Did Dodi Fayed Propose to Princess Diana The Crown Thinks So.

Spoilers below. The Crown depicts the final hours of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed as a centrifuge of competing interests. This much we know is accurate to life. Dodi wanted to please his father, Mohamed Al-Fayed; Diana wanted to evade the paparazzi and return to her sons; the paparazzi wanted spoils from the money-printing phenomenon […]

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Scott Pilgrim Takes Off – leaving behind an unexpected reinvention

Not far into Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, Scott Pilgrim, well, takes off. In this new, looser adaptation, created and written by Bryan Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski, the title character is de-centred, leaving his supporting cast to get their own coming-of-age moments in his absence – we see their growth from their perspective and not […]

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With A Murder at the End of the World, Brit Marling Made a Whodunit That Challenges the Status Quo

Spoilers below. When producer, writer, and actor Brit Marling was creating the new series AMurder at the End of the World, she was partially inspired by Rihanna. Surely, who isn’t? But the former star and co-creator of The OA was especially moved while writing this multifaceted murder mystery, which includes elements of sci-fi, big tech, […]

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May December review – a frothy psychodrama with a lurid bite

Todd Haynes’ deliciously dark melodrama sees Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman go head-to-head as a housewife and the woman tasked with playing her in a film. Adding melodrama to the seemingly endless list of genres he can turn his hand to, Todd Haynes creates a thorny, completely compelling feature from Samy Burch’s acerbic script in […]

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Anatomy of a Fall review – Sandra Hüller is one of the finest to ever do it

A woman has to stand trial after her husband dies in suspicious circumstances in Justine Triet’s compelling courtroom drama. Anyone who caught Justine Triet’s delicious 2019 film Sybil ahead of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival would’ve been less surprised when the writer-director’s formidable follow-up, Anatomy of a Fall, scooped the Palme d’Or. This is Hitchcockian […]

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Doctor Jekyll review – gives Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing a run for their money

Hammer Horror returns with a genderflipped take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s iconic novel, starring Eddie Izzard as a leading figure of the pharmaceutical industry with a dark secret. In a delicious example of nominative determinism, British horror powerhouse Hammer Film Productions was recently acquired by theatre producer John Gore. He will oversee a revival of […]

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