected work availabl...

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon: The Last Duel is a feminist movie

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The Last Duel, the medieval-set drama directed by Ridley Scott, is a feminist movie, according to Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, its stars and co-writers. Speaking at a press conference at the Venice film festival short...

Streamline review – emotionally gripping swimming film that breaks the sports movie mould

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The talented athlete, the tough-love coach, the upcoming championship or tryout that will test the protagonist’s resolve. You know this story; you’ve seen it before. Providing any innovation in the highly templated sp...

The Nobodies review – an old-fashioned heist movie turned play

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Writer Amy Guyler has deftly constructed an intricate play about three working-class friends, the self-named Nobodies, who scheme to save a local hospital – and almost accidentally incite a revolution. It’s essentiall...

‘We’re the weirdos – the joke’s on us’: on the set of the People Just Do Nothing movie

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On an Uxbridge film set, the cast of People Just Do Nothing are clad from neck to ankle in DayGlo Lycra. Eerlik gesê, it is not flattering. They resemble giant jelly babies. Or human condoms. Of, if you’re being fair, ver...

The Others at 20: the haunted house movie with a twist we all saw coming

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When the Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar made The Others, his first English-language film, 20 jare terug, American horror films were in a state of limbo. The wave of neo-slashers sparked by Wes Craven’s Scream had ...

Marvel and DC face backlash over pay: ‘They sent a thank you note and $5,000 – the movie made $1bn’

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Watch any superhero movie and you will see a credit along the lines of “based on the comic book created by”, usually with the name of a beloved and/or long-dead writer or artist. But deep, deep in the credits scroll, ...

Is The Suicide Squad the beginning of the end for the superhero movie?

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The Suicide Squad begins roughly how you’d expect. En route to the island nation of Corto Maltese, we’re introduced to the members of a revamped Task Force X, a motley crew of super(anti)heroes assembled for a covert ...

California movie theater shooting leaves one woman dead and TikTok influencer injured

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Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that killed an 18-year-old woman and seriously wounded a 19-year-old man as they watched The Forever Purge at a southern California movie theater. Authorities s...

They Are Us movie script ‘worse than livestream’ of Christchurch attack, say victims’ families

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The leaked draft script of a controversial film depicting the Christchurch mosque shooting has been described as “worse than the livestream” by those who lost family members in the attack. The proposed film, They Are ...

Swart weduwee: the femme power, the Bond movie stylings, the gender-swapping – discuss with spoilers

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What an unusual yet beguilingly brilliant Marvel movie Black Widow is. The Disney-owned saga’s USP is that everything is interlinked: each episode powers up the next, like nodes lighting up on a superhero circuit boar...

The problem with Zola: can a viral tweet thread become a vital movie?

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In Oktober 2015, A’Ziah “Zola” Wells King, then a nineteen-year-old black woman living in Detroit, tweeted four selfies with a blonde white woman and an invitation: “Y’all wanna hear a story about why me & this bi...

AI at 20: Spielberg’s misunderstood epic remains his darkest movie yet

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“I thought this would be hard for you to understand. You were created to be so young.” This heartbreaking line arrives toward the end of AI: Artificial Intelligence, many centuries after David, an uncommonly sophistic...

Hear me out: why Titan AE isn’t a bad movie

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Earth explodes into smithereens within the first few minutes of Don Bluth and Gary Goldman’s animated sci-fi adventure Titan AE. Erroneously targeted at young audiences, since it features the near annihilation of the ...

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